Daily Photo: Mimi’s Playground

Mimi on her rocker.
Mimi on her rocker.

Mimi’s new destination when we go outdoors. Obviously, I put it there for her.

It’s an old rocker I pulled from someone’s trash because it’s old and solid and comfortable. I set it in the grass to clean off my deck and still have to find a place for it, but as the sun went down the first day it was out in the yard I saw how sweet the old thing it looked with the forget-me-nots and violets and young raspberries in bud next to the peeling, faded paint it looks like there’s a story there. I also posted about it that day on my photo blog Today, intending to move it back on the deck, but the deck project has taken long than I thought.

Mimi was out in the yard the next day and I thought how cute it would be if she jumped up onto it, which she eventually did! She’s been a little slow the past few days and I’ve been concerned but it’s been hot. Yesterday and today she’s been quick and excited out there, and as soon as she runs down the steps she sprints through the flowers and up onto the chair, has a good scratch and looks around at the yard. How can I move it now?

And since it’s cooler and she’s more comfortable she trots around the yard on my paths—she is so short she can barely see—and then when I come after her she turns and sprints across the yard and back up onto the deck. It makes me so happy to see her feeling well.

Mimi explores her yard.
Mimi explores her yard.

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Those silly girls were doing a little dance and showing off all their spots! It’s Splash and the famous Zorro!

Splash and Zorro making funny faces!
Splash and Zorro making funny faces!
Zorro shows off her toe beans and all her whiskers, every single one, and her chin spot!
Zorro shows off her toe beans and all her whiskers, every single one, and her chin spot!
 Splash is groovin!
Splash is groovin!
 Splash and Zorro are enjoying the morning! What sweeties!
Splash and Zorro are enjoying the morning! What sweeties!

Splash and Zorro are up for adoption along with the rest of them! If you are interested, speak up!

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Other Photos Posted On or Around This Date…

Daily Photo: Rising Temperatures, 2014
black cat sleeping on back
Mr. Sunshine’s summer sleeping position.

It must be 80 degrees upstairs. Mr. Sunshine is exposing himself, and his soft fuzzy belly. At least this time he’s not exposing himself to the whole valley outside the window!

Really, Mr. Sunshine never sleeps on his back except when the temperatures reach 80 degrees and above. He’ll be spending a good bit of the summer stretched out on his back. As the temperature rose, he even flattened out a little more, hooking his paw on the edge of the wardrobe so he wouldn’t tumble off, which has happened.

black cat sleeping on back
He opens even wider! What amazing hips!

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Mimi in the Mirror, 2012
photo of black cat in mirror
Mimi in the Mirror

Mimi, pensive at the morning window, reflected in the mirror, reflecting.

The mirror is very old and slightly clouded, pitted here and there; I intentionally blurred the reflection, Mimi softened, the window and curtain rippled by the old glass, the mirror is real, but what is in it is memory, influenced by the medium itself.

I’m sure Mimi has many memories to reflect upon in the warm sun of a spring morning.

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Am I Interrupting Something? or The Four Housecats of the Apocalypse, 2012
four black cats
A meeting was apparently called…

Hmmm, came around the landing at the bottom of the steps and looked up…not sure what they’re up to. This is not long after I “rescued” the mousie they were wrestling over and chasing around the house, put it outside, and called them the “Four Housecats of the Apocalypse” (the first time I’d called them by that name). Perhaps they don’t like the name.

Or, from another perspective, perhaps they are discussing what to get me for Mother’s Day!

Think I’ll leave them alone to figure it out.

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4 thoughts on “Daily Photo: Mimi’s Playground

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  • May 13, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    mimi….yur mom better knot move yur chair….it bee longs ther….{ we iz total lee gel uz oh yur playground bye de way ….itz awesum }
    N speekin oh awesum….de wee kitteh fotoz.. R…troo lee awesum ♥♥♥

    waves ~~~~~~~~~

  • May 13, 2015 at 11:51 am

    I’ve always loved that picture of the four housecats – beautiful!

  • May 12, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    What a great old rocker..much more character than any new one..if Mimi likes it there then I think it is the purrfect spot for it..lol..I’m loving the name Splash for that precious little calico girl..she looks like she got splashed with some of your paints Bernadette..Zorro’s chin spot looks like she has a little goatee..such sweetness..


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