‘A Bit of Wiggle Room’ banner star.

I would like to introduce the ‘A Bit of Wiggle Room’ banner star (above). I met him (may be her) some time ago when I visited Historic Oak View County Park in Raleigh NC. I am not sure the park hires him to greet visitors or he just felt the place is his. I spotted him around first. He eventually came to greet me as a good host would. He even walked along with me when I was around at the park.  I felt warm welcome by this fellow.

I used a picture of him for the ‘A Bit of Wiggle Room’ banner from the beginning and have not changed since. It was a fond memory and I just like show few better pictures of him.

Historic Oak View Country Park Host

Here is the good look at the star of ‘A Bit of Wiggle Room’. He just posed nicely for me to take picture. He is a pure smoky cat (smoky color is one of my favorite color for cats). I hope you agree that he is quite handsome in this picture.

Historic Oak View County Park - Host walking along

You may recognize the picture above as it is the banner of the ‘A Bit of Wiggle Room’. This is a bit better version than the banner. Here he was walking along side me around in the barn house. That made me feel special 🙂

I think it is good to remember a long time friend once in a while. It is too bad that I did not get his name. Anyway, I hope you like the ‘A Bit of Wiggle Room’ banner star 🙂


63 thoughts on “‘A Bit of Wiggle Room’ banner star.

  1. wakasahs15th July 8, 2016 / 11:03 pm

    It is a long time friend you and him? I also think he’s handsome. And I think the brain is also excellent. Which photo is also great.

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    • YellowCable July 9, 2016 / 6:43 am

      Thank you Wakasahs15th san. I always like cats I ran into on the street or anywhere and consider them as friends 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  2. cindy knoke July 8, 2016 / 11:35 pm

    I love these gray cat breeds, despite being gorgeous, they are highly intelligent and social. There’s the Russian Blue and The British Shorthair. I would love to get a British Shorthair. You can google image search them to see them. They are beautiful!

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    • YellowCable July 9, 2016 / 6:41 am

      Thank you, Cindy for the information of the breed name of the cat. I think the cat is not quite ordinary like domestic tabby. It is one uniform color. The face is a little round too. I looked up the pictures of them. I think this one is British Shorthair. They must be expensive.


  3. Prior-2001 July 8, 2016 / 11:46 pm

    Well my art teacher side lot up when you said smoky gray is a fav of yours -it is just fun when folks have favs and this is such a unique color!
    It is also nice to get to know more about YC blog- and I do sort of remember the banner, but I use the reader so much lately and so I do not frequently see full sites. I get posts and comments…..
    Anyhow – that shadow photo is a pretty amazing capture – and I feel kind of cheesy saying this – but how tender and beautiful that someone connects with a cat like this – someone is in tune with this to even receive the welcome – pretty cool!
    I have a back story to someday share about my current blog name….. But the photo is a crop of am ordinary photo I took at the mall! I have come to live my banner – but that is about. It.
    Hope you have a nice week lend and now I do wonder the name……

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    • YellowCable July 9, 2016 / 6:37 am

      For some reason, I like this color for a cat. I do like other colors for cat too but not all of them. I am not sure I like white for a cat or it is the least 🙂

      I understand this correctly about not notice banner when just go right to read posts. I think it comes to notice is when you visit the main page and in particular visit the blog the very first time. I just looked at your blog banner page now too. I think it is nice. I like the reflection on the glass window in front of the purses. That is a cool pattern on the picture (without having to do that in the post processing). Oh yes, I believe the banner needs certain aspect ratio thus needs an odd cropping.

      I am glad you like the picture of the shadow picture of the cat. I am very attracted to cat when I see one around and dog too (but just a tad less). For the name, it simply means a bit of wiggle room to share my views of things that I experienced 🙂

      Thank you and please have a good weekend too!

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      • Prior-2001 July 10, 2016 / 8:30 pm

        thanks for the reply and I did go and see the banner of yours and recalled it correctly.
        Thanks for checking out my banner – I used to change my banner every season – but for some reason I have left this one since I started this blog last year. Just like it – and maybe I also do not see it a lot because I am never even on my own home page.

        have a great day YC

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  4. Cristina July 9, 2016 / 7:49 am

    So nice to know more about it. I thought it was your cat 🙂 Love the images 🙂

    Liked by 4 people

  5. Sabiscuit July 9, 2016 / 8:24 am

    An adorable, darling cutie. The perfect model. Love the photos. You, my dear, are a wonderful photographer. Looking forward to more of your work. xo

    Liked by 3 people

  6. anotherday2paradise July 9, 2016 / 9:08 am

    He’s really gorgeous and definitely deserves to be showcased. 🙂 I’m sure his name is either ‘Smokey’, or maybe ‘Bandit’. 😀

    Liked by 3 people

  7. Inger July 9, 2016 / 12:12 pm

    Great captures – the light is just perfect. And he is a beauty! 🙂

    Liked by 4 people

  8. inesephoto July 9, 2016 / 4:36 pm

    Wow it is amazing! I love your banner picture, all the shadows on it, but somehow I thought that it was the same handsome ginger kitty you have on your profile picture! Thank you for introducing the smoky star! You are lucky in the friends department 😉

    Liked by 2 people

    • YellowCable July 9, 2016 / 8:51 pm

      Thank you 🙂 The sun was on the other side that make the grey color looked a bit off. The ginger kitty I have on my profile was a cat around my neighbor. I believe his name is Kevin. His family moved a way few years now 😦

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    • YellowCable July 11, 2016 / 8:04 pm

      He seems to have a little attitude doesn’t he 🙂 Thank you.


  9. The Passion Dew July 11, 2016 / 12:02 pm

    He /she is very cute and indeed fantastic banner till now. Thank you YC for sharing your wonderful story, amazing photos!

    Liked by 3 people

  10. Charlotte Hoather July 11, 2016 / 3:48 pm

    Such a friendly gravatar and banner 😺the only pets I’ve owned are goldfish. Have a great week.

    Liked by 3 people

    • YellowCable July 11, 2016 / 8:02 pm

      I like your cat moji here 🙂 I used to own goldfish too but they never did last 😦 Please have a great week too!

      Liked by 1 person

  11. RMW July 12, 2016 / 12:10 pm

    Nice of him to pose for you!

    Liked by 2 people

  12. Otto von Münchow July 12, 2016 / 8:42 pm

    I have always enjoy your banner photo. Fun to see it in context and who he is and how you came to photograph him. He is indeed a beautiful cat.

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  13. Suzy Hazelwood July 13, 2016 / 3:56 pm

    What a handsome looking kitty!! 😀 And he obviously likes to pose – at least for you. You captured him well! I thought the cat picture you had in your header image was the same as your ginger cat profile picture. Never thought it might be another cat – it’s nice to meet him! You obviously like cats a lot? The little ginger cat profile, is that your own cat, or another delightful one you met on another trip? I’m guessing you’re not actually a little ginger cat with a blog?!! 😉 I think everyone should be a little cat profile on WordPress – imagine that – all those cat profiles on WordPress! 😀

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    • YellowCable July 13, 2016 / 8:57 pm

      I am glad you agreed he is handsome 🙂 Thank you. I do like cats a lot and could not help trying to meet one if see one. The ginger cat isn’t my cat. His name is Kevin, I believe. He is the cat round my neighborhood. His family moved away a few years ago. He always hung around out side. That is how I get to meet him and got a picture of him.

      Ha ha, I assure you that I am a genuine human… meow, meow 🙂

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      • Suzy Hazelwood July 14, 2016 / 3:35 pm

        Of course you’re a genuine human, otherwise you’d be an extraordinary cat who takes pictures…of other cats! 😀 Kevin? That’s…mm…unusual name for a cat. Meow, meow…haha….I think you might be right, good one!!! 😉

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  14. AmyRose🌹 July 13, 2016 / 4:27 pm

    Oh this is so sweet. Now I know from whence your banner cat came from. Loved this post, Yellow Cable. Spell check keeps putting space in your name. What can I say?

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  15. Dalo 2013 July 29, 2016 / 3:53 pm

    A star indeed ~ and it is great to get the nice backstory to “A Bit of Wiggle Room” as I tend to judge almost all cat photos (at least the ones I take) to this image of yours. It was a bit eye-opening for me to see her (I assume it was a her) as a smoky color, which is even more mysterious, as an interloper that managed to find its way into all of our hearts 🙂 Fits you and this blog very well. The portrait shot is as if she is waiting just for you and the shot. Cheers to a great day!

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    • YellowCable July 29, 2016 / 9:33 pm

      That makes me glad if she was just waiting for me and let me have a shot. Thank you.


  16. Saajida August 9, 2016 / 2:19 pm

    How nice to finally meet the face behind your banner! what a lovely companion on your visit 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  17. Bun Karyudo August 13, 2016 / 9:28 am

    It makes a wonderful banner picture. I love the dramatic contrast of light and shadow.


  18. ventisqueras September 20, 2016 / 10:50 am

    bene! il mio gatto certosino si chiama Ambrogio detto Gino, e assomiglia moltissimo a questo! i gatti sono amici favolosi, sornioni e intelligenti, molto, molto furbi…io li adoro!

    Liked by 1 person

    • YellowCable September 20, 2016 / 7:50 pm

      That is so good to hear you have a cat like this! I like this kind too 🙂 Thank you!

      Liked by 1 person

  19. prior.. December 5, 2016 / 5:53 am

    Hey YC – wanted to drop by and say hello my friend !
    Because you are not a mega poster – I had to come back to one of my favorite posts – and say hello of course !
    Have s nice day

    Liked by 1 person

    • YellowCable December 15, 2016 / 9:38 pm

      Thank you for stopping by and say hello. I am sorry that I did not reply any sooner. I was traveling and had limited internet access. Please have a wonderful day!

      Liked by 1 person

      • prior.. December 16, 2016 / 5:27 am

        well never worry about a delayed reply – and it is nice to miss folks sometimes – ya know? also _ I will be away from my blog until next week – need to get caught up on work projects – so I am glad we can schedule posts – ya know?
        well hope you have a nice week and hope your travels were great

        Liked by 1 person

        • YellowCable December 16, 2016 / 10:22 am

          🙂 Thank you and please do have a great weekend!


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