Cat Calendar

10 April 2007 · 3 comments

For years now — maybe a decade — Kris and I have had the same yearly page-a-day calendar in our bathroom. It’s a cat calendar (“the cat calendar”, as we call it), and every day has a picture of a cat, the cat’s name (and the name of its owner), and some blurb about catness. We love it.

The first three cats of the year are prize-winners. I used to take the page from January 1st and tape it over the cats’ dinner bowls. “Look at this cat,” I would tell them. “This is what you should aspire to. He’s a Good Cat.” They never listened, but they had to stare at the winning cat for 365 days. Sometimes 366. One of my money-making blog ideas is actually based around this cat-a-day concept.

Anyhow, this is all prelude to the following picture:

Why this photo did not win first prize for the year I will never know. Look at it. This one snapshot encompasses a metric ton of catness. Poor, poor Sugar Plum. What mean humans she has, to subject her to such torture. And to photograph it! The indignity of it all…

1 Amy Jo April 10, 2007 at 09:52

Have you given any thought to submitting one of your photos? You do live with some fine looking cats!

2 Jim Bassett July 18, 2007 at 15:21

I have a cat that is very photogenic and have some excellent photos but I cannot get a calendar company to even look at them since I am not a professional photographer. Is there some method or avenue to have someone look at these pictures?

3 Dan Tripp November 21, 2007 at 19:02

I was just searching the web for info about submitting cat photos to calendars, and came across your blog. Page-a-Day is accepting submissions for their 2009 calendar. You can find the submission form here:

http://www.pageaday.com/images/pad/funstuff/cats-06contestrules/cat_entry.pdf

Good luck!

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