Behold, BOLLY

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© Laura Hartley
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UploadedApril 17, 2009
TakenMay 20, 2008
Exposure1/200 sec at f/16
FlashRed Eye, Auto-Mode
Focal Length34 mm
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Bolly is a magnificent climber, so I shot his pic here, against a dramatic, cloudy, Oklahoma City sky. When we found him, he was so tiny, he fit in my husband's hand, and his tail was in bad shape. Gangrene had set in. It was shortly after the first of the year, and some IDIOTS had apparently taped a firecracker to his tail and set it off. We rescued him on the side of a dark, country road in North Texas. We took him to our vet the next day, and his tiny tail was amputated immediately.

He has been exceedingly grateful ever since. And so have we been. Bolly is absolutely the best cat in the world. He is affectionate and playful to a fault!

For more on his story, look here: .

I give you BOLLY, for the "Shoot Your Pet" category!

29 responses


    JOE FAILK gave props (16 Apr 2009):

    Super shot! Very well done.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (16 Apr 2009):

    So...would it be safe to say he's on Bollywood??? Fabulous shot, and a wonderful story!

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (17 Apr 2009):

    Oh hello there!!! What a shot Laura and bless you all for your good works.

  • Karen K Smith

    Karen K Smith gave props (17 Apr 2009):


  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (17 Apr 2009):

    Great story, great cat, great image!!

  • Gail Anderson

    Gail Anderson gave props (18 Apr 2009):

    what a wonderful shot!

  • Christopher Long

    Christopher Long gave props (21 Apr 2009):

    Very nice perspective!

  • Sarah Terokowskie

    Sarah Terokowskie gave props (21 Apr 2009):

    LOL I love it!!

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (21 Apr 2009):

    great pix

  • Kevin Leger

    Kevin Leger said (23 Apr 2009):

    Awesome pussy shot!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (30 Apr 2009):

    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, the Prequel.

  • Jacqueline

    Jacqueline gave props (5 May 2009):

    What a wonderful angle... and the contrast between the cat and the sky is lovely.

  • Ævar B. Jak.

    Ævar B. Jak. gave props (6 May 2009):

    Wonderful shot, great sky in the background!! He seem to feel very good :-)

  • Loree McComb

    Loree McComb   gave props (13 May 2009):

    Hopefully in the end, whoever did that to this beautiful cat will have their balls blown off with a firecracker - shame on mankind

  • Katie Killary

    Katie Killary said (13 May 2009):

    I really like him!

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (14 May 2009):

    Made me laugh! Excellent shot Laura

  • Magalhães Maria De

    Magalhães Maria De gave props (15 May 2009):

    Great story and lucky BOLLY!!

  • molly .

    molly . gave props (16 May 2009):

    this is so awesome! i am glad Bolly is okay!

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (28 May 2009):

    Great capture!

  • Alya Al Dhaheri

    Alya Al Dhaheri gave props (13 Jun 2009):

    Aww! Lol cute expresssion and pose! Big hug for Bolly!

  • Bernadette Lester

    Bernadette Lester said (30 Jul 2009):

    Oh that poor thing!! What horrible, horrible people to do that to an innocent kitten!! I'm so glad he had someone on his side, to take him in and give him a loving home!! Good for you! Favorited ;)

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (6 Jan 2010):

    Awesome Shot

  • christa ward

    christa ward gave props (19 Apr 2010):


  • LancelotLink

    LancelotLink gave props (22 Apr 2010):

    God bless Bolly! Very nice - great shot!

  • Luke Everett

    Luke Everett gave props (22 Apr 2010):

    One of my favs in this theme!!! LOVE his eyes....

  • alain verlinde

    alain verlinde gave props (27 Oct 2010):


  • Riccardo Forte

    Riccardo Forte said (6 Feb 2011):

    Excellent image. Beautiful cat. What about tape a firecracker to the nose of the idiots?

  • Kimberly Meyers

    Kimberly Meyers gave props (17 Jan 2012):

    Great shot! You're an excellent photographer and wonderful human being for saving Bolly!

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant gave props (10 Jan 2014):


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