Daily Photo: Straw Hat Day, and More

black cat with straw hat
Jelly Bean snuggling with my hat.

Jelly Bean will snuggle up with just about anyone—or anything, like my straw hat which another certain black cat had knocked down from atop the entertainment center. Entertainment for Mr. Sunshine, that is. The hat landed on a stack of stuff that’s been part of the feline entertainment center lately, and where they can nap and also look out the door. Jelly Bean usually recruits a relative to nap with him, but here he made do with the hat. The hat did not try to wrestle with him unprovoked.

A couple of years ago, in approximately the same spot, Mr. Sunshine himself became the subject of a cat and a hat, and a mat…

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Black…Mats? Hats? Cats? 2012
black cat on box under hat
Black mats?

I make the mistake of curling up for a nap on a box that happens to say “black mats”, and mom gets all excited and starts tossing things on top of me.

You can’t see, but first she tossed her black straw hat on top of me because she’d worn it that day. Then she decided it wasn’t enough so she tossed her big straw hat on top of that because “you could see it”. Why would you want to?

Then she laughed.

Then she got the camera.

And I will always be remembered for this.

Thanks, mom.

And then, of course, this is how those hats end up down there…

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The Cat and The Hats, 2013
black cat with hats
Mr. Sunshine joins in the fun of National Poetry Month.
Where did these hats come from?
I knocked them down a while ago!
Could it be that my human
Keeps replacing them just so?


How DID they get back up here?
I knocked them down a couple of times!
It’s all becoming very clear
That human has set me up for rhymes!


Hey, it’s National Poetry Month! Might as well have a rhyming post that’s also a little Seussical!

And Mr. Sunshine really did knock my hats down a couple of times. They were in his way.

Really, here’s another thing that hasn’t changed. Those are my sun hats to protect my eyes when I’m out walking or painting on a very sunny day. I try to keep them looking nice, but Mr. Sunshine has other ideas. All but the one I was wearing were on the floor when I came back home from errands today.


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What other photos have I shared on this date?


Nothing to See Here, 2013
two black cats
“Go away.”

Looks like Jelly Bean is about to knight Giuseppe with that characteristic paw on the ear.

Or perhaps they are about to cuddle with their paws wrapped around each other.

Or the boys are getting set up for a little wrestling match, one of Bean and Giuseppe’s favorite activities.

Whatever it is they plan on doing, they’d really like it if I left them alone so they could carry on without some human trying to get all the attention with her stupid pictures.

Okay, guys, I’ll go away, but just be careful what you ask for!

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Wordless Wednesday: Beautiful Moment
two black cats
Mewsette and Giuseppe intertwine faces, paws and tails in a sweet moment.

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Interlocking Kitties, 2012
two black cats in hug
Interlocking Kitties

Giuseppe and Jelly Bean perform an interesting mid-nap conjoinment of paws and faces and tails. It’s another one of their gratuitous displays of brotherly sweetness that makes my day go by in an instant.

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6 thoughts on “Daily Photo: Straw Hat Day, and More

  • May 16, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    lookin good in yur hats guys !!

    and in honor oh R pal Godzilla’s new movie debute two day….heerz ta a dragonfish kinda week oh end !!

    • May 16, 2014 at 7:15 pm

      Mr. Sunshine would love to see a Godzilla movie!

  • May 16, 2014 at 11:39 am

    I love the look Mr Sunshine is giving you in the second photo..lol

  • May 15, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    That hat does look like a good place for a snooze Jelly Bean 🙂
    We giggled at Mr Sunshine and the “posed” pic 😉
    Moms are good for doing that sort of thing.
    We like all the flashback pics too !
    In particular, Beautiful Moment.
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure, JJ
    and Angels Tiger and Tillie

    • May 15, 2014 at 9:45 pm

      How do I get anything done with all this entertainment?


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