Robert Heinlein

Rocky’s Picture Horror Show

“Never try to outstubborn a cat.”
― Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love

Rocky has the hardship of having to put up with an owner who loves to take photos of him. [Yes, that would be me.] Over the few years I have had the joy of Rocky being in my life, he has learned to put up with the camera, though he does so with a certain amount of disdain.

I find that some of my best photos of him come when I have the forethought to point the camera in the opposite direction of that I want to shoot in. That’s because it’s most likely to be the direction he’ll go when he sees me lift the camera to my eye.

Nikon D300, ISO 200, f/5.6 at 1/60 sec., 130 mm

Nikon D300, ISO 200, f/5.6 at 1/60 sec., 130 mm


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Government Specifications

An elephant is a mouse built to government specifications.
– Robert A. Heinlein speaking through his character “Lazarus Long”

Nikon D300, ISO 640, 1/160 sec at f/18, 200 mm


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A Few Catty Remarks

Cats are smarter than dogs. You can’t get eight cats to pull a sled through the snow.
— Jeff Valdez

A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.
— Mark Twain

Anyone who considers protocol unimportant has never dealt with a cat.
— Robert Heinlein

Everything I know I learned from my cat:
When you’re hungry, eat.
When you’re tired, nap in a sunbeam.

When you go to the vet’s, pee on your owner.
— Gary Smith

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