It took a full day, but the shoebox finally spoke its desire to Mewsette. This subject isn’t quite so clear as the others, though, and Mewsette must make frequent stops in her work to listen again, as she does here. We’re not sure what to call this one, either, so it seems she still has some work to do before it’s entirely done. Such a dedicated artist.
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What other photos did I feature on this date?
Desktop Performances, 2013
Everything was going fine, then Jelly Bean decided to turn himself inside out and sing.
Really, how am I supposed to work under these conditions? Bean did all sorts of stretches and rolls, and big sturdy Mewsette didn’t even wake up. Was this all an act to amuse me. Or abuse me? Please guys, I have work to do!
Jelly Bean stops to make sure I’m looking.
Later, all is peaceful as the sun passes behind the houses at the top of the hill, and all five cats are deeply slumbering on my desk, in the dark puddle on the left it’s Mimi and Giuseppe and on the right it’s Mr. Sunshine, Bean and Mewsette.
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Cool Cats, 2013
The temperatures were so high this week that I had to take away the red plaid bed, and Lakota was not happy! But he was also getting overheated in there—he’d get up and drag himself over to the tile floor and lie there. I gave them a fluffy rug and the two did fine right away. They are doing well and every once in a while a block the top of the stairs and let the two roam the upstairs for some exercise.
Jojo has lovely green eyes, and fits right into the black and green bathroom theme!
Lakota likes to turn in a circle and rub his face on all his catnip toys. But here it’s time for a sunbath, so play must stop for a while.
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June isn’t over yet—you can still find a loving senior kitty who will appreciate your home. June is Adopt a Cat Month.
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Trying to Catch a Breeze, 2012
Catching a breeze in this hot weather might work a little better if they allowed a little space between each of them. But the Fantastic Four do everything together, and as close as possible, even when it’s 96 degrees.
It’s Mr. Sunshine, Mewsette, Giuseppe and Bean. Look at the differences in the shades of their fur in this natural north light.
And here’s a view of them from this year on a similarly hot day, same window, same Four.
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What, you’ve never seen a cat eat lettuce before? 2012
With a true carnivore’s eye, Mewsette pulls and chews at her favorite snack, leaf lettuce.
She doesn’t just taste it as my cats will sometimes do with something I’m eating, sniffing and acting interested, trying to like it even though they aren’t really interested. I have no idea how she knows it’s available. It’s not like a can being opened or a bag rattling…or the package of soda crackers, another of Mewsette’s favorite odd snacks. After all, I open the refrigerator all the time, taking the lid off the bowl makes no noise, nor does pulling apart leaves of lettuce. And she was there before I even got my salad started. I usually make my salad at the sink, precisely because Mewsette was there every day when I got out the lettuce, but had no room for other dishes.
She doesn’t stop at lettuce, either. I dropped a spinach leaf on the floor one evening and she was right on it.
Don’t let that round-eyed innocent look try to convince you—she really is a carnivore! When any unlucky little mouse strays into the basement as they sometimes do, she is the one who catches them and runs all over the house with them. And she loves her raw food meals.
This is what happened with the salad bowl Cookie was sleeping in once I’d gone to the farmer’s market. What will be next? Just wait.
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Arrangement of Four Black Cats, 2011
I tired them out with my work in my studio at night, but that’s what gave this its eerie cast. This isn’t the same group of four as when the Basement Cats came to get my soul, this time it is Mimi closest to the camera, then Jelly Bean, Mr. Sunshine in profile and Giuseppe sitting up nearest the wall.
They don’t even need to do anything and they are beautiful. All that sleepiness in the warm glow of one my drawing lights, so soft and comforting to me. The errant drawing paper, cardboard, foam core, my mat cutters, no matter, they can make a bed of anything if they are all together. I suspect it’s nice that I’m there too since there is not much chance they’d all be in there if they weren’t supervising me.
They’d better get used to this spot because it’s also to be used for my mini photo studio. Details later.
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Monday: Adoptable Cats, TNR & Shelters
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Friday: Bok Review, Health and Welfare, Advocacy
Saturday: Your Backyard Wildlife Habitat, Living Green With Pets, Creating With Cats
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