Tuesday, October 3, 2023
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Daily Photo Reprise: How Do You Like Them Apples? 2011

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How do you like them apples?!

One of my favorites photos of Cookie!

Not sure if Cookie was espousing the apple-a-day ideal, but she sure seemed to be enjoying sitting in the sun.

Or perhaps she was worried about the apples. Cookie did things like that, sat near things that needed to be fixed or moved or where something was somehow amiss. A few weeks before this photo the sun didn’t come in the window at this angle so the apples were safely out of the sun—and kitties weren’t necessarily inspired to sit there in the shade. When the sun moved so did the kitties, but I’ll have to move the apples myself. Kitties don’t do that kind of work.

I liked this photo so much I made it the back cover image for my calendar celebrating Cookie’s activities in the kitchen, In the Kitchen with Cookie and she’s also on a paper gift bag—see below.


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Settling in for the big afternoon nap. Giuseppe is in the basket that is in the box, and Mewsette and Basil think he needs to learn to share. Bella will get her yellow basket.

Settling in for afternoon naps.
Settling in for afternoon naps.

So there was rain, and then the evening sun. Mimi was not concerned, she has not been outside in almost a week.

Mimi after the rain.
Mimi after the rain.


Not much I like better than Mimi on my lap, tiny 7 pounds tucked centered purring, stroking her soft fur and perfect shape, holding me in place with just her love.

Mimi on my lap.
Mimi on my lap.

Today’s studio window. Hamlet loves this window. I can pet him at will in here, especially when he’s on the windowsill. There has always been magic for me and my rescues in my studio.

Hamlet on the studio windowsill.
Hamlet on the studio windowsill.

May 21

Mimi is carefully guarding the certificate for a custom portrait I’m donating to the Homeless Cat Management Team spaghetti dinner today. Hope to see you there!

Mimi guards the certificate.
Mimi guards the certificate

May 18

“Wow, look at all those juicy pencils! Which one do I bite first?” says Hamlet. He’s quite the studio supervisor cat these days, and a good thing since everyone else was sleeping on this dark and rainy day.

Hamlet and the pencils.
Hamlet and the pencils.

Browse some rescued cats and kittens!



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Feline Gift Bags from Portraits of Animals!
How Do You Like Them Apples Gift Bag
How Do You Like Them Apples Gift Bag

I’ve created feline gift bags with some of my favorite paintings, sketches and photos, and I knew this bag with Cookie would be popular. Read more, and purchase.


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