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Cats! – who knew?!

March 28, 2015
Miss Price

Miss Price

Okay, so I was feeling nice after WordPress contacted me to say that they were posting my site on their main page for a while. They had liked my sex and fruit flies piece, and within a week, my subscribers had sky-rocketed – doubled, in fact – all the way up to 500. I was getting 25 emails a day from new readers. My head was heady with success!

But then I was on the Toronto ferry going out to Centre Island (we were visiting in-laws while on vacation) when we met a woman with a very _DSC8515impressive camera and enormous lens who was on her way out to take photos of island cats for her blog site. I quickly discovered that this woman was hopelessly addicted to cats – there was nothing else she talked about – and had turned her addiction into a photography passion – and had launched her cat blog in January. Her blog currently had 37,000 subscribers and grew at the rate of about 200 new subscribers a day. (That was last August. Her site should be at about 90,000 subscribers now.)

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Waldo

She had already been approached by advertisers who will start paying her to advertise on her blog once she hits 50,000 subscribers.

Cats!

Who knew?

So, today I present to you our Waldo, and our Miss Price.

_DSC6092As you can see, they are cats. There is absolutely nothing special about them. (Nor, is there anything especially special about 99% of the cats I see on the internet.) But that doesn’t matter. They are my cats and therefore they are special.

 

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The internet infatuation with cats is astounding. There are a million cat blogs and a billion cat videos.

Why?

Perhaps in a crazy and indifferent world the picture of cats – like babies and puppies – soothes us with a soft syrup of nostalgia, or sense of wildness in an urban reality.

The bloodied faces of bombed children in Syria will do little to get a person’s _DSC7932attention – and will have most of us rapidly searching for something more soothing to look and think about – like cats!

Soothing, soft, moody…whatever…everyone seems to love seeing cats – so here you are – more cats to add to the cat universe!

(P.S. It’s snowing again today in Halifax – so rather than deal with that, I give you cats!)

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. March 28, 2015 1:05 pm

    I’m a cat and haven’t had that kind of blogging success! Hmm.

  2. Marcia Weiner permalink
    March 28, 2015 2:23 pm

    Congratulations! Finally something worthwhile on your blog – CATS!

  3. March 28, 2015 6:26 pm

    Purr-fect!

  4. March 29, 2015 1:31 am

    Great shots. Loved especially the one of “Old fat crinkle face”.

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