Daily Photo: That Kitty in the Mirror

black cat looking in mirror
Giuseppe carefully studies the reflection in the mirror.

Giuseppe looks out the window…in the mirror, and perhaps wonders about the kitty he sees there. Probably he sees a reflection of Fatso the squirrel on the nieghbor’s roof, but I did catch him admiring himself before I got my camera.

Really, it’s said that recognizing one’s self is a sign of intelligence and people debate whether animals truly can. I see the expression in my cats’ eyes and it’s definitely one of recognition, and I presume they recognize themselves. The Five all resemble each other but before these close relations my cats were all quite different, tabbies and torbies and torties and white and gray and spotted and long-haired and short-haired, yet I still saw the same sense of recognition in their expressions. And in my favorite photo of Jelly Bean I am absolutely certain he is admiring himself!

Later, he watches a stinkbug slowly traverse the bathroom ceiling, making for an interesting composition. Looks like two more for the 2014 version of Compositions in Black and Green.

black cat reflection in mirror
Just a bit of Giuseppe.

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2 thoughts on “Daily Photo: That Kitty in the Mirror

  • January 8, 2013 at 8:47 pm
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    But what a handsome kitty in the mirror 🙂
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Treasure,Tiger, JJ and Julie

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    • January 8, 2013 at 9:55 pm
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      Giuseppe will have you know that he is already spoken for by the most lovely and dignified ebony French-Canadian princess Mlle. Daisy Emerald Marguerite of Kingston, ON, Canada. But he is still extremely handsome!

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