Daily Photo: Pondering

Basil shows off his whiskers while he naps.
Basil shows off his whiskers while he naps.

Basil dozed off while watching out the front door. In profile, he has such whiskers, so long and curved, and all over the place. Those big mittens and all that fur. He’s such a big teddy bear.

He wears a calming collar now and then, and now is one of those times. It seems to be a summer thing, and to my best guess all the unidentified noises that come in the newly opened windows and doors frighten him. He’s on edge, overreacts to noises and situations, and sometimes acts defensively, and that’s just not my sweet Basil. So the calming collar it is beginning in May, and he is fine through the summer. Sometimes I leave the same one on him, and sometimes I remove it just to see if he’s good without it, but he only seems to need that annual reintroduction of the outdoor sounds to become accustomed to.

Ohā€”he woke up!

What do you want?
What do you want?

Okay, get this if you’re going to keep pointing that thing in my face!

Get that camera out of here!
Get that camera out of here!

Photos shared in past years

Lots of Daily Photos, 2017

A Shadow of Me
A Shadow of Me

I love cat shadows. It’s difficult to get them around here because we are so crowded, and sometimes I don’t get the chance to sweep the floor after I scoop and refill litter boxes in the morning…But that’s when I get the best light coming in the door to create one of those long, exaggerated shadows, like Mewsette’s here. I took quite a few, with my camera no less, as she turned her head this way and that, looking for a good position for both her real self and her shadow self. And I always like the mottled effect on the basement floor in black and white photos.

Just when I’d grown accustomed to posting to Instagram, Facebook and The Creative Cat using my handy tablet, I dropped it far enough into the dishwater that I can’t use it anymore. It’s far easier to post with a tablet than a phone, so I’ve fallen behind on sharing photos here. That means you get treated to ALL the photos I’ve posted in the past couple of weeks, all in one post! Then I’ll try to start over again.

Part of the premise of The Creative Cat is to share the daily goings-on, as they happen, not at some random date. I still enjoy that on IG and FB but this is where it all started, so it’s my goal to do that along with sharing at least one really nice photo that I’d like to feature, and also featuring photos from past years. That’s kind of how it is in my head, and that’s no lie.

So here we go, all the way back to June 17!

JULY 3

Bella sees life from a different perspective.
Bella sees life from a different perspective.
Synchronized sleeping, Giuseppe and Jelly Bean.
Synchronized sleeping, Giuseppe and Jelly Bean.

JUNE 29

 

Brotherly bath.
Brotherly bath.

JUNE 28

Nothing like a roll around on sun-warmed concrete and getting some sun on your belly! Mewsette joined Mimi and me outside this morning.
Nothing like a roll around on sun-warmed concrete and getting some sun on your belly! Mewsette joined Mimi and me outside this morning.
Chilling in the shadows under the laundry.
Chilling in the shadows under the laundry.

JUNE 27

Seven black cats waiting for the next program on CatTV. Arrive early, get the best seats.
Seven black cats waiting for the next program on CatTV. Arrive early, get the best seats.
Disappointed they have to sit in the balcony seats.
Disappointed they have to sit in the balcony seats.

What were they waiting to see?

The Baby Finch program was on CatTV again today! And they had a flight lesson. RIGHT OUTSIDE THE DOOR! The CATBIRD is singing her fool head off out there, but Bella decided to have a session in the litterbox…

JUNE 26

Sorry, your laundry basket has been repurposed.
Sorry, your laundry basket has been repurposed.
Mimi enjoys cool shade between my dresses hanging on the line.
Mimi enjoys cool shade between my dresses hanging on the line.

JUNE 25

Really innovative program on CatTV! Mama House Finch feeding fledgling Baby Finch RIGHT OUTSIDE THE DOOR! Lots of flapping, cheeping and really exciting scuffling noises. Two thumbs up!

JUNE 24

Mewsette is Mimi’s favorite snuggle partner, she’s the purrfect size to curl around Mimi.

Mewsette and Mimi
Mewsette and Mimi

JUNE 22

Hamlet enjoys a cool breeze through the screen. He loves to sleep by the open doors.

Hamlet at the door.
Hamlet at the door.

JUNE 21

Apparently hanging out laundry is exhausting work.

Mimi resting.
Mimi resting.

JUNE 20

Looks like Basil is “all out of love”. Only people of a certain age will get this. šŸ˜‰

Basil on the phone.
Basil on the phone.

JUNE 19

Mimi and me on the front patio.

What to do...
What to do…
Black and white.
Black and white.

JUNE 18

Hot. Open window with fan. Still they cuddle.

Giuseppe and Bean
Giuseppe and Bean

JUNE 17

Where have you been all day? You are late and you smell like other cats. Just out earning your keep, my lovelies.
Where have you been all day? You are late and you smell like other cats.
Just out earning your keep, my lovelies.

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"Did I miss the Easter Bunny? I wanted to play with him!" Basil is very disappointed! Can't pass up an opportunity for a good cat-in-a-yellow-basket photo.
“Did I miss the Easter Bunny? I wanted to play with him!” Basil is very disappointed! Can’t pass up an opportunity for a good cat-in-a-yellow-basket photo.

Basil must have thought the yellow basket was a gift for him because he owned it from the day it came into the house, which was the day I was running errands and saw itā€¦atop someoneā€™s trash pile. I sprayed it down and rinsed it in the basement and let it air dry, then brought it up to the magic basket spot, and Basil was immediately IN THE BASKET, looking totally cute, big, long, white whisker and all.

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2 thoughts on “Daily Photo: Pondering

  • July 2, 2019 at 1:41 pm
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    dood…round heer we call that; ate sum crankee ass cat chow !!! šŸ˜‰ ā™„ā™„

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  • July 2, 2019 at 10:51 am
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    I scored some good photos last night, as Da Boyz looked out the window at the mama skunk and her two babies! I was just climbing into the bathtub (nice, cool bath!) when I heard noises outside. When I saw the skunks, I grabbed my phone and ran downstairs…nekkid!…and snapped away happily. No neighbors were horrified, since they are all on vacation this week…lol! The Hubby, however, was a bit scandalized, plus he’s not a skunk lover but I assured him that they aren’t harming anyone, and what else can we do? He need to get out more, is all I’m saying…
    Love the photo of the cats on the stairs the most, but they are all terrific!

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