Daily Photo: Find Bella in This Picture

Find Bella in this picture.
Find Bella in this picture.

Can you find Bella in the photo above? She’s impurrsonating a handmade cat to fit into the shop display in my office. If you’re not entirely familiar with my cats, I’ll tell you right off that the big black kitty on the left is Giuseppe, who thinks he’s the subject of this photo shoot.

Purrhaps the photo below will help.

Does this help find Bella?
Does this help find Bella?

That should make it a little bit easier, and possibly you’ve found her already.

If not, you can’t miss her, below…

There's Bella!
There’s Bella!

Isn’t she darling? Not bad for a formerly feral kitty who wasn’t so sure about people. She loves attention and is quite the model now!

I knew when I set up this display that my cats’ reaction would determine whether or not it remained in place. I set up the shelves first and everyone slept in them. After they got tired of that I started adding larger items in the display first, then filled in with smaller things, including the jewelry display. Bella was quietly very excited and inhabited the area for about two weeks off and on as in her photos in the last two weeks’ Marketplace posts where she is posing with the Bella! bags behind her, and of her modeling, sort of, the handmade cards and notebooks.

Yes, I held my breath as she wove herself in and out of the area around the jewelry display and gave it a little more support at the top so it can’t tip forward. She loves it back there, and she visits the display at least once each day. I’ll have more photos of her in there as well.

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Photos I’ve shared on or around this date

Total Relaxation, 2016
Pretty relaxed, there.
Pretty relaxed, there.

I’d say they’re pretty relaxed. Hamlet sleeps in the basket in every position of blissful abandon; here you see his toes at one end like today’s Wordless Wednesday, photographed at the same time, and one front paw stretched as far as it will go at the other end of the basket. Then Ophelia with all her fluff sleeping with her head upside down looks like a stuffed toy. She never gets on the basket and I’m kind of glad because I’d probably faint from her cuteness if she did.

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Fitness Monitors

No, you still have 10 minutes to go.
My fitness monitors observing my morning ride on my exercise bicycle in the basement.

No, you still have 10 minutes to go.
No, you still have 10 minutes to go.

 

Ophelia is today’s studio supervisor. She looks unhappy, but it’s just that she couldn’t catch the stink bug.

Ophelia is today's studio supervisor.
Ophelia is today’s studio supervisor.

This pretty green-eyed housepanther will never have to worry about kittens again–after at least a half dozen attempts by some of our best cat trappers and at least four litters of kittens, her caretaker finally managed to trick her into the trap.

Finally in a trap.
Finally in a trap.

Pregnant with her fifth litter, totally trap-wise and eluded four of our best. She was finally tricked into being trapped, and she’ll never have to worry about kittens again.

Pretty green-eyed housepanther.
Pretty green-eyed housepanther.

Ophelia and Basil keep watch over the kitty in the trap on the front porch. Something about this whole trap setup feels familiar to each of them.

Ophelia and Basil keep watch over the kitty in the trap on the front porch.
Ophelia and Basil keep watch over the kitty in the trap on the front porch.

 

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Photos I’ve shared on or around this date

Daily Photo: Smokie Meets the Ninjas! 2014

Remember that Basil’s name was Smokie when he first came here.

Wasn't that a party?!
Wasn’t that a party?!

These are actually from Saturday, September 13 with a little bit from Thursday, September 11 thrown in, but–if you couldn’t tell–I’ve been a little pressed for time lately and also having issues with Smartphone photos and syncing and all sorts of annoying technical stuff and haven’t been able to download and edit photos in a timely fashion. I finally dug through them all and pulled the best ones.

I let Smokie out of his room for the first time on Thursday evening, and just wanted to let him explore on his own without any of the ninjas present so he could get his bearings. The last thing I’d want is for Smokie to revert back to being fearful so I want to be as careful as possible, gave him a pat down with his Trauma Free flower essence and let him go. But Giuseppe has been curious about the little guy from the beginning and hopped over the baby gate at the top of the stairs. Giuseppe was gentle and curious as Smokie went from cautious to stretching his wings and racing through both rooms. Giuseppe followed and stationed himself where Smokie had to run past and there were no swats or hisses, and there were nose taps and even a forehead lick. Here are the photos from when the two met.

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Then the next chance I had was Saturday morning for a longer session, and this time Giuseppe and Bean were there, then Sunshine and Mewsette joined very shortly after, and even Mimi came up. I followed through with my plan to hand out catnip toys to everyone, and to hand out treats as appropriate to make it a happy time for everyone. It all went very well for nearly an hour as Smokie ran and ran and played with my apron while adults enjoyed catnip, Giuseppe and Bean played with the kid, Sunshine hissed, Mewsette watched, and Mimi rolled her eyes. In the end everyone was exhausted and kind of fell asleep where they were. Sorry for the lack of captions—but enjoy the photos!

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One thought on “Daily Photo: Find Bella in This Picture

  • September 29, 2018 at 5:58 pm
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    Our first guess was the black object on the top of the shelf to the right.
    Giuseppe was too obvious, se we looked harder and found Bella 🙂
    What a pawsome hiding spot too 😉
    We always love all the extra pictures too!
    Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

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