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From the Archives: That Silly Tabby Cat

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Dickie stuffed into the kitten bed.

Dickie somehow tucks himself into the “cuddle cup” cat bed, though you can see he’s got a few parts that don’t quite fit, but he’s in there, and he’s happy.

Even though I’ve already featured a photo from a previous year today, as I was working with Mewsette’s photo reprise today I decided to share my other photo subject from this day in 2010. Dickie, above, is actually who I was photographing. I finished photographing him, meaning I took about a dozen photos from all angles possible just to make sure I got them all, then sat up—you can see I was pretty nearly on the floor—turned around, and there was Mewsette with the blue fuzzy. Quick, snap! And this was probably why I never got back to this series of sweet photos of the tabby cat I fostered in 2010, that photo of Mewsette was so captivating.

Plus, there is the idea of color here, and the fact that it was a totally gray day and all my cats were either on my lap or under the covers—even under the bed! They didn’t do one darned interesting thing, and we all agreed that sharing another colorful photo from three years ago is a great idea.

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The Curious Quartet cuddled in the historic cat bed.

You will notice this bed is green, and it’s in the green and white bathroom—yet one more accessory for the room of green and white! This little bed also has a history. I purchased it for Moses in the mid-90s when her arthritis was starting to slow her down, and it saw her and many others through happy naps and their final years. When she passed I added her little “rug” to it, and when Stanley passed I added his “pink sweater girlfriend” to it, and the little bed went on to foster a few litters of kittens, including a certain litter of four black kittens which you know quite well. To give you an idea of how big. or how small, this bed really is, I’ve included a photo of the “Curious Quartet” at the age of about four weeks napping in the bed. At the top is Mewsette cuddling Mr. Sunshine, Giuseppe is next to him—you can see the greenpaint on his ear—and at the bottom is the Bean.

You can also tell the size of this bed!

Dickie was a totally silly guy, slept in bizarre positions and was also a very big guy at 15 pounds, and would have made a big deal about stuffing himself into this bed. I probably heard the bathroom door banging around since the bed is behind the door, and went up to investigate.

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