When I was a kid, all we had was drawers to play with. You had to make up your own fun, use your imagination. It was just basically a wooden box. Kids these days, with all these toys, they never learn how to use their brains.
So Basil gives it a try.
Basil looks like that all the time. It’s hard to tell what he’s thinking. If he’s thinking anything in particular. Here he’s doing his best to imitate a box of pasta. I’d say that’s pretty imaginative!
Bella joins him in the drawer, giving it a thorough sniff.
Mimi remembers Mr. Sunshine’s childhood quite differently. Still, she hops in too and was all kinds of cute but I couldn’t get a photo of her. When a drawer is opened in this house, it sucks Mimi right inside. She has no choice.
We had a little cable internet fixup happening yesterday, so much for all the cool posts I’d been planning, but I can at least share what my fine felines were doing yesterday and today while I was trying to catch up with work. Their weekend schedule was not inconvenienced in the least, I’m happy to say.
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What other photos did have I shared around this date?
Daily Photo: Who’s the Smallest of Them All?
It’s really not a trick of perspective, Mimi really is about half as big as her two largest children. Here she sits between Mewsette and Giuseppe, looking out the basement door into the back yard, probably watching the groundhog devouring everything in sight.
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The Big Plot, 2103
“You watch the stairs, Sunshine—Emeraude’s asleep and I’m going in!”
The never-ending scheming to get a few bites of Emeraude’s food. She’d been defending her territory pretty heartily, but lately she’s not so concerned and looks at them, then continues her bath. Or she’s asleep on the toilet lid, and she’s pretty deaf, and they know that.
Jelly Bean is getting rounder. So is Mr. Sunshine. I have to close the door…
But still they’re cute in their deviousness. Take a look at “Two Great Minds” to see an earlier effort.
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When I Awake, 2012
This is usually what I see, looking through my bedroom door to the landing: Mimi staring intently at me from the top of the wardrobe, beautifully silhouetted by golden morning sunlight. Nice to awaken and smile at beauty.
Her children are torturing me, though, energetically pulling back the covers, tickling my face with their whiskers, gnawing on my fingers and walking all over me. Perhaps Mimi is simply watching to see that they do what they’ve been told. A cat mom supersedes a human mom.
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Morning Kitties Are Like Morning Coffee, 2011
They don’t need to do anything, all they need to do is sit there and they awaken my creative senses and make me smile.
Mewsette, Giuseppe and Jelly Bean pose on one of the last warm mornings while the leaves are still green and bright. Something to remember until next year.
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