Daily Photo: No More Hot

two black cats
Mewsette and Mimi protest the heat, “No more hot.”

With expressions like that, I’d better get right on it.

You just can’t make them happy, if it’s not the heat it’s the rain. Not much I can do about either one. It’s been unbearably hot, I’m not any happier than they are!

(I’m catching up with photo posts this week so I don’t get too far behind! Not just work, but the heat and humidity were just intolerable, and I really slowed down. Just living for the day we at least have cool nights again.)

I’m also looking at the first date in previous years—2019. I did take some time off in 2020 to work on my house, and in 2021 when vendor events wore on, and I was at my computer for less and less time.  In the post below Mimi is wearing her harness and leash! She’s far less likely to take off now than she was then. This year, I can hardly believe how quickly a day passes by and I miss whole weeks now too. I’ll catch up one of these days. In the meantime I haven’t even Instagrammed too much, but I will catch up on sharing all I’ve been doing.

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From Instagram

Current situation: brothers spooning on my desk. Sweet to see Mr. Sunshine here all sleepy and happy and all in one piece. ❤❤ Like nothing happened, except a few new grays on me. Nothing a little henna won’t cover up.

Photos from years past

Mimi the Garden Watchcat, 2019

Mimi looking over her realm.
Mimi looking over her realm.

Mimi and I had some time out in the yard over the weekend. She made the most of the length of her leash, and she looked very elegant lying at the top of the steps.

From the opposite end of the steps she looked just as elegant.

Look closely between the flowers.
Look closely between the flowers.

She’s been unhappy being stuck inside all the time. Since I found a tick on me I don’t want to take her outside but the deer don’t come into this area. Check out the paw.

Resting, check out the paw.
Resting, check out the paw.

Now it’s time for a real nap.

Naptime.
Naptime.

And speaking of the phlox, it’s full of butterflies. I ran out this morning without Mimi (she was NOT happy) to photograph this butterfly. I may be walking with a cane right now but I can still hold my camera with the big lens and chase a perfect Eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly through the phlox in the front yard.

From Instagram

Hamlet, you are purrfectly camouflaged in the white tub, and I’m sure the thud I heard wasn’t you chasing your tail.

Hamlet in the tub.
Hamlet in the tub.

Photos from years past

Daily Photo: Well, it IS a Bathtub, 2017

Giuseppe in the tub.
Giuseppe in the tub.

Nothing like a nice bath in the tub on a sunny morning.

Giuseppe does this nearly every day, sunny or not, and sometimes other times of the day—I hear him running up the steps and then he leaps from the bathroom doorway onto the edge of the tub and then into the tub.

One evening it had to happen…my bathwater was not entirely drained out and he jumped into about an inch of water in the bottom of the tub. He leaped out and ran back down the stairs shaking his paws and spent about five minutes telling everyone what an awful thing had happened to him. But it didn’t stop him the next time.

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From Instagram

Please, ma’am, I want more.

Jelly Bean, Mr. Sunshine and Basil re-enact a scene from Oliver Twist, with Mr. Sunshine playing the lead role.

Please, ma'am, I want more.
Please, ma’am, I want more.

Unhappy Laundry Girls

It’s raining so Mimi and Mewsette can’t go outside this morning.

A rainy day and the laundry cats can't go outside.
A rainy day and the laundry cats can’t go outside.

Basil Meets His Namesake

Someone has to supervise my lunch, and Basil had a few questions.

Basil meets his namesake.
Basil meets his namesake.

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What other photos have I shared on or around this date?

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Four at the Door, and More, 2015
Four at the door, wonderful silhouettes.
Four at the door, wonderful silhouettes.

Morning gathering at the basement door, Giuseppe, Charm, Mewsette and Bella. I love the silhouettes. Looks like there’s probably a bird on my rocker.

Below, looks like Mewsette and Charm are having a little conversation—I’ve seen those two spending time together around the house.

Mewsette and Charm have a little conversation.
Mewsette and Charm have a little conversation.

There are those kitty butts as they look out the door—that’s what I see from the top of the stairs. I’ve always loved to look down the steps and see the cats lined up, all through the generations.

Kitty butts lined up at the basement door, my view from the top of the stairs.
Kitty butts lined up at the basement door, my view from the top of the stairs.

I have some catching up to do! I finally have my studio computer hooked up to my in-house wifi again, after several resets and a service boost from Comcast. Now I can spend part of my computer time in a different chair, and even stand up to work if I want to, so I can get back to setting up my posts, writing stories and editing photos, plus answering comments. I just can’t spend that much time at the computer in my office any more. Twenty years in the same corner of the room!

I have been experimenting with using Instagram and posting photos on Facebook, so I’m including all the ones I’ve shared in the past few days. I’ve been letting the kittens out to play in the first and second floors (not the basement), and I have exciting news about an adoption, but I’ll keep that for later this week! In the meantime…

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Today’s photos from Instagram and Facebook

Missy got quite the greeting today! First Charm occupied her for head scritches and then Giuseppe, Bean and Sunshine decided the interloper couldn’t get all the attention. Missy was instrumental in rescuing Charm and helping find and trap Charm’s kittens back in May. Thanks so much for the food donation, Missy!

Missy gets a big greeting!
Missy gets a big greeting!

Missy was the person who contacted me last year about Charm and Scarlett, and then met Jenn and helped her rescue the two cats and got us all together; she also set up a feeding station for stray and feral cats and TNRd a few even before that as soon as her company moved into the neighborhood. She also kept in touch with me about seeing Charm and kittens after Charm had moved them, watching from her office window in her company’s building across the street. She also donated the baby gate when Charm had escaped, which was the best thing EVER, and the little fan I have in there as well as toys and food, and visited to help socialize Charm’s kittens. People like Missy who can’t foster cats make it very possible for people like me to foster. Thanks so much, Missy!

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Photos from Instagram and Facebook August 10

Today’s office manager/feline paperweight–Theodore! Theo is about five months old, silver gray domestic medium hair, neutered and UTD on vaccines and ready to manage your home office. Dude loves to type! He’ll take care of all your correspondence! Even if no one understands it!

Theodore settles down on my desk.
Theodore settles down on my desk.

Charm has fully embraced the concept of being a “happy housecat”. No more escapes! She doesn’t even consider going out the door. She might miss a meal, or some food she could try to steal! Now that she has adjusted well she’ll be looking for her very own forever home, one she doesn’t have to share with ten resident cats and foster kittens…especially those kittens.

Charm is pretty relaxed about this whole indoor cat thing.
Charm is pretty relaxed about this whole indoor cat thing.

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Photos from Instagram and Facebook August 9

Charm was enjoying a nice nap and—OMG, IS THAT A KITTEN?!!

Charm sees Simon.
Charm sees Simon.

Another generation of little ninjas for Giuseppe to mentor.

Giuseppe teaches the little ninjas about chipmunks.
Giuseppe teaches the little ninjas about chipmunks.

Alvina, Simon and Theodore discovered a few new channels on Cat TV today.

The kittens meet the big north window, and the bird feeder.
The kittens meet the big north window, and the bird feeder.

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Photos from Instagram and Facebook August 7

Working in the studio with cats. Mewsette asks if I need some assistance.

Mewsette offers assistance.
Mewsette offers assistance.

“Human refuses assistance so I will shun her,” Mewsette says. What I don’t need is black cat hairs on my white mat board.

Mewsette shuns me.
Mewsette shuns me.

“Look, she can’t even do math in her head, she has to write it down.” (It’s true.)

So I can't do math in my head.
So I can’t do math in my head.

What big noise? We didn’t hear any big noise in here. (Simon says.)

What big noise?
What big noise?

Girls. A little big sister time with Mewsette for Charm and Bella.

The girls.
The girls.

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Photos from Instagram and Facebook August 6

“Morning Watch”. Bean, Mimi, Sunshine and Giuseppe having their first morning nap on my desk. They were all sleeping but I had to back up my chair to get them all in one photo, and woke them up. Poor kitties.

Four cats on desk.
Four cats on desk.

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One thought on “Daily Photo: No More Hot

  • August 16, 2022 at 1:28 pm
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    Y’all are always cool kitties and I hope the temperature cooperates!

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