Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine in all red.
Happy Valentine in all red.

What’s cuter than a basket of kittens?

Happy Valentine with the original photo
Happy Valentine with the original photo

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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All Valentine cards will be available all year, including alternate versions that don’t say “Valentine”
so you can send your loved ones and friends love wishes all year!
valentine cards with cats
Valentine cards available all year round!
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13 thoughts on “Happy Valentine’s Day!

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  • February 15, 2013 at 7:33 am

    I hope you -all of you- have had a fine Valentine’s Day… from the three boys and me.

  • February 14, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    Happy Valentine day to you too!! Both pics are adorable!!!
    So is Valentine the rescued kitty. We purr she gets a loving home soon. We do not know why people abandon them.
    Some one tossed our Julie, and we took her in. She is a loving kitty and we won’t be giving her up ever!
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Treasure,Tiger, JJ and Julie

    • February 14, 2013 at 9:20 pm

      Tillie and Georgia, with models like us house panthers, what photo wouldn’t be adorable?

      Yes, Valentine is the rescue kitty, closed in a box and left at the barn at a kennel. At least they did that much and sometimes I’m glad they are not with people who didn’t want them enough to toss them out. She looks like she has some Persian with the shape of her eyes and the soft gray in her ruff from her underfur.

      Thanks for visiting to all of you!

    • February 14, 2013 at 7:58 pm

      And to all you spotted cats, especially that one with the big smooch on his face!

  • February 14, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    We love black kitties and wish Valentine could come live with us, but alas, Dad continues to say, “Eight is Enough.” Purrs and hugs, the kitties at http://www.thecatonmyhead.com, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette.

    • February 14, 2013 at 4:34 pm

      Janet, Valentine is hard to pass up, but I will keep sharing her and hope we find her a home.

  • February 14, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you from Allegra, Ruby and Ingrid!


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