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Mog was a little spooked by the vacuum cleaner

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She is still as jumpy as hell. She's met the vacuum cleaner lots of
times before. I think this is possibly the best action shot I have ever
taken. She was jumping backwards and landed very neatly on the big
bottle behind her.
29th Apr 2005, 17:55   | tags:,,,

McN says:

That is fantastic!
(you haven't actually secretly wrapped nylon fishing wire round her neck and dangled her from above have you?!)

29th Apr 2005, 17:57

mat says:

Brilliant. And impressive, to land on something like that, backwards.

29th Apr 2005, 17:57

beth says:


29th Apr 2005, 17:58

Helen says:

I was trying to get a picture of her attacking a plant (the Dyson made her jumpy and argumentative) and she shot off backwards. I didn't even see the action and was amazed when I saw what I had captured on my phone.

There are some benefits to having a very slow camera.

29th Apr 2005, 18:01

Lyzardly says:

:) I love it!

29th Apr 2005, 18:08

jaggysnake says:

Geeeenius! Are you sure you didn't stick her to the window with 'no more nails' or something equally as sticky?

29th Apr 2005, 18:18

Helen says:

I probably wouldn't have a face left if I tried something like that with a cat.

Although I'd have a bit more of a chance with Mog than Meg.

29th Apr 2005, 18:21

crickson says:

Great action shot!

29th Apr 2005, 18:25

Adam says:

She looks like Wily E. Coyote, who's just discovered that he's standing in mid-air, and promptly falls.

29th Apr 2005, 18:26

daz says:

That's a FANTASTIC shot!! :D

29th Apr 2005, 18:34

alexis says:

woww. with an extra w.

29th Apr 2005, 21:04

neel says:

I really wasn't sure if Mog had managed to squeeze herself into an open window, or something - there's absolutely no clue that she's moving at all. Quality stuff.

29th Apr 2005, 21:51

Joe says:

absolutely astounding!...either thats the best catblog I've ever seen or you're a photoshop uber god :D

29th Apr 2005, 21:55

neel says:


29th Apr 2005, 22:03

Helen says:

Well I wouldn't mind being able to swap a little photographic integrity for such Photoshopping skills!

I'm good with Amiga Paint Pro.

29th Apr 2005, 22:04

neel says:

Ah. I was always a Deluxe Paint guy. Back in the days of Workbench...

29th Apr 2005, 22:06

Helen says:

Oh yeah, Deluxe Paint III.

I remember getting that. That was quite something.

29th Apr 2005, 22:08

bronxelf says:

Holy mackerel, what a great photograph!

29th Apr 2005, 23:33

Rich says:

yeah, that's utterly utter.

30th Apr 2005, 00:05

Euphro says:

Just to add another WOW! That is an absolutely amazing shot. I'm speechless. She really looks like she is glued to the window :D

30th Apr 2005, 00:09

Euphro says:

What, as in rocket-propelled cat :D

30th Apr 2005, 00:13

Helen says:

I don't think Mog farts.

We feed her on dried stuff.

30th Apr 2005, 00:16

Euphro says:

I would have thought that would make farts more likely, given what happens when we eat the dehydrated food we have in the field in Antarctica :D

30th Apr 2005, 00:18

Helen says:

She supplements with plenty of fresh mouse and she drinks a lot.

30th Apr 2005, 00:27

lizziepants says:

love this.

30th Apr 2005, 09:40

that's awesome helen :D and backwards with a successful landing?!! circus cat!

30th Apr 2005, 11:36

seaneeboy says:


30th Apr 2005, 15:49

billion says:

I guess you're pretty proud of this shot and rightly so, check out the response!

it's just mad how you've got such a great frame and composition from a spur-of-the-moment camera click and without any of the motion blur you usually associate with action shots.

everything's in its right place, it's perfect

1st May 2005, 01:31

Helen says:

Pure luck. I really had no idea what I was getting.

1st May 2005, 12:39

rassilon7 says:

Pur-fect, looks like she is being picked up by the invisible man

1st May 2005, 14:09

JudgeTredd says:

excellent timing - I voted for you too!!

9th May 2005, 23:20

zizi says:

so so so so cute!!!!!!!

10th May 2005, 01:57

Steve says:

That is still my favorite picture of yours.

8th Jun 2005, 20:36

Helen says:

It's my favourite too.

8th Jun 2005, 20:57

kikee says:

biu b! *o*

22nd Jul 2005, 03:23

Helen says:

Wow, fantastic.

11th Aug 2005, 17:28

swamprose says:

and better late than never.

the mog jump rules.

22nd Nov 2006, 21:03

Dhamaka says:

for me this is still the ultimate jump shot

24th Nov 2006, 09:18

Helen says:

Thanks : )

Mog's the best. Except for Meg. And all other cats.

24th Nov 2006, 20:32