Tuesday, October 3, 2023
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Daily Photo: Mariposa Loves the Camera

tabby and white cat

Mariposa LOVES the camera. It means she’s getting ALL the attention. There she was hanging out on the steps observing the room and simultaneously blocking Hamlet’s way up the steps. Of course I had to get a photo of her and those long, long whiskers, green eyes and super-confident expression. Then I decided to walk a little closer and refocus, and Mariposa decided to get her nose all up in my camera.

tabby and white cat
Come closer.


tabby and white cat


tabby and white cat
Now what do you want?


From Instagram

Just that kind of a day. Monday was full of little hurdles and I felt like Giuseppe.

black cat on chair
That kind of a day.

Shapes and patterns. Nice and cool on the bricks first thing. Mimi and I are both happy I cleared away all the grass, moss and overgrowth. We love our patio. I’m thrilled to be able to bend over and kneel down so I can do these sorts of things. I have a lot of catching up to do!

black cat on bricks
Patterns and shapes.

Some synchronized sleeping happening between two formerly feral fursisters here.

two cats sleeping
Some synchronized sleeping.

And photos from the back yard and beyond

Baby chocolate bunny. Perfectly disguised.

backyard bunny
Backyard Bunny

My old old red rambling rose.

red rose
Old red rose.


From around this date in past years

Because I Moved the Basket and Everyone Had to Get Into It, 2019

Maximum three cats.
Maximum three cats.

Because we only have one basket, and I moved it onto the desk to get to something else, and suddenly it was prize territory. In about three seconds Jelly Bean was in it and curled napping as if he’d been there all day, then Mimi hurried over because she needs to be in every container of any sort immediately. Just barely settled, Mr. Sunshine decided he would have his space too, and got himself in there behind Mimi, who is looking rather annoyed at being squished between her two sons. Perhaps she should have had smaller sons. Mr. Sunshine is looking patient, because he knows he will wait this one out and eventually have the basket all to himself. That’s the way it happens.

From Instagram

Everyone enjoys a sunny morning in her own way. Mariposa, Bella, Mewsette.

Not just that they are enjoying themselves, but that they are rescued, safe, healthy and happy indoors on a beautiful spring morning.

Girls in the sun.

Cat friends are sweet. Minutes later they were in a high speed chase around the house.

Both Hamlet and Mariposa integrated with the household without any issues, each loves other cats and respects their elders, and though they are about two years apart in age they have similar active purrsonalities and have grown into best friends. Maybe playing well with others is one of the lessons learned growing up in a feral colony.

Hamlet and Mariposa

How did tiny Mimi give birth to these four medium to large cats?

Mimi and her children


Photos shared in past years

Farm Field Trip, 2017

I’m sweet.

This is Flounder, and he’ll be your tour guide for your visit to the farm. Of course, I couldn’t visit a place full of animals and landscapes without a few gigabytes of photos. I mentioned him in my last visit, and here is his story: Birgitta opened the basement door one winter morning and he hopped in, his legs all stuck together with burrs in his long hair. He never left.

Below, along with Bella the golden retriever mix, he makes sure the farm is running smoothly. I tried so hard to get a photo of the two of them together but they never stopped moving and this was the best I could do.

Flounder and Bella

Flounder marked each of the steps before I walked up them.

Flounder marking his place.

And yes, he’s very friendly! It was not quite “Hug Your Cat Day”, but he thought it was.

Me with Flounder

Here are a few of the other farm animals, the chickens and goats. I have a lot of photos of chickens but I’ll just include these.

Nobody here but us chickens.

The Amish neighbors, who didn’t mind having their photos taken.

And the property and neighbors’ houses.

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4 thoughts on “Daily Photo: Mariposa Loves the Camera

  • The camera sure loves you back Mariposa! I love all the photos, so beautiful.

  • FLOUNDER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CAN WE SAY YUR NAME IZ LIKE TOTAL LEE TOTAL LEE AWESUM 🙂 ♥♥♥

  • Mariposa is so cute!
    I still marvel at the many colors that show up in a black cat’s fur when the sunlight plays upon it.

    • She is, and in each moment of her cuteness I marvel that she was born into and lived in a feral colony until about age one. She is obviously a natural! And all the colors in black cats started me down the road of daily sketches..


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