As you may already know, I love cats. When I was a child, my favorite book was filled with photos of different breeds and as an adult I am a rabid watcher of every internet video I come across. I take every opportunity to meet and feed the ferals around town and have two sweet furry squishballs living with me who we brought over from America. So when my friend Adolfo Usier, a fashion and lifestyle photographer here in Coimbra, asked if my husband and I would like to join him for a cat shoot, we were knocking on his door in a flash.
Four lovely ladies from the local animal rescue, We Need, had asked Adolfo to photograph these formerly feral kittens in the hopes of finding a home for them. Professional photos are one of the best ways to attract potential adopters, because they can really bring out the beauty and personality of the animals.
The Marretinhas, as they'd been nicknamed, were rescued from the street while still young enough to socialize. They are Scooter (the white tabby), Skeeter, Robin, and Camilla (the three siameses). They were feral, viciously so, but a wonderful woman and her husband took them in and began the process of taming them. I was honestly amazed at how well they had adjusted, particularly the sweet and docile Scooter who was supposedly the most violent of the litter.
A couple weeks after the shoot, the two boys, Scooter (the sweetheart) and Robin, were adopted into forever homes. The search is still on for the two girls, Camilla and Skeeter, so if you know anyone thinking of adopting a cat, please pass this on to them! You can contact We Need on Facebook or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for sharing!