Photos of Shoelace-1

Jumpingshoelaceroof Click Here to see shoelace flying

botlecap Shoelace plays with the bottle caps used on the metal dress worn in the MmeExcedrin graphic that is the old symbol of The Costumer’s Manifesto. This metal dress was also used as the costume for the Bell in The Bell That Rang For Itself.

compukit Here Shoelace tries typing on Tara’s computer a few days after adopting Milla and Tara in St. Petersburg.

compucat Here she is at about seven months old, trying to play with the portable printer in Milla’s apartment.

portrat2 Shoelace poses for her portrait in front of one of Milla’s Paintings in St.Petersburg.

shoelace shopdoor Shoelace patrols the Theatre UAF Costume Shop where she now commutes each day with Tara (her human) the UAF costume designer and author of The Costumer’s Manifesto.

shopstol In the UAF Costume Shop, Shoelace hunts silverfish and plays bead hockey. She has learned to jump from the cutting table four feet through the air to the crafts table through an embroidery hoop for the amusement of all.

92872_01 Click photo for larger image. I originally bought this fish tank as a sort of “Cat TV” for Shoelace. After a few weeks, however she lost interest. To get what looks like a spontaneous picture of her peering into the tank I had to do a set-up shot. Just out of site to the left is a reflector lamp shooting tungsten light up into her face, and up through the tank. I bribed the cat into getting into position by putting fish food flakes on the lid of the tank (a favorite of hers). She is, in fact, crouching down to lick the flakes off the lid, not peering into the tank as it seems. In actual fact she cannot even see the fish in this position.

92872_00 This more dangerous shot is not a set-up however. Shoelace cannot seem to be broken of the habit of crawling into dry-cleaning bags at work. Happily she never presses her nose into them, and so we have been lucky so far at avoiding kitty asphyxiation.

92917_09 For better safety here is a photo of Shoelace’s observation net, where she could sit out on the 8th floor balcony of Milla’s apartment without danger of an attempt at flying. (Click photo for enlarged view).

64819_12 Shoelace sits in one of her many indoor planters I use to give her a sense of the outdoors while we are trapped inside in Fairbanks’ long Winter.

64819_17  Favorite indoor sports include hiding under objects.

64822_19 She also practices leaping indoors, in this case from one narrow padded chair back to another.  This requires she use exactitude in her jump rather than a large leap.  Shoelace never misses, but is sometimes so distracted by the thinking involved in calculating the leap that she forgets to eat her treats once she lands.

64819_22 Shoelace sits in the middle of my not-at-all Martha Stewart bedroom.

Shoelace in the Costume Shop During the build of Les Liaisons Dangereuses:

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PICT0005 PICT0006 PICT0007 Shoelace at 8 years old

PICT0009 whitecat3 MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA Mu, Shoelace’s roommate

Another cat of our acquaintance, Haoli:

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