This spotted kitty is pretty well camouflaged against this lace curtain. I walked to the library for a performance in the music hall the other night and I always see interesting things on my way there and back. And what a bonus—a kitty napping in a window, and one with a pretty lace curtain and a peeling sash for extra interest! That’s the sort of thing, all the details, the different patterns, that make me think in black and white, so here she is.
Then she stretched out on her side and laid down, and you’d barely know there’s a kitty there, except all the flowers in the curtain are celebrating!
Here is what she looked like as I walked past the house. I think this will make a nice painting some day.
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What other photos have I posted on or around this date?
Kelly With a Head Full of Numbers, 2011
Perhaps that is what caused her to fall asleep on the job last night as I worked late at my desk. A head full of numbers works that way for me.
Do you see some similarity with her sleeping position and that of the cat on the mug where I keep my pens? It’s a 1991 Suzy Becker cartoon of a cat sleeping on a desk next to a computer and says “Make Your Own Hours”. Well, I guess we do, but I never realized purchasing that mug might be prophetic!
Kelly’s been spending time upstairs in the studio where it’s cooler and quieter, two things she prefers, and she can always supervise my work and drink my paint water, two of her favorite activities. But I had some projects for my computer downstairs and she got lonely up there on her cool marble windowsill and decided to join us down in the hot office on the messy desk. I was glad to see her come down and spend some time with us here.
Later, Mr. Sunshine joined her, and they were ear to ear for a while. I’m always certain they are planning something, any two or more cats, when they do this, but Kelly? Well, perhaps she’ll learn some new games and grow a little more comfortable with the kids. They really do try with Kelly, and when she’s feeling relaxed, or when she’s fast asleep, things are fine between her and the kids.
All six are on my desk or the adjoining windowsills right now.
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