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Let Sleeping Cats Lie

Let Sleeping Cats Lie
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Copyright: Janice Dunn (Janice) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-11-12
Categories: Humorous
Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
Exposure: f/4, 1/25 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Friday Theme 2009/12/04 Sleeping or Asleep [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-12-04 1:39
Viewed: 2656
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 38
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Sleeping Cat Asleep on Sleeping Man

For this week's Friday Theme - but I can't find out where to add it to the theme.

I wondered whether I should post this - but I did find it amusing when I saw our cat, Jackson asleep like this. She loves company and nothing pleases her more than to have company while she sleeps...

Please don't tell my husband his photo is on TL. . .

Thanks to Google:
originated by Chaucer around 1380 in 'Troilus and Criseyde', 'It is nought good a slepyng hound to wake'. It means that one shouldn't stir up a potentially difficult situation when it's best left alone...

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To chrisJ: HAJanice 1 12-05 01:46
To ubc64: No!!Janice 1 12-04 20:58
To Waterlilygirl: Title firstJanice 9 12-04 14:26
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Good photo Janice, Dont worry I wont tell
Ill add the photo for you

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  • Dawn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
  • [2009-12-04 1:53]
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Good shot of Daves nostrils Janice.. haha... how much will you pay me to keep quiet... :-)

Nice peaceful shot, Ideal for the theme, Jackson is looking good as usual... hehe thanks for sharing with us Janice.


A priceless candid, very well taken

Bom dia Janice,
:o) :o) :o) :o) :o)
Priceless shot, humorous, well composed, and sharp.
Best wishes,

Hello Janice,

I smiled hugely when I saw this!
Anyone with a cat will know of their ability to find the warmest, softest place to sleep. Need I say more!!
Good focus on the cat and a perfect dof.

What will you say to your husband when complete strangers approach him making reference to his ability to sleep whilst being 'kneaded' by the cat?

Have a good w/e,
Bev :-)

Haha .. hilarious Janice!! You're secret is safe with me!
Just a great humorous capture .. and a great daily life shot and addition for the theme.
Enjoy your weekend Janice

What a priceless photo! Very funny indeed! Cats surely can make themselves comfortable, sometimes at our expense!!! At times I wake up in the middle of the night with a geat feel of weight on my stomach, and what it is......my cat sleeping on me :0/

Perfect focus on the cat, my compliments and thanks for sharing!

HAHAHAHAHA!! I took a similar picture this morning of MY Dave with a cat on his lap! Too funny!! So this is your Dave, what a cutie..they are always cutest when they are asleep! SUPER posting for the theme Janice, I love the cat being sharp and Dave in the BG!

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2009-12-04 8:15]

Hi Janice,

An excellent contribution to the theme and this one definitely wins in the humor category. The sharp focus on your cat, yet softness on your husband works nicely. TFS

Have a nice weekend.


Janice, that is hilarious! LOL! Poor man, we won't tell :) Not a lot of technical critique to offer except to say there are two things it does very well:

1) It tells a story, draws an immediate emotional response, even if that response can't help but be laughter :)
2) It's focused, with no distracting elements.

I'd call that compositional success.

Best regards,

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  • ubc64 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 53 W: 25 N: 122] (555)
  • [2009-12-04 18:14]
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Hi Janice,

I've taken many photos of our cats over the years when they were relaxing on my wife. None of my shots would rate anything close to the quality and humour of your submission. The colour, tone and focus of your cat, Jackson, are all superb. Your nicely blurred husband in the BG is great. Knowing how our cats react to something startling, like the phone ringing, I really hope that no one called your house at that time. :) TFS.


Un moment amusant bien capturé et bien mis en scène.... qui me rappelle quelques siestes avec ma chatte o). Belle participation au thème.

Hi Janice,
haha, that's perfect, I love that moment so much ;-)
This is a very noble cat, I love the colour.
Thanks and enjoy the weekend
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Janice

Lol! It's a wonder nobody has blackmailed your husband with this incriminating photo! A humorous entry in the 'sleepy' Friday theme. Too funny!


Funny, funny , I love it the snapshot.

Have a great weekend.

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2009-12-05 6:29]

Hi Janice
Your cat is not declawed this could become a dangerous situation.
I did not tell your hubby but I showed this to mine saying, different man, different cat but same situation, all I got was a grunt as a reply.
This is really well done one picture is worth a thousand words.

Hi Janice,
Hahaha...funny to see both sleeping safe and sound. Good old Jackson and my dear Dave. Perfect post for the theme (I coudn't find one suiteble) Superb catch!
Kia ora

N.B. Say hello to Dave please.

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  • Keithg (168)
  • [2009-12-08 18:49]

Hahahaha you meanie. :) Great capture Janice. Love it. Makes me smile. Keith

hahaha! indeed better for your husband to not learn about it:D
he might be upset for seeing himself while sleep online:)
hehehe good humorisitc pic!
Great Moment!!!!!!!!


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