We took in a 10-year-old female cat named "Mika" (pronounced MEE-ka) a couple of weeks ago. She is very ill, but we will make her remaining days -- however many or few that may be -- as comfortable as possible.
For the first week or so she stayed and slept in her own bed. But as she gained some strength back she's ventured out of her bed, exploring our rooms and hallways, and jumping on and off sofas and beds. Already she has claimed our daughter's bed as her own.
We take her outside to soak in the late winter sun:
I used our Nikon 105mm f/2.8 VR macro lens for the preceding photo and for the next two. It's a lens we seldom use -- which is a shame. It's super-sharp but hefty, and a bit fat. I'd like to start using it more often for portraits. All of these pictures are center-weighted, using aperture-priority mode.