Daily Photo: A Sunday Nap

two black cats sleeping
The boys have a nice nap all Sunday afternoon.

Giuseppe and Bean spread themselves on the top of the wardrobe where a cool, if damp, breeze came in the window. They practiced holding postures for longer and longer periods, only turning about four times all day. It was a good Sunday nap.

They are filtered just a little in Photoshop with “poster edges”, one good way I’ve found to make the edges of black cats more distinct!


We are part of Athena’s Caturday Art Hop.

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What other photos did I feature around this date?

Exercise Biker Chicks, 2013
two black cats on exercise bicycle
Exercise Biker Chicks

Don’t mess with them! They dress in black and they are baaad girls. Look at those expressions!

Also, don’t mind the chaos in my basement. It’s been flooding a bit when it rains the past year so everything is everywhere, and the floor paint is peeling. But we really enjoy our mornings down there nonetheless, me doing laundry, we chicks riding our bike and everyone watching out the door into the back yard. When it’s too cold to open, I attach a shelf to the inside of the door, right below the window so they can still watch outside, and I put a bird feeder where we can all watch it.

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Warm Sunny Concrete, 2013
black cat on concrete

Mewsette enjoys the warm scratchiness of sun-drenched concrete, having a really good all-over roll. She really, really wants to be an outdoor girl, even before her Mama Mimi began joining me. Three years ago she would come to the door and cry and cry, so I would open it wide and she would run back into the basement. We have progressed from that to where I can actually close the door behind her and she explores beyond this block of concrete. She will now graduate to her own collar, and possibly a leash and harness as well.

After a really good roll, she got up and rubbed herself all over my rusty old rocker, rubbed herself really well, almost doing a somersault in the process!

black cat rubbing on rocker
Have to rub all of myself on this chair.

She has no interest in any other door, only the basement door. She was bolder here than usual, possibly because Mimi was out there to keep her company, and Mimi wasn’t running off into the corners of the yard as usual, but showed Mewsette just a few really neat things as the girls spent some time together. Then Mewsette had to return to the comfort of the concrete pad…aaahhhhhh.

black cat on concrete
Even better the second time around.

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Today’s Selection, 2013
three black cats on cabinet
Today’s selection of kitchen cats.

I do have cat beds in the house, but they generally prefer places like the kitchen cabinet and table. I know they want to be able to see all the action so they prefer to be in the center of the room on top of something. I have not yet broken down and put a cat bed on my kitchen table. However, if I did, for sure they would find some other place to sleep.

Mimi, on the left with the green collar, loves to curl up with her big soft children and Mewsette, on the right, likes to look out the door. Giuseppe, in the middle, well, I think he needs to learn how to relax, I think I see some stress in his tail.

And I thought the kitchen was for, like, food preparation.

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Morning Reflections, 2012
black cat face sleeping
Bean in morning contemplation.

Just a little sweetness at my desk in the morning, Bean sleeping pressed up against his sister, the sunlight reflected up onto his face, a perfect little triangle.

Don’t know where that little white hair in his forehead came from, I keep trying to brush it away!

Browse some rescued cats and kittens!


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4 thoughts on “Daily Photo: A Sunday Nap

  • August 31, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    I also like what you did with the picture of the boys napping..love seeing Mewsette enjoy the outdoors..and about that food prep..I think it depends on whose food you are preparing..lol..what can I say about a sweet Jelly Bean face..awww..

  • August 31, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    I really like the Sunday nap! The effect is pawsome 😉
    I like the other pics as well especially Mewsette on the concrete and rubbing on the rocker.
    her face and expression in the first rolling pic remind me so much of my Tillie. The round body and slightly wild eyes 😉
    The pics made me smile, thanks.

    • August 31, 2014 at 9:59 pm

      Mewsette has always made me think of Tillie, especially those wild eyes.


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