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Daily Photo: If Your Bathroom Sink is Full of Black Cats

three black cats in green sink
Is your sink full of black cats?

“Don’t mind us, we’ll just hope you get the idea.”

Idea? What Idea? Why do cats have to be so obtuse with their messages? Don’t they realize they’d probably get what they want more often if they just plain asked for it?

But then what would I photograph every day?

“Really, we may be in need, but we wouldn’t want take any of your valuable time. We’ll just wait.”

two black cats in sink
“We’ll just wait.”

Do I detect more than a note of sarcasm?

They would not look at me for any temptation, no matter what I promised.

“Well, maybe I need to work a little harder to get the point across to you. Does this expression help?”

How could I resist those leafy eyes?

three black cats in sink
“Does this help?”

. . . . . . .

What other photos have I featured on this date?


Looks like this day has always been a big day for hanging out in the bathroom sink.

. . . . . . .

*Sigh*, 2013
black cat on green sink
Jelly Bean is waiting for the faucet to spring to action.

Jelly Bean waits for the faucet to magically begin dispensing water.

Even though his back is facing me I know he’s tucked his chin to his chest and his eyes are closed, but he’s not sleeping. It’s just so Bean.

And even if I turn on the faucet, he won’t drink from it. After nearly a year they love their fountain but still have a fondness for the faucet, yet it just seems like an old habit.

. . . . . . .

Manipulative, 2012
black cat on green sink

Admit it. You’d give him anything.

I admit he is very hard to resist. Way back when I had decided I could not possibly keep all these kittens I had decided to keep perhaps two, and tried to choose so that I would not become too attached to them all. I loved little Jelly Bean, or Little Guy as I called him then, but I had to consider giving him up. He looked right into my eyes, knew what I was thinking, raced me up the stairs, hopped into the bathroom sink and flopped down and purred, batting his eyelashes at me.

“I don’t know who’s going or staying, but you’re not going anywhere, Little Guy.”

He is so completely manipulative that he is the one who got me to start turning on the faucet for them every day to drink. I have never, ever allowed my cats to drink from any faucet because I was concerned they wouldn’t get enough water since I had no intention of leaving faucets on all day. I admit that everything in the bathroom leaked when they were growing up in there so they thought water was supposed to be that way, and especially after the seniors I have had bowls all over the house.

But this Little Guy charmed me with a look like this and I simply turned on the faucet. What would you do if he sat on the sink and looked at you like that? See how you do looking into those green eyes. If the look alone doesn’t work, he talks very softly, and I am under his spell.

Be further manipulated by Compositions in Black and Green

calendar with black cat
Compositions in Black and Green 2014

Compositions in Black and Green 2014 and other calendars from The Creative Cat

Because I wanted to be certain everyone who looked at this calendar was hooked from the very start, “Manipulative”, was actually the title page image in 2013, “*Sigh*” will definitely appear in 2015, and I can see in my copy of Compositions in Black and Green 2014 that a sink filled with black cats has often been a problem.

Compositions in Black and Green 2014, a features the Fantastic Four and their Mama Mimi in the vintage mint green bathroom, just being their lovely selves. Based on Compositions in Black and Green 2013 with all new photos, this year even includes Emeraude and Lakota! I still have a few left.

Special Offer for Black Cat Adoptions

Now through 2014, I’ll send a copy of my Compositions in Black and Green 2014 calendar to anyone who rescues or adopts a black cat so that you can use it to keep track of all the wonderful things your house panther does. Or keep track of the house panther you’ve rescued so that you can keep track of veterinary records and send it along with the person who adopts the cat you’ve rescued.

Just email your rescue story to me, or a copy of your adoption contract—all personal information you don’t want to share eliminated of course—and a photo of your cat. I will keep all of your information completely private unless you want to share it with my readers.

If you’d like to to purchase a Compositions in Black and Green 2014 calendar as a gift or for yourself, visit my Etsy shop.

Read more about this calendar and all my 2014 Calendars from The Creative Cat.

Inspired by felines you know! Visit Portraits of Animals on Etsy.


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© 2014 | | Published by Bernadette E. Kazmarski

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Monday: Adoptable Cats, TNR & Shelters
Tuesday: Rescue Stories
Wednesday: Commissioned Portrait or Featured Artwork
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Friday: Bok Review, Health and Welfare, Advocacy
Saturday: Your Backyard Wildlife Habitat, Living Green With Pets, Creating With Cats
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4 thoughts on “Daily Photo: If Your Bathroom Sink is Full of Black Cats

  • bluemoonalone

    Yes..Cute looks and pretty little purrs is how I ended up keeping a Mama and her three baby kittens that I took in here Bernadette..Talk about manipulative!!..Of course I have never regretted it..

    • Bluemoonalone, that was when I first figured my fostering days were over, at least for a while–I never used to be tempted, all cats were up for adoption for at least a year, but I think it was just all the loss I’d suffered in the previous year. Plus those wonderful silhouettes.

  • Maureen Chatwin

    NOW I totally understand why you HAD to publish Compositions in Black and Green. It just IS the ‘Essence’ of the Family!!

    • Maureen, it truly is–and they are in there far more often than I get the chance to post photos of them. It’s just part of home, and the color combination is so beautiful.


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