During a Women in the Outdoors event several years ago I encountered a pair of cats soon after I checked in. They were pretty skittish, and didn't really want to come close, so my telephoto lens came in very handy for capturing them.
This was the first cat to catch my eye. I couldn't resist turning this shot into black & white.
Soon after I spotted the first cat, this one came trotting up.
They mostly hung out together. The cat at the bottom of the picture was definitely the more outgoing of the two.
Whoops! What got your attention, kittehs?
A few more quick snaps, capturing them individually.
I don't think they stuck around too much longer after this.
You may remember this fluffball from a few months ago. She (?) popped up in a post after I got back from the Midwest Birding Symposium. She was one of many cats that we saw in the town of Lakeside, Ohio.
When you are attending a birding symposium, the last thing you want to see is a big band of cats running loose around the town hosting the event. Unfortunately, though, that's what we encountered our first evening in town. Some cats seemed to be pets, belonging to a particular house, like that grey and white kitty, but there was also a large grouping of cats who seemed to be roamers. The roamers were pretty leery of humans (except, we learned later, the two humans who feed them), and they kept their distance. They did not respond to the typical noises one might make to call a cat in.
Except for this little dude. He was cautious, but curious. We almost got to pet him, but not quite. Poor thing with the cross eyes (although that characteristic doesn't show up so well in these photos)! You may also notice the notch in the left ear. In examining my photos, I noticed that at least 2 other black cats had a notch in the same ear. I don't know if someone did this on purpose as a way of "tagging" them, or if it was a genetic thing.
Not only do I like me some cats, but I love me some black cats. We have owned 2 black cats, and they were as different from each other as night and day. One of them passed on and the other moved to another home when my respiratory system became too overwhelmed to cope. I miss them bunches.