I don’t always know what I’m going to get when I walk into a room, but it’s sure to be entertaining, and often inspiring. They are posed like a post-Renaissance pastoral painting except they are indoors, but there is a bowl of fruit, well, tomatoes are fruit, and it really doesn’t fit the genre, but it works for me. In any case their eyes are saying “mind your own business”. Guess I’ll get out of their scene.
Don’t know why that squirrel isn’t exploding with the force of all the feline death rays being sent in its direction. The fool is actually out there looking them in the eye. From the left, front: Sienna, Mewsette, Mariposa. Back: Basil, Mimi, Mr. Sunshine.
From the back yard and beyond
I’m a little behind but I’ll be sure to catch up on my daily photo blog Today.
From around this date in past years
Housepanther Brainmeld, 2020
Hamlet has got a kind of a guy cat crush on Bean. I find them together a lot lately, but it might just be Bean’s turn. Hamlet has been napping with each of the other cats. Hamlet is named so because of his internal conflicts, and in this he’s not entirely comfortable, but something is telling him to do this, so he does.
Here is what they looked like when I walked past the bedroom door, which is what made me stop and take the photo.
Below, they were napping on the table by the window, or Bean was, then Hamlet was there, then Hamlet was spooning with Bean, with his arm over Bean’s shoulder.
Then they were both asleep.
Someday Hamlet will realize it’s all okay.
From around this date in past years
Basil dozed off while watching out the front door. In profile, he has such whiskers, so long and curved, and all over the place. Those big mittens and all that fur. He’s such a big teddy bear.
He wears a calming collar now and then, and now is one of those times. It seems to be a summer thing, and to my best guess all the unidentified noises that come in the newly opened windows and doors frighten him. He’s on edge, overreacts to noises and situations, and sometimes acts defensively, and that’s just not my sweet Basil. So the calming collar it is beginning in May, and he is fine through the summer. Sometimes I leave the same one on him, and sometimes I remove it just to see if he’s good without it, but he only seems to need that annual reintroduction of the outdoor sounds to become accustomed to.
Oh—he woke up!
Okay, get this if you’re going to keep pointing that thing in my face!
Photos shared in past years
Lots of Daily Photos, 2017
I love cat shadows. It’s difficult to get them around here because we are so crowded, and sometimes I don’t get the chance to sweep the floor after I scoop and refill litter boxes in the morning…But that’s when I get the best light coming in the door to create one of those long, exaggerated shadows, like Mewsette’s here. I took quite a few, with my camera no less, as she turned her head this way and that, looking for a good position for both her real self and her shadow self. And I always like the mottled effect on the basement floor in black and white photos.
Just when I’d grown accustomed to posting to Instagram, Facebook and The Creative Cat using my handy tablet, I dropped it far enough into the dishwater that I can’t use it anymore. It’s far easier to post with a tablet than a phone, so I’ve fallen behind on sharing photos here. That means you get treated to ALL the photos I’ve posted in the past couple of weeks, all in one post! Then I’ll try to start over again.
Part of the premise of The Creative Cat is to share the daily goings-on, as they happen, not at some random date. I still enjoy that on IG and FB but this is where it all started, so it’s my goal to do that along with sharing at least one really nice photo that I’d like to feature, and also featuring photos from past years. That’s kind of how it is in my head, and that’s no lie.
So here we go, all the way back to June 17!
What were they waiting to see?
The Baby Finch program was on CatTV again today! And they had a flight lesson. RIGHT OUTSIDE THE DOOR! The CATBIRD is singing her fool head off out there, but Bella decided to have a session in the litterbox…
Really innovative program on CatTV! Mama House Finch feeding fledgling Baby Finch RIGHT OUTSIDE THE DOOR! Lots of flapping, cheeping and really exciting scuffling noises. Two thumbs up!
Mewsette is Mimi’s favorite snuggle partner, she’s the purrfect size to curl around Mimi.
Hamlet enjoys a cool breeze through the screen. He loves to sleep by the open doors.
Apparently hanging out laundry is exhausting work.
Looks like Basil is “all out of love”. Only people of a certain age will get this. 😉
Mimi and me on the front patio.
Hot. Open window with fan. Still they cuddle.
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