From the Archives: Mewsette and Sunshine, 2008

two black kittens on bed
Mewsette gives her brother Mr. Sunshine a bath.

From this date in 2008, Mewsette and Mr. Sunshine look like a big pretzel on the bed, nine months old, less than half the size the two are now. Mewsette is slightly larger than Sunshine and she was very much a nanny, giving her brothers baths all the time. That’s why, even though she’s the same age as the rest of them, I call her the “big sister”. She always acted like one! Sunshine obviously enjoys it.

Below she indicates that a nap is in progress and kitties should not be disturbed.

two black cats on bed
Can’t you see we’re napping? Mewsette asks.

Below, you see three of them five years later on the same bed…

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What other photos did I share on this date?

Afternoon Reflections, 2013
three black cats on bed
Afternoon Reflections

Because the three each look reflective as they lie upon each other on the bed, and they are reflection in the headboard; it was a reflective afternoon.

This afternoon I met for several hours with a client on the other side of the city, and when I came home only Mimi and Giuseppe were there to greet me; this was where Mewsette, Bean and Sunshine were. Last week after a similar errand with the same client it was two of them, Mewsette and Sunshine, in a very similar pose, another equally challenging photo of sable cats against deep cherry mahogany headboard, basically the same color.

We meet again next week, perhaps I will come home to all of them together, something like this or even only four.

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Kelly’s Sunbath, 2012
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Kelly deep cleans her paw.

Kelly is inspired by the warm evening sun to have a bath. Everything inspires Kelly to have a bath! I was waiting for her to sit up so the sun could highlight her outline, imagining how lovely that would look on her slender and graceful frame, light shining through her ears, perhaps catching her whiskers…

But Kelly had other ideas and sitting for a photo was not one of them since she never stopped bathing no matter what I did. Apparently that front paw, and the other front paw, and her face, and her shoulders were all critically soiled and needed to be cleaned, deeply and without pause. The first time I called out her name and waved a toy she looked at me quickly, then not again. Perhaps her expression below might give a bit of enlightenment about how Kelly feels about being interrupted at her bath.

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Kelly pauses from her bath.


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