Every year you can expect to see calendars for sale depicting cats. However, Daniel McPartlan, a photographer, professional cat sitter, and frequent Berkeleyside tipster, has made a 2017 calendar called Berkeley Cats highlighting some of the creatures that slink through the city. Not only are there 12 photos of a wide array of cats in the $15 calendar, there are brief, amusing descriptions of the cats’ personalities, the neighborhoods in which they roam, and what they did in a previous life.
“I could have made just another cat calendar: nice, cutesy photos, but very little depth and meaning,” McPartlan wrote in an email. “But I wanted to create something that is different and shines the spotlight on the cats that reside in this renowned city. We can’t have their learned and politically active servants getting all of the fame and attention :).”