Daily Photo: Six in the Kitchen

Six in the Kitchen
Six in the Kitchen

(Posted on Facebook earlier this evening.) From our kitchen to yours, hope you have a great–and safe–holiday weekend! From Charm, Giuseppe, Basil, Jelly Bean, Mr. Sunshine and Mewsette (Bella is the dark thing in front of the window on the cat tree in the corner and Mimi is on the floor by my feet, finding it difficult to model and supervise the shot at the same time).

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What other photos did I feature on this date?

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Cat Selfies, 2014
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Bean tries to get a selfie while Giuseppe is sound asleep.

I caught this little exchange between Bean and Giuseppe as they were napping on the wardrobe in the afternoon.

Note that Giuseppe is sleeping with his mouth open. Bean missed a perfect opportunity.

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Giuseppe wakes up.
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“Trying to get a selfie”
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Uh…not right.
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Mmmmm….no.
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The tongue of concentration.
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Maybe not.

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Wordless Wednesday: Sweet Summer Dreams, 2013
black cat dozing by window
Sweet Summer Dreams

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Window Kitties, 2013
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Jojo enjoys the bathroom windowsill.

In that little 6′ x 6′ bathroom, the only place to go is up. Jojo sleeps on the lid to the toilet (I ask her if I can use my litterbox when I have to move her), and now that they are both feeling pretty energetic and confident I find both of them on the windowsill when I come upstairs. I’m happy to see them alert and getting exercise, but they are hard to catch—as soon as I come in, they stop what they’re doing and greet me. They are such nice cats.

Every once in a while, when all the black cats are otherwise occupied downstairs, I wedge the baby gate at the top of the stairs and open the bathroom door to let Lakota and Jojo wander the other two rooms and landing. They need some exercise and get pretty bored in that little 6′ x 6′ bathroom, and I can tell Lakota likes to feel like a “bad boy” once in a while, slowly prowling around the rooms and sniffing everything, leaving face-rubs on doorframes and furniture.

Any of them, even the seniors probably, can easily scale the gate, but it provides just enough of a boundary that everyone keeps their place for as long as 15 minutes, which is enough time for Jojo to see what she wants and head back to “her room”, and Lakota to explore something new. This week he discovered my bed, where I still have the improvised steps I’d had in place for Cookie, and the windowsill.

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Lakota explores my bedroom window.

The two are doing very well after some geriatric issues like constipation where lots of pumpkin was added to food but we needed to resort to some other means as well, and adding lots of water to their food too. Their fur looks a little choppy because they had some tangles and knots that needed to be trimmed out. The activity helps with this issue as well. When I enter the bathroom they both greet me with relaxed up-and-down cat stretches and blinks, talk to me in their broken old cat voices and ask for pets and brushes, and old man Lakota slowly cruises around, face-rubbing everything in reach.

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You’re In For It, Little Brother! 2012
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You’re in for it now, little brother!

While Mewsette was in peaceful repose atop the wardrobe, that pesky little Jelly Bean sat on the window sill and poked her wherever she lapped over the edge. It takes a lot to provoke Mewsette, but when she’s provoked it would behoove smaller black cats to leave the area. Jelly Bean didn’t get that memo.

“Some little brothers, you just have to shake them until their brains rattle, what little they have in there!”

black cats wrestling
I’m gonna shake you till your brains fall out your ears!

“I didn’t mean anything,” he says, “I just wanted to play.”

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I just wanted to play.

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5 thoughts on “Daily Photo: Six in the Kitchen

  • July 6, 2015 at 9:05 am
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    I was enjoying the post with the nice photo of the six at the table and the selfie issue… and suddenly, by the window there is Emmie and her adorable face -even a little in shadows- catches my heart once again. Thank you again for the memories of her.

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  • July 4, 2015 at 12:19 pm
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    And the same to all of you..What fun picture stories you have here..

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    • July 6, 2015 at 9:13 am
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      Such memories, Bluemoonalone, I see these photos coming up all the time and I’m so happy when it’s the day to share them.

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  • July 4, 2015 at 9:58 am
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    Great photos, especially 6 in the kitchen 🙂

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    • July 4, 2015 at 10:04 am
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      Pilch92, it’s so much fun to share the older photos, but I have to share those multiples in the kitchen–because that’s where they usually happen–as soon as posibble!

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