This one is more brief, made from only 23 images captured at 15 second intervals.
I enjoyed making the cat shelter GIF yesterday, so thought I’d make a time-lapse GIF for the cat feeder, too. Both were generated by individually capturing a bunch of photos from the cam viewer, carefully timing them to be evenly spaced, then running them through Retrobatch, an excellent image conversion app for macOS, to read in the files, scale them, combine them into an animated GIF, and write that out.
For the cat shelter one I captured 106 images at 5 minute intervals; for this one I captured 57 images at 30 second intervals.
This was from yesterday afternoon; I noticed they’d eaten all the food, so I dispensed more, and three cats arrived to chow down:
An animated GIF of last night in the cat shelter, with Poppy, Bella, and Pumpkin:
An animated GIF of the marked queen bee from our yellow hive:
Something fun: I captured 38 pictures of the inside of the cat house last night, and stitched them together into an animated GIF, somewhat like a time-lapse (but the intervals between each frame aren’t evenly spaced):
Thanks for the nice comments on yesterday’s new feature, Flock Friday. Check it out if you missed it. I enjoy doing these weekly cat posts, so it’ll be good to show pictures of the various birds more regularly, too.
On to the the cats. You know I can’t resist a cute snuggle or three:
A sequence of images of an encounter between the alien orange cat and Poppy (aka mamacat):
Poppy expressed her disdain of the orange cat:
The orange cat took the hint, and wandered off, but Poppy wasn’t satisfied, and followed after:
Poppy swiped at the orange cat… then hid under the cat house until he left:
Poppy and Porcini watching birds:
Four cats (can you see all of them?):
Poppy & Porcini again:
The orange cat again, but interestingly one of our ferals walked by, without seeming too concerned; maybe they are getting used to each other, slowly:
When we had really hot weather recently, I turned off the heat lamp and opened the vent in the duck house. Then in the evening, around sunset, I went back out to the duck house to turn the lamp back on, and mostly close the vent. On both evenings I did that, cats followed me back to the front door. Here are three cats on the front steps:
I’m not entirely sure what they were thinking… perhaps remembering when I used to do rounds and give them wet food on the steps, before I built the cat house. That’s been a while, though. Or just happened to be around, since soon before sunset is when they usually turn up to the cat house for dinner.
Similarly, on another day, a cat watched from kitchen garden as Jenn headed towards the greenhouse:
It does encourage me when they show signs of being comfortable around us (so long as we keep a distance).
Finally, a fun (but low-quality) GIF of a cat reversing course:
Happy Caturday. Read on for the usual cat cuteness, plus a fun GIF.
Here’s Porcini looking at the camera in the feeder:
And Portabella (and another behind her) waiting for breakfast:
The alien orange cat:
A different alien cat:
A good stretch:
Cats looking out the window & door, and another on the deck:
A screenshot of my camera app, showing all five cats (two on the deck, one in the shelter, two in the feeder):
The front shop cat, Pepper, looking at the camera (plus a sneak peek of some progress on the duck house; an update on that probably tomorrow):
It’s hard to see, but all five cats are in this picture; can you spot them all?
Finally, a fun GIF of a cat scratching a tree: