Jessica & Kitty

Jessica Pratt‘s been obsessed with cute animals for as long as she can remember. But when it was time to become a proud mama, it was a grey fluffer with a white button nose she had her sights on. His name was George.

George lived at the San Francisco SPCA, where you don’t even have to enter the building to get your aww‘s for the day — a quick stroll down Florida Street will give you a peek at some of the furballs up for adoption.

But when Jessica and her boyfriend went to meet George, they couldn’t get past how much of a butthead he was to his sleek, all-black room mate. After a small deliberation, they went back for one last glance at the two, and that’s when they saw George’s room mate sitting in front of the TV, enamored with the glowing box of magic.

It was that precise moment when they said, “She’s the one.”

Portland Pet Photographer - Jessica Pratt and her Black Cat

Portland Pet Photographer - Jessica Pratt and black cat

Portland Pet Photographer - Resting Black Cat

Portland pet photographer - Owner playing with cat ears

Portland Pet Photographer - Yawning Cat Diptych

Portland Pet Photographer - Food Crumbs on Cat's Mouth

Happy Caturday!

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  • JP

    on June 9, 2012  11:12 am

    Ahhh. The colors are so beautiful!

  • Jenica

    on June 9, 2012  11:18 am

    Hahaha! These are great! I like the transition from wide mouthed => wider mouth/crossed eyes => sweet face. Nothing going on here, folks.

  • minimodi

    on June 9, 2012  1:05 pm

    wonderful photos. I actually laught out loud for that first one, hilarious!

  • Jade Sheldon

    on June 9, 2012  7:10 pm

    Personality truly is everything!

    This is a beautiful set Kim!

  • Tall

    on June 10, 2012  7:23 am


  • M.

    on June 10, 2012  12:09 pm

    beautiful! love the story and accompanying pictures.

  • Nick

    on June 10, 2012  5:50 pm

    Simple, relaxed and personable. You made working with animals look easy!

  • Natalie Champa Jennings

    on June 10, 2012  7:10 pm

    L.O.V.E. this whole thing. As a cat owner myself, this is something a can certainly appreciate!

  • Heather K

    on June 10, 2012  11:08 pm

    Her huge kitty eyes are so incredible!! You did a fabulous job!

  • Nick

    on June 11, 2012  12:07 am

    Awesome, makes me smile :)

  • Johanna

    on June 11, 2012  12:17 am

    Such a treat for a cat fan like me! Beautiful set. :)

  • Zoe

    on June 11, 2012  1:56 am

    oh my - these are BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE your processing too x

  • Ross Harvey

    on June 11, 2012  6:52 am

    I love cats, and I love these shots!

  • tobiah

    on June 11, 2012  7:24 am

    so so so cute! I love these!

  • Heather

    on June 11, 2012  9:22 am

    Aww such a cute kitty!!

  • Phoe

    on June 12, 2012  9:08 am

    What a gorgeous kitty.

  • debbie

    on June 13, 2012  10:40 am

    awww, it looks like my baby. :) love love love.

  • Jessica Sweeney

    on June 24, 2012  12:59 pm

    Such a great story! And it's great that she adopted a black cat - they're the hardest to find homes for, which is crazy because they are so sweet.

    If you happen to be at the SPCA in SF, walk across the street to Animal Care and Control (the city shelter). I volunteer there as a photographer and they've get some great cats too.

  • Mina Yamini

    on June 25, 2012  12:27 am

    Lovely pictures ... I love taking pictures of my little kittens too ... especially when they are yawning ... always the most interesting expressions they have ... love the photos ... :)

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  • Chris

    on September 9, 2012  4:29 am

    These are some gorgeous shots - I especially like the yawning shots!

  • Elissa

    on December 7, 2012  11:05 pm

    That is one of the most perfect little kitties and lifestyle session. The lady is beautiful but the kitty is such a star. /catlady