How to photograph hyperactive pets

I just have to share this cute little kitten.

It’s not mine. I met it at a coffee shop where I was having dinner and it was so delightful I had to take pictures of it despite the darkness.



I know it’s dark and my camera is lousy (no flash lah, I using night vision mode) but will you just look at the adorable anime melty eyes?

The kitten very obligingly posed for pictures while I snapped at it nonstop. It is so unlike Scruffy, who would charge at the camera like a crazed hyena every time I so much as point it in his direction, even when I’m, like, a hundred metres away.

He’s a very enthusiastic doggy.

Cutey Kitty got a little excited during the photoshoot and tried to climb up my seat. And there it remained, perched cutely on the edge of the chair, until I could get a good, clear shot. (Ok lah I know it’s not clear it’s blur but it’s night lah can.)

I wish I could take it home. But I’m afraid Scruffy would eat it.

Scruffy the Lunch Thief eats anything he can get his paws on. In fact, the only way you can take a photo of Scruffy without having your camera mugged is to distract him with food or, in fact, anything, because Scruffy thinks everything is food.

Alternatively, you can trick him by scratching his belly while taking his picture because he can’t multi-task, so he can either enjoy his belly rub or he can try to eat the camera, his choice.

Or you could put him on the Goonfather’s belly while the Goonfather is lounging on his bigass executive chair playing Spider Solitaire, and then attract his attention by talking about milk sticks, beef jerkies and chewy bones.

I meant attract Scruffy’s attention, of course, not the Goonfather’s.

Scruffy is trapped on the Goonfather’s belly and doesn’t dare jump off because he’s afraid of heights.


So there you go. Stay tuned for more lessons on tricking your pet into posing for photographs, which could be some time in the next millennium because I have returned my i-mode phone to StarHub so I shall be cameraless until I strike Toto and have enough money to buy a new camera or until I land a digital camera endorsement and get a free camera (yeah dream on).

In parting, Scruffy says: “Cameras taste weird.” 

12 thoughts on “How to photograph hyperactive pets

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    “…afraid Scruffy would eat it…”

    You watched too much cartoon. Dog won’t eat cat.

    Unless doggie is starving, but it has to eat leftover, after I finished with the kitty. JUICY!!!!

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    Ah Toh: Eew go away. O_o

    Vandalin: Er… haha. I don’t think so. Prospective clients will take one look at my photos and laugh themselves to Mongolia.

    Mother: Wouldn’t you rather meet him “live”? :P

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    Don;t worry, dogs won’t eat cats. In the beginning, they may have fights and clashes but later on, they become friends. Just be careful when both of them are in contact.

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    Added: The cat is indeed cute in black body. So as well as your dog. Oh yes, cat and dog makes a good partner, heard of that? (if they cooperate instead of fighting)

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    Yeah I know of many cats and dogs that co-exist marvellously. But Scruffy is very territorial, haha.

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    hey.. laughing themselves to mongolia… maybe they’ll pay you for a really enjoyable way to travel, instead of having to squeeze into too-small seats and taking bad air line food.

    Get yourself a thousand pound catapult and you’re in business

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    qy – dogs won’t eat cats one… in fact, it’s not exactly tom and jerry. but it’s the same rules applying to both cats and dogs about introducing new pets (same or not) in the house, especially both small running about animals. Another example would be if you bring a rabbit in also.

    Get the kitten, while it’s still young. Bonds faster. Easier for the dog to accept also. =)

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    Candyfeehily: Oh your dog is so cute! He looks like a bohemian artist. :P

    RN:: Eh… why you all don’t get it? O_o You might as well tell me that dogs don’t eat cameras either. :P

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