Wednesday, May 29, 2024
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Daily Photo: Framed

The joys of framing, with cats.
The joys of framing, with cats.

Mimi’s been framed, Basil is exploring the tissue box and Mr. Sunshine is stealing my tools. The joys of framing, with cats.

I’ve had my hands full with framing some of the art I’ve been creating as well as a few purchases. Until I get the studio in its final rearrangement I still need to put all my framing orders together with my personal framing and do it all at the same time. With this sort of help, well, things don’t get done too quickly, but we do have a lot of fun.

I shared this on Instagram and Facebook on Sunday, September 24.

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What other photos did have I shared around this date?


Bella Beautiful, 2014
Hello, my name is Bella.
Hello, my name is Bella.

Bella looking elegant in morning sun. She loves her window, and the warm light gently highlights her sleek details. You may recognize this photo from the very end of Smokie’s rescue story last week, but I modified it a bit. I love the composition but the other version of this looked too dark and dull even though the light was very soft adn I liked the greenish tones. Even though I loved the gentle highlights on her shoulders in the other photo, the detail in her face really shows her delicate features. She is very slender and graceful.

I have so many photos of Bella and Smokie and the Five from the past few weeks that it’s been hard to decide what series of photos to choose from, and which one, or ones, to post. If I had the time I’d post them all though it actually takes more time to choose just the right one or two! But I guess I’ll be posting extra photos for a few days to get them all in, so, for now…Here she turns around to see the outdoors from another angle.

black cat on windowsill
So graceful!

She really is quite inky black, just as you see in this photo where she’s nearly silhouetted against the bright window.

black cat on windowsill

And then we have a look around, and sniff some air coming in past the nose.

black cat on windowsill

Bella is still a little timid with a fast or awkward move on the part of the human, or a loud noise, but very affectionate, both willing to accept and to give. The other day she reached out and pulled on my arm, and when I moved close she stood up, put her paws on my chest and rubbed her face all over mine. She doesn’t like to be held for too long. She really likes to play! That’s when I start waving things and toss things in the tub and she leaps to the rescue with that little panther body. And she also loves studio wrestling with Smokie, something he’s apparently never done or not often, and it’s all at her instigation. One thing you’ll see soon…she loves the sink! And the tub!

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What other photos did have I shared around this date?


Random Thoughts, 2013
cat shadow and cat toy
Random Thoughts

It’s just an odd sort of capture, Giuseppe on the landing with the light from the window casting him in silhouette, and the current favorite cat toy right there. If a cat were to sit on the landing and dream, wouldn’t it be of a sun puddle and a catnip toy?

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Wordless Wednesday: Some Things I Love, 2013
black cat with basket of vegetables.
Mimi and a basket of fresh vegetables she helped me harvest.

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What a Mess, 2013
two black cats
What a mess!

I had lots of entertainment at my desk today, if you consider the Unbearable Cuteness of Black Cats on a very busy day to be entertaining. I certainly did, especially when they provided me with cuteness breaks at just the right moments so that I didn’t lose my mind. Above is how it ended up. Below is a slideshow of how we got there.

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Touched By Sunshine, 2012
four black cats
They still want an explanation.

Giuseppe, Mr. Sunshine and Mewsette are still wondering what the problem is with black cats when they are being as pretty as possible. Mimi is not concerned.

Just reinforcing for “Less Adoptable Pets Week” that “less adoptable pets” are beautiful once they get into your home and your heart. Anyone I know who has adopted a black cat intentionally or unintentionally has soon come to love all black cats for the depth and beauty of that black fur, and learned that underneath the color, all cats are cats, despite what humans think.

Tomorrow we’ll learn about living with a deaf cat who the kids never met.

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Wordless Wednesday: Peaches Reflecting
calico cat reflected in table
Peaches Reflecting.

From 2010, featuring the beauty and love of a highly-adoptable senior kitty; this is the photo that inspired my daily photos on The Creative Cat.


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