Daily Photo: Happily Napping

Ophelia naps.
Ophelia naps.

And then she napped happily ever after.

But before that…

Some little kitty supervisor tells me it’s time to take a belly-rub break. Excuse me while I take her up on her suggestion.

Ophelia thinks belly rubs are necessary at this point.
Ophelia thinks belly rubs are necessary at this point.

Ophelia enjoyed spending the afternoon as my studio supervisor, though she took the task rather lightly. She is young. She will learn. Both photos were originally shared on Facebook on December 23.

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

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Today’s Array, 2014

seven black cats
Giuseppe sings for dinner as everyone comes together.

Giuseppe is singing for his dinner as six of the seven house panthers gather in the kitchen. The most difficult thing about capturing photos of them all together is: 1) most of them are moving; 2) any of my cameras have a difficult time focusing when all they see is black, and manual focus when I’m trying to keep them together is an equal challenge; and 3) someone always jumps down before it’s all together. No matter what kind of auto focus and shoot I have, all that black fur just confuses my cameras! But I still get some interesting gatherings.

Below, all seven are in the photo, taken just seconds prior to the one above, though all you can see of Smokie is his tail, and it’s all crooked because someone is beginning to jump down…

seven black cats
All seven cats gathered for dinner!

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Feline Still Life with Yellow, 2013
two black cats interior
Feline Still Life

Mewsette and Jelly Bean enjoy the morning sun.

They have such a talent for composition.

I’m just glad I didn’t fall backward down the stairs trying to get the best angle.

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Evening Falls, 2014
black cat silhouette at window
Mimi is contemplative in the early evening.

Mimi strikes a contemplative pose before the early sunset of the first full day of winter. We had a very sunny day and by sunset everyone was exhausted from watching birds and squirrels, chasing sunbeams and little rainbows, and each other.

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

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Anticipating Treats, a Little Tussle in the Kitchen, 2013
five black cats
The Five anticipating some sort of treats.

Well, they are darned cute and I was thinking they all deserved something special for having a wonderful day together, but they must have read my mind and all started coming at me…! But we sorted things out—it was just Giuseppe and all the rest coming to give me a hug. Guess I learned my lesson—watch the brief video below to see how it all turned out! Happy Sunday!

Click here to watch it on YouTube.

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That Does It! 2011
sepia photo of two black cats fighting
That does it!

“That does it! That’s the last time you call me Fatso!”

“Fatso!”

“Shut up!”

“Fatso!”

“I’m gonna kill you!”

“Fatso!”

“You’re dead now, Giuseppe!”

“Fatso!”

“Your face is gonna be all over that wall!”

“Fatso!”

[Voice of Mom] “Don’t make me come over there boys.”

“Fatso!”

“You’re not gonna live to see that fancy French girlfriend of yours!”

“Don’t you talk about Mlle. like that!”

“Ha! You think you’re so tough! Now you’re all wimpy about a g-i-i-r-r-r-l!”

“You say her name and I’ll put you through that wall!”

“You’re all talk, Giuseppe, just wait till she finds that out!”

[Voice of Mom] “I need to make a phone call, boys, let’s kiss and make up.”

Brothers…

Giuseppe and Jelly Bean in another morning wrestling match. They’re never at it for long. I’m not sure how they got over this one, but before I knew it they were bathing each other again.

Of course, I had to edit the content of their argument for general readership.

Here’s another round of their daily wrestling match: I Knight Thee…

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I’m Ready For My Closeup, 2010
black cat on photo set
I’m Ready For My Closeup.

Mimi has every hair and whisker in place and wears her smoky model expression; Mimi really knows how to cruise the catwalk to her best advantage, including stopping right in front of me for a slow, intense look, and waving her tail up my nose as I focus.

Alas the closeups will be of small animal-themed zipper pulls on the black velvet backdrop. She was a great assistant, and the photos came out beautifully. I just love it when my cats think anything I doing is all about them.

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Stinkbugs for Fun and Exercise, 2010
cat chasing stinkbug
Stinkbug!

Stinkbugs exist to make sure kitties get some exercise in the winter.

While the snow falls outside and the days are short, other kitties might be napping in warm spots but Jelly Bean has found a marvelous toy. He’s gentle with his find—he wants it to last all day. As soon as the insect gets almost all the way up the pane, JB gently knocks it back down to the windowsill and the process begins all over again.



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  • December 28, 2016 at 4:18 pm
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    • January 2, 2017 at 9:27 pm
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      We hope you had a grated cheese on flounder Christmas Tabbies! Hope to hear from you again soon!

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