Star Trashes My Camera

Oh boy !! What a girl !!



HP Photosmart R727
HP Photosmart R727


What a kitten !! Star loves to play with an aluminium foil ball and the box. So I took them out on to the back balcony where there was good light, started to record the video and the camera strap was fair game for her to drag and tip over the camera. Sonic, the black cat, likes to keep an eye on what is going on.

I need to find a good video editor. I did have NCH Software as it was free for a while, but I am unsure whether to buy the package.

Any recommendations for a video editor ??


Update: A few hours later



With my thanks to Alastair ‘sΒ  comment I have downloaded Microsoft Windows Live Movie Maker with which I had fun producing the modified video. Thanks Alastair.



50 Comments on “Star Trashes My Camera

  1. Star had a good time with the ball and the camera. It seemed you had equally good time with Star too. I hope the camera is fine. Have a great week end to You, Star and Sonic.


    • Hi YC πŸ˜€ Yes. We all love to play and have fun. Star is so fast and is becoming a lovely house cat. I hope that you are also having a lovely weekend. Ralph xox


  2. It is so much fun playing with cats, I love it too. You both seemed to have enjoyed it thought, not just Star! She is so sweet! … and she did love the strap of the camera!


    • It’s great fun isn’t it ?? Star not only loves the camera strap but everything I have, including burying her head in the bowl when I am TRYING to eat my cereals for breakfast !! Do have a wonderful weekend Ute. Ralph xox


      • Ralph, it is nice to share πŸ™‚ …… even with a cat….. be careful they should not eat raisins…


      • Yes, it is nice. She is only after the milk and there are no raisins in Golden Grahams, so I leave a little milk for her at the bottom of the bowl which she is happy with. πŸ˜€


  3. What a sweet cat ” Star ” (love also the name), it makes me think of my cat Polli when we were used to play, beautiful time! πŸ™‚


    • Hello again Shiro (I hope I have your name right !!) πŸ˜€ Cats are a lot of fun and they give you a break by sleeping a lot. Your cat Polli must have been a lovely cat. Hugs. Ralph xox


      • My real name is SΓ©rach, but here in Italy they call me Shiro so that would be also fine. Yes we have had her for almost 18 years and I have wonderful memories of her! I wish you a nice weekend Ralph! πŸ™‚


      • Then I will call you Shiro (as I have an English keyboard πŸ˜€ ). 18 YEARS !! Wow, that was an old Polli !! I expect you really miss her. Ralph xox


  4. Hi Ralph! I want to send you my favorite quote from “The Language of Animals” by Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592) : β€œ[…] When I play with my cat, who knows whether I do not make her more sport than she makes me? We mutually divert one another with our play. If I have my hour to begin or to refuse, she also has hers.” πŸ™‚


    • What a beautiful quote. Thank you Wanda, appreciated πŸ˜€
      I hope you are having a lovely weekend. Ralph xox


    • Thanks Alastair. I’ll have a look at it and come back to this comment. Have a great weekend. Ralph πŸ˜€


  5. I always like reading about what your cats have been doing. Yes, try Windows. I have not used video but use Windows to do a dab of editing with my photos. I really like that it was already on my computer when it came from Costco.


    • Thanks Yvonne πŸ˜€ I have now downloaded Microsoft Windows Live Movie Maker, played with it and have added the new video to this post. It is SO easy to use !! Ralph xox


  6. I’m with Alastair on this one, Ralph – Windows Live Movie Maker is easy and fun.
    Star is adorable πŸ™‚ And what a good supervisor Sonic makes!
    Hugs to you all!


    • Hey Lyann, hi !! I am now with Alastair as well. Star is becoming a wonderful pet. So much fun !! Big hug back. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


      • Happiness and Fun all around!
        The children loved the video of Star playing with your camera πŸ˜€
        Time to go skating now – we’ll be thinking of you and looking forward to your next video πŸ™‚
        More Hugs,
        Starfish Family


      • I am so pleased that the children enjoyed Star’s antics …… and mine !! Have a lovely day on the ice. Ralph xox


    • Thanks my friend πŸ˜€ I love to watch the second modified version again and again as Star is such a character and having Sonic come in the background was a great bonus. Big hug. Ralph xox


    • What a wonderful comment. Thank you dear Nia πŸ˜€ You may have noticed that there is nothing on the balcony or the extension to the apartment for as soon as planning permission is granted the builders will be in the back of the house for a total rebuild. This is Spain so the permission could be granted tomorrow or in 5 year’s time. I hope tomorrow !! Love. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


    • There, there !! You can come out now Katie, all the scary music has gone.
      I had to cut a lot out: my stunt double wasn’t shown in this clip πŸ˜‰ Ralph xox


      • Both you and L’le Red are first on the list for an invite. That means you both have to be on your best behaviour during the show. Who would you like to sit next to in the back row ?? πŸ˜‰


      • Every event needs trouble makers for the press! We will try to be arrested before we get in. 8)


      • LOL. Can I make a movie of your escape from Alcatraz on L’le Red ? πŸ˜‰


  7. It looks like Star doesn’t like to be video taped. Cat’s are wonderful. Mine play with just about anything. I usually come home from work and end up playing with them for hours at a time. Even as I am writing this now they are trying to get my attention to play. Guess I have to go. Have a wonderful day!!!


    • Hey Frank, hi !! What a great comment about you and your cats. They are fun aren’t they ? But I am glad they sleep most of the day πŸ˜€ Have a great week. Ralph πŸ˜€


  8. Arrests Attempted at Premier Showing of Ralph’s First Cat Film

    Famous director, Ralph, introduces his newest Star in his just-released cat show, “The Big Fight.” Almost before the film started rolling police were alerted of disruptive action in the back row. Katie and L’le Red scratched police as they tried to remove them from the theatre. Viewers were fighting mad! Ralph refused to press charges as he had been in the back row when the incident took place. Police declined to arrest the famos director. Movie critics are accusing the reknown filmmaker of staging the disruption to increase publicity of “The Big Fight.” It must have worked because the 2,000+ viewers lined up outside the theatre for the next showing.


    • Oh dear ! You found me out MVBF Marsha πŸ˜€ It was all Star’s idea. I just played along with her ball of string and I will lay it out to you on a plate (I thought there was something fishy going on there). I am just an innocent dragged along by Star’s piece of string πŸ˜‰
      Have a lovely week. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  9. No fishing here. I was just reporting the facts as I observed them. It’s not every day that a big producer such as yourself stops back by to give me and my lowly column a comment. But I didn’t expect YOU, of all people, to blame these theatre disturbances on your Star performer! Surely not. He was not even present at the time of showing! At least not that I saw or heard, although I did feel something fuzzy brush lightly against my ankles at one point in the film. When I reached down to brush it away, it was gone. Maybe Star was the cause. ??? My apologies to you, Mr. Ralph C. Producer. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚


    • That “something fuzzy brush lightly against my ankles at one point in the film” was me. I dropped my popcorn and was picking it up πŸ˜‰


  10. Star just wants you to know where to keep the camera focused, on her!! she’s Ahhdorable, Ralph πŸ™‚


    • Star is becoming a bit of a Diva and may need reining in a bit. Thanks for visiting Roxie. Appreciated. Big hug. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


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