I have various sets of photos edited to put in posts and keep forgetting the actual posting part. As it’s quite late and I need to clean litterboxes before I go to bed, they’ll have to continue to wait, but here are a few standalone cat pics so I don’t entirely forget how to do this.
There is no shortage of adorable naps in my house, but these three from yesterday were particularly charming to me.
That last picture was cropped to stay in theme. Here’s the full picture.
I hope you already did your counting, because I can’t help but spoil it with my delight at achieving this: I got ALL the cats in one photo! Lifetime achievement unlocked!
(My joy was somewhat inhibited by the horrid “update” to Photos that happened in the last couple of days, removing most of the useful features and replacing them with crummy filters, but I’m still happy about it.)
As you might imagine, treats were involved.
I really needed to see some kitty pictures today. And I thought, I have some of those!
This is possibly the best kitty yinyang I have ever photographed. Not that that’s a particularly high bar, but still.
Adorable diagonal of kittykins in the new(ish) cat tree. Meringue seems to have misplaced her nose.
CMY’s lovely furry tummy.
Rhombus on the living room cat tree, looking utterly content up there.
Licoris on the oldest piano. From a few months back, but she’s probably underrepresented here.
The temperature, that’s what. Ugh. I could barely stand having my laptop on my lap sometimes. That’s my excuse, anyway.
So, here are some miscellaneous things I’ve been up to, mostly involving cats.
I played with the owner of this little tortie paw.
I saw this neat sunset from my driveway (I edited it to make it more like what my eyes saw, which was mostly red-orange rather than yellow).
I restarted a sweater that had languished for about two and a half years, with predictable result:
I made MAPLE FUDGE earlier this week. (It helps to have a spouse who buys maple syrup by the gallon.) My teeth will probably fall out, and I won’t care because I don’t need teeth to eat this.
I spent some time in the catio when it was cool enough. Walnut came out while I was out there for the first time.
I got a purple laptop case which stank to me but was apparently irresistible to Triquet. (Dark spots are his drool.)
I saw a rather grown-up deer in back.
And, of course, I watched cats nap.
CMY’s first visit to the catio. I had to carry her there, as she probably wouldn’t have noticed otherwise. Once inside, she climbed around and sniffed, fairly calmly.
Yes, she’s big. As you can see from her even larger brother Rhombus, in the corner, it’s genetic.
Today we took CMY and Rhombus to the vet. They’re siblings, and it shows. They have similar coloring, especially in the face, and they’re…large. Rhombus is a bit over 27 pounds and CMY is a few ounces over 23. They look to be generic domestic shorthairs, no signs of Maine Coon to explain the size. Some of it’s fat, but it’s also big bones and such. Rhombus’s paws are enormous.
CMY is a bit of a grump. She doesn’t like most of the other cats — she’s sometimes friendly with Moonstone, and seems to tolerate the kittykins, but isn’t too happy with the others. And for some reason she saves her best hisses and growls for her brother, the one she’s known literally her whole life.
But it turns out she’s more upset by the vet than by him.
Rhombus was just sitting in his carrier minding his own business (he’d already been taken in back to get his blood glucose checked and was done) and CMY was wandering nervously around the room and decided to crawl in with him. I almost wish I’d tried to pick up the carrier with both of them to see if its weight tolerance was adequate, but it might’ve broken me instead.