Daily Photo: Seven

seven black cats
All seven black cats in nearly one place!

Yes, all seven black cats in one room and nearly in one place! I couldn’t get them all on top of the cabinet or at least on the table and cabinet—Bella is on the floor next to the cabinet. Yes, treats were involved, but they were worth it, and that’s how I’ve always organized a large household of cats for meals. It’s been fun integrating the two kittens to the adults, and because it’s gone so well, even letting them roam the basement, I thought a little celebration on a sunny afternoon was in order. I’m still hoping for all of them on the cabinet though, or on something. Smokie and Bella do run and play and explore, but they hang with me and the ninjas too.

Someone left Smokie in charge of menu supervision. He just doesn’t know what to do!

black kitten
Someone left Smokie in charge!

Giuseppe comes along and slides himself in next to Smokie, asking me just who left the kid in control? And whether or not the kid got something special that Giuseppe himself should have gotten? Indignant.

two black cats
Giuseppe saves Smokie.

Later when menu supervision was over Mimi and Bella came to spend some time in, well, whatever supervision, or just to make sure they didn’t miss anything.

three black cats
Later, Mimi and Bella join Smokie.

Bella finds a creative way to prop her head up as she plays the role of the world-weary house panther.

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Bella is silly.

Or just the weary house panther. Today she checked in the refrigerator when the door was open, found the package of the Five’s raw food thawing, grabbed it and ran, later jumped on the stove (eek, yes!) and grabbed my piece of toast from my plate where I’d put it so “no one could get it” then later hopped up to try my linguine with marinara and found it good, and tried to push the handle on the screen door. She is a very busy kitty, she likes to eat everything that is food for her or me and takes exploratory bites of everything she passes and has no fear of anything anymore. I’m glad she confident, now we need to back off a bit. But she’s so much fun! She gives the best nose kisses of any kitty. She reminds me of another creative black cat who got himself into a lot of predicaments…

What other photos did I feature on this date?


Wordless Wednesday: Geometry
black cat with yellow eyes
Giuseppe Geometry.

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The Singing Window Cleaner is Back, 2013
black cat at window
Giuseppe cleans a spot in the steam on the window to watch the birds at the feeder.

Giuseppe vigorously rubs wipes his paw on the glass to clear a spot in the steam through which to watch the birds at the feeder.

Our weather has turned from mild, even warm Indian Summer to cold and rainy autumn—we even have snow forecast for a few nights coming up. We knew when the bunny showed up yesterday that a change in the weather was imminent, and it’s nice to be in a warm and steamy kitchen on a cold and rainy day, when you have to clear the steam from the windows.

Giuseppe talks about most of the things he does, and cleaning the windows is no different.

Wish I could chew on my cat grass

While watching the birds at the feeder

Instead I’m wiping my paws on the window glass

Whilst singing a bit of a lieder

to my precious Mademoiselle.

Such a talented kitty, my Giuseppe Basil Verdi. Never a dull moment. He did this last year too in Giuseppe Does Windows and Giuseppe Does the Whole Window.

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“I’m Not Listening”, 2012
black cat in box
“I’m not listening.”

It’s the feline version of sticking your paws in your ears and singing, “Lalalalalalalalala……”

Mewsette hears every word I say.

Cats can never keep their ears under control.

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7 thoughts on “Daily Photo: Seven

  • October 24, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    TA DA !!!!!!!! 🙂 🙂

    awesum guys…awesum ~~~~~~

    heerz two a grate week oh end with plentee oh perch on yur platez ! ♥

  • October 24, 2014 at 11:05 am

    Fantastic! I love these photos so much! 🙂

    • October 24, 2014 at 3:08 pm

      Thanks, Lisa, I love to share them, and share my feline family!

  • October 24, 2014 at 8:40 am

    You did it!!!
    The seven black feline escorts in one picture. Do you remember I dreamt about it some time ago?
    It is so good to know the young ones are doing so well at socializing.
    News full of light.

    • October 24, 2014 at 3:07 pm

      Maru, you are right, but it was not easy to get a clear picture! So glad I got at least one though.

      • October 24, 2014 at 6:19 pm

        So am I.
        I do not think it is possible to get a really clear photo of seven felines… unless they are asleep.


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