Wednesday, April 17, 2024
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Daily Photo: Always Colorful

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Mimi is a very colorful cat despite being covered with black fur.

Who says black cats are colorless? Even on a persistently dull day, Mimi’s eyes are bright as is her matching collar.

And the matching moss on my deck railing. Well, I’ll get to that.

Mimi was supervising a photo shoot today, best done from above so a supervisory cat can frown down on the human. She learned this from her mentor, Cookie, who held this position previously and bequeathed it to Mimi.

I discovered something today about Mimi—she’s a little concerned about dogs. My neighbor whose yard backs mine has a boxer named Cooper, and because the yard is not fenced Cooper is on a long leash when he goes outdoors to use the Green Room. Mimi was headed down the steps of the deck to follow me, but heard the jingle of Cooper’s leash and turned right back around to observe from the deck even though Cooper had looked at us and waved his tail but at that moment was paying no attention at all to us. No doubt she was chased by a few neighbor dogs who had regularly been left unattended to run the neighborhood, but the house she came from had dogs. Perhaps the days of bravely dodging the dogs are over for Mimi.


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10 thoughts on “Daily Photo: Always Colorful

  • Paulette Smith

    Such a beautiful girl, and I love the composition! Perfect

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  • That is beautiful! Austin’s black fur is undercoated by copper/cinnamon colouring. In the sun it is stunning!

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    • Carolyn, it’s odd that there wasn’t enough sun to bring out Mimi’s highlights–in her photo from the product testing post today she looks quite brown and it was just a bit brighter.

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        • Yes, and this angle in particular is north-north–she is facing north as evidenced by the moss on the north side of my deck railing, and we are on the north side of a hill so the light is all very cool, but it’s nice for a change because we get to see how bright her eyes are.

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    • Susan, she and I have grown accustomed to it, though at first we wanted a Princess Pink collar.

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  • Mimi is actually quite mahogany! And she looks just like the photo of a Burmese cat on the cover of a book I have. And this is a rare time when she opens her eyes all the way–I call her usual eyes “lemon slice eyes”.

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  • We also find black cats ate colourful.
    Tillie has a nice reddish colour when the sun shines on her black furs.
    Julie is more of a true black,though she has some white furs on her neck.
    Mimi has lovely eyes!
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Treasure,Tiger, JJ and |Julie

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