Can’t I Get Any Privacy? From A Year Ago Today

black cat bathing on bed
Don't Look!

But Jelly Bean, your little white thong is so cute. And you’re the one who decided to expose yourself in the middle of the bed.

The other three of the Big Four seem to be featured more often than JB, and I’m not sure why. He’s just terminally cute for some reason I can’t define, but it’s hard to catch his cuteness and his LOUD PURRR in a photo.

black cat on windowsill
Jelly Bean Strolls the Windowsill

It could be his looks. I always remind him that he’s made out of spare parts. Unlike his siblings who are all big and long-legged and graceful, he’s the smallest of them with somewhat short legs and little paws like his mom, and a rather rounded body, surprising since he was so scrawny as a kitten I was concerned about him.

He’s the only one of the four who has any significant white as well, my little Jellicle Cat. They all have a few white hairs here and there, and for some reason they all have white hairs in their ears, but Jelly Bean has actual white brushes, his “old man ear hairs”. Then there’s that non-committal smear of white hairs on his chest that I sometimes call his clerical collar when he’s looking particularly serious. He even has white hairs in his armpits.

And you can’t miss the big white triangle on his belly, especially when he lays back and spread his legs to wash it! And he doesn’t understand why I take his picture!

But he is the charmer of the group—he has a habit of batting his eyelashes over those big green eyes with a look that’s hard to resist, and even before his eyes were open he’d toddle to the door of the cage they were in and face my direction and purr happily. He’s also been the one to officially greet the two new kitties who’ve come here since the family has joined me; he’ll be a great nanny cat to fosters.

Here’s one photo of him that’s good for a laugh, a really lucky shot of him admiring himself in the hand mirror in the bathroom while it was being remodeled. I actually offer this one as a print and on a tote bag; check my Etsy shop for details.

photo of cat looking in mirror
God, I'm Cute


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7 thoughts on “Can’t I Get Any Privacy? From A Year Ago Today

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  • January 4, 2012 at 10:41 am

    His cuteness definately comes through on these photos!

  • January 4, 2012 at 5:05 am

    It’s true, he’s very cute indeed! But best not tell him! lol

    Thanks for you comment on Austin’s latest escapade. Re: voweless languages, modern hebrew has absolutely no written vowels whatsoever! Makes for interesting attempts at pronounciation! lol

    • January 4, 2012 at 10:09 pm

      Carolyn, JB is fully aware of his total cuteness–when he was just a baby, eyes not even open yet, he would waddle to the door of his cage and face the direction of my voice, sit there and PURRRRR LOUDLY. If he knew it that young, I’m done for.

      Yes, I understand Hebrew expresses the vowels as little squiggles and dots above and below the consonants! Makes for interesting spellings too.

  • January 3, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    Oh my, that first picture up top is the most darling thing I’ve ever seen! Those eyes!! <3

    • January 4, 2012 at 10:07 pm

      Jelly Bean was born with magic charms. He even has eyelashes so he can bat them at me.


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