Daily Photo: Iz Cute

black and white cat behind cat tree
Iz cute.

“The human will never notice me here—I blend right in with the background!”

I have to move all their stuff out of the tub to bathe—a concept they still don’t understand—and the cat tree ends up straddling the sink. Ernie hopped up to investigate it and was very cute about it. But everything he does is cute. You can’t have a triangular nose patch that runs all down onto your chin and throat without being cute about everything you do. His triangular nose is very kissable too. I do that as often as possible. He likes it. What was that about feral? Yes, he is still a little shy, and he models that below.

black and white cat behind cat tree
You can’t see me.

Later in the day Dr. Michelle came to visit. Before Christmas they’d still been in the carrier and hiding in the tub when anyone came to visit, and hissed, but they were markedly different this time! We did have to coax Bert out form under the cabinet though.

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Bert reluctantly comes out from under the cabinet.

His brother Ernie is a little more relaxed and encourages him. “Hey, dummy, if you don’t come out, we don’t get treats!

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Bert encourages him.

Bert has no problem taking the treats though. The rule is that they have to take them from your fingers, no cheating by putting them on the floor or even in the palm of your hand. When food is concerned they can learn to trust this pretty quickly, especially with the right flower essence on your hands.

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But he has no problem getting treats!

“Hey, you forgot me!” Ernie waves one of his white mittens to alert Dr. Michelle to a possible problem.

woman with two cats
You forgot me!

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How They Celebrated New Year’s Day, 2011
All seven in the kitchen.
All seven in the kitchen.

A Nice, Quiet, New Year, 2011

It started out as me and Kelly and Cookie, and one or two at a time the family decided to join us after dinner, so we had a nice New Year all together at the table.

Kelly is at the water bowl, and on the table from the left is Jelly Bean, whose butt is the only thing showing, Cookie, behind her is Mewsette in profile, next to her is Mr. Sunshine, and in the crochet bag sitting up looking at Sunshine is Mimi, lying down in the bag is Giuseppe.

Mimi hopped into the crochet bag when Cookie hopped out to get a drink of water, and Giuseppe, ever the mama’s boy, joined her in there. Mewsette came to hang with me and Cookie and Kelly who were fussing with my crochet project. Jelly Bean felt left out so he wandered around and finally settled on the crochet project as well when Kelly went to get a drink of water. I had been sitting in the chair just behind Cookie and JB.

I had actually finished this scarf and it’s going to a feline-loving friend who will probably not notice a few spare cat hairs!

Here they are from the other angle, which is what I saw before I decided to get up to take the photo.

Is there room for me in all this?
Is there room for me in all this?

I love it when they all settle around me, but this has been a novelty in my years of living with cats. It’s mostly because five of them are related and often do things all together, while Cookie and Kelly are usually with me. When Dickie and Peaches were here they added to the fun, though I never managed to get a photo of all nine together.

If I need for them to move I actually get up and walk away and one or two will follow. Believe it or not, there are times when I need for them to move.


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2 thoughts on “Daily Photo: Iz Cute

  • January 2, 2015 at 5:35 pm
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    doodz…ewe guys rock…N yes…IZ CUTE…4 shur 🙂

    heerz two a grate week oh end filled with sun, salmon & sghetti ♥♥♥♥♥

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    • January 2, 2015 at 5:54 pm
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      Tabbies, I can’t resist him–I’m so glad he’s okay with being touched now! Have a grate sunny sghetti weekend!

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