Daily Photo: Silly Cats

two black cats
Bella and Sunshine

Bella snuggles with her Sunshine. She was having an excessively silly day last Friday.

two black cats
Bella and Sunshine again.

A closeup of the action.

black cat
Bella having a silly day.

Meanwhile, the whole picture. Looks like Jelly Bean lost this round of musical baskets and has to wait until someone wakes up to try again.

cats in baskets
Musical baskets.

\Walking on the wall is a thing now. Glad I’ve provided Mimi with some new amusement.

black cat on wall
Mimi on her wall again.

She appears delicate but she is not. Even in an unexpected snow with icy winds the yellow tulip is dignified and elegant. Nature has so many lessons.

the yellow tulip
My yellow tulip.

And then Saturday…

white car
My new used car!

So this happened today.

Thank you to everyone who helped me get this car! Who bought things from me, shared my posts and my website, drove me around or let me borrow their car in the past four months, understood when I couldn’t get somewhere, asked if I needed anything, and picked up things I needed. Getting this car has had so many hurdles to jump in just the past two days let alone the past four months and more. When we’re supposed to be limiting travel and social distancing I wasn’t even sure I could buy a car right now!

Thanks to my friend Bill for driving me 100 miles to get this car today. Thanks to Mike for taking such good care of this car so I could have it right now when I need it and it doesn’t need a thing fixed and has a full tank of gas, and for being one of the most honest sellers I’ve ever met, and for finding the nicest notary and helping me figure things out when I discovered I’d forgotten my license plate and insurance and my debit card didn’t work as expected. (No thanks to the hacker of my other debit card who almost made me call the whole thing off!)

Years ago, after college, I had no license and no car and wanted no parts of either one, but life isn’t always like that. Going months without a car in these uncertain times and around my hip surgery was really pretty scary, I just never felt safe. I’m so grateful this worked out well and I met some really nice people along the way, and when things open up again I’ve got the car to help me get to vendor events, and rescue cats!

And yet…

Mimi says, “Car schmar, I need my outdoor enrichment time.” Mimi on her wall, and more little rainbows, the purrfect angle of the evening sun to lovely effect.

black cat on wall
Mimi on her wall.

From around this date in past years

Happy Jelly Bean Day!, 2019

Jelly Bean with jelly beans.
Still life with cat and jelly beans.

Because of a certain colorful candy Jelly Bean thinks it’s all about him. Whichever holiday you observe today, we hope you have a blessed celebration with family and friends and lots of good food.

And because I can never take only one photo once I get going, here are a few more photos of Jelly Bean with his namesake. Yes, jelly beans can be a choking hazard for cats, and if they manage to eat them can cause some gastric upset, but no cats or beans were harmed in this photo shoot. Hard to believe these photos are from 2013!

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One thought on “Daily Photo: Silly Cats

  • April 18, 2020 at 12:19 pm

    Congrats on the new ride, b! Subaru’s have a good rep. I hope you’re happy with it for a very long time!


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