Daily Photo: Hamlet’s Window

Hamlet's window.
Hamlet’s window.

Hamlet has always loved this window, along with many other cats who did and didn’t spend time in the foster room. It’s the sunniest window in the house, and it has a great view: a tree birds love right outside the window, the deck roof where mourning doves nap, and then the back yard, the trees with squirrels, and the valley and sky beyond. I have easily a dozen photos of Hamlet at this window. Now that the foster room is open, for however long that lasts, Hamlet can enjoy it. Below is his profile, precious. I have a lot of photos of Hamlet’s profile too.

Hamlet's profile.
Hamlet’s profile.

From Facebook a little later, “We were outside three times in 20 minutes, and yes it was still wet and cold and there was still snow. Mother Nature is like a cat, Mimi, she does what she wants when she wants to, I told her. But somehow, it’s all my fault. ”

It's your fault.
It’s your fault.

And also, “Didn’t take long for her to learn this move.” Mariposa leans fast.

Mariposa learned this one.
Mariposa learned this one.

. . . . . . .

What other photos did I post on or around this date?


Second Breakfast, 2017
Sunshine and Mewsette guard the food.
Sunshine and Mewsette guard the food.

We’re sure this is for second and third breakfast. We’ll make sure it doesn’t escape.”

We got our Chewy order this morning. Tell me they don’t know what is under that cardboard box.

Great fun was had by absolutely everyone.

All four of today’s photos were shared on Instagram first.

Meanwhile, later…

“Giuseppe just lost this round of Mewsical Boxes, Jelly Bean is openly cheating.”

Playing Mewsical Boxes
Playing Mewsical Boxes

“It’s getting dark in here as everyone gathers for dinner.”

Seven black cats
Seven black cats

“Jelly Bean is short and stout and if he was one of the seven dwarves, he’d be Sleepy.”

Jelly Bean is napping until dinnertime.
Jelly Bean is napping until dinnertime.


Photos I’ve shared in past years

Basil and Bella and the Yellow Basket

“Good afternoon! We’re just sitting in our baskets waiting for the show to start!”

Basil & Bella & the basket.
Basil & Bella & the basket.

I shared these on Facebook and Instagram, and now that I have new functionality on my site I can actually embed my posts so you can see them here without going to Facebook! I’m excited about this. I’ve come to enjoy sharing spontaneous photos during the day and I also want to share them here, but it’s so time-consuming to download them from Facebook, save them all, copy and paste the text, and so I haven’t been doing them at all.

But how could you miss these photos?! I’ll be playing around with this feature now, and I’m not sure if I’ll embed the Facebook posts into my daily photo posts or if I’ll immediately share them here from Facebook. I’m so stuck on posting my daily items in order: daily feature, daily photo, daily sketch. But I think slipping in a photo here and there, even the morning ones from the back yard and the night time ones from my studio, would be okay.

I posted this on Saturday after these two just organized themselves into their respective baskets, and it was pretty popular!

Then today I decided to share a few more, and how it all ended up. The post above was a single photo, so I shared the whole post, but the ones below were a group of photos and when they were displayed as a group they were were smaller and cropped to fit into a gallery, so I did them individually. We’ll see how I work this out.

A few more from yesterday’s basket incident. I loved Basil and Bella’s expressions in this one, “Can’t you do something interesting instead of taking more pictures?” And how it all ended up, curled end to end in the yellow basket. Basil and Bella aren’t related, but Bella ended up in my foster room with Basil and they have been bonded from the moment they met. http://thecreativecat.net/daily-photo-buddies/#.VlHn-79ELNg

Just sitting in their baskets, minding their own business.

Basil & Bella & the basket.
Basil & Bella & the basket.

Looking at each other…

Looking at each other.
Looking at each other.

What did you say?

What did you say?
What did you say?



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Hamlet Profile
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Hamlet and his sister Ophelia were rather feral kittens, did not socialize to fosters, and were placed in a barn to live as feral cats. That didn’t suit them either, so they came to me. It took a while for them to find their socialized selves, and I am more than happy to have gotten to know them and help them to realize humans were nice things, and to be able to have them as my muses and models for a couple of years. Hamlet was meant to inhabit the magic yellow basket. I featured this photo on Black Cat Appreciation Day in 2016. Read more and purchase.


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