A Good Companion


A Cat Named Jazz

Jazz is my constant companion when I am home. She follows me from room to room, races with me as I go up or down the stairs, and sleeps at the foot of my bed. Several times each day, especially in the evening when I sit down to use the computer, she climbs into my lap and pats my cheek with her paw until I give her a little attention.

I like this portrait of her, with the natural light from a north window providing a gentle sidelight, and the black background letting her emerge from the darkness.  She looks a bit mysterious. And she is!

About Bo Mackison

I'm a photographer, book-artist, traveler, naturalist, and creator of the Contemplative Creatives Journey, An Online Workshop and Community and Desert Wisdom Cards and Workshops. Though often not well known, I find the desert a welcoming place - a healing space. Its mysteries and gifts transformed me several years ago. Since that first encounter, I return again and again to fill my well in what most people think of as a desolate region. I'd love to share my desert discoveries and wisdom with you. Please subscribe to receive my five part mini email course The Gifts of the Desert. It's my gift to you.


  1. robertmillerphotography says:

    An excellent photograph, love the light and darkness and the highlights on the eye. Jazz is an excellent poser, and thanks for sharing.

  2. Joanna Young says:

    Oh she is lovely. Thanks for telling us about her 🙂

  3. Beautiful capture and perspective of lovely Jazz. This is a great cat portrait. 🙂

  4. Great photo!
    currently catless pat…

  5. Jazz. I’m officially adopting Jazz as one of my many web cats since I cannot have a real cat, thanks to Baylee. Jazz is gorgeous.

  6. What a beauty! I’m still grieving for ours whom we lost just before Christmas.

  7. suehenryphotography says:

    Ah….reminds me of our “Zack in the Black” from years gone by. Great portrait.

  8. Fantastic portrait, Bo. Jazz is gorgeous.

  9. She’s got the most gorgeous eyes!! Wonderful portrait of your constant companion.

  10. ..and you captured her mystery, perfectly! She is beautiful!

    Thanks for sharing your world. 🙂

  11. She is a beauty. I have one that does the same thing. In fact she is next to me now crying at me to pick her up.

  12. mesmerizing

  13. OMG, I love this one. Fantastic capture.

  14. A very mysterious lady. Nice shot.

  15. I like her name…how precious. Our cats both went missing back at the beginning of this year. Both were solid black…I miss them so much. Thanks for sharing this mysterious but sweet photo.

  16. Hey Bo, I love the picture of Jazz. She is beautiful and so is the photo

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