Daily Photo: Mimi Considers the Snow

Beautiful Mimi steps out and considers the back yard.
Beautiful Mimi steps out and considers the back yard.

Mimi decided to visit the yard with me today (Monday) and you can see she had a few things to say about it. She actually walked in the snow for once and checked her pee mail—we both know we’ll be indoors for a while with this polar vortex coming.

From Facebook

A family gathering at the “hearth” (there’s a furnace vent behind all that fur). They’re practicing for colder days to come. Giuseppe with Jelly Bean, Sunshine and Mimi all using Basil for a pillow because he’s absorbing all the heat.

Family gathering at the hearth.
Family gathering at the hearth.

Photos from years past.


Bella Telling For-tunas, 2018
Bella getting in touch with the lamp.
Bella getting in touch with the lamp.

Bella is continuing to get in touch with the lamp and whatever secrets it has to tell. Or perhaps she’s just warming her nose and arm. Whatever she’s doing it’s really amusing—she is so serious! Purrhaps it’s my late 60’s Pisces medallion channeling some otherworldly energies. Below, she is really reaching out for communication.

Bella getting in touch with the spirits.
Bella getting in touch with the spirits.


Meanwhile, shared on Facebook

We’re tired of being exploited. We’re stealing your camera. (They didn’t make it through the afternoon before my camera reappeared and they started posing again.) Really, I “lost” my camera in the house and found it behind a stack of matboard in my studio. They know where everything is, and wouldn’t tell me. Brats.

They stole my camera!

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Exhausted After Play


Hamlet and Ophelia cuddle and nap after their second high-speed chase of the day.


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Flower Child, 2015
black cat with flower
Feeling very mellow yellow.

Bella is just feeling pretty mellow yellow as she settles in her little world within her basket. Along with the blue seasonal bow on the handle there was one little yellow flower twined along the edge. I left it to see if she or anyone would take an interest. Bella is well aware of her charms and her beauty, and just how to compose a good photo. Below, she’s feeling groovy.

black cat with flower
My little flower child is feeling groovy!

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A Situation Involving the Basket, 2015
three black cats with basket
Mr. Sunshine gets into the basket.

What is Mr. Sunshine thinking? That basket isn’t for big ninjas! A big blue bow and a yellow flower? Smokie tries to set him right on all this, but Bella quietly observes from the cat tree. She has a little crush on Mr. Sunshine. More on that later. But for now, the basket once again belongs to only Bella.

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A Cat With…Two Bodies? 2014
black cat with two bodies

Not sure what’s happening here…maybe I need to catch up on my sleep? Either side of Mewsette could actually be her body, but…both?

“Don’t worry,” says Mewsette, “I’ve got Mr. Sunshine under control.”

She’s pretty cool for laying on his head possibly smothering him.

black cats
Mewsette has Mr. Sunshine under control

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My Basket Runneth Over, 2014
two black cats in basket.
Mewsette and Mimi amply fill the basket, but it makes for a good cuddle.

A slightly-too-small basket makes for a good tight cuddle for Mimi and Mewsette. One would think I’d get larger baskets, but then possibly the photos wouldn’t be as cute. And one thing I can say for this family of felines—they don’t mind being packed together into a small space. They just adapt to whatever is there.

Mimi had to reorganize after a while, though. Mewsette is a big girl.

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Customizing the Bed, 2013
black cat rolled up in comforter
Giuseppe rolled up in the bedding.

In his quest to burrow under the covers of my bed—after I had neatly made it up—Giuseppe manages to completely peel back the comforter and sheets and rolls himself into a cozy little kitty burrito.

Of course, he thinks we can’t see him.

A great way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

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Could You Work In the Face of This? 2012
two black cats hugging
Mewsette and Giuseppe make it difficult to concentrate.

If you had to look at this all day, could you get any work done?

This is what I have to deal with at my computer day after day, and I ask you: is this fair? Should I have to deal with this sort of distraction while I’m trying to earn my living—and theirs? Do they do this intentionally to test me and see how committed I am to what I do? Or should I just be committed? How many photos do you suppose I took of these two while they cuddled cheek to cheek right there in front of me? Do you think I got anything at all done?

And if you have any doubt at the difficulty of working with such distractions, here is the full view of them on my desk, right in front of me.

two black cats hugging
It is impossible.

This is hopeless. There is nothing I can do but gaze at them and take photos.

Somebody make it stop!

The top image may look familiar—last year when I posted this photo readers remarked, “This would make a great Valentine!” So I designed one!

valentine with two black cats on red
“Nuzzles and Purrrrs” Valentine

I like the second image too, but it’s just not sharp enough to use as a closeup. I may try to do something else with it, though…

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