Bella actually took to the sink quite readily, so maybe it’s a black cat thing in this house since every other black cat, including Kennedy one time that I saw, has had a habit of spending time in the sink and trying to get the faucet to drip. Bella will fit right into Compositions in Black and Green 2015, in fact, I held off production when she came when I saw she was a sink kitty!
Very soon after she arrived I opened the bathroom door to find her lounging in the sink, but she moved too fast to get a good photo. As soon as she was comfortable with the camera I was able to photograph one of her sink sessions: lounging, bathing, checking out the faucet, pulling the string on the soap sack, checking in the overflow hole, and lounging some more. Now that’s a really good time. Just can’t figure out what that human’s fascination is with the whole process. Cant a kitty lounge in the sink without the world knowing about it? And don’t forget, this lovely lady will be up for adoption soon, so if you need a curious kitty for your bathroom sink, she’s the one!
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Winter Forecast in Black Fur, 2013
“Well, I guess we’ll be watching a lot of snow as our human rides her silly bike in the morning,” Mimi said, “but we’re not sure if we like caterpillars telling us what to do, even if they are the same color as us.”
An unlucky caterpillar made its way under the screen door in the basement to foretell our future, unlucky only because the creature looks so much like a cat toy I’m surprised there are any left in the world. Mimi just gave it a good sniff, which made it roll into a motionless ball, but Mewsette flopped down next to it for a good rousing session of caterpillar toss-and-roll. I’m all for environmental enrichment, but not at the expense of a living creature who stumbled into the wrong basement. I picked it up and slid it out the door.
Caterpillars come to visit each year, and the last several years they’ve been solid black, but with orange skin—Cookie claimed that was a tortie caterpillar. Normally they are black with an orange band across their middles. Legend has it that the narrower the orange band the harder the winter, which would mean a solid black one would be the worst winter on record. But I think it just might be that our local caterpillars, as in the ones in our back yard as insects do create their own localized populations, are the solid black ones. I know I’ve seen them since 2010, and the winter of 2011-2012 was so mild I quite wearing my winter coat in January. Perhaps the caterpillars think they are disguised when they come into the basement. Silly caterpillars.
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Cookie Contemplates a Rainy Morning, 2011
Cookie sits on her footstool quietly contemplating as the rain softly falls on her back yard.
The misty morning cools the colors and flattens the dimensions, but Cookie and her turquoise rocker are always vivid.
Rain had fallen all night and though there were slight puddles on the steps and her big flagstone at the bottom were wet, not to mention the dripping grass, Cookie still did her morning wander down the steps and stood on her lookout point, nibbled some grass and explored a little further. I think the light rain felt good on her—it certainly did on me.
Eventually she decided she was damp enough and joined me on the deck messing around with plants. Stepping onto her footstool she took one last look into her beloved morning back yard before stepping one more step up onto the woven seat for a little bath and nap while I sat on the swing to finish my coffee. A perfect way to start the day.
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