Sunday, April 14, 2024
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Daily Photo: I Was Of Five Minds

five black cats on cabinet
“I was of five minds, like a cabinet on which there are five black cats.”

I was of five minds
like a cabinet
on which there are five black cats.

I totally apologize for the use of this stanza from one of my favorite poems, but the black cats and the blackbirds was just too much. It was they way they were arranged, where they are often all focused on the same thing, usually me, when gathering on this cabinet, here each is facing in a different direction and obviously about something different yet sitting close together in one space. I feel like that sometimes. But seriously, I sometimes look at my five black cats about their daily thing and derive some of the same conclusions as Wallace Stevens’s poem, Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird

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What other photos have I shared on this date?


two black cats.
Giuseppe enjoys a cuddle with his mama.

Giuseppe was assigned to supervise me in my studio last night so he reclined on my desk chair with a bored attitude, assuring that I could not sit down but would continue to work at my table and at organizing my space. Mimi came to spend time with me and then found Giuseppe to be quite the comfortable bed. Mimi is easily half as big as Giuseppe and sleeps on top of him on a regular basis. Giuseppe never minds.

Except when she tries to smother him.

two black cats
But then she slides her little face over his and covers his nose with her paw…

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Front Row Seat, 2012
cat on stool looking out door
Mimi on her front row seat.

Today was balmy compared to the past two weeks, warm and breezy, and while Mimi and I did enjoy some time outdoors, it was one of those days when she remembered how fun it could be to run around outside, getting into trouble…I couldn’t let her do that, but I could set her up at the back door where she likes to sit to observe the back yard. It’s much more fun from that height.

Not that Mimi would ever really want to go back outside, as she came upstairs to join me in the studio shortly afterward and stayed all afternoon. Guess it’s not so bad here.

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two black cats on kitchen stool
“Where is dinner?” Mewsette and Giuseppe demand to know.

Oops. Didn’t realize it was almost 9:30.


Sorry guys. Just earning your keep.

Can I show you how to pull the tab on your cans?

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What Kitty? 2010
lump under bedspread
What kitty?

You know the kitty philosophy—if they can’t see you, then you can’t see them, and they leave no trace behind. Surely no one would notice the large lump under the covers. About as much as I don’t notice a black cat on the white bedspread.

This is Giuseppe’s latest discovery—getting under the edge of the bedspread near the floor, then climbing up the side of the bed to the top of the mattress. No, I’d never know he was there.

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Gallery view of Pittsburgh CAT cats for adoption.

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5 thoughts on “Daily Photo: I Was Of Five Minds

  • That pic is like circling the wagons.
    Everycat keeping a lookout in all directions.
    We like the other pics of cuddly cats too 🙂
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

    • Georgia and Julie, I just love the random arrangements.

    • Georgia and Julie, I think they all wanted to go take a nap, but were afraid they’d miss something.


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