Love in Black and White

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“My sweet Dusty (white) and Pistol Pete (black). They turned 4 years old this March! And for anyone else who’s wondering, it wasn’t staged or fake. They actually sit like this often, but I waited for their tails to stop wagging (since they weren’t completely asleep yet) and got lucky with this photo! I had about 30 outtakes before I got this one!” – Amy O’Neil

Thanks guys for your suggestions about creating greeting cards with this picture, so here is the link.

Photo courtesy of ©Amy O’Neil

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56 Responses to “Love in Black and White”

  1. Brian says:

    OMC that is beautiful…greating card material fur sure!

    • anon says:

      ouch… greeting card status? that's a little harsh… a frame maybe, but in a dollar store? I'd like to think not…

  2. Absolutely beautiful! they are making a heart with their tails! Love it!

  3. JenP says:

    That is so beautiful!!

  4. Christine says:

    That is so cute! I agree with Brian, that would be a cool greeting card. Maybe Amy can sell cards on CafePress…I know I'd buy them!

  5. Kimberly says:

    This is so cute! I love it!

  6. Dee says:

    Too cute!!! Love it…

  7. Darla says:

    This is such a beautiful picture! Brings back memories of when I used to have a black and a white cat that truly loved each other. Their names were Ebony and Ivory. Ebony lived to be 19 years old and died first and Ivory grieved herself to death some weeks later. This picture looks so much like them.

  8. beth says:

    That is toooo cute! I agree about the greeting card. You could sell this!

  9. heidi says:

    aahhwww…!!!!! A picture perfect!

  10. Dawn says:

    this is awesome!

  11. Elena says:


  12. Karen says:

    Great names- reminds me of a great Smashing Pumpkins song on the Ava Adore album.

  13. Amy says:

    What an honor! Thank you for featuring my picture!

    @Karen- you are correct! They are actually named after that song- since the Smashing Pumpkins are my favorite album! Someone finally noticed! :)

  14. Kathleen says:

    SO PRECIOUS! My goodness cats are amazing.

  15. janiejones says:

    What little sweeties.

  16. Estelle says:

    What a stunning photograph Amy! And what perseverance in waiting for the right moment to "snap" them together .. as well as the many OTHER shots you took before you got it right.

    I love it, and will be SURE to share it with the many cat lovers I know!

    Best wishes, and continue enjoying your beautiful cats! =^.^= =^.^=

  17. Love, love, love that photo!

  18. Liezl says:

    So cute. Their tails are intertwined into heart shape. Love is really there!

  19. "The Boys" says:

    What a fantastic shot! It's perfect. Tails and all.

  20. ThatGuyAcrossTheStre says:

    Man that is so cute.

    Now, to find my cat, and give him some attention.

  21. Michelle says:

    That's so beautiful! You should use this to make greeting cards: birthday love, Valentines, wedding, Christmas… I'd buy them all!

  22. Pam says:

    What a beautiful picture. Makes me want to get another cat for Shadow (my cat).

  23. Very sweet. Makes me want to get another cat for Shadow.

  24. Fin says:

    That is the sweetest pic ever!!

  25. Rahel says:

    Kitty yin and yang!

  26. Petie says:

    What an awesome photo! It was definitely worth all of the tries!

    Thank you so much for sharing it with us :)

  27. Rachel says:


  28. Sarah says:

    So cute, and such a perfectly timed photo.

  29. Sandra says:


    SO SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  30. Tracey says:

    How many takes did that actually take? I know you had to be very patient to get that one! That's wonderful!

  31. Lauren says:

    I posted this in a story on So sweet.

  32. Jen says:

    awesome pic!

  33. mc_$NAKe says:

    Pistol Pete :D So cute they love each other :)

  34. Anonymous says:

    so lovely…^W^

  35. Julie says:

    What an amzingly beautiful photo-it captures the true, loving nature of our feline babies. Stunningly captured-well done :o)

  36. jade says:

    they are all so beautiful

  37. Joanne says:

    I love it…. their tails together make a heart!!

  38. Amy says:

    Gotta love cats! I really like the story that Darla told about her black and white kitties. Beautiful!

  39. Elizabeth says:

    It would also make a really nice puzzle or poster! Has it been entered in any contests?

  40. Linda says:

    How sweet! I had Boo and Bunny who were frenemies. Bunny was in our home first and Boo came later. Not friends! But when Bunny died at 19, Boo went into mourning. I have a shot with them on their hind legs sorta hugging each other as they grappled together. Love the black and white furbabies!

  41. Linda M says:

    What a beautiful picture!!

  42. Rouve says:

    Now that is one of the most beautiful photos I have seen in a long time!

    I am so looking for a disabled cat to care for(I live in a small space)… Anyone knows where I can find one in London?

  43. Thamar says:

    I know it's different, but the first seconds I saw it I had to think of the Yin & Yang sign, too.

  44. molly says:

    wow!That is so beautiful. I adore them both and their cute names too. =^'o'^= "meow"


  45. Kacee says:

    I am so glad they are buds and that is one great shot!

  46. Lexie says:

    Wow, this picture is absolutely perfect!

  47. Michelle says:

    I love, LOVE this image! I've seen it before on Tumblr, so it is nice to hear the original story behind it. I have a black cat and a cream cat and they sit together too. It's very cute when they do! :)

  48. Mimi says:

    So cute!!!!!!!!!!!111

  49. Angela says:

    This picture is adorable! Definitely perfect for a greeting card.

  50. Autumn says:

    Omg so000000 cute!!!!!!

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