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Daily Photo Reprise: Mimi on My Shoulders Makes Me Happy, 2011

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Mimi on my shoulder.

Above, Mimi supervises my work from the best angle she can find—my left shoulder.

This is the cat who was always just a little cool about touching. She could do the limbo under your hand and bend herself into some pretty complicated shapes in order not to be touched.

Mimi was never, ever unfriendly, mind you, but she was not accustomed to being touched in her former home where she lived as a mostly outdoor cat having kittens and pretty much being ignored.

But she has come up with her own little games for attention, some of them involving sitting right in front of me with her back to me or sitting on my right wrist as I work at the computer. This proves to me that she has to take drastic measures in order to be noticed.

She has just begun this practice of getting up onto my shoulders. When I’m working bent over a table, she gets on the table and then steps up onto one of my shoulders. She is so lightweight I hardly know she’s there.

Below, Mimi moves over to my right shoulder do take a break. She works so hard.

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Mimi takes a break.

These photos were fun to take. I only had my big DSLR with me, and holding that far enough away from my and focusing without looking through the viewfinder was pretty fun! And all that without dislodging Mimi.


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Bernadette

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