Daily Photo Reprise: Manipulative, 2012

black cat on green sink

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.

Be further manipulated by Compositions in Black and Green

Because I wanted to be certain everyone who looked at this calendar was hooked from the very start, this photo is actually the title page image…a few calendars are still available, so click on any of the links or on the image below to flip through a slideshow of the pages.

title page of book
Title page for “Compositions in Black and Green 2013”

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See more photos of the black cats cavorting in the green bathroom, and flip through a calendar of past photos, “Compositions in Black and Green”.

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8 thoughts on “Daily Photo Reprise: Manipulative, 2012

  • April 29, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    Absolutly!!!! I would cave in a heartbeat ­čÖé
    My cats totally control me :/
    mom Nancy and
    Tillie,Georgia,Treasure,Tiger,JJ and Julie

    • April 30, 2013 at 12:13 am

      Jelly Bean just has that special little face, and he is fully aware of this, and aware that I am aware, so he knows exactly what he’s doing and I always fall for it!

    • April 30, 2013 at 12:17 am

      Annie, some days he’s too much! I’ve never known an adult cat so cute.

  • April 28, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Our mom has gotten pretty good at ignoring our pleading stares.it takes most of us whining at the same time to get much of a response. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

    • April 30, 2013 at 12:19 am

      Janet, I don’t give in to very much, especially not something I don’t agree with, but first he does that expression, with those eyes and the puffed whiskers, and he PURRRRRS, and if that doesn’t work he meows very softly, and I’m done. Still, I could and do say “no”, but it brings be great pleasure to turn on the water and feel his happiness. After all these years it’s like being grandma and doing whatever I please.

  • April 28, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    How could you possibly refuse that face? *melt*

    • April 30, 2013 at 12:20 am

      Vicki, like I said, even when I look at the photo, imagine in real life!


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