İnsanın içini ısıtan fotoğraflar ile kadınlar ve sahiplendikleri kediler
Hemen hemen hepsinin dokunaklı bir hikayesi var. Kimisi köşe başında beklerken bir kadının sıcak kolları tarafından sahiplenilmiş kimisi ise kedilerden nefret eden birisinin elinden kurtarmak için bu yavrulardan birini sahiplenmiş.
Ancak hepsinin ortak özelliği ise hepimizden daha büyük bir kalbe sahip olmaları. Sahiplendikleri kedilere sıcak yuva veren, onlara daha sağlıklı ve güvenli bir ortam sunan bu güzel insanlardan dünyada pek fazla bulunmuyor!
Kedileri sahiplenen kadınlar ve sahiplendikleri kedileri birlikte fotoğraflayan isim ise Brianne Wills. Kendisi çok güzel bir seri oluşturarak 400'e yakın kedi sahibiyle bu işlemi gerçekleştirmiş.
1/3) “Peewee came to live with me after I tried to adopt a kitten in Brooklyn. I was all set to take a kitten and then the guy who had the kitten totally ghosted me so I was in this headspace of "maybe the universe doesn't think I need a kitten right now". Some friends of mine in Philly had just stumbled upon a litter of five and then convinced me and 4 of their other friends to take these guys home with us. I went to visit them and they were so teeny and silly looking. Peewee was the runt and on his walk over to me there was a dish of water in his path. Instead of walking around it he just plowed right through the water dish, splashing it everywhere and not seeming to care one bit. That was pretty much the deciding moment for me, and he rode in my jean jacket (even though I had a carrier) on the train back to Brooklyn.” @danawillcutyou . . #catlady #blackcat #girlsandtheircats #adoptdontshop #cats
"When I lived in Greenpoint, my roommate had moved out with her cat Mitzi who I had grown inseparable with over the course of three years. I would cry randomly because I missed the lil furball so much when she moved out. I scoured Pet Finder every day and figured I’d know once I saw my cat. And I did. I saw a chubby wide-eyed cat named Tabby who was living in the Hamptons. I called the shelter quite a few times before they got back to me, and when they did, they said they were going to be 30 minutes outside of New York City that weekend. I took it as a sign. I met “Tabby” who I could barely hold, but immediately knew she was the one for me. Her owner apparently had three other cats just like her (we’ve figured out she’s part Scottish Fold/munchkin cat/tabby). Unfortunately the owner passed away and “Tabby” was found in a garage abandoned. I knew I wanted to name my next cat Pancake because my parents have two cats named Bagel and Waffle. I was going for a Breakfast Club theme of sorts. The thing is Pancake looks like a pancake. Well, she has a pancake face. She’s the nicest cat I’ve ever owned; she doesn’t bite or claw, she quacks and doesn’t meow and she loves to loaf on your chest and spoon. Sadly she does not like to be held, but we’re working on it (two years later). At 5-years-old, she’s a perma-kitten. She literally still looks and acts like a sweet baby. She dips her paw daintily into her water instead of putting her face in a bowl. We have conversations. Last year when life got tough, Pancake was always there to give me a snuggle or a nose lick when I needed it. She’s my furry BFF.” @lanikaps Ilana Kaplan is a freelance writer and editor living in Brooklyn, NY with her daughter Pancake. Every time she sees a cute cat she wants to take it home and has to restrain herself. #girlsandtheircats #adoptdontshop #catlady #catlover #cats #catmom #caturday
I shot the campaign for new cat food company @smallsforsmalls. Here’s @jessicaalice's story…*** “I knew getting a dog would be just a little too hard in my shared apt in South Williamsburg. And after the unfortunate deaths of my two pet frogs, I became fixated on the idea of getting a kitten. After scrolling through a cat adoption website late one night at a bar with my friend Evan, I decided to make it happen. I reached out to a Brooklyn rescue center, Empty Cages, and the next day and they sent me to a pet store in Bushwick to meet some potential candidates. There were maybe 6 or so adorable kittens in a playpen in this cute little pet store. I must admit, when we first walked in I was fixated on a pair of white little fluff balls that were cowering at the back. But their shyness was outshone by a wiry little white, black & beige bundle of energy that was dying for my attention. I picked her up and immediately she began burrowing under my chin and from that moment I realized we were soulmates. Her skinny little kitten figure was spotted with perfect black and beige spots that resembled a tiny cow. So I called her Benni, after Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. I am forever correcting people that call her a ‘he’. It’s quite obvious, not just from her looks, but also her mannerisms that Benni is not just a girl, she is a lady. As a true lady of leisure, she begins each day demanding scratches as early as 7 am, after which she retires to a day of sleep — all day, non-stop sleeping. In our last four years together, we have formed an inseparable bond. So strong that she even gets jealous when I spent too much time on my laptop and I bear the brunt of some fierce swipes of the claw. Still, she has not only won me over but has also used her seductive ways (and the fact she smells like cookies) to lure my boyfriend Calvin, also not originally a ‘cat-person’. I’ve heard stories about these viruses that cats have that make humans unwittingly fall in love with them and make you a crazy cat person, and I totally believe that’s exactly what Benni has done to us.” @jessicaalice is a freelance Graphic Designer and Art Director, and the designer of Billy Magazine. #cats
1/3) "Alexander the Great (Alex) is a funny one. He's usually a gorgeous long-haired, black, furry fluffball—but he's recently been groomed for the summer heat and looks alternatively like an alien or a lion. Surprisingly I found him on the streets of Red Hook over a year ago hanging with some feral cats at an abandoned car lot. I would pass him on my way home from work over a few weeks and he was always unusually friendly and eager for attention and way too beautiful to have been on the streets for long. A local feeder of the cat colony eventually told me that she saw his previous owner abandon him and encouraged me to take him home, which I promptly did. Alex is constantly a source of laughter and confusion. He has a long deep meow and the funniest awkward stride, he lets me pick him up and carry him like a baby which brings me much joy and is the most active of the cats and continually demands to be played with and does impressive back flips to catch his toys. One moment you look into his eyes and it doesn't seem like much is there but the next he's surprising you with genius methods of getting into cabinets and choosing the heaviest books to knock off of the shelf to wake me up for breakfast time. His cat "siblings" have a love-hate relationship with him and seem to still not completely have a grasp on him. Alex is not one to always seek affection but doesn't mind when you force it upon him and likes to sleep right on top of my feet at night. I like to think of him as a "dog cat". I love this unique little man so much and am so grateful he came into my life." @aishaawadallah #girlsandtheircats #catlady #adopted #catlover #artist #caturday
(2/2) "I eventually found myself giving the shelter excuses as to why it was too soon to send them back to the shelter to be taken to adoption events. “I don’t think Alipha has had enough time to fully get past her shyness,” I’d tell the foster coordinators. Meanwhile, Alipha turned out to be a cat that would not soon grow out of her habits. But I simply couldn’t part with Reed — who we had begun calling Mushu. I don’t remember the exact moment it was decided, but I woke up one day knowing I wasn’t sending Mushu to any adoption events. It was July 31, 2016 when the adoption was finalized. Mushu is still the greatest companion and friend I have ever known. As I type this, he’s sleeping on his little scratch pad directly in front of me, because even though he’s not the biggest cuddler he always wants to be within eyesight. He’s extremely verbal and even talks back when you ask him questions! He’s water-obsessed and will sit perched on the kitchen sink waiting for water to come out of the faucet. He welcomes people at the door, and has such a distinct personality that friends have often said he’s “not like other cats” they’ve met. He’s unbelievably inquisitive, and doesn’t shy away from getting in your face for a sniff. Though it’s been only a year with Mushu, it feels like I’ve known him a lifetime.” @chelliebeann Chelsea Trout is a New Yorker born and raised, and has been living in Brooklyn for the last four years. She founded a women’s discussion group called Nasty Women’s Retreat that motivates and inspires her endlessly. #fosteringsaveslives #adoptdontshop #girlsandtheircats #catlady
“This cat has more personality and sass than any animal I have ever met. We are inseparable. We are best friends. Loki came into my life shortly after I moved to Syracuse, NY with my boyfriend Brent, who was working on completing a graduate program at the time. We are both from Minnesota and moved to New York together. I had always wanted a hairless cat but never thought it was a realistic possibility since the breed is so rare and can be wildly expensive. Brent, unfortunately, is also allergic to cats so I ruled out the idea of owning a cat for some time until I found myself feeling a little depressed from the move to Syracuse and decided I wanted a pet. I started researching hypoallergenic cat breeds and poring over Craigslist for any possible leads on pets. I searched for Bengal cats, Sphynx cats, anything I could find that could potentially coexist with allergies. I looked for about 3 months before I came across Loki's ad on craigslist and the rest is basically history. Brent and I adopted Loki the day before Halloween in 2014 and have happily accepted him as an integral part of our lives. Loki is incredibly affectionate, cuddly and chatty. He loves napping on our bellies, eating chicken and scrambled eggs and receiving hearty head scratches. Brent and I are completely and wholeheartedly enamored with him. Shortly after we adopted him, I started an Instagram page solely dedicated to Loki. His Instagram page quickly picked up a following, noticeably for his seemingly grumpy demeanor and unique look. It has been really fun cultivating posts to share and interacting with the community on Instagram, both on my personal page and Loki's alike. Loki has helped me return to creative and optimistic parts of myself that were misplaced while I was feeling unmotivated and sad. Animals are incredible healers and I am eternally grateful for Loki's companionship and generous loyalty. He is truly one of a kind.” @kjelsvig @loki_the_sphynx Sara Anderson is a Minnesota native who lives in Brooklyn, NY with her lovely boyfriend Brent and their hairless cat Loki. Sara is an avid black coffee drinker, vintage clothing buyer and proud cat mom. #sphynx #girlsandtheircats
"I was never a cat person. I grew up with two big black labs when I was young, and after that, a little shih-tzu named Kingston. But my fears of becoming a cat lady changed this year. Last spring, my roommate’s girlfriend, Carli, found a litter of kittens behind bushes up against a barn in Miami. They were malnourished and their eyes were wide shut. She took them in and cared for them until they were healthy enough for her to give away to friends. I was nervous about it, but I’ve wanted a cat for a few years already. I was going to adopt a few times, but it just never happened. I fell in love with Lamb over Skype. It was her spotted tummy and little meow that made me tear up. Carli called her Runt, for obvious reasons. My roommate fell in love with Creamy- he looks like a creamsicle, so that’s where his name came from. Ever since they touched down in New York, Lamb has become my best friend. Her purr calms me down when I’m stressed and anxious, and she always lies across my keyboard when I’m working. She’s currently lying in my lap and I’ve got to keep moving her paw from my mouse. Lamb likes coffee, just like her momma. If you leave a glass of Almond Milk on the counter, she’ll stick her entire face in and slurp it up until it’s gone. She only wants to be snuggled when she’s in the mood, also just like her momma. If my door is shut, her high pitched and sweet meow calls out until I open, allowing her to hop into my bed and curl up in my arm. I sleep with my face buried into her neck or tummy. When I’m practicing piano she makes her way into my lap. She also bitch slaps Creamy. It’s funny to watch because he’s such a big sweet dork. Lamb’s personality just reminds me of me. A little bit of feistiness but ultimately just wants to give a lot of love ... and drink a bunch of coffee." @biancamonica Bianca Monica is a singer-songwriter based in NY. By day, and sometimes night and weekends, she runs a social media and digital marketing agency called @limonecreative. They help brands see their visions more clearly and make a mark in the social and digital space. #adoptdontshop #catlovers #catlady #girlsandtheircats
"After falling in love with my last roommate's cat in my previous apt I was scared to get attached to another kitty cat again, but in reality, it wasn’t much of a life without a furbaby around. Oliver keeps me laughing all day every day. He is the biggest ham you will ever meet. I call him a little space cat. He has these enormous intense eyes that never seem to blink and he’s either sitting around on the couch like a human on his butt with his legs out or against a wall on his back with all fours up in the air. He also LOVES wearing clothes. Hats not so much. Everyone that meets him becomes a fan. Oliver and his older yet tinier sister love to chase each other like hyenas in the jungle and kiss and bathe each other like little heavenly angels. Watching them be mushy together is the most heartwarming, peaceful and precious thing to witness. They also couldn’t be any more different from each other. Both in size and personality. They are total opposites, which make quite the comical team. Isabella is the cuddliest sweetest little peanut but too afraid to be held which would drive me crazy, but Oliver makes up for that part. I love picking up his big chubby body and carrying him around like a baby. They make me so happy. A home without a mushball is no sweet home at all.” @ashleyjaynem #catinthehat #girlsandtheircats #catlady #catlovers #adoptdontshop
“One evening about a year ago I was walking with some friends in Brooklyn heading to some get-together, when this little peanut ran up to us out of nowhere meowing purrrfusly while staring into my soul. I was apparently born with the gift of an aura that attracts kitty cats where ever I go. This little guy seemed ravenous with hunger. (Which I know now is just his personality) with no nearby homes in site and doors to knock on to see if he belonged to anyone, I decided it was best to just care for him until we figured something out. He was social and friendly but seemed to be on the streets for a while, as he was dirty and had a little ear wound. I asked the others if they would mind if he came along and they were more than happy to include him. We stopped at an open market on the way and fed him a couple cans. We proceeded to head to our destination with a new guest in our arms as if he had been our friend all along. I had just taken in my little furball Isabella. (Not pictured because she is afraid of anyone but me and missed her opportunity to have amazing photos in her new little hat that her mommy made her). Also, I wasn't allowed to have any pets in this apartment and my roommate at the time wouldn't have been happy with another cat. So, my compassionate friend who bonded with him that very evening, took him in for about a week while we figured it out. My friend kept him until he had to leave for tour with his band the Mystery Lights, so his gf, took him in until she wasn't able to keep him anymore either, despite falling in love with him as everyone did along the way. So, I took him and the rest was history. @ashleyjaynem is a NJ native currently living in Brooklyn and working as a freelance makeup artist. Ashley is a HUGE animal lover and cat enthusiast. She moved into a neighborhood that is swarming with stray cats. Unable to turn away from the problem, she became certified in TNR which gives you the ability to lower the future population of even more suffering strays. The program trains you to humanely capture and care for the strays before and after you have them spayed, neutered and vaccinated - free of charge through the ASPCA. #caturday
"Pierre and Clementine (formerly known as Tony and Diamond- obviously fresh off a former kitten-life as Vegas Show Cats) came into our home in 2009 at 8 weeks old. I promised my hubby we’d get a cat as soon we got married and literally two days after our wedding we adopted these brother and sister cats. I love how distinct their personalities are- Clementine is very ladylike and demure, but also a sneaky-sneak. She will locate your most important item and then stare you in the eyes while she slowly pushes it onto the floor. Pierre is our trans-cat. When he was a kitten he had crystals in his bladder that wouldn’t fit through his boy pee hole. Doctors removed his peen and turned it into a lady-cooch. He’s been a little crankier since (can you blame him?), but is still the dopiest, sweetest cat I’ve ever known. They are my best friends. Clementine chews through all my bathing suit straps and is obsessed with chewing on wires and cords. One night we woke up to crazy sounds behind our bed to find her being electrocuted by a lamp-cord she’d been chomping on. Aaron (hubby) flew into savior-mode and unplugged the lamp/untangled her mouth/saved her little cat life! (either that or she’s one down, 8 to go.) It hasn’t happened since, but she still chews on every wire as if she can’t remember where that led her in the past. When Pierre was less than a year old, he crawled out the window onto our fire escape and went all the way up to the top floor of our building. Luckily, my friend Meghan lives in that apartment and she brought him inside and texted me that she’d found him. I was at work and had no idea he’d gone missing. Meanwhile, Aaron was running around the neighborhood frantically searching for him so he wouldn’t have to tell me he’d lost the cat. I called him and very casually asked how his night was going. Definitely let him sweat a little before I let him know Meghan had Pierre up on the 4th floor." @nadiaquinn Nadia Quinn is an actress, singer, writer, photographer, comedienne & producer living in NYC and LA. She loves cats and hates cilantro. #catlady #girlsandtheircats #adoptdontshop #tuxedocat #caturday
“I adopted Lucy from the humane society in Central Florida when she was just a little tiny kitten. Since then, we’ve seen five different apartments, two different states, and 6 years of morning snuggles. Lucy is what I would call the epitome of sassy. Always playful, and always with a mind of her own, I’ve met few pets that are as expressive as she is. She’s the best feline friend a girl could ask for, and acts like my little shadow, following me everywhere I go in my apartment. My roommate jokes that Lucy might be a little obsessed with me since she’s always on my heels, but I think it’s me who is a little obsessed with her. My favorite part of her is how social and attentive she likes to be. If I have friends over, she joins the group as if she’s one of the gals. Just recently I was sick in bed for almost a week, and her little feline self never left my side. Cats, I think, must really have a sixth sense of when their owners need just a little bit more TLC, and this is especially true for my Lucy. Just a few months into our relationship, my boyfriend exclaimed one night, “I understand now why people have cats.” This, coming from a person who had never lived with a cat! That’s just the kind of cat Lucy is, she’ll win you over rather quickly.” @afsita Afsy Kafei lives in S. Williamsburg, Brooklyn and works for various local historic preservation groups, as well as the World Monuments Fund. #adoptdontshop #humanesociety #girlsandtheircats #catsofinstagram #catlovers
"I named her Betty (full name is Beatrice Stevie Nicks Littlepiddles) after my beloved Aunt Beatrice. My Aunt Betty was a Catholic nun who ended up leaving the convent to marry a very wealthy man and live in Palm Springs. It’s one of my favorite stories and I felt it was fitting given Betty Littlepiddles’ humble beginnings." @thepouf . . . #girlsandtheircats #catsofinstagram #adoptdontshop #catlady
***Update: Philly trip postponed! *** My husband and I are planning a super short trip to Philly (Dec. 27-30) and I would love to photograph girls and their cats while I'm there. I have limited spots available, but if you're interested in participating please email me your story with photos of you and your kitty. see the link in my bio for more info. 😽 Would also welcome any recommendations! Like what neighborhoods should we be looking at on Airbnb? 🤔 #philly #Philadelphia #catlady #girlsandtheircats
"We knew my mother was very sick for a while, and that she didn't have long to live. She lived in Denver, and I live in New York. I visited her at the start of last August and we knew she was getting bad, but we thought she had a few more months at least, so I went back to the city. Two weeks later, my roommate and I stumbled across an ad for Ace and his siblings, who were part of a TNR, but were too little to be released. We were interested in a companion for my other cat, Holly, who was rescued from an abusive household and needed a friend. When we went to meet them, Ace started purring like crazy. He crawled into my lap and then my purse. He was obviously begging me to take him home, so I did. The very next day, we got the call that my mom had taken a turn for the worse and needed to be moved into hospice. I flew home to be with her. At the end, she couldn't talk or open her eyes, but my sister and I took turns staying awake with her at night and telling her stories. I'm not religious, but I told her that it seemed like Ace had been sent to help me after she left. She smiled at that. My mom loved animals (When she died, we had people send gifts to the Boulder Valley Humane Society). She knew I loved my cats, too. In the last voicemail I have from her, she told me to "kiss Holly for her." So I think she really loved knowing that I had Ace to go home to after she died. Ace and Holly were so helpful for me because I feel like animals can understand in ways humans can't. None of my friends had ever been through anything like I had, so I didn't really feel like I could talk to anyone about it, but with Ace and Holly I didn't have to say anything. They knew I was sad and they each took care of me in their own way. Holly watched over me while I slept and Ace made sure to keep me busy during the day. He gets into lots of trouble! And most of all, my cats were so patient with me. That fur's soaked up a lot of tears! I love them so much!" Alex is a 7th grade science teacher. #adoptdontshop #caturday #girlsandtheircats #tuxedocat