Daily Photo: Happy National Cat Day!


Mariposa's new do.
Mariposa’s new do.

Happy National Cat Day! Mariposa is celebrating by trying out a new do for her ear hair. Please take her seriously.

Really, I think Jelly Bean helped her with it.




Photos from previous years…

Cat Day, Whichever, 2017

Six in the kitchen.
Six in the kitchen.


No lie, I was making a salad and turned around to see that! They weren’t there to steal my soul, but to steal my salad! Strange meal to celebrate National Cat Day, I think. There are so many in this small space at the end of October it’s hard to keep track of them all. From the left it’s Basil (looking out the window), Mr. Sunshine, Giuseppe, Jelly Bean in the back, Mewsette, Hamlet. Yes, the two ninjas in training have joined the main ninjas. Well, Basil is also a full ninja now and has been working on Hamlet, but sometimes he’s so silly, well, maybe some of his training isn’t done yet.

I gave everyone a treat after this photo. They are such amazing cats. From Sunday.

Below, from Friday…

Daily thermonuclear treatments are essential for feline beauty.

Mimi stretches on the arm of the rocker while I work on some proofreading, and we both enjoy a bit of a nice warm afternoon. She goes back and forth with how she feels, mostly okay, and she’s eating well and going well, but still not quite there. We have an appointment at the end of this week.

Mimi gets her thermonuclear treatment.
Mimi gets her thermonuclear treatment.

And later that day, what happens when you let the kids unpack the boxes. Basil and Bella were so excited about this last night they left dinner and spread the boxes and shredded the packing all over the room. The rest of the mess is mine, though. We love getting ready for a show—and that would be my upcoming poetry reading and art and photo show, “Walking Around”. Since the weather has gotten cold I’ve had very little supurrvision because all my fine felines are piling up in heaps in front of furnace vents, not that it comes on all that often.


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4 thoughts on “Daily Photo: Happy National Cat Day!

  • October 30, 2019 at 12:22 pm

    Love Mariposa’s new look! All of your photos are so great! Happy National Cat Day

    • October 30, 2019 at 11:28 pm

      Thanks, Elaine! I have the most inspiring models.


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