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Daily Photo Reprise: What’s Cuter Than a Basket of Kittens? 2012

A basket of five adult black cats, that’s what! Watch as the scene developed over the course of the day. Above, Mewsette and Giuseppe swirl together in the basket I’d set on my desk chair to get it out of my way.

Then Mr. Sunshine joined them.

They couldn’t be cuter, putting their heads together.

Until Jelly Bean decided he might be able to fit in there too.

And he did.

Four sweet faces.

Then their mom came along. Well, she’s tiny, and she often sits on them.

A frenzy of bathing their mom ensues as she walks on the edge of the basket to her chosen place.

“This is why you have a bunch of kittens,” Mimi says, cushioned on her warm and purring children. “That’s all I have to say about the matter.”

I did manage to get work done despite the cuteness, but needless to say I did not get to sit down again today. I could also be heard to say, “You guys, stop it! Stop being so cute! I have work to do today and I have to stop taking photos!” They were without mercy.

I did have one photo with all five in the basket, but, being black, it was difficult for my camera to focus, so I did a little Photoshopping and put together that photo using  a clear image of Mewsette’s ears, in the back.

five black cats in a basket
What do you name a bunch of black cats? The possibilities are endless!

I think I’ll modify it once again, and make Mewsette’s sleepy face more apparent. And you may also recognize it as one of my Valentine wishes!

valentine wish with five cats
Happy Valentine with the original photo

And this rubber stamp look…

valentine with five cats
Happy Valentine in all red.



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4 thoughts on “Daily Photo Reprise: What’s Cuter Than a Basket of Kittens? 2012

  • see….we new de “shove az manee peepulz inta a volkswagen az ya can…”
    wuz KNOT a purrson eye dea !!! ♥

  • bluemoonalone

    It amazes me how far they will push themselves to all be in one spot..

    • Bluemoonalone, there are times when they just cannot be comfortable, at least to me, but they don’t seem to mind.


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