Daily Photo: Because I Moved the Basket and Everyone Had to Get Into It

Maximum three cats.
Maximum three cats.

Because we only have one basket, and I moved it onto the desk to get to something else, and suddenly it was prize territory. In about three seconds Jelly Bean was in it and curled napping as if he’d been there all day, then Mimi hurried over because she needs to be in every container of any sort immediately. Just barely settled, Mr. Sunshine decided he would have his space too, and got himself in there behind Mimi, who is looking rather annoyed at being squished between her two sons. Perhaps she should have had smaller sons. Mr. Sunshine is looking patient, because he knows he will wait this one out and eventually have the basket all to himself. That’s the way it happens.

From Instagram

Everyone enjoys a sunny morning in her own way. Mariposa, Bella, Mewsette.

Not just that they are enjoying themselves, but that they are rescued, safe, healthy and happy indoors on a beautiful spring morning.

Girls in the sun.

Cat friends are sweet. Minutes later they were in a high speed chase around the house.

Both Hamlet and Mariposa integrated with the household without any issues, each loves other cats and respects their elders, and though they are about two years apart in age they have similar active purrsonalities and have grown into best friends. Maybe playing well with others is one of the lessons learned growing up in a feral colony.

Hamlet and Mariposa

How did tiny Mimi give birth to these four medium to large cats?

Mimi and her children


Photos shared in past years

Farm Field Trip, 2017

I’m sweet.

This is Flounder, and he’ll be your tour guide for your visit to the farm. Of course, I couldn’t visit a place full of animals and landscapes without a few gigabytes of photos. I mentioned him in my last visit, and here is his story: Birgitta opened the basement door one winter morning and he hopped in, his legs all stuck together with burrs in his long hair. He never left.

Below, along with Bella the golden retriever mix, he makes sure the farm is running smoothly. I tried so hard to get a photo of the two of them together but they never stopped moving and this was the best I could do.

Flounder and Bella

Flounder marked each of the steps before I walked up them.

Flounder marking his place.

And yes, he’s very friendly! It was not quite “Hug Your Cat Day”, but he thought it was.

Me with Flounder

Here are a few of the other farm animals, the chickens and goats. I have a lot of photos of chickens but I’ll just include these.

Nobody here but us chickens.

The Amish neighbors, who didn’t mind having their photos taken.

And the property and neighbors’ houses.

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4 thoughts on “Daily Photo: Because I Moved the Basket and Everyone Had to Get Into It

  • June 13, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    Fortunately, Mimi’s kittens came out small, not full-grown…OUCH!
    The three in the basket image is simply priceless! Look at the purrsonality of each!

    • June 13, 2019 at 3:40 pm

      Vicky, they actually were kind of unusually small, and it terrified me because of Lucy and FIP. She wsas very small and that was about the only thing that might have been a symptom. But as we see, they all caught up with the sizes of their fathers, I presume.

      Don’t tell them, but I set out baskets and boxes like that when I need for them to move somewhere, like off my worktable in the studio. I’m an expert cat trapper! They don’t know that.

  • June 13, 2019 at 3:00 pm


    N flounder; we troo lee lovez yur name dood….honest ta cod


    tuna & mackerull =^..^=

    • June 13, 2019 at 3:42 pm

      We thinks you needs a Flounder in your cat house!


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