You could learn some dance moves from this cat with cerebellar hypoplasia


Ralphee the kitten and Max the cattle dog are an odd couple who seem besotted with each other’s company after they were introduced following Ralphee’s rescue from a barn at a horse stable.

Ralphee’s condition is a neurological disorder known as feline cerebellar hypoplasia. A kitten is born with “CH” when their cerebellum, the part of the brain that controls fine motor skills and coordination, is underdeveloped at birth.

These cats are known for their “drunken sailor” walk, which is why they’re known endearingly as “wobbly cats.”

Unless a CH cat has other health issues, their life expectancy is the same as a cat’s without CH. Since the condition is non-progressive, it will never get worse — and in some cases, owners say that their cats become more capable over time.

Ever since Ralphee was brought home, Max is never far away. He appears to be forever curious and watches over Ralphee wherever she goes. Ralphee is growing more mischievous by the day and loves to see what Max is doing as well. She will often get excited when he is nearby and leap in the air before playfully charging in his direction.

Despite her condition, Ralphee is a happy cat who, like most kittens loves affection and causing all sorts of trouble wherever she goes.

Via TYWKIWDBI Wobbly cat

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I don’t do this often … how about a before and after photo


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There are a lot of times when I would love to do a before and after, but I don’t. I think I would be mortified if someone was offended.

But I was looking at this photo I did of the above artist and I thought, “Why not show a before and after of my skin work?”

Mind you, not one photo goes out from my computer without a retouch. A person can have the best skin and best makeup, and I there will still be blemishes and things to remove.

My skin technique is a mixture of different styles that I’ve learned over the years, but mainly I use a method in which I airbrush very lightly with a 100% opacity and a 1% flow. Of course I remove blemishes with a tool called the healing brush, too.

I eliminate blemishes, but retain pores with this method.

Every photographer has different methods of working with their images. I’m pleased with the way mine works right now, but I’m always looking for ways to speed up my workflow.