Daily Photo Reprise: How to Subdue and Control Cats, 2012

four black cats on wool afghan
A wool afghan on a chilly day works wonders for the Fantastic Four.

Toss a warm wool afghan on a nice soft bed on a chilly afternoon. Feline warmth and comfort radar will perceive it and soon all will be quiet and still.

This began when I made the bed and began to fold the afghan, the phone rang, I tossed the afghan on the bed and never came back to it. This sunny morning was beautiful and inspiring to lots of leaping and running and play by all the Fantastic Four and their mom and tgheir human, and a number of things landed on the floor that really weren’t meant to be there.

First Giuseppe was on the afghan when I went upstairs at one point, but the Fantastic Four also have radar for each other having found a comfortable spot. The next time I was upstairs I saw Mr. Sunshine had joined him, then Mewsette. Jelly Bean was hanging out with me being devilishly cute and puurrrry but soon he was drawn into the soporific settle.

When I entered the room to take photos, none of them even moved an ear to acknowledge me.

This old wool granny-square afghan, made by my mother, is a favorite and appears in other photos of cats spending time on the afghan on the bed on a winter afternoon. It’s always a sweet thing for me to see.

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3 thoughts on “Daily Photo Reprise: How to Subdue and Control Cats, 2012

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  • March 9, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    Love the colorful granny squares and the black border for contrast – perfect for a group of sleepy black cats!

    • March 9, 2013 at 10:14 pm

      Vicki, it’s so funny–they largely blend into the black when it’s all rumpled, and when I can get them to wake up and open their eyes it just looks as if new squares have developed in the pattern. Considering I usually have white or light colors on my bed, it’s truly the perfect camouflage for them.


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