Daily Photo: The Black Cat is ON the Ladder and April Showers and Flowers

So much to smell!
So much to smell!

So how does it work when the black cat is ON the ladder—does it change your luck at all? I was willing to walk underneath the ladder with the black cat on top because that Mimi on a ladder makes it very lucky indeed! And Mimi has lost a little weight but seems to be feeling better generally and has been eating more on her own. She is on medication still but also received another reiki treatment and an acupuncture session, so with all this hopefully this eating thing might catch on. She has been in very good spirits.

The morning was beautiful, sunny and feeling warm and with a new item to add to Mimi’s list of things she owns—the old wooden ladder under the deck.

The view from up here is awesome.
The view from up here is awesome.

She was thrilled to run up the steps and inspect the top, especially taking in the view of the garden.

But the best part of it was the feel of the wood beneath her paws, and under her claws.

This is mine!
This is mine!

But we went out again late afternoon when I often take a little break to rest my eyes. I knew what was happening for I’d seen the clouds roll in later in the morning and the wind waved the branches around and fluttered the garden flags, then the rain began to fall and drizzled all afternoon. Mimi was not happy and walked around the deck railing because it was as close as she could get to the yard without getting wet.

Mimi on the cat walk.
Mimi on the cat walk.

I did not bother to translate what she said to me.

It's raining on Mimi's parade again.
It’s raining on Mimi’s parade again.

Eventually Mimi went out into the wet grass and drizzle and this is what we both found! I’ve been checking the forget-me-not clusters every day looking for signs of open flowers and they were not open this morning. Perhaps they opened to catch raindrops in their little flower mouths! Soon the back yard will be carpeted with flowers. For a few more photos of forget-me-nots visit my blog Today.

Forget-me-nots bloomed!
Forget-me-nots bloomed!

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From a few other sunny mornings in April


Now, and Then, Some Things Never Change, 2008, 2014
two black cats wrestling
Mimi attacks from behind the curtain.

The other day I photographed a wonderful series of black cats with lace curtain (and beginning a sketch along with them) as well as Mewsette and Mimi in one of their two-level wrestling matches, Mewsette on the wardrobe and Mimi plotting behind the lace curtain. Later I went digging through older photos from April 2008 when the kitties were getting to be cattens and Mimi was finally letting go of her role as a mom cat to see if there was anything cute to be posted from the archives. I happened to notice a series of photos of a two-level wrestling match between Mimi and Mewsette! I actually hadn’t realized they’d begun this when Mewsette was only nine months old! Everything is about the same, but none of the plants made the transition from life with seniors to life with kittens, but even Mimi and Mewsette look the same along with the wardrobe, the windowsill and the lace curtain.

The photo above is from 2008 with Mimi trying to camouflage herself with the lace curtain, below are three from Mimi’s big plot to ambush Mewsette the other morning. First, Mimi cleverly hides behind the curtain, sort of.

black cat behind curtain.
Heh heh heh.

Then she measures the distance to Mewsette, and of course Mewsette has no idea what Mimi is planning…

two black cats
Mimi checks things out through the curtain.

“When you’re little, you have to use every advantage,” Mimi says.

two black cats
Mimi takes aim.

Then she pushes aside the curtain and takes aim…

two black cats

…and lands one on Mewsette’s forehead!

black cat with plant
“Some things never change,” says Mewsette.

Back to 2008, Mewsette wears a patient expression, the same as she does today. “Some things never change,” she says. Mewsette didn’t take it lying down but always gives her mom a fair fight.

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cats and kittens
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2 thoughts on “Daily Photo: The Black Cat is ON the Ladder and April Showers and Flowers

  • April 16, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    We are happy yo hear Mimi is feeling a bit better.
    We purr it continues 🙂
    Love the pics of her and Mewsette 😉
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

    • April 16, 2015 at 11:15 pm

      Slowly things are changing and she’s feeling better, though we still don’t know what it is. Mewsette is the best!


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