Daily Photo Reprise: A Rainy Day Together, 2011

four black cats
Four in the Morning

From 2011, a photo and a link to a video! But today was rainy and lazy and this is pretty much what they ended up doing.

Here’s what we’ve decided to do today, especially since mom is playing around with her computer again.

There’s nothing we enjoy more than being together anyway. Every morning after breakfast and litterbox duty and a little play, we meet at our favorite window to have a communal bath, watch the birds for a little bit and then nap in preparation for the day.

For some reason mom pays lots of attention to us when we do this. You’d think she’d want to leave us alone while we’re napping, but she walks around with her black thing on her face and talks to us. Usually when she talks to us we’ll hurry over to her and give her some love since that seems to be what she wants, but when we are together like this, it’s just the four of us. Mom doesn’t seem to mind.

They really do this nearly every single morning. This is the window in my office, adjacent to my desk which is a corner desk angled in the corner of the room so I can’t miss them—especially when they jump up onto the other end of the desk, parade along the catwalk from that end, in front of me and my computer, and continue around the bend to their favorite spot, this window. For as often as I’ve seen it and photographed it, I can’t stop myself from doing it again, nearly every day.

Today really is very dim and rainy, the big four are dark already and when photographed all together look pretty much like a blob of dark fur with heads though they don’t look like that in real life. I had to adjust the photo an incredible amount to be able to see the detail I actually saw in their fur and faces which does interesting things to the native color in the photo, hence the desaturation and color filter. This is an interpretation of what I see when I look at them.

AND IN 2012, it’s still the same.

And the video…

Mr. Sunshine and Mewsette bathe themselves, each other and their brother, Giuseppe, who lazily sleeps between them while the rain falls softly outside and the birds visit the feeder. See if your cats react to the bird sounds! Giuseppe and Jelly Bean were trying to act as if they were just walking around the monitor but I could tell they were looking for the birds!

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