Daily Photo: A Presence on the Stairs

black cat on stairs
Lady Emeraude appears on the stairs.

Lady Emeraude has been feeling pretty good lately. Not only does she stop over in the studio when we’re all gathered in there, but today when I worked downstairs for most of the day and all of the Five were with me I heard shuffling steps on the stairs and the click of claws that I associate with older cats trying to get a grip on a smooth surface. There she was, holding her own, balanced on a step.

black cat on steps
She’s not coming down any farther but wants us to know she wants us up there!

She’s still pretty unsteady, and I’m not sure she should be cruising the steps, which are fairly steep. She really didn’t want to join us, but wanted us to come upstairs to be with her. She turned around and went back up on her own and it took a noticeable amount of effort to get to the top but she wasn’t incapacitated by it. I thought that was awfully nice of her to invite us up! We never did make it up there.

black cat on steps
Later she sits at the top waiting for us.

Other daily photos shared on this date

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2013: Mimi’s Long Shadow
black cat with long shadow
Mimi casts a long shadow.

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2013: Wordless Wednesday: Honeycrisp
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Mr. Sunshine and Jelly Bean are sweet as honey for sure.

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2012: Cookie Up to a Few Tricks
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Cookie really prefers a three-quarter view.

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2012: Ears
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Ears, just a pile of black fur with ears.

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6 thoughts on “Daily Photo: A Presence on the Stairs

  • January 17, 2014 at 12:20 pm
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    emeraude…we will bee happee ta come on over N keep ewe company while de mom B iz werkin….wood ya wanna few hundred cases oh flounder, mackerull N trout ORE sea bass, sardeens N perch ORE bloo gill, salmon N herring…let uz noe; we will bring de goodz anda grill !!!
    hope everee one haza grate week oh end N stayz outta trubull…KNOT !!!

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  • January 17, 2014 at 8:51 am
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    WOW, Bernadette! That is SO fantastic! Emeraude is such a wonderful spirit. But, you know, since you never made it up there, I think you owe her one : )

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  • January 17, 2014 at 6:43 am
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    She looks pretty alert and confident… and wanting company… Purrs!
    The lady is so sweet. You did go up to be with her at the end, didn’t you?

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  • January 17, 2014 at 12:09 am
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    My Dearest Lady Emeraude, Your presence filled my heart with JOY. I’m looking forward to seeing you again. You are so beautiful and amazingly sweet.
    ~ Sending my love to you.
    Purrs & nozzles, Angel Mamma Forever

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  • January 16, 2014 at 10:55 pm
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    Wow! That’s a first, isn’t it? Her coming partially down the stairs? That’s fantastic!

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  • January 16, 2014 at 10:12 pm
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    Oh My Gosh Bernadette!!! I am so so happy to hear this..Tell sweet Emmie I am so proud of her!

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