Daily Photo: Bella Considers Mariposa

Bella considers Mariposa.
Bella considers Mariposa.

Bella hasn’t had too many interactions with Mariposa. She tends to hang back and mind her own business where fosters are concerned, unless they need some stern looks. But the two of them were watching the same birds at the same window, and Mariposa just presumes that’s okay and continues to watch the birds. She is careful about approaching other cats, no doubt from her experiences in the feral colony at the abandoned house, but she is not at all shy and is ready to interact or play should the situation arise.

Above Bella considers Mariposa. It’s good for cats to think about such things as roommates and prepare themselves for every possible situation. Below, Bella looks elsewhere and thinks of other things.

Bella ignores Mariposa and thinks about something else.
Bella ignores Mariposa and thinks about something else.

And finally…she takes a sniff. Actually, I missed the moment when they sniffed each other. Mariposa went back to watching birds, but Bella was still curious.

Bella takes a sniff of Mariposa.
Bella takes a sniff of Mariposa.

What were they watching?

“Cold out here.”
Bright snow light, but very cold as this cardinal waited his turn to get back to the feeder.
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Cardinal
Cardinal

Photos from years past.

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Listening to the Box, 2018
Mewsette is listening to the box.Mewsette is listening to the box.
Mewsette is listening to the box.

Mewsette is quiet and intense, waiting for the box to move her intuition to what is inherently the box’s inner self and purpose in the moment.

Yeah, right, if you understood that you’ve been following me for a while and understand Mewsette’s genius as a cardboard interpretation artist and her installations of inspired creations. More below.

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What other photos have I shared on or around this date?

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Feline Cardboard Interpretation Artist at Work
Listening to the box's inner reflections.
Listening to the box’s inner reflections.

My Cardboard Interpretive Artist has been feeling creative lately, and has formulated a new cardboard interpretation from my pile of scrap for recycling. Mewsette has a better idea for recycling and reuse than packing it off to the recycling place—making art!

The artist in silhouette.
The artist in silhouette.

Mewsette has worked a while and stops to listen again. She is totally feeling groovy.

Feeling groovy.
Feeling groovy.

More work to be done. There’s a spot in the back.

Ah, need to get this littlespot back here.
Ah, need to get this littlespot back here.

More listening.

Mewsette listens to what the box is saying/
Mewsette listens to what the box is saying.

Ah, another idea.

A bite from the box.
A bite from the box.
Mewsette enjoys the box.
Mewsette enjoys the box.
I think she is pleased with her work.
I think she is pleased with her work.

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From Facebook and Instagram

Four on the Floor

I think they’re melting into each other at this point (this afternoon in the studio).

Four on the Floor
Four on the Floor

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Let’s Get Moving With That Breakfast, Lady
Hey lady!
Hey lady!

I posted these two photos on Facebook this morning. I was actually mixing a new batch of their raw food, and it took a little longer than I thought, but the light reflecting off the snow illuminated them so nicely! I did get breakfast done, in time. All enjoyed it, albeit later than expected.

Impatient.
Impatient.

 

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We’ll Have Some of What You’re Having, 2014
three black cats
“And by the way, where are the treats for us?”

“We’ll have some of what you’re having because we deserve it. We work hard around here, raising these kittens you’ve forced on us. Raising kittens is a lot of work, and as you can see, we are even losing weight. So hand over the lunch, lady.

“And you can also start giving us treats on a regular basis. We know you are giving them by the bag to those two derelicts in the bathroom. And yet you choose to neglect the cats who spend their lives with you. You are a disappointment as a human.”

Should I feel a little threatened with all those glowing eyes on me? And three black cats? I’m not sure, but I do know I calmly finished eating my lunch. I haven’t yet seen anyone complain about raising kittens, in fact they all look like they are having a great time. And they were all carrying around an extra pound, possibly even a little more, and all this running and playing—oops, ninja training—has really trimmed them nicely since last September. Yes, I have been using treats with Bert and Ernie—it’s amazing how a food bribe can change a reluctant kitty’s attitude about the value of humans in feline society.

Giuseppe, especially, looks awesome.

 

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Long Shadows, 2013
two black cats in sunlight black and white
Long shadows.

Light spills down between the cabinets from the back door and all those legs cast long shadows in an interesting composition as Giuseppe and Mr. Sunshine, enjoying his namesake, settle into the spot they’ve claimed.

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Mimi’s Long Shadow, 2013
black cat with long shadow
Mimi casts a long shadow.

From this morning when we had a little bit of sun and Mimi was giving me the business for letting it get cold outside. I told her I was impressed that such a little cat could cast such a long shadow. She was unimpressed and went back inside, leaving me unsupervised.

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Wordless Wednesday: Honeycrisp
two black cats in honeycrisp box
Mr. Sunshine and Jelly Bean are sweet as honey for sure.

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