Daily Photo: Life Imitates Art

black cat with fruit and painting
Art imitates life; Sunshine imitates Namir.

Mr. Sunshine loved his fur brother Namir, who had the same clever nature. The other day he posed, not only by a print of a painting of Namir, but also by a box of Clementines. I think he’s trying to hint that I ought to do a painting of him in homage to Namir. The painting of Namir is below.

watercolor of cat in kitchen
“Darling Clementine”, watercolor, 12″ x 9″ © B.E. Kazmarski

But the night before that, as if he wanted to draw my attention to the situation I turned from my desk to see him intently staring at me…

black cat with clementines
How could I miss him?

…so I went into the kitchen to take the best photo I could get, at night, with difficult light. “Don’t I look nice in this box?” he aksed. What an opportunist–I had moved the actual Clementines from the box to the fruit bowl, but left it there to put to use for merchandise later. “I’m sweeter than any Clementine, anyway!”

black cat with fruit bowls
“Isn’t this a perfect pose?”

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2012: Laundry Day Again
black cat with sheets
Mr. Sunshine turns on the charm.

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2010: Welcome Home
cat in window with candle
A kitty to come home to.

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5 thoughts on “Daily Photo: Life Imitates Art

  • December 16, 2013 at 10:59 am

    He is gorgeous, absolute! …and he knows it. 😉
    No joking he has one of the most beautiful feline boy faces I have seen.

  • December 15, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    That is so amazing that he posed by the picture..did you notice that the box says CAT on it?..What a handsome young man he is..

    • December 15, 2013 at 10:02 pm

      Nancy, I forgot to mention that–CAT1! Yes, he thinks he’s No. 1 Cat in the house!

  • December 15, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Mr Sunshine is definitely a charmer 😉
    He SO wants to be painted! heehee

    • December 15, 2013 at 10:03 pm

      Georgia and Julie, he’s deadly for me, all he needs to do is give me a look with those big yellow eyes and I’m done for–then he tilts his head!


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