Pets are always a good subject to photograph, especially when they are corpulent beings such as my cat, Pippin.
I have to vacuum that spot frequently. This was taken early in my 365 days project, on October 5, 2011.
My other cat, Goose, is an outdoor boy. He'd never come in, but I have to make him. We have lots of strays wandering about, and a cat who spends too much time outdoors ends up with an abscess somewhere.
Goose has good colour for monochrome, too. He's hard to photograph, though. I wanted to catch him actually doing something, but he kept running away. I finally had to ignore him for a while an zoom in.
Yes, this is the characteristic pose of most cats: lying down, reaching for the sun.