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Daily Photo Reprise: Tortoiseshell Cat Stares Down Inner Demons, 2011

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Tortoiseshell Cat Stares Down Inner Demons

I was waiting for this one to come around! It’s a little blurry, but I only had one chance.

Clever pun, huh? Do you see the demons inside, staring out the door? Five—count ’em, five—dark solemn beings with pale eyes all staring directly at Cookie?

They don’t bother Cookie because she has Tortitude. Ask anyone who’s ever lived with a tortoiseshell cat, or any tri-color for that matter. She is 19, the kids are 3, Mimi is about 6. Cookie weighs about 8 pounds, together the black cats weigh over 50. I open the door and she walks right in between them as if they don’t exist.

Cookie has seen many cats come and go, and as far as she is concerned, this group of five is just another bunch of cats with whom she shares me. She is not impressed with the fact that they are all black. After all, she gets to go outside with me every morning and sometimes during the day, and she gets first dibs on my lap and my attention.

But the four siblings, here joined by their mom, are at it again as a group. How sweet it is.

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One thought on “Daily Photo Reprise: Tortoiseshell Cat Stares Down Inner Demons, 2011

  • That is the most incredible photo. Cookie’s body language says that she was a little surprised to see them all there. Wish our Astrid would display a little tortitide. She is a scaredy cat. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo


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