Willie the Celebrity Cat, Now Appearing in a Magazine Near You

by DaniGirl on November 25, 2012 · 2 comments

in Mothership Photography, My 15 minutes

As if he weren’t insufferable enough, the ginger menace is now appearing in this month’s issue of Good Housekeeping magazine. Look!


Here’s the original, from my own Christmas Story last year:

A Christmas Story (4 of 4)

Fun, eh? But the way I found out about Willie’s appearance (via Getty Images) makes the story that much better. I received this e-mail on the weekend:

Hi Dani!

Just wanted to let you know how much fun it was to open the December 2012
issue of Good Housekeeping magazine and find your Willie (albeit in reverse)
on page 35!

Last year’s Willie-and-the-Christmas-tree sequence is one of my all-time
favourites of your photo stories.

I’ve been reading your blog since 2007… until this moment as a lurker!
Someday I will tell you the story of how I found ‘Postcards from the
Mothership’, and why I love to visit regularly, even though I may not match
your usual reader profile.

Sincere good wishes,

B.W. in Saskatoon, SK

Is that not the best? I smile every time I re-read it. I don’t know what I find more delightful, the fact that Willie’s picture (ahem, MY picture!) got licensed in a national magazine, or the serendipitous and incredibly heartwarming way I found out about it.

It restores my faith in the Interwebs, it does!

And hey, speaking of my photos, I completely forgot to tell you about this one, too! This came out while we were on vacation – my photo of the lover’s locks on the Corktown Bridge ran in Winter edition of Ottawa Magazine. Fun, eh? That one wasn’t licensed through Getty but sold directly to the publisher.

Sale to Ottawa Magazine

Here’s the original:

Lovers' locks on the Corktown Bridge

And look, I even got name credit!! All this plus a great family photo shoot — I wish all weekends could be this much fun!

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1 Amy @ Muddy Boots November 25, 2012 at 9:28 pm

You’re on fire! Congrats!

2 Sara November 25, 2012 at 9:52 pm

So awesome!! Congratulations Dani

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