Wednesday, April 17, 2024
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Daily Photo: A Tisket, A Tasket, Basil Got A Yellow Basket

No, I can't see you!
No, I can’t see you!

Basil must have thought this was his get-well gift since he owned it from the day it came into the house, which was the day I was running errands after I’d brought him home and saw it…atop someone’s trash pile. I sprayed it down and rinsed it in the basement and let it air dry, then brought it up to the magic basket spot, and Basil was immediately IN THE BASKET, looking totally cute, big, long, white whisker and all.

Classic cat in basket.
Classic cat in basket.

But especially his glowing amber eyes! We’ve had some glowing sunny days since we’ve had the basket, and I’ve hardly photographed anything but Basil and his amber eyes in the basket! I have a selection here, and I’ll be featuring others as time goes on. Today, I finally got the photo I’d first seen of him with his round eyes looking over the edge of the basket and missed the first time around. That’s the one at the top. My second favorite is below.

Basil in the basket!
Basil in the basket!

Basil has been feeling splendid since last week. The steroid shot did its trick and he’s back to being his silly self again, showing off his belly in the basket and looking irresistible. And judging by his activity level and his positions in the basket, I don’t think he’s feeling any breathing distress at all.

Oh, I'm just waiting...
Oh, I’m just waiting…

He does like his belly rubs at times like this too!

...for my belly rub!
…for my belly rub!

And then he likes to relax. He’s taken some nice long afternoon naps in the basket, and he’s been leaving the evening shift for other kitties to try it out. I’m trying my best to photograph them, and I’ll share those soon.

In the meantime, here’s a lovely photo of Basil from last November 16, when he was just beginning to develop his full coat and was losing his kitten face and looking more adult. Isn’t he beautiful?

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Smokie looking elegant.


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2 thoughts on “Daily Photo: A Tisket, A Tasket, Basil Got A Yellow Basket

  • dood….yur eyez could knot match that baskit any better than if yur mom taked a sampull peace oh de baskit two de paint store N said match thiz……{ we think we haz con fuzed R selves heer but ewe noe what we meen } 🙂


  • They have a knack of knowing where they’ll look best! Gorgeous fellow.


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