Wednesday, May 29, 2024
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Daily Photo: Cat Selfies

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Bean tries to get a selfie while Giuseppe is sound asleep.

I caught this little exchange between Bean and Giuseppe as they were napping on the wardrobe in the afternoon.

Note that Giuseppe is sleeping with his mouth open. Bean missed a perfect opportunity.

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Giuseppe wakes up.
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“Trying to get a selfie”
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Uh…not right.
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The tongue of concentration.
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Maybe not.

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What other photos did I feature on this date?


Wordless Wednesday: Sweet Summer Dreams, 2013
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Sweet Summer Dreams

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Window Kitties, 2013
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Jojo enjoys the bathroom windowsill.

In that little 6′ x 6′ bathroom, the only place to go is up. Jojo sleeps on the lid to the toilet (I ask her if I can use my litterbox when I have to move her), and now that they are both feeling pretty energetic and confident I find both of them on the windowsill when I come upstairs. I’m happy to see them alert and getting exercise, but they are hard to catch—as soon as I come in, they stop what they’re doing and greet me. They are such nice cats.

Every once in a while, when all the black cats are otherwise occupied downstairs, I wedge the baby gate at the top of the stairs and open the bathroom door to let Lakota and Jojo wander the other two rooms and landing. They need some exercise and get pretty bored in that little 6′ x 6′ bathroom, and I can tell Lakota likes to feel like a “bad boy” once in a while, slowly prowling around the rooms and sniffing everything, leaving face-rubs on doorframes and furniture.

Any of them, even the seniors probably, can easily scale the gate, but it provides just enough of a boundary that everyone keeps their place for as long as 15 minutes, which is enough time for Jojo to see what she wants and head back to “her room”, and Lakota to explore something new. This week he discovered my bed, where I still have the improvised steps I’d had in place for Cookie, and the windowsill.

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Lakota explores my bedroom window.

The two are doing very well after some geriatric issues like constipation where lots of pumpkin was added to food but we needed to resort to some other means as well, and adding lots of water to their food too. Their fur looks a little choppy because they had some tangles and knots that needed to be trimmed out. The activity helps with this issue as well. When I enter the bathroom they both greet me with relaxed up-and-down cat stretches and blinks, talk to me in their broken old cat voices and ask for pets and brushes, and old man Lakota slowly cruises around, face-rubbing everything in reach.

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You’re In For It, Little Brother! 2012
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You’re in for it now, little brother!

While Mewsette was in peaceful repose atop the wardrobe, that pesky little Jelly Bean sat on the window sill and poked her wherever she lapped over the edge. It takes a lot to provoke Mewsette, but when she’s provoked it would behoove smaller black cats to leave the area. Jelly Bean didn’t get that memo.

“Some little brothers, you just have to shake them until their brains rattle, what little they have in there!”

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I’m gonna shake you till your brains fall out your ears!

“I didn’t mean anything,” he says, “I just wanted to play.”

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I just wanted to play.

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2 thoughts on “Daily Photo: Cat Selfies

  • bluemoonalone

    That is is poor Bean getting beat up by his sister..

    • Bluemoonalone, I like Giuseppe sleeping with his mouth open and Mewsette’s two-pawed head shake for Bean!


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