Nothing like a nice bath in the tub on a sunny morning.
Giuseppe does this nearly every day, sunny or not, and sometimes other times of the day—I hear him running up the steps and then he leaps from the bathroom doorway onto the edge of the tub and then into the tub.
One evening it had to happen…my bathwater was not entirely drained out and he jumped into about an inch of water in the bottom of the tub. He leaped out and ran back down the stairs shaking his paws and spent about five minutes telling everyone what an awful thing had happened to him. But it didn’t stop him the next time.
Please, ma’am, I want more.
Jelly Bean, Mr. Sunshine and Basil re-enact a scene from Oliver Twist, with Mr. Sunshine playing the lead role.
Unhappy Laundry Girls
It’s raining so Mimi and Mewsette can’t go outside this morning.
Basil Meets His Namesake
Someone has to supervise my lunch, and Basil had a few questions.
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What other photos have I shared on or around this date?
Four at the Door, and More, 2015
Morning gathering at the basement door, Giuseppe, Charm, Mewsette and Bella. I love the silhouettes. Looks like there’s probably a bird on my rocker.
Below, looks like Mewsette and Charm are having a little conversation—I’ve seen those two spending time together around the house.
There are those kitty butts as they look out the door—that’s what I see from the top of the stairs. I’ve always loved to look down the steps and see the cats lined up, all through the generations.
I have some catching up to do! I finally have my studio computer hooked up to my in-house wifi again, after several resets and a service boost from Comcast. Now I can spend part of my computer time in a different chair, and even stand up to work if I want to, so I can get back to setting up my posts, writing stories and editing photos, plus answering comments. I just can’t spend that much time at the computer in my office any more. Twenty years in the same corner of the room!
I have been experimenting with using Instagram and posting photos on Facebook, so I’m including all the ones I’ve shared in the past few days. I’ve been letting the kittens out to play in the first and second floors (not the basement), and I have exciting news about an adoption, but I’ll keep that for later this week! In the meantime…
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Today’s photos from Instagram and Facebook
Missy got quite the greeting today! First Charm occupied her for head scritches and then Giuseppe, Bean and Sunshine decided the interloper couldn’t get all the attention. Missy was instrumental in rescuing Charm and helping find and trap Charm’s kittens back in May. Thanks so much for the food donation, Missy!
Missy was the person who contacted me last year about Charm and Scarlett, and then met Jenn and helped her rescue the two cats and got us all together; she also set up a feeding station for stray and feral cats and TNRd a few even before that as soon as her company moved into the neighborhood. She also kept in touch with me about seeing Charm and kittens after Charm had moved them, watching from her office window in her company’s building across the street. She also donated the baby gate when Charm had escaped, which was the best thing EVER, and the little fan I have in there as well as toys and food, and visited to help socialize Charm’s kittens. People like Missy who can’t foster cats make it very possible for people like me to foster. Thanks so much, Missy!
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Photos from Instagram and Facebook August 10
Today’s office manager/feline paperweight–Theodore! Theo is about five months old, silver gray domestic medium hair, neutered and UTD on vaccines and ready to manage your home office. Dude loves to type! He’ll take care of all your correspondence! Even if no one understands it!
Charm has fully embraced the concept of being a “happy housecat”. No more escapes! She doesn’t even consider going out the door. She might miss a meal, or some food she could try to steal! Now that she has adjusted well she’ll be looking for her very own forever home, one she doesn’t have to share with ten resident cats and foster kittens…especially those kittens.
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Photos from Instagram and Facebook August 9
Charm was enjoying a nice nap and—OMG, IS THAT A KITTEN?!!
Another generation of little ninjas for Giuseppe to mentor.
Alvina, Simon and Theodore discovered a few new channels on Cat TV today.
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Photos from Instagram and Facebook August 7
Working in the studio with cats. Mewsette asks if I need some assistance.
“Human refuses assistance so I will shun her,” Mewsette says. What I don’t need is black cat hairs on my white mat board.
“Look, she can’t even do math in her head, she has to write it down.” (It’s true.)
What big noise? We didn’t hear any big noise in here. (Simon says.)
Girls. A little big sister time with Mewsette for Charm and Bella.
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Photos from Instagram and Facebook August 6
“Morning Watch”. Bean, Mimi, Sunshine and Giuseppe having their first morning nap on my desk. They were all sleeping but I had to back up my chair to get them all in one photo, and woke them up. Poor kitties.
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“Of the Rain and Giuseppe, Searching” is one of a series of photos I took of Giuseppe looking out the window at the rain and have always thought they’d be able to convey a variety of messages as photo cards, each of which can be found in my Feline Photo Greeting Cards gallery, and also attractive photo prints, which you can also find in my Cat Photos and Black and White galleries.
I could hardly pass up the mood and the composition, chose six of all the photos I’d taken, decided they’d look best in black and white and set them up as a photo short story on The Creative Cat in Of the Rain and Giuseppe. Giuseppe often gazes out “the big north window” dreaming in eloquent and sometimes lyrical terms of his precious French-Canadian Mlle. Daisy Emerald Marguerite who lives up the hill in faraway Canada, and who in real life is kept safe and loved by a friend in Hamilton. She and I enjoy composing messages back and forth in very purple Victorian prose, I enjoy the exercises in writing in a different style and subject matter, and we all have a great laugh, except Giuseppe who is a little insecure.
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