Sunday, April 14, 2024
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Others’ Fine Felines: Oh, My!

Oh, my! You want to photograph me?
Oh, my! You want to photograph me?

Widget puts all of his whiskers to work in feigned surprise. “Oh, my! You want to photograph me?” But kitties always know how to pose in the best positions and places, especially if the wall behind one is a color complement to one’s furs. Nice to photograph kitties of other colors now and then! This kitty belongs to Michelle Elgersma.

Widget permits me to photograph his profile.
Widget permits me to photograph his profile.

He also felt the need to make sure I was okay :). But I got a cute photo of paws waiting just outside the door.

Paws under the door.
Paws under the door.

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Today’s Visitors

Rescuer Debby Nicola visited today to drop off a food donation from the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society she’d  picked up this week, and also to see Alvin, Simon and Theodore. She was the person who rescued the three kittens and their mother, Cruella, and fostered them for about a month, and reminded me that Alvin, the one who is a little more timid than the other two, had eluded the trap the day she trapped Theo and Simon and their mom so he was out there on his own for a week longer and alone. Here she cuddles Theo, who turned his head at an inopportune moment! Debby is still fostering 23 cats and kittens aside from her eight cats.

Debby and Theodore.
Debby and Theodore.

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Posted on Facebook

Alvin, Simon and Theodore had a toilet paper party last night. Looks like I have some cleaning to do–right after I catch Simon as he leaps over the baby gate.

Alvin, Simon and Theodore had a toilet paper party.
Alvin, Simon and Theodore had a toilet paper party.

Dinner Crowd

And the dinner crowd. Counterclockwise from bottom left: Mewsette, Giuseppe, Jelly Bean, Charmee having a sudden bath, Mr. Sunshine and Bella way in the back. Too bad Basil jumped down before my camera could focus!

The Dinner Crowd
The Dinner Crowd


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What other photos have I posted on or around this date?


Is Life A Bowl of Cherries? 2014
black cat with bowl of cherries
Mewsette scans the bowl of cherries for meaning.

If any cat can find deep meaning in seemingly inanimate objects, Mewsette would be the one. Two years ago she tried to determine if life was a bowl of cherries if you were a cat, but that was before the cardboards began asking to be interpreted. She held still and listened in her own unique method, but nothing was apparently transmitted from the cherries or the bowl. She thinks a bowl of cherries is just a bowl of cherries. Such an existentialist cat, my Mewsette.

Mewsette moved her essence elsewhere and the box was occupied by the boys, Jelly Bean and Mr. Sunshine. Bean is not known for mental depth, but great depth of compassion. He would love the cherries for what they are and not expect more of them. Mr. Sunshine asked me to not waste his time with something in which I know he has no interest of any sort.

two black cats with bowl of cherries
They boys aren’t sure either.

I think this probably means that, for cats, a bowl of cherries is not a life. Perhaps that was what Mewsette thought the cardboard was saying when she gave it a test bite as you see above.

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What other photos did I share on (or around) this date?


Giuseppe, She’s Looking, 2013
two black cats with computer
Giuseppe’s in trouble!

“Giuseppe, you need to get off the computer right NOW! Mama Bernadette saw us!”

What are you boys doing, watching kitty porn?

I’m not sure what was up, but Mr. Sunshine has a darned guilty look on his face. But then, he always does. And he usually is. If anything, he figured out how the computer works and set up e-mail and Facebook accounts for all the cats in the house. Cats these days! They own the internet!

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Go To Bed, 2013
two black cats on desk
“Go to bed.”

“We think you should go to bed,” Giuseppe said. “Don’t start something new. You look tired. We are not moving from your work area, so you might as well just give up.”

Well, it is 1:15 a.m., but that’s just the beginning of the possible bedtime hour for me.

He was right, but I think it was less out of concern for me than for their late breakfast the next morning if I stayed up too late the night before. I obeyed the feline directive, though, and fell asleep listening to the rain, and that was a very good idea.

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Others’ Fine Felines: Cranberry in Sunshine, 2013
Siamese cat in sun
Cranberry Sunning.

A sculptural Cranberry suns herself on her front step.

Our cousin kitty Cranberry lives with a friend, and when I go to visit I am always sure to get at least one photo of her.

Below, do you see that long path of sun that leads right to Cranberry? She tells me that the sun is shining at just this angle, between the houses and under the porch roof, because she has chosen to nap here. Cats really do think they rule the world and can tell the sun just what to do.

siamese cat in the sun
The sun is shining because of me.

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Asleep, 2012
black and white photo of cat on windowsill

On a sweet summer afternoon Mewsette stretches herself belly-down on the marble windowsill, balancing her paws, all those interesting shadows and the reflected light falling all around her.

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