Look at all those eyes that are flat on the top! Those are kitty mad faces for sure. I’m not sure if Bean, Sunshine and Mewsette look unhappy because they want their dinner and I’m not getting it together for them, or if they don’t welcome the prospect of listening to Giuseppe sing, especially at close range.
It’s Saturday and the human doesn’t do things as she usually does. Cats could starve in conditions like this. Parts of the house are all moved around and some of them smell funny. It’s the next best thing to abuse and neglect, doing that to their house.
And then she takes a picture instead of feeding them.
And then she makes fun of them and puts them on the interwebs.
Just wait, human. Giuseppe is going to sing all night long.
But now their bellies are full and they are purring and sleeping and all is forgotten. I got my way, and they got theirs.
Mimi was in front of the kitchen furnace vent keeping cozy, letting the kids do the persuasion for this event.
Other daily photos shared on this date
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Not a good place for a proposed wrestling match, Mr. Sunshine.
Jelly Bean hopped up here first and went exploring. It’s the highest spot on the first floor, and it’s also quite warm since the vent from the furnace to the second floor runs up that wall near the corner of the room, and my first-floor ceilings were long ago lowered nearly two feet. I’m not sure why they don’t spend more time up there really—all of them have demonstrated they can get up there with a short leap from the dresser/cat library, such as Jelly Bean the other day…
But lately Jelly Bean has been up there at least once each day, visiting ceiling cat, as I’m sure there is one up there.
Mr. Sunshine followed him up, and sits in the only convenient spot for exiting the realm of the upperworld, his tail curled in anticipation and his eyes set on adventure.
But after a little nose tap they decided to join forces and look down on me. I think Bean likes the look out the door better.
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This is the original photo I used as the foundation image for my Valentine, “Heart Cats” and one of the very first series of “Compositions in Black and Green” photos. Everything has a start somewhere, and this is where several inspirations began.
After all five black cats plus Namir and Cookie made a real mess of the bathroom, pulling down all the towels, the bath mat and anything else not attached and too high to reach, Mewsette and Mr. Sunshine cuddle on the pile of stuff. I just had a single bulb in the ceiling at the time, and I had all the fixtures in place but I’m not even sure the door was in place yet, much less all the towel bars or anything. The light was not good but as I walked past the doorway and saw these two hugging each other I snapped a quick image just to capture it, not caring how it came out, then squatted down to capture a few more. The lighting was still poor enough that all the photos were grainy. Their pose was so dear, and I was afraid I’d never see them do this again! Little did I know…
But I pulled the image out a little later and both posterized and applied a “poster edges” filter to it…
Then decided to work out a more dramatic image…
Happy Valentines Day a little early!
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