r/blackcats Dec 06 '21 Powerups Post 1 Wholesome 48 LOVE! 2 Starstruck 1 Masterpiece 1 Heartwarming 2 Vibing 1 Yummy 1 Silver 33 Helpful 25 All-Seeing Upvote 1 Faith In Humanity Restored 1

My Tripod’s Holiday Photoshoot (2019)

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u/nibbs- Dec 06 '21

Gorgeous kitty. So photogenic 🖤😍

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u/SkylerReese Dec 06 '21

I love how the little bald spot on her chin makes her look like this 😯 all the time 😁

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u/SkylerReese Dec 06 '21 edited Dec 06 '21 Silver

Hopefully I can bribe her (Jade) into taking more pictures this year! It’ll be her third Christmas with us since we adopted her from a shelter for special needs cats. (I just used portrait mode on my phone to take the photos so hopefully it’ll be somewhat easy to do again!)

EDIT 2: In the meantime, please feel free to check her out on Insta - @ Tribaby.Jadey (will remove if not allowed)

EDIT 1: Thank you so much to everyone for the outpouring of love towards Jade! She’s such a special cat and has helped me so much over the past few years. I just wanted to share a bit of why this cat means so much to me…

My Mom really wanted to get me a cat that was deaf, blind, or a tripod because I’m chronically ill. My Mom wanted me to have a pet to take care of and she wanted me to see that even though Jadey is missing a leg, that doesn’t make her any less of a cat or any less deserving of love.

She is spunky and loves to run, jump, climb, and play. She gives me something to take care of and has given me so much happiness over the years.

This year I had to make the difficult decision at 21 years old to have my colon removed after a few years of struggling with Ulcerative Colitis. I was hospitalized 4 times since June and ended up having 7 different surgeries.

I now have a permanent ileostomy bag which means that I’m disabled now too just like my cat. This isn’t a bad thing at all and it honestly makes me feel even closer to my fur baby because we are both fighters.

She has given me so much love after every infusion, MRI, CT scan, colonoscopy, surgery, and hospital stay. She was my motivation for coming home from the hospital every time I was admitted and my Mom and Dad would always talk about her to distract me and make me feel better when things got especially rough.

This cat means the absolute world to me and it makes me so incredibly excited to see her making other people just as happy as she makes me every day. I hope everyone is having a great day and thank you again for showing my fur child so much love!

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u/MIKE_son_of_MICHAEL Dec 06 '21

Amazing shots she looks super gorgeous.

Portrait mode has some pretty shockingly good results lol.

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u/SkylerReese Dec 06 '21

I know right? It looks like a studio even though it was really just her sitting on my bed!

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u/Camellia_Sin Dec 06 '21

I’m so glad the two of you have each other, and I hope you’re recovering well from your surgeries. Thank you for sharing your story and your kitty with us.

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u/SkylerReese Dec 06 '21

Thank you so much! I’m feeling pretty good right now actually! It’s been a little over a month since my most recent surgery and I just started to leave the house and see friends again! She’s just ate dinner and she’s laying on the couch next to me right now - life is good 😁

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u/PoorlyTimedHomeAlone Dec 06 '21

You’ve been smoochin with everybody!

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u/AlaerysTargaryen Dec 06 '21

It makes me so happy that you and your cat make each other so happy. I'm a recent cat owner and they have helped me a lot with my depression. As you say coming home to a cat is a lovely feeling. There isn't a day that they don't make smile😊 I wish you and your kitty all the best . Ps those pics are perfection!

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u/abbattoirnoises Dec 06 '21

This is BEYOND PRECIOUS I’m crying I love her so much

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u/SkylerReese Dec 06 '21

Thank you so much!!! She’s literally the love of my life (and the first cat I’ve had that’s “mine”) 🥺🤍

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u/abbattoirnoises Dec 06 '21

I can see all the love! I would die for that cat ✨✨

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u/SkylerReese Dec 06 '21

I’ll give her lots of pets for you when she wakes up from her nap!!! 😁

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u/kodaiko_650 Dec 06 '21

My wife took some pictures of our cats in Xmas collars today, and one of them pooped in her shoe to let her know how he liked it. Ho ho ho!

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u/SkylerReese Dec 06 '21

I guess you can say he left your wife some coal 😅😂

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u/kodaiko_650 Dec 06 '21

She was deemed naughty

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u/[deleted] Dec 06 '21

Tripod has to be the CUTEST name 🥰🖤

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u/SkylerReese Dec 06 '21

Her legal name is Jade but my family has so many nicknames for her!

Gremlin, Squeaky, Tripod, Jadey, Jadey Bean, Baby Bean, Baby Black Bean Purrito, Sweet Pea, Speed Racer, Toe Gremlin, and more - I’m surprised she knows what her real name is at this point lol :)

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u/ambreenh1210 Dec 06 '21

The most loved cats always have more than 10 names lmao

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u/ChubbyLilPanda Dec 06 '21

My friend has a three legged cat and named him tripod. Is that for the same reason here?

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u/tkd4all Dec 06 '21

We had a tripod that came from the shelter with the name “Luke”. So naturally we decided his full name should be Luke Tri-Walker.

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u/SkylerReese Dec 06 '21

STOP OMG - I call my baby Darth Jader sometimes 😂😂😂

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u/Ismenessister Dec 06 '21

What a professional model. 🖤🐈‍⬛

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u/SkylerReese Dec 06 '21

Her modeling contract states that every photoshoot must be compensated with lots of pets and treats 😁

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u/Ismenessister Dec 06 '21

Grace, Beauty and Poise. Love her!

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u/SkylerReese Dec 06 '21

I’ll let her know when she wakes up from her nap! 😁 Thank you!!!

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u/TassMiss Dec 06 '21

So precious 💕

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u/SkylerReese Dec 06 '21

Thank you! She makes me so happy :)

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u/SkylerReese Dec 06 '21

This makes me so happy! 😁

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u/Oulene Dec 06 '21

That’s adorable!

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u/SkylerReese Dec 06 '21

Thank you so much!!! 😁

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u/Shevebon Dec 06 '21

I squealed out loud and forced my husband to look at the pictures as well. <3

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u/banansplit24 Dec 06 '21

Is beautiful

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u/SkylerReese Dec 06 '21

Thank you! She’s such a sweet baby 🥰🐈‍⬛

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u/banansplit24 Dec 06 '21

She looks like a sweet little angel 😇

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u/R0amingGn0me Dec 06 '21

Oh my effing god. I have NEVER seen anything more precious than this 🖤🖤🖤🖤 give lots of pets from me please.

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u/SkylerReese Dec 06 '21

I will! She woke up from her nap for a second to eat my hair but just decided to lay down again. Lots of pets and extra treats are on the agenda for later! 😁🐈‍⬛

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u/Demosothenes Dec 06 '21

So precious 😭😭😭😭

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u/KillerSquid Dec 06 '21

Um this is adorable!

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u/Severe-Flow1914 Dec 06 '21

Very merry Christmas kitty!

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u/[deleted] Dec 06 '21

That's one precious beast.

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u/SkylerReese Dec 06 '21

Thank you! 😁🐈‍⬛

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u/benortree Dec 06 '21

I will take a holiday card, please and thank you! ❤️

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u/SkylerReese Dec 06 '21

I definitely need to get some new pictures of her for this year’s card 😁 Thanks for reminding me!!! 🐈‍⬛

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u/benortree Dec 06 '21

I will be looking forward to you posting them!! Happy holidays ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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u/SkylerReese Dec 06 '21

Happy Holidays to you too! And yes, I can’t wait to take them and post them - I love seeing her make people as happy as she makes me! 😁

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u/daisydug Dec 06 '21

So adorable 🥰

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u/SkylerReese Dec 06 '21

Thank you!!! 😁🐈‍⬛

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u/Tacomapenguin81 Dec 06 '21

Omg how perfect and precious!

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u/SkylerReese Dec 06 '21

She’s getting so much love on this sub! I wish she understood what I meant when I tell her that the internet loves her! 🥺🐈‍⬛

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u/Tacomapenguin81 Dec 06 '21

Awwwww bless her!!! Channel us through your pets to her! 🥰

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u/SkylerReese Dec 06 '21

I definitely will! She’ll be getting all the love (and some extra treats) today 🥰

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u/alilminizen Dec 06 '21

OMG WITH THE HOOD 🥺😩❤️

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u/SkylerReese Dec 06 '21

Not pictured was her trying to eat all the pom-poms after we took the photos 😂

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u/atinabiba Dec 06 '21

Omg bless your heart for this absolute treasure. What a kissable face!

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u/SkylerReese Dec 06 '21

I’ll be sure to give her lots of kisses when she wakes up from her nap! 🤗 So happy to see that she’s making people happy (like she does for me every single day!)

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u/atinabiba Dec 06 '21

💛🤗💛

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u/[deleted] Dec 06 '21

She's so adorable ! A vet once told me that in 30 years career she found the black cats to be really affectionate. I don't know if that's true but in my case it was always true ! They are so special,out of this world kind of beauty 🖤🐈‍⬛

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u/SkylerReese Dec 06 '21

Jadey was found abandoned in a garage with a broken leg when she was a baby. A local special needs shelter in my town took her in and did a bunch of therapy on her but eventually amputated her leg. She absolutely flourished after that and began to run around, jump, and play like all the other cats.

We think she was abused before she was rescued by the shelter because she is still really skiddish around the male figures in my life. She has a really special soft spot for my Dad though and greets him every night after he gets home from work at 3 AM.

She never bites and never scratches but she is a little stingy with cuddles - she loves being in the general area of people (on the end of the bed, opposite side of the couch) and will only lay on you or near you on special occasions as she sees fit.

She’s gotten me through some really hard times the past few years so I’m so grateful for her! She is incredibly special like you said - thank you!!! 😁🥰🐈‍⬛

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u/[deleted] Dec 06 '21

Poor baby had a rough life before,this is heartbreaking.Thank you for taking care of her like she deserves ! She's perfect the way she is :)

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u/SkylerReese Dec 06 '21

She’s really living the life now! She has a ton of toys, cat trees/beds, and we even make her a special bag of unseasoned shredded chicken and sprinkle it on her dinner. Love her so much!

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u/[deleted] Dec 06 '21

Aaah you're such a sweet person i love that lol Jadey is so lucky to have found a forever home and someone who loves her that much,it makes me happy :)

2 months ago i lost my black lady to cancer and still to this day i have tears when i talk about her and look at her pictures.I loved her so much,as much as my human kids and you remind me of myself when i first adopted Lily lol Time goes by so fast so please enjoy your time with her as much as possible,you are her whole world now :)

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u/SkylerReese Dec 06 '21

I definitely will! You’ve been an absolute pleasure to talk to 🥺🤍 I’m so sorry to hear about your little lady but I bet she was so incredibly loved and really enjoyed her time with you. Wishing you all of the best!!!

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u/[deleted] Dec 06 '21

🖤🐈‍⬛Take care :)

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u/BovieVei Dec 06 '21 edited Dec 06 '21

OMG this is such a coincidence! I follow Jade on Instagram; I got one of my kitties from the same rescue as her and when I saw that she was adopted I followed your account :) Jade also looks a lot like my void (my other kitty). Glad to see her over here as well 😍

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u/SkylerReese Dec 06 '21

Oh my gosh that’s awesome!!! So happy to run into you here as well!!! What a small world! 😁🥰 I hope your kitty is doing great. I love our fur baby’s shelter so much! They have such a soft spot in my heart.

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u/tightlilmama Dec 06 '21

Oh my goodness, the cutest!!!

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u/SkylerReese Dec 06 '21

Thank you so much!!! I’ll be sure to let her know 🥰🐈‍⬛

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u/devanttrio Dec 06 '21

I love this so much 🥰

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u/Daesoraaa Dec 06 '21

She’s so beautiful 🥺 please send her my love and give her more treats! ❤️

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u/SkylerReese Dec 06 '21

Aww thank you!!! I definitely will 🥰 She deserves all the treats!

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u/ShineCareful 🖤 Dec 06 '21

Aw, that's thrice as nice! 💝

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u/SkylerReese Dec 06 '21

Only 3 legs but double the trouble! 😁

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u/Seed4Birbs 🖤 Dec 06 '21

Omgggg 🥺❤️🥺❤️ This is the best! 😍❤️🥰

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u/SkylerReese Dec 06 '21

Thank you!!! 🥺🥰🐈‍⬛

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u/PerpetualCatLady Dec 06 '21

THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL AND PRECIOUS I'M CRYING ;O; Also can I please draw/paint from your photos of your kitty? Not for money, just for fun. She is so cute. <3

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u/disaster_jay27 Dec 06 '21

So beautiful! Such a cutie in that hat!

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u/TheMagicConchSays Dec 06 '21

This is adorable! You need to get some frames and keep these forever and ever lol

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u/SkylerReese Dec 06 '21

I really should! 🥺 She’s really looking so festive here.

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u/Vorplebunny Dec 06 '21

Oh good lord, my feels are mush. So dang cute

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u/SkylerReese Dec 06 '21

Thank you!!! 😁🐈‍⬛

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u/Stock_Beginning4808 Dec 06 '21

So stinkin cute

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u/SkylerReese Dec 06 '21

Thank you!!! I’ll be sure to let her know 🥰

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u/Rude_Journalist Dec 06 '21

It's so cute, good job bro

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u/SkylerReese Dec 06 '21

Thank you! 😁

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u/Kabusanlu Dec 06 '21

What an adorable lil angel 🥰🥰

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u/SkylerReese Dec 06 '21

Thank you!!! I’ll give her kisses for you! 😁🐈‍⬛

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u/Marlyjade Dec 06 '21

I thought the cat's name was tripod. If I ever get a cat I'm naming it that. Cutest little Santa btw

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u/SkylerReese Dec 06 '21

Seriously considering renaming her now 😂🥰 Thank you!!!

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u/snapdragon76 Dec 06 '21

Awww! How adorable!!

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u/bamako Dec 06 '21

We have a black, three legged kitty also and she is a darling. Aren’t they just the best?! I’m glad yours is such a great friend to you.

Also, where did you get this little Christmas cape?! I want one so bad. 😭

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u/Capable_Albatross333 Dec 06 '21

Next pic request - same cat, same pose, different costume - a nun’s habit. Even if it’s a boy.

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u/Candy_Darling Dec 06 '21

I tried to put a sweater on my cat. It was followed by an ER visit. Still healing.

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u/SkylerReese Dec 06 '21

Oh no! I’m so sorry to hear that 🥺🥺🥺

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u/-Listening Dec 06 '21

Figgy Smalls lmaooo, take my upvote"

"R/AnGRyUpVoTE"

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u/Poopnugget3245 Dec 06 '21

Omg that may be the cutest I have ever seen! EVER!

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u/[deleted] Dec 06 '21

I wish I could pet the cutest 😻

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u/chonkycatsbestcats Dec 06 '21

Do you have a link for that cape. I would like to copy it

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u/SkylerReese Dec 06 '21

Yes! I got it on amazon 😁🤗🐈‍⬛

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u/chonkycatsbestcats Dec 06 '21

I have to measure my cats now lol

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u/otterally Dec 06 '21

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u/SkylerReese Dec 06 '21

I didn’t know that was a thing! So cute!!! 😱

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u/kolaida Dec 06 '21

Adorable 🥰 I love it

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u/SkylerReese Dec 06 '21

Thank you!!! 😁🥰🐈‍⬛

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u/Roji98 Dec 06 '21

What a cute Bombay!

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u/lunathegoo Dec 06 '21

What a little Christmas angel!! So precious 😍

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u/SkylerReese Dec 06 '21

Thank you!!! We actually adopted her the same month we took this picture! 😁🐈‍⬛

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u/lunathegoo Dec 06 '21

Congratulations! She’s beautiful. Adopting our void was the best thing we ever did 💕

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u/SkylerReese Dec 06 '21

Exactly! Cuddling and kissing my fur baby is the best part of every day 🥺

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u/DrWindupBird Dec 06 '21

Halloween dressed up like Christmas

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u/RealLacyRaeee Dec 06 '21

My next life I better be a kitty 🥺

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u/SanctusUltor Dec 06 '21

So adorable, is her name Yardstick?

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u/Nacktherr Dec 06 '21

Santa Paws is really coming to town.

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u/MrX2150 Dec 06 '21

This is so freaking cute and adorable ❤️😁😎. She's a gorgeous, beautiful , and precious void 🖤😻. My furbabies 🐻 and I send all our hugs, cuddles, and kisses to you young Queen 👑🤗😙.

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u/SkylerReese Dec 06 '21

I’ll pass all of this along to her! 😁🥰 Give your furbabies some love from us as well!

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u/aj_rubio Dec 06 '21

These are totally print-worthy! 💗😻

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u/SkylerReese Dec 06 '21

I almost made some custom candle lighters with her on them for a white elephant gift the other day 😁😂

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u/AlexSolr Dec 06 '21

Adorable. I absolutely love the photo.

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u/locogriffyn Dec 06 '21

She's a gorgeous cat and you did an excellent job taking pics of her! I hope she lives a long, happy life with you!

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u/woollyworm53 Dec 06 '21

God your cat is so cute it warmed my heart 😭💖 happy holidays to you and kitty! 🎄🎁

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u/ana-reddit Dec 06 '21

What a beautiful kitten

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u/FuckEveryoneButMyCat Dec 06 '21

Aaawwww I wish my cat would pose like this!

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u/LeatherMost2757 Dec 06 '21

This is beyond cute

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u/SkylerReese Dec 06 '21

Thank you so much! 😁😁😁

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u/Duderati73 Dec 06 '21

Ok, she looks like she is a sweetheart.

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u/SkylerReese Dec 06 '21

She’s incredibly sweet 🥺

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u/tkd4all Dec 06 '21

Omg. I love that face

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u/SkylerReese Dec 06 '21

Her little bald spot always gets me 🥺🥰

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u/timeoutGomery Dec 06 '21

Kitty is so beautiful! Great job on these photos

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u/ambreenh1210 Dec 06 '21

This is precious af!!!

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u/SkylerReese Dec 06 '21

Thank you! 😁🥰🐈‍⬛

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u/ermergerdperderders Dec 06 '21

My boy has the exact same spot on his chin!😍

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u/Tebasaki Dec 06 '21

That's no fair because the kitty is gorgeous

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u/ObjectiveError5464 Dec 06 '21

I miss my black moggie 😭😾😇

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u/SkylerReese Dec 06 '21

I’m sorry 🥺🤍 I’ll give my baby pets for you!

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u/OctarineSkybus Dec 06 '21

Ok, yeah. That's cute.

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u/MeghanMichele84 Dec 06 '21

This is freaking adorable!

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u/SkylerReese Dec 06 '21

Thank you! 🥰🐈‍⬛

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u/LuvMeLongThyme Dec 06 '21

Photographing a black cat can be astoundingly difficult. You did excellent work here :)

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u/rosy_roxy Dec 06 '21

Purrrfect for advertising!

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u/shyfencer Dec 06 '21

Very photogenic indeed

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u/Lady_Samara Dec 06 '21

I love her like she’s my own 🥰 thanks for posting her IG handle!

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u/Interesting-Leg-7109 Dec 06 '21

Look at that sweet little face.

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u/mama_j1836 Dec 06 '21

These are oil painting worthy.

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u/Miserable_Incident_9 Dec 06 '21

Oh gawd that is super cute looking cat

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u/lillypismyhomegirl Dec 06 '21

We lost our tripod a year ago and this warms my heart so much. 🥰

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u/mahoneyroad Dec 06 '21

So beautiful, such rich colors! He is posing perfectly!

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u/SkylerReese Dec 06 '21

Thank you!!! We held treats up for her to look at and then gave them to her after the photos 😁 Worked like a charm!

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u/Awkward-Ad6455 Dec 06 '21

Santa Claws looks great!

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u/hightoarecord Dec 06 '21

she looks just like my tripod!!🖤🖤

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u/theragingoptimist Dec 06 '21

The Almighty Santa Claws

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u/Lilkko Dec 06 '21

WHAT A SWEET BABY 😭😭😭❤️❤️

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u/AT0mic5hadow Dec 06 '21

What a beautiful cat, black kitties are good luck 🖤

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u/Ill_Distribution5902 Dec 06 '21

Ahh so precious! 😍😍

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u/Agitated_Ad_1658 Dec 06 '21

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ such a sweet face!

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u/54_46 Dec 06 '21

KITTY .. Phone home..

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u/Miss_Dawn_E Dec 06 '21

This is absolutely adorable 🤍❤️

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u/Efficient_Session_96 Dec 06 '21

The only thing I want to celebrate is this cat. They ARE Christmas.

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u/MikeHunt420_6969 Dec 06 '21 edited Dec 06 '21

That's pretty stupid.

Edit: Actually, it's not stupid at all. I was just trying to get downvoted back to 50,000 karma so I could take a screenshot, because I missed it the first time.

SOWWY!

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