Daily Photo: Monday Bella

Monday Morning Bella

I had set this up intending to post last week on Monday but got distracted, as I often do on busy weeks. April was a busy month. I’m hoping May will be a little easier. And you don’t have to wait one more minute to see Bella as she supurrvises me at my desk!

Oh! It’s Monday. Bella’s glad. They get more rest supurrvising me during the week. Over the weekend I’m all over the house and they get a little annoyed sometimes.

Below is Bella’s position on top of the sorting cubby on my desk, just at eye level and and next to the corner of my monitor. Who would dare laze around at their desk with that expression watching you?

My supurrvisor

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Other Photos Posted On or Around This Date…

Dreamy Spring Morning, 2015
Bella and Mimi in a dreamy spring morning mode.
Bella and Mimi in a dreamy spring morning mode.

Bella napped and Mimi kept an eye on my activities on a sunny spring morning in the sunniest spot in the house. Bella acts as if she is sleeping, but note that her ears are turned toward me…

A little bit of filtering makes an everyday photo seem somehow otherworldly, desaturated color and a little bit of diffuse glow. Below is the original photo, which I like for its limited but strong color palette.

Bella and Mimi share the sunny spot.
Bella and Mimi share the sunny spot.

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Making An Appearance Today

Amber Buttercup was seen tucked into the corner of her picture window enjoying the sun in front of her highly customized window blind.

Amber Buttercup in her window.
Amber Buttercup in her window.

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Posted on Facebook…


Today is a celebration of purple and blue as Mimi models her purple harness and leash to coordinate with the forget-me-nots and violets. Recess is over, back inside, kids.

Mimi in-forget-me-nots.
Mimi in-forget-me-nots.
Mimi, Queen of all She Surveys.
Mimi, Queen of all She Surveys.
Proper paw placement and purple.
Proper paw placement and purple.


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Other Photos Posted On or Around This Date…

Solar-powered Garden Cat, 2014
black cat in garden
Solar-powered garden cat, in black, absorbing the thermonuclear reactions.

Mimi’s not sleeping, she’s absorbing thermonuclear activity to store for use later, when the rain comes and it gets chilly again.

Black is the best color for this activity.

Nothing like a few good, weathered tomato stakes to dig your claws into.

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If Your Bathroom Sink is Full of Black Cats, 2014

Looks like this day has always been a big day for hanging out in the bathroom sink.

three black cats in green sink
Is your sink full of black cats?

“Don’t mind us, we’ll just hope you get the idea.”

Idea? What Idea? Why do cats have to be so obtuse with their messages? Don’t they realize they’d probably get what they want more often if they just plain asked for it?

But then what would I photograph every day?

“Really, we may be in need, but we wouldn’t want take any of your valuable time. We’ll just wait.”

two black cats in sink
“We’ll just wait.”

Do I detect more than a note of sarcasm?

They would not look at me for any temptation, no matter what I promised.

“Well, maybe I need to work a little harder to get the point across to you. Does this expression help?”

How could I resist those leafy eyes?

three black cats in sink
“Does this help?”

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*Sigh*, 2013
Jelly Bean is waiting for the faucet to spring to action.
Jelly Bean is waiting for the faucet to spring to action.

Jelly Bean waits for the faucet to magically begin dispensing water.

Even though his back is facing me I know he’s tucked his chin to his chest and his eyes are closed, but he’s not sleeping. It’s just so Bean.

And even if I turn on the faucet, he won’t drink from it. After nearly a year they love their fountain but still have a fondness for the faucet, yet it just seems like an old habit.

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Manipulative, 2012

Admit it. You’d give him anything.

I admit he is very hard to resist. Way back when I had decided I could not possibly keep all these kittens I had decided to keep perhaps two, and tried to choose so that I would not become too attached to them all. I loved little Jelly Bean, or Little Guy as I called him then, but I had to consider giving him up. He looked right into my eyes, knew what I was thinking, raced me up the stairs, hopped into the bathroom sink and flopped down and purred, batting his eyelashes at me.

“I don’t know who’s going or staying, but you’re not going anywhere, Little Guy.”

He is so completely manipulative that he is the one who got me to start turning on the faucet for them every day to drink. I have never, ever allowed my cats to drink from any faucet because I was concerned they wouldn’t get enough water since I had no intention of leaving faucets on all day. I admit that everything in the bathroom leaked when they were growing up in there so they thought water was supposed to be that way, and especially after the seniors I have had bowls all over the house.

But this Little Guy charmed me with a look like this and I simply turned on the faucet. What would you do if he sat on the sink and looked at you like that? See how you do looking into those green eyes. If the look alone doesn’t work, he talks very softly, and I am under his spell.

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