Here’s some photos of my friend Patti and her most extraordinary calico cat, Canny.

Since I first saw the cat, I’d wanted to photograph it. Even so, my photos can’t quite do justice to that first impression.

I was gob struck. Her markings and coloration are like a cute 60’s hairdo; and the resemblance to a human female face is remarkable. I was sure she must be one of my Buddha emanations.

Patti invited me over for some of her famous sweet potato soup. It was delicious, a perfect celebration of the season. She even served it in a pumpkin! I took the opportunity to take these photos.

I like the photos I took of Patti, too. She has the classical beauty of a Renoir.