I think it’s time I let them out of their playpen.
The Curious Quartet have realized there is a world beyond their little bathroom playground, and at about eight weeks I see a maturing look in their expressions. Of course, I could distinguish them before this time even though they were all basically black and notwithstanding the paint on their ear tips, but I could watch their features changing and their personalities developing. At this moment I could see each different personality looking back at me from each pair of eyes for the very first time and call them by name, at least the names they had then: Musetta, Guy, Joey and Sunshine. It was time for them to begin exploring the rest of their world.
I took this photo with regular old black and white film, chancy in the diffuse light in the bathroom, and me not quite experienced yet with photographing a bunch of black cats, though, of course, I was soon to learn.
Today we call them Mewsette, Jelly Bean, Giuseppe and Mr. Sunshine, and next Friday, July 26, they will turn six years old. We’ll probably do a little celebrating next Sunday because Monday, July 29, is the day they all came here—and it’s Mimi’s Homecoming Day, and we can wrap the weekend together with treats and a party. In the coming week I’ll probably share some other photos of their early kittenhood, just for the memories.
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Read more about the Petties in this post.
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