Caturday Art: Squatty’s Halloween

Squatty halloween

What’s most important to me about this photo is the story behind it.  I took this photo on Halloween evening. After work, I sat with Squatty the Stray on the front porch while he ate his dinner and I told him to find a spot where he would stay out of the rain and safe from the trick-or-treat activities. After dark, I didn’t see him near the porch so I assumed he wandered off to hunker down for the night like he usually does.

After the first few kids came by, I stood on the porch and said “Squatty, stay safe and warm.” I was just putting that thought out into the universe and didn’t expect what happened next. Squatty came out of our bushes and walked towards the porch. Not only was he still in our yard, but he came towards me. He never approaches us directly, and he only comes to the porch when he knows it’s time for a meal. But he had already eaten (dinner plus a second serving) so I know he wasn’t hungry. I think he was curious about what I was doing out and wanted to hang out for awhile.

I got the camera to try to take some photos of him. He was sitting in front of two electric-bulb pumpkins that we put on the porch and they cast enough light that I could get some photos without using the flash. He stayed on the porch near me for over 5 minutes while I took photos and talked to him. We have a very quiet neighborhood and our little moment was not interrupted by trick-or-treaters, but after realizing he wasn’t getting a third dinner he slowly wandered off to the neighbor’s yard. 

I like this photo because the glowing light reflecting off his chest enhanced our heart-warming moment.

In PicMonkey, I darkened the edges and used the focal zoom filter to blur the background.

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20 Responses to Caturday Art: Squatty’s Halloween

  1. Summer says:

    How cool that you got to capture this special moment with Squatty!

  2. That is such a sweet picture and moment that you will never forget.

  3. Clooney says:

    What a sweet picture and story, that really warmed our hearts, beautiful post. We’re so glad Squatty has you.

  4. Aww… wonderful pic and story!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

  5. Gattina says:

    That’s a real beautiful photo and the story behind it so cute !

  6. Jan K says:

    That is so great that Squatty came to spend a little time with you, and that you got this wonderful photo to remember that moment!

  7. Such a cool photo, and it’s awesome that he hung out with you for a bit.

  8. pilch92 says:

    That is a great photo and a great story. Squatty is a beautiful kitty.

  9. catfromhell says:

    Love the shot and the story! It is a most excellent picture!
    Kisses
    Nellie

  10. Great story and excellent picture of Squatty!

  11. What a pawsome picture to remember some special time with Squatty 🙂
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

  12. kittiesblue says:

    What a wonderful moment you had. And Squatty looks like a glowing cat jack-o-lantern. Very beautiful. Please join us tomorrow for Sunday Selfies. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  13. dezizworld says:

    Pawsum foto and gweat moment.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

  14. Great shot ! Just in the right time ! Purrs

  15. Brian says:

    That Squatty sure makes us smile!

  16. Sounds like Squatty has a Golden appetite!

  17. That is such a sweet photo with a great natural effect.

  18. This is a beautiful photo made all the more precious by the story behind it. Thank you so much for sharing.

  19. That is such a beutiful picture of a moment that you will never forget !

    XOXO

  20. I absolutely LOVED that story and LOVE how you call him “Squatty” MOL!

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