Jelly Bean practices poses before the mirror in the bathroom to choose the right selfie. After all, it wouldn’t be Bean without a mirror in it somewhere!
We’re participating in Selfie Sunday with Cat On My Head!
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What other photos did I post on or around this date?
I’z On Yr Table Blockin Yr Lite, 2012
Mimi sez: IZ ON YR TABLE, BLOCKIN YR LITE.
When Mimi wants attention she wants it when she wants it, not after I’ve finished my silly project and washed my brushes and cleaned up. So while I was helpless with glue-covered hands and brush she sat dangerously near a glue-covered block of wood and paper, looking up at me, directly in the path of the work light I had swung over this spot on my work table. For variety she gave vigorous face rubs to everything around including the industrial-sized bottle of Elmer’s glue you see at the right, which she knocked over onto the floor with one particularly fervent face rub, about 42″ down from this waist-high table; it’s a good thing Elmer doesn’t move too fast or splash. A certain human was not pleased. Mimi was embarrassed. But as soon as I cleaned up we got back to what we’d been doing.
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Baby, It’s Cold in Here, 2011
Ooh, the temperature dropped and we even saw a few snow flurries today! I didn’t have the kitty keep-warm lamps on at my desk, so they had to improvise on the oversized green sh0pping bag that really is underneath them all.
The view above is one from the angle at which you cold see that there were decidedly five black cats in the pile; note Mimi on top of the pile. Well, she is the mom, and this is after she did a little clean-up on each of their faces and ears. The job of a mom cat is never done, but they do keep her warm and make a nice soft bed when they all pile up like that.
The photo below is what I saw when I turned around from my desk. All was quiet but I had a sense of a large gob of cats behind me. Sure enough, there they were. My poor camera, photographing these piles of black cats kind of blows its little electronic cells because it can’t find anything to focus on. It blows my little brain cells too because I can only focus on them.
It’s good to see the Bean back in everyone’s good graces. If you can’t get enough of seeing five black cats piled up, or four or three, see this collection of images of Mimi’s Children, and Mimi herself, not always piled up, but always together.
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Somehow I Think I’m Being Watched, 2010
And indeed I was being carefully scrutinized by these three as I filled my bird feeders on the deck facing the lovely sunny morning. More kitties were farther back, hidden in the shadows, but Jelly Bean, Cookie and Mimi made sure I didn’t slip away as I took some time to photograph the frosty morning.
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