Thursday, October 26, 2006

The Cat from Mexico...

The other night, I attended the latter portion of my sister's photo shoot. Upon entering the studio, I encountered a small cat patiently waiting outside. The photographer let us into his very alluring office to watch my sister finish up her head shots. I wandered through the warm and comfortable place to explore the work on the walls, which was exceptionally captivating. The images were all portraits of people with the majority of which from Mexico. He is definitely great at his job. After they finished up the pictures, the photographer showed off the previous shots he had of Sunshine. We chatted for awhile in English and Spanish, which is when we heard the story of the cat. Turns out she's from Mexico, which explains her very odd yet adorable behavior. Apparently, Rich found this cat while working in Mexico. She was very fond of him and he was fond enough of her to risk being detained in customs while smuggling her on the plane, however, not so smoothly as he forgot to take her out while having his luggage checked through security. Of course this caused a scene when the woman running the security contraption screamed when she saw Lupita's (I think that is the cat's name) bones on the x-ray machine. He convinced her to let them through and Voila! She's now an American citizen happily rolling around on the studio floor. For some reason, the fact that this man loved this cat too much to leave her behind in Mexico is strangely intriguing to me...

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