Daily Photo: The Girl is All Right

two black cats
Bella wins over Mewsette.

Mewsette is not hard to convince, she’s just not always earthbound so she’s usually the last one to come around to new family members and interacting with them. Today she moved from her spot on the bed and intentionally went to sit right next to Bella, and wrapped her tail around Bella while she had her bath, during which she gave Bella a few licks. Bella held still and purred loudly. Just a while later they each had their own places and enjoyed a long afternoon nap. Feline communication can seem so subtle it’s nearly undetectable, but really you just need to understand what you see.

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What other photos have I posted on or around this date?


Lynx, 2013
black cat in box
Mewsette is disappointed with a box she was very excited to dig into.

“I had hopes for this box, in part because of the name that’s printed on it, and I visualized a stylized abstract shape that resembled leaves and shadows, with me as part of it—lynxes are big cats after all—and there are two boxes so I could make something very big, with multiple parts. I’ve been wanting to experiment with that. But this box has no potential whatsoever, no style, no mystery, it’s just a dull old box lid. It has nothing to say.

“Never judge a box by its cover.”

Don’t worry, Mewsette found a much more exciting subject for her creative inspirations almost immediately, and I’ve been charting her progress. Everyone who comes in has to understand they have to walk around Mewsette’s project, which is in pieces all over the floor, and often she is sleeping meditating in it. When she feels it’s ready, we will post her new work.

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Night Shift

I worked late last night to get something finished at my computer downstairs, and turned around to see this big blot of black on the floor. I have things everywhere with projects I’m working on at the moment, but I knew this was a special blot of black. All five were sleeping in a very organized pattern, three vertical cats at the bottom, and two nearly symmetrical curled cats at the top. I am very appreciative of all the feline moral support as they stayed with me into the wee hours.

five black cats in a heap
The night shift, providing moral support as I work late.

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Boys at Their Best, 2012
three black cats asleep
The boys at their best.

Who could resist these three sleepy faces? And who cares if I need the countertop space in the kitchen? The boys are asleep, I guess I can work somewhere else.

Mr. Sunshine, Giuseppe and Jelly Bean pile up in the kitchen while I get a little dinner started. They weren’t interested in my food, or even in their own dinner yet. I just happen to be an object for feline entertainment. Apparently I was quite dull.

Sometimes I can hear Jelly Bean purr from across the room.

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Cat Toppers, 2011
photo of two black cats
Cat Toppers

For a cat, any place is good for a little contemplation and a bath. Jelly Bean and Mewsette try out the view from atop the decorative storage containers and make themselves at home.

Probably because the round containers remind me of cake layers, the cats always remind me of cake toppers when they sit up here. Wouldn’t black cats make nice cake toppers?

Browse some rescued cats and kittens!


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2 thoughts on “Daily Photo: The Girl is All Right

  • December 11, 2014 at 11:51 am

    mewsette…ewe IZ a wee tinee kitteh !!! a total lee rockin kitteh….still kinda tinee !! ♥♥♥

  • December 11, 2014 at 12:18 am

    You are so very right about feline communication Bernadette..people need to take the time to sit down and observe to learn what their interactions and vocalizations mean..People are surprised (and may think I’m a bit nutty..lol) when I tell them what my cats are trying to tell me or that certain things they might be doing have meaning..


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