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Daily Photo Reprise: Girls, 2012

two cats looking out window
Mimi and Kelly take the morning shift at neighborhood watch.

“Is this seat taken?”

“No, you can sit there.”

Kelly is frightened around all the black cats so she usually leaves her post or moves farther away when they want to share the shelf with her. And Mimi usually rolls her eyes when Kelly seems frightened.

But I’ve been working with Kelly, adding her to my supervisory staff while I’m working in my studio and she’s been very happy with that. Mimi, recently my Studio Manager Cat, went into a royal snit of ignoring me and sitting in front of me with her back to me, but took no other action.

This morning she stepped up on the shelf next to Kelly, who looked at her and looked back out the window. The shelf itself is 36″ long, but I had placed a 9″ x 12″ tablet binder on the shelf and suddenly that was the place to be, and the two found they could sit next to each other in order to watch the neighbors go and the commuters arrive and the birds and squirrels and other critters out there while enjoying their after-breakfast bath.

I usually let them work it out, but sometimes a little intervention helps. These two could be such good friends.

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2 thoughts on “Daily Photo Reprise: Girls, 2012

  • I remember hoping that Kelly could overcome her fear of other cats and become friends with Mimi. It’s a shame you lost her so soon. I wonder if they would have become BFFs.

    • Vicki, I just wish she could have had another kitty to turn to. Kelly was playful and affectionate, but even with Cookie she was reserved, and with Namir too. She did actually grow closer to Mimi and to all of them, but whatever was happening with her began to make her behavior erratic. Still, I’m glad for at least this much.


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