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Daily Photo: It’s All So Unfair

Bella and Sienna have to share the screen!
Bella and Sienna have to share the screen!

They have to sit inside and watch me and Mimi having a great time outside the window, and they have to share it too. Wrong.

Actually, I am outside photographing some new stuff which I enjoy, but I’d hardly classify it as a good time. And they didn’t really have to both crowd into one window, except that Mariposa was at the other window and she’s a kitty who likes to touch other kitties with her big white mittens. That would not do.

Photos from years past.


Backyard Panther, 2018

The backyard panther watches you.
The backyard panther watches you.

Mimi is watching.

I don’t know if she realizes how interesting her poses are when she does something like this, but I have several that are really unique, looking right at me through some greenery in the yard. I could only find her to take the photo because I knew she was there. Below she watches something interesting in the greenery.


And, just for context, here is the whole scene. This side yard is just celebrating the amount of sun it gets since the tree is gone. This is the second year and all my groundcovers are trying to compete with each other. Mimi is the black shape in the center. Behind her the gate is open, and next to her I still don’t have a fence back up. But everything is growing enthusiastically.


From Instagram

I was pretty quiet over the weekend with the spaghetti dinner, but now I’m back up to it again. From last Saturday…

Up in the treehouse on a dark drizzly morning.

Up in the treehouse.
Up in the treehouse.

And from today…

When we put our heads together…we have a good nap. Because, you know, there is only one basket in the entire house, and the brothers must sleep in a heap.



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What other photos were featured on this date?


Can We Just Go to Bed Now?, 2013
black cat in box with art materials
Mimi actually looks a little cranky in her supervisor’s box.

You don’t really need to paint all those boxes behind me tonight, do you?

I’ve had a very long week supervising you and I need my beauty rest.

Can we just go to bed now?

You’re right, Mimi, we have had a number of late nights this week, and you don’t even look happy in your supervisor’s box. But I just need a little time to get the first coat on these boxes….

It is quite late and we had a huge storm this afternoon, so first thing tomorrow morning Mimi and I will have to inspect the neighbor’s maple tree which is lying across our yard. We are glad that the tall old tree fell where no one was hurt, and we will report from the back yard tomorrow.

And Mimi has never had a cranky moment in her life, no matter what I hand her.

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Big Yawn, 2011
black cat yawning
A big, sunny yawn.

Not as pretty as yesterday’s photo, but Mewsette does have wonderful yawns!

By the way, I did catch Mewsette in a big yawn during the photography stakeout last Thursday. (I looked back through my photos from April and May 2011 and I have no idea what I meant by that!)

Hope you had a great day, though!

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Your Package is in Good…Paws, 2011
tortoiseshell cat on boxes
The goods are safe with me.

Ever my assistant and constant companion, Cookie.

This is a big box of printed materials plus a smaller box to be delivered to a customer.

On top of the stack is Cookie.

No one would dare attempt to touch anything in the boxes with a tortoiseshell cat en garde.

Cookie took this role upon herself as she has for most of her life, being a working kitty. She is happy to provide assistance during my workday. She is also 19 and was very pleased with herself at climbing up and up and up onto the boxes on her own—or, well, I was glad to see that she can still do this while she had no doubt.

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For several years before moving in with me, Mimi “belonged” to a neighbor who would not spay her and she had six litters of kittens. She hunted for food for her kittens, and my yard was her territory. Now that she’s a pampered princess she still likes to indulge now and then, just to keep in shape, though she is on a leash when she is outdoors with me. You can find these photos in my gallery of Feline Photos.


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2 thoughts on “Daily Photo: It’s All So Unfair

  • I LURV the ‘Mimi is watching’ image! My outside kitty, Sweetie, is all black, and she really doesn’t like my attempts at photographing her, but she hides in the tallest weeds/plants, and she stares out just like this!

    • She is so cool when she does this! She knows exactly what she looks like and she waits for me to notice.


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