Meet Milo. These are Milo’s apples.
Actually these aren’t Milo’s apples, but Milo did take a bite out of each of them in turn, claiming them all as his own.
Milo and his friend Becca Cheskes are the proud winners of my little photo contest and will be receiving the CAPS LOCK pet bowl (packed in an LvR t-shirt to keep it safe). This photo has a lot going for it: Milo is an incredibly handsome cat with beautiful markings that hint at a touch of mischief, and the photo itself is terrific, capturing Milo in a pose that says he’s not quite sure what all of the fuss is about. He’s just being Milo. It struck me as a great illustration of why Lou is the way he is. Just being Lou. Just being a cat. It is not ours to understand.
Sadly, Milo passed on to his next life a couple of weeks ago. I didn’t hear that until after this selection, but am glad to have a tiny part in his sendoff and offer all my sympathy to Becca and anyone else Milo knew. You can see he was a good boy. He just liked getting the first bite.
Congratulations, Becca! Look for your prizes in the mail.
I would also like to throw out a big “thank you” to everyone who entered. There were over 50 entries, all told (though I couldn’t see a handful of them due to privacy, I think) and they were all great. Awesome cats being awesomely cat-like, awesome dogs being awesomely dog-like, and even a couple of really cool lizards. In particular I want to note some honorable mentions: matthiasferber’s gorgeous cat perched atop a closet door in a great pose; surbanoski’s lizard in a perfectly timed photo of a Miley-esque expression; and finally, a shot that I can’t share because it’s on a private account, but it’s of my nephew on the edge of succumbing to an attack from Henry, the vicious vampire cat (Rachel, I have something to send you too :).