Daily Photo: Album Dropping Soon

three feral cats
What’s the group and name of their upcoming album?

It’s a girl group, and they know how to handle themselves. They are eartipped, with belly tattoos. The panther is Bruiser, the Siamese is Lucky, the tortie is Grandma. Have a little fun. Their album is dropping soon. What’s the name of their group, and what’s the name of the recording?

 

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From Instagram

No posts yet today! Typical overloaded Friday. We’ll catch up with IG on Monday.

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From the back yard and beyond.

Same here, plenty of photos, no posts! 

 

From around this date in past years

Find Bella in This Picture, 2018

Find Bella in this picture.
Find Bella in this picture.

Can you find Bella in the photo above? She’s impurrsonating a handmade cat to fit into the shop display in my office. If you’re not entirely familiar with my cats, I’ll tell you right off that the big black kitty on the left is Giuseppe, who thinks he’s the subject of this photo shoot.

Purrhaps the photo below will help.

Does this help find Bella?
Does this help find Bella?

That should make it a little bit easier, and possibly you’ve found her already.

If not, you can’t miss her, below…

There's Bella!
There’s Bella!

Isn’t she darling? Not bad for a formerly feral kitty who wasn’t so sure about people. She loves attention and is quite the model now!

I knew when I set up this display that my cats’ reaction would determine whether or not it remained in place. I set up the shelves first and everyone slept in them. After they got tired of that I started adding larger items in the display first, then filled in with smaller things, including the jewelry display. Bella was quietly very excited and inhabited the area for about two weeks off and on as in her photos in the last two weeks’ Marketplace posts where she is posing with the Bella! bags behind her, and of her modeling, sort of, the handmade cards and notebooks.

Yes, I held my breath as she wove herself in and out of the area around the jewelry display and gave it a little more support at the top so it can’t tip forward. She loves it back there, and she visits the display at least once each day. I’ll have more photos of her in there as well.

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Photos I’ve shared on or around this date

Total Relaxation, 2016
Pretty relaxed, there.
Pretty relaxed, there.

I’d say they’re pretty relaxed. Hamlet sleeps in the basket in every position of blissful abandon; here you see his toes at one end like today’s Wordless Wednesday, photographed at the same time, and one front paw stretched as far as it will go at the other end of the basket. Then Ophelia with all her fluff sleeping with her head upside down looks like a stuffed toy. She never gets on the basket and I’m kind of glad because I’d probably faint from her cuteness if she did.

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Facebook and Instagram

Fitness Monitors

No, you still have 10 minutes to go.
My fitness monitors observing my morning ride on my exercise bicycle in the basement.

No, you still have 10 minutes to go.
No, you still have 10 minutes to go.

 

Ophelia is today’s studio supervisor. She looks unhappy, but it’s just that she couldn’t catch the stink bug.

Ophelia is today's studio supervisor.
Ophelia is today’s studio supervisor.

This pretty green-eyed housepanther will never have to worry about kittens again–after at least a half dozen attempts by some of our best cat trappers and at least four litters of kittens, her caretaker finally managed to trick her into the trap.

Finally in a trap.
Finally in a trap.

Pregnant with her fifth litter, totally trap-wise and eluded four of our best. She was finally tricked into being trapped, and she’ll never have to worry about kittens again.

Pretty green-eyed housepanther.
Pretty green-eyed housepanther.

Ophelia and Basil keep watch over the kitty in the trap on the front porch. Something about this whole trap setup feels familiar to each of them.

Ophelia and Basil keep watch over the kitty in the trap on the front porch.
Ophelia and Basil keep watch over the kitty in the trap on the front porch.

 

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Photos I’ve shared on or around this date

Daily Photo: Smokie Meets the Ninjas! 2014

Remember that Basil’s name was Smokie when he first came here.

Wasn't that a party?!
Wasn’t that a party?!

These are actually from Saturday, September 13 with a little bit from Thursday, September 11 thrown in, but–if you couldn’t tell–I’ve been a little pressed for time lately and also having issues with Smartphone photos and syncing and all sorts of annoying technical stuff and haven’t been able to download and edit photos in a timely fashion. I finally dug through them all and pulled the best ones.

I let Smokie out of his room for the first time on Thursday evening, and just wanted to let him explore on his own without any of the ninjas present so he could get his bearings. The last thing I’d want is for Smokie to revert back to being fearful so I want to be as careful as possible, gave him a pat down with his Trauma Free flower essence and let him go. But Giuseppe has been curious about the little guy from the beginning and hopped over the baby gate at the top of the stairs. Giuseppe was gentle and curious as Smokie went from cautious to stretching his wings and racing through both rooms. Giuseppe followed and stationed himself where Smokie had to run past and there were no swats or hisses, and there were nose taps and even a forehead lick. Here are the photos from when the two met.

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Then the next chance I had was Saturday morning for a longer session, and this time Giuseppe and Bean were there, then Sunshine and Mewsette joined very shortly after, and even Mimi came up. I followed through with my plan to hand out catnip toys to everyone, and to hand out treats as appropriate to make it a happy time for everyone. It all went very well for nearly an hour as Smokie ran and ran and played with my apron while adults enjoyed catnip, Giuseppe and Bean played with the kid, Sunshine hissed, Mewsette watched, and Mimi rolled her eyes. In the end everyone was exhausted and kind of fell asleep where they were. Sorry for the lack of captions—but enjoy the photos!

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091514-Smokie-chase

091514-Smokie-apron

091514-Smokie-Mewsette-shark

091514-Smokie-Bean-carrot

091514-Smokie-catniptoys

091514-Smokie-Giuseppe-kitten

091514-Smokie-ball

091514-Smokie-Five-treats

091514-Smokie-four-settling

091514-Smokie-Bean-bed


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One thought on “Daily Photo: Album Dropping Soon

  • October 3, 2021 at 7:42 pm
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    Feline photos always make me smile. How can they not?

    Many of us can appreciate the reciprocally healthy, perhaps even somewhat symbiotic, relationships that can exist between pet cats and their lovingly appreciative human hosts, especially when the host lives with physical and/or mental ailments. Whenever I observe anxiety in the facial expression of my aging mother, I can also witness how that stress suddenly drains and is replaced with joyful adoration upon her cat entering the room. “Hi, sweetheart,” she’ll say. Countless other seniors with a cat also experience its emotional benefits. Of course, the cat’s qualities, especially an un-humanly innocence, makes losing that pet someday such a heartbreaking experience.

    Perhaps cats have a beneficial effect on the human psyche that most people still cannot fathom thus appreciate. That unawareness may help explain why it was reported a few years ago that Surrey, British Columbia, had an estimated 36,000 feral cats, very many of which suffer severe malnourishment, debilitating injury and/or infection (I’ve seen many shocking, heart-wrenching images). And why the municipal government, as well as aware yet uncaring residents, did little or nothing to help with the local non-profit Trap/Neuter/Release program, regardless of their documented success in reducing the needless great suffering by these beautiful animals.

    Yesterday I contacted Surrey Community Cat Foundation and was informed that, if anything, their “numbers would have increased, not decreased, in the last 5 years.”

    I was also informed that the problems continuing for feral cats and strays in Surrey, B.C. are:
    • The increase in population and the lack of interest by more residents in caring for strays..
    • Lack of affordable pet friending housing causing cat owners to leave their pet behind and outdoor.
    • Tear-down of older homes where there was feeding done by the resident or the neighbourhood.
    • New construction and lack of places for ferals and strays to go.
    • Lack of City participation in reducing the suffering of all the cats (ferals and strays) by providing funding for a City veterinary hospital including low or no fees for low income spay/neuter.
    • Increase in residential housing and condos with developer fees not being put toward the care of misplaced feral and stray cats on the land.
    • Lack of cooperation with City services that are unable or do not want to care for stray cats that are not tame.
    • No place to house trapped feral cats.
    • Barn locations must be checked out and meet high criteria for the care of the animal. Colonies cannot be maintained without a resident caretaker and a food supply.

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