What’s cuter than a basket of kittens?
A basket of adult black cats who all love each other—and everyone else!
Couldn’t decide which one to use, so you get two Valentines!
And here’s how it happened!
Watch as the scene developed over the course of the day. Above, Mewsette and Giuseppe swirl together in the basket I’d set on my desk chair to get it out of my way.
Then Mr. Sunshine joined them.
They couldn’t be cuter, putting their heads together.
Until Jelly Bean decided he might be able to fit in there too.
And he did.
Four sweet faces.
Then their mom came along. Well, she’s tiny, and she often sits on them.
A frenzy of bathing their mom ensues as she walks on the edge of the basket to her chosen place.
“This is why you have a bunch of kittens,” Mimi says, cushioned on her warm and purring children. “That’s all I have to say about the matter.”
I did manage to get work done despite the cuteness, but needless to say I did not get to sit down again today. I could also be heard to say, “You guys, stop it! Stop being so cute! I have work to do today and I have to stop taking photos!” They were without mercy.
I did have one photo with all five in the basket, but, being black, it was difficult for my camera to focus, so I did a little Photoshopping and put together that photo using a clear image of Mewsette’s ears, in the back.
(Mimi had a reaction to the fleas that came in the house from a groundhog nesting right next to the basement door, so her fur is really scruffy, poor girl! We quickly took care of that and you can see how lovely she is today in many more recent photos of her.)
Browse some rescued cats and kittens!
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