Daily Photo Reprise: On The Box, 2012

four black cats on box
How many black cats can fit on the top of a box?

We’re still having fun with boxes, all over the house!

Any new item must be used in every way possible by every cat in the house. I’ve been moving boxes of merchandise around and everyone has been very busy.

Here Jelly Bean, Mr. Sunshine, Mimi, Mewsette settle on the top of this box and pose for a photo.

Then they start to shuffle around, Mewsette and Mr. Sunshine trap Mimi between them and give her a good bath. After all, their mom has dispensed with a lot of baths of them. Jelly Bean just waits for things to calm down.

two black cats bathe third
Mewsette and Mr. Sunshine trap Mimi between them for a bath.

Then finally they all settle in, and Mr. Sunshine becomes the communal pillow, looking very relaxed and comfortable about his role here. Jelly Bean is on the end, on top of Sunshine’s hips, Mimi and Mewsette are sitting being him and draped over him, kind of like little baby possums line up on their mother.

four black cats on box
Mimi and Mewsette use Mr. Sunshine as a pillow, and even Jelly Bean, that lump at the end.

Usually it’s Mr. Sunshine but I think Mewsette has the head-tilt cute-kitty slightly-sad-eyes down all the way.

Announcing the 2013 BlogPaws Nose-to-Nose Awards!

An awful lot of bloggers bring you an awful lot of information and entertainment each day.
If you enjoy what you read, here’s a way to thank them all!

You have the chance to nominate your favorite blogs in 12 different categories, and a panel of professionals judge the finalists you’ve chosen.

Nominations are now open, through 3:00 PM EST Friday, March 8.

The categories are:

  • Best Blog Design: judged on overall design elements of the blog homepage/landing page.
  • Best Blog Writing: judged on overall writing skill – is the message clear to the reader? Is the writing well-done? Is the blog post free of errors?
  • Best Humor Blog: judged on overall sense of humor – does it make us laugh?
  • Best Bark Blog: judged on the content as it applies to dogs and dog parents.
  • Best Meow Blog: judged on the content as it applies to cats and cat parents.
  • Best Wiggle Blog: judged on focus of blog toward non-traditional pets (i.e. ferrets, guinea pigs, chickens, etc.)
  • Best New Blog: less than one year old, with good content and engagement.
  • Best Cause Blog: judged on message, purpose and results as demonstrated on the blog.
  • Best Video on a Blog: judged independently (one video per blog); is it well done, focused, creative and purposeful?
  • Best Photo on a Blog: judged independently (one photo per blog); is it well done, focused, creative and purposeful?
  • Best Facebook Design: judged on overall design of Facebook header and use of special Facebook page features.
  • Best Twitter Design: judged on overall design elements for Twitter profile background.

I have my favorites who I read each day! I’m sure you do too, so click on over to BlogPaws, read the information, and vote!
It’s one way we can thank them for providing quality content we enjoy reading, day in and day out.

Here is the information you will need about The Creative Cat:

Blog Homepage: www.TheCreativeCat.net

Contact Name for Blog Owner: Bernadette Kazmarski

Contact Email for the Blog Owner: bernadette@bernadette-k.com

As part of the nomination you are requested to explain in a few sentences why you’ve chosen your nominee.


Click here to go to the nomination page.


Mimi and her Fantastic Four children, as well as Cookie and Kelly, and Peaches and Namir and all the members of my feline household, and all the kitties whose stories you’ve shared and who’ve found homes through our readers thank you, even if we are not your nominee, because you help all of us.

Browse some rescued cats and kittens!


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