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Daily Photo: Mariposa Cute and Bunny Cute

tabby and white cat at door
Mariposa is cuter than cute.

Mariposa is cute no matter what she does, especially when she’s watching a baby bunny who is inching onto the patio from the garden. I call Mariposa my little bunny because sometimes she hops like a bunny.

Here’s the little bunny she was watching, a young cottontail learning its way around the yard. I took the photo through the screen door so it has an interesting softened pattern to it.

baby cottontail rabbit
Little bunny!

Mariposa wears her eartip proudly!

cat with eartip
Mariposa wears her eartip proudly.


From Instagram

five cats on bed
Social distancing for cats.


black cat belly
Mr. Sunshine’s belly thermometer indicated that the indoor temperature reached 85 degrees this afternoon.



From around this date in past years

Interesting Formations, 2019

A strange formation.
A strange formation.

Sometimes I just don’t know what to do when Mimi and her kids go into a mode of patterns and formations, sometimes adding other feline household members too. The best I can do is just take a lot of pictures.

Yesterday first the four got themselves into a rather meditative formation, then Mimi came and sat near them with some intention.

After a while, they all got up and shuffled around and ended up in some disarray, but a nice disarray.

In disarray
In disarray

Then I looked again and they had all turned their backs on me, four in the back and one in front.

Facing away.

So I got my camera and walked all around them. They were roughly facing the front door.

Five facing.
Five facing.

Then Mariposa saw them and came to sit on the stool.

Mariposa joins them.
Mariposa joins them.

And they all stayed like that.

Staying in place

It never ceases to amaze me how they act together as a group. But setting themselves up in a row sitting with one crouching in front? I just don’t know. I just know I love them.

Photos from years past.


Exciting New Grocery Boxes, 2017

two black cats in box
Maximum capacity.

Maximum capacity of this box is one Jelly Bean and one Mr. Sunshine less Sunshine’s tail which apparently doesn’t fit.

Below, Basil has his very own grocery box. I can see I should get bigger boxes.

black cat in box
Basil in his own grocery box.

Glad to be home and off my feet for a while.

You may see a few extra photo posts for a few days. I’ve been getting so behind in posting the ones from Instagram. My plan is to share them here when I share them on IG so you get to see them somewhere near the day I took them.

This will all even out eventually! Shows and studio time make it difficult but we are adjusting.

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2 thoughts on “Daily Photo: Mariposa Cute and Bunny Cute

  • MOL!!!
    The configurations of the 5 cats is too cute!
    Has to be a sibling and mum thing 😉
    Purrs,Georgia and Julie

    • Yes, it is! It’s been fascinating over the years to see how they regularly come together as a group.


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