Our cats Nora and Lenina just turned 17 years old! They are two of the shrimpiest cats you’re likely to meet (Lennie is the big one by a wide margin and last time she sat still on a scale she was 8.5 pounds). They’re transitioning from kittenish straight to little-old-ladyish. Nora here has been on maintenance meds for chronic intestinal troubles for a couple years now, so we’re lucky to have had as much time with her as we have. Last spring when she shed her winter coat she was suddenly all salt-and-pepper with lots of white hairs appearing everywhere.
Here, she sits on the wool rug in our bedroom and enjoys some sunshine. Shot with my iPhone a couple months ago, while she was still in her winter coat. I like how the white rug in the foreground contrasted with the black background echo’s Nora’s coloring.