Cookie and Mimi spend some cozy hours on the pile of pillows on my bed while the day fills with rain and fog outside the window.
I often think rescued kitties take a little time on bad weather days remembering the days before their rescue. I know Mimi does because this normally reticent kitty is suddenly following me around, loving on me, looking into my eyes and telling me stories. Cookie is not so obvious, but she thanks me pretty much all the time.
The photo was nearly colorless with the stark rain light, and there’s something about a contrasty image with overexposed highlights that just asks to be black and white, and so it is.
As I mentioned earlier today in “Attachments”, Cookie had a difficult time with me during my mother’s death, and I knew then her span of years was slowly coming to an end. Apparently she and Mimi knew as well; they’d always been friends but I began finding them together beginning with this photo soon after my mother’s death in early 2011. Mimi has been taking good care of me since Cookie has passed, I can only imagine that Cookie passed that role along to Mimi.
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