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From the Archives: Mostly Moses and Stanley, August 22, 2005

Sophie wants out, Stanley wants in, Moses wants her nap.
Moses greets Stanley with a sisterly expression.

Moses greets Stanley with an expression of sisterly concern. Stanley was wandering around the deck, Moses just wanted him to settle down so she could have her thermonuclear treatment and nap. But he was wandering toward her and sometimes she could settle him down.

Moses was 19 and the gentlest former feral I’ve ever known, Stanley was 23 and sometimes a little anxious. They were out on the deck on an August morning enjoying the warm sunshine, letting it warm up their old bones, and getting some fresh air and exercise. The sun shone right into the deck on a summer morning, warming the wood and the air, and a kitty could get really comfortable.

Normally it was only Moses, but Stanley wanted out too, and both waited at the door until I could go out with them.

Stanley and Moses want out!
Stanley and Moses want out!

Stanley didn’t want to be out for too long, so he headed back to the door to stand and wait for it to magically open. Sophie was sitting inside watching me and likely a bird on the deck. Moses is just waiting for some peace and quiet to have her nap.

Sophie wants out, Stanley wants in, Moses wants her nap.
Sophie wants out, Stanley wants in, Moses wants her nap.

Then, all other cats indoors and just Moses and me outdoors, she finishes her nap, though she wishes I’d quit pointing that thing at her.

Moses finally gets her nap.
Moses finally gets her nap.

Read more about Moses and Stanley.

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Photos pulled “From the Archives” were taken by one or another digital camera of mine between 2002 and, well, yesterday, but usually they are older than that, and I had never had the chance to feature them. Vintage Photos are from my film archives back to 1983 when I purchased my Pentax K-1000 camera. They’re a fun way to “introduce” other members of my feline family who came and went before I began blogging, and to illustrate my feline family in general from days gone by.

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Moses, sunning on the deck in November 2005, at age 19.

This is my little formerly feral kitty, Moses. It is “late in the year”, as the photo is titled from November 2005, at age 19 it was also late in her life, using a year as a metaphor. Read more, and purchase.


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