Daily Photo: Dinner, or Else

five black cats in kitchen
What they look like.
I’d better hustle and get that computer thing out of their way and get their dinner together. It’s five against one and they are all staring at me.
five black cats posterized
What they think they look like.
Oh, no, they’ve turned on the electric eyes! I see the world changing!
five black cats in kitchen
Or better yet…
If you don’t hear from me for a few days, please check on me!

Of course, it’s all a game, but their photos are fun to play with!

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Mama Said There’d Be Days Like This, 2013
five black cats on table
Five black cats trying to get organized.

Five black cats trying to figure out what to do first on a beautiful spring day! You can see how fragmented they look, even sort of cubist, which is actually very catlike, expressing several viewpoints at once.

The weather was so beautiful today, all of us were trying to fit too many things into our agendas. Mimi did advise them first thing to stay focused, as she did on wanting to go 0utside with me. Poor kitties had to not only look out each window and smell the spring air, but they also had to look out the basement door. As a result, they barely got any rest today, really only about eight hours all day long.

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Big and Little, 2012
Mimi and Giuseppe cuddle on my desk.

Giuseppe is not so big as Mimi is petite, Giuseppe with a very long body and heavily muscled and Mimi so tiny sometimes I can’t believe how small she is. She weighs a little less than half of his weight, and she is half as long and half as tall, nearly completely half of him. They cuddle together often; Giuseppe loves his Mama Mimi and she enjoys cuddling with her kids and even giving a little touch-up bath.

Here Giuseppe has his head on her arms and at one point he had his arms around her and was holding her as if he was hugging a stuffed toy.

Tell me, could you focus on your work with such distractions? By the end of the day, there was another four-cat cuddle puddle, the only one of the five who was missing was Mewsette, enjoying the bed all to herself.

Perhaps he was dreaming of Mlle. Daisy Emerald Marguerite, his love who lives by the big river in Kingston. He heard that she and her mama had moved to a new apartment, and today he sent her a card. I often notice that Giuseppe spends lots of time with his Mama Mimi when he is longing for his love.

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Mewsette’s Pretty Face, 2011
black cat in sunshine
Mewsette’s Pretty Face

The sun shone in just long enough this morning to catch Mewsette watching me in the kitchen.

Her brothers are much more camera-savvy than she is; in fact, Mewsette is about as un-selfconscious as a cat can be, so I know she’s never posing.

When Mewsette was a kitten I remember thinking she was slightly strange because she was so distant, spending the entire day in the basement earning her nickname “Basement Cat”, never asking for affection though she never turned it down. Perhaps it was the contrast with her needy brothers, but also in those days Mimi, her mom, was still in her “I’m not going to get attached to this” phase and I thought Mewsette had just inherited that trait from her mom.

Then when she was ready, at about 18 months, she began following me around and talking to me, purring and tenderizing my hand or my arm kneading with her big paws and trimmed claws. Now we have head butts and nose-taps—both of us, as she apparently thinks I’m some big hairless cat—and I’ll catch her sitting to watch me with this very intent expression when I’m standing up at my work in the kitchen or in my studio.

And she has grown quite beautiful, big and husky, fuzzy thick fur and very rounded features, perfectly round green, green eyes and long, graceful whiskers like waterfalls on either side of her face. My big “Mousse”, a sweet and gentle girl.

I’ve also always loved to look at their eyes when their pupils were just like a single thread holding a button onto their fur.


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3 thoughts on “Daily Photo: Dinner, or Else

  • May 5, 2014 at 8:00 pm
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    Oh, love these black sweethearts in the middle of that lovely, cozy kitchen of yours! Do I smell biscuits baking?

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  • May 5, 2014 at 4:32 am
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    Yup! It’s best to not delay dinner 😉
    You will know no peace until then.
    Mewsette is so cute.
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure, JJ
    and Angels Tiger and Tillie

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  • May 4, 2014 at 10:48 pm
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    I just love the way they all sit together and stare when it’s dinner time. All those EYES! Also love the way you describe it when their pupil is like a single thread holding the eye to their fur !

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