Django loves Juno. But does Juno love Django? (Don’t miss the cat-fight in slo-mo!)

Django just wants to hug Juno. He even snuck a kiss this morning! But watch what happens next…

Black cat Juno is a clever eight-year-old cat, thoughtful and generally gentle and very cool (but sometimes a little nervous). She has lived with us for a year and a half.

Django is a two-year-old ginger cat whom we adopted from the RSPCA a couple of months ago. As they described him to us, he’s a “total smooch”, who kisses and hugs and licks everyone and everything.

Django adores Juno and makes the most incredible sound when she’s in the room, or occasionally when he’s just thinking about her and wondering where she is. They’re impossible to describe, but I’ll try and get a good recording of them and post it here soon.

However, Juno hisses and whacks Django if he comes within about a foot and a half (45 cm) of her.

Still, though, she misses him when he’s not around and she seeks him out as often as she tries to get away from him. But she likes to keep her distance.

Django is the most playful adult cat we’ve ever met. He still behaves like a kitten, climbing and running and play-fighting and generally being hyperactive, until the afternoon, when he sleeps on the couch for a few hours. He tries to get as close to Juno as he can and we’re pretty sure he just wants to hug and kiss her like crazy. He’s irrepressible and will gradually edge up, to her, almost imperceptibly in small degrees. He might roll over or stretch every now and then, just casually, but every time getting an inch closer to her. And, in between, he’ll just sit and gaze upon her adoringly. She looks the other way, or else gives him THAT look, which says, “I see what you’re doing.”

Eventually he might lose control of his emotions and just go for her, sometimes with his special sound, his “name” for her, which is usually cut short by what happens next… as seen in this video, first at normal speed and then in slow motion.
All music by DC Cardwell
Film shot and edited by DC Cardwell

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Django spends all day chasing Juno without success and then…

Django spends all day chasing Juno without success and then at night he has to make do with this other black cat.
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Django spends all day chasing Juno without success and then at night he has to make do with this black cat instead.

All is ready for our live webcasts!

All is ready for our live #webcasts! One in 6 hrs time, the other in 22. http://bit.ly/dcwebcast1 for details! Thanks to #NuMuBu for hosting! Not sure if #JunoTheCat will be taking part but she's minding the gear for now, as you can see.
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All is ready for our live webcasts! One in 6 hrs time, the other in 22. (17/18 April 2014)

This is our Mugen and Takamine acoustic guitars with our black Fender Telecaster in the middle. Not sure if Juno (our black cat) will be taking part [edit: she did!] but she's minding the gear for now, as you can see.

Thanks to NuMuBu for hosting!

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Sometimes, with a little trick iPhoneography, viz. VSCOcam, Juno isn’t so unphotographable after all.

Sometimes, with a little trick #iPhoneography, viz. #VSCOcam, Juno isn't so unphotographable after all.
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It’s so HARD to photograph a black cat! In contrast to orange Django, who’s infinitely photogenic, I’ve only rarely been able to get a good shot of Juno. This one actually looks weirdly grainy and not that great on the big screen, but on the iPhone I was quite pleased with it.