Daily Photo: A Situation Involving the Basket

three black cats with basket
Mr. Sunshine gets into the basket.

What is Mr. Sunshine thinking? That basket isn’t for big ninjas! A big blue bow and a yellow flower? Smokie tries to set him right on all this, but Bella quietly observes from the cat tree. She has a little crush on Mr. Sunshine. More on that later. But for now, the basket once again belongs to only Bella.

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What other photos have I shared on or around this date?


A Cat With…Two Bodies? 2014
black cat with two bodies

Not sure what’s happening here…maybe I need to catch up on my sleep? Either side of Mewsette could actually be her body, but…both?

“Don’t worry,” says Mewsette, “I’ve got Mr. Sunshine under control.”

She’s pretty cool for laying on his head possibly smothering him.

black cats
Mewsette has Mr. Sunshine under control

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My Basket Runneth Over, 2014
two black cats in basket.
Mewsette and Mimi amply fill the basket, but it makes for a good cuddle.

A slightly-too-small basket makes for a good tight cuddle for Mimi and Mewsette. One would think I’d get larger baskets, but then possibly the photos wouldn’t be as cute. And one thing I can say for this family of felines—they don’t mind being packed together into a small space. They just adapt to whatever is there.

Mimi had to reorganize after a while, though. Mewsette is a big girl.

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Customizing the Bed, 2013
black cat rolled up in comforter
Giuseppe rolled up in the bedding.

In his quest to burrow under the covers of my bed—after I had neatly made it up—Giuseppe manages to completely peel back the comforter and sheets and rolls himself into a cozy little kitty burrito.

Of course, he thinks we can’t see him.

A great way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

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Could You Work In the Face of This? 2012
two black cats hugging
Mewsette and Giuseppe make it difficult to concentrate.

If you had to look at this all day, could you get any work done?

This is what I have to deal with at my computer day after day, and I ask you: is this fair? Should I have to deal with this sort of distraction while I’m trying to earn my living—and theirs? Do they do this intentionally to test me and see how committed I am to what I do? Or should I just be committed? How many photos do you suppose I took of these two while they cuddled cheek to cheek right there in front of me? Do you think I got anything at all done?

And if you have any doubt at the difficulty of working with such distractions, here is the full view of them on my desk, right in front of me.

two black cats hugging
It is impossible.

This is hopeless. There is nothing I can do but gaze at them and take photos.

Somebody make it stop!

The top image may look familiar—last year when I posted this photo readers remarked, “This would make a great Valentine!” So I designed one!

valentine with two black cats on red
“Nuzzles and Purrrrs” Valentine

I like the second image too, but it’s just not sharp enough to use as a closeup. I may try to do something else with it, though…

Browse some rescued cats and kittens!


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4 thoughts on “Daily Photo: A Situation Involving the Basket

  • January 28, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    guys….at leest yur mom dinna CALL ewe baskit casez….

    & mewsette…that iz by far de kewlest
    trix we haz seen in like a looooooooooooooooooong time ♥♥

    • January 28, 2015 at 1:13 pm

      They are def basket cases! and Mewsette is quiet but she can pull off some amazing things!

  • January 27, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    Those pictures are so precious!

    • January 28, 2015 at 12:41 am

      Thank you Mariodacat! They were so funny–big Sunshine trying to fit in that basket!


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