Tour de Cats – Pedestal Edition


Lovely models Peanut and Mia on our pedestal…

Dan and I firmly believe that all cats should be put on a pedestal and there is no doubt whatsoever that our cats are put on the highest one possible as we cater to their every whim, need, and desire. But we don’t just mean it in a figurative sense, we also mean it literally as you are about to see in today’s Tour de Cats because in our house, the pedestal we speak of was originally used as a decorative piece (foolish us) with a lovely candelabra gracing the top of it… that is, until the candles all came crashing to the floor (several times) and foolish us finally realized the cats had decided it was time to redecorate Zee/Zoey style. Do we ever learn?

We now keep the candelabra on the floor next to the pedestal because we think decorating with the cats atop it is a much more unique (and practical) way to go… Nobody needs to be the wiser and we just let people think we have a fabulously unique and eclectic flair for unusual design sense. What do you think? Did we make the right decision?

Enjoy the tour and Happy Wordless Wednesday!


Rolz looking completely at home on the pedestal…


Years ago when this blog was just in its infancy, Dan did a photo shoot with the cats so that I would have images of them with a black background to work with… seen here is Zee as he poses for his first ever “professional shot!”


Classic Zoey… the epitome of grace, beauty, and true feline style…


Yup… even on a pedestal Harley prefers a low profile as opposed to sitting up which can just be so darn exhausting for a cat… Are we done yet?


Look at our beautiful boy, Jazz… he was such a stunner… we miss you buddy….


Um…. this is Kizmet…. you do see the girth on him, right? Kizmet does not do pedestals. Please just revere him as is…

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  1. Sammy says:

    What great shots…….imminently photographable and even more imminently “pedestal-worthy” – that’s cats for you!

    Pam (and Sam)

  2. Ingrid King says:

    Time to build a 2XXL pedestal for Kizmet… 🙂

  3. The Ancient Greeks could never have done better! xoxoxo

  4. Mistletoe & Hitch (rwb) says:

    What a fantastically, fine, feline family.

  5. Those are some lovely photos! The cats look beautiful!

  6. Deb, your cats get more beautiful with each viewing. They are so very pretty and with Dan’s amazing photography skills they become simply breathtaking…yes, even Kizmet and his girth 😉

  7. Cheysuli says:

    Yes, as it should be. A cat on a pedestal…

  8. Beverly says:

    Beautiful photography work! Photographing animals is not easy! I think the cats have the right idea. They should be the ones on the pedestal, not some decorative item. 🙂

  9. da tabbies o trout towne says:

    gracious….all cats deserve their own pedestal…. truly what WERE your mom and dad thinking guys…
    frankly I think everyone should have their OWN pedestal; gold plated name plate; with a nice niche to store cash
    and gems….oh, and don’t forget a mirrored corner so you can gaze upon yourself 24/7/365…and a slot to store a
    snacks and feeding essentials….fresh only please…hugs everyone from dai$y =^..*=

  10. Yep, the cats look way better on the pedestal! Great shots!

  11. Kitties Blue says:

    Such exquisite photos. Wish Mauricio wasn’t the only kitty in our house who will pose and actually sit for a photo or ten or 20 in his case. Thank you for sharing. Hugs, Janet

  12. Of course all cats belong on a pedestal!

  13. meowmeowmans says:

    Such wonderful photos of your cats! We agree … kitties look better up on a pedestal. After all, it IS where they belong, right? 🙂

  14. mariodacat says:

    Wow – gorgeous pictures. All of your cats make the purrfect models. How do you ever do it!! Do they get a treat after for good behavior?

  15. Kizmet IS the pedestal!! Great shots! xox

  16. CLEARLY, I need a pedestal of my own.
    Do they make any that are orange-cat-resistant?

    ; ) Katie

    (gorgeous photos!!!!!)

  17. Of course the cats belong on the pedestal. How sensible of you to keep it cleaned off for them. All humans should be so sensible. Then they wouldn’t go bonkers when their stuff gets broke.