Face Washing

tortoiseshell cat washing her face

Kelly washing her face.

One of my favorites from yesterday’s bath sequence, Kelly vigorously washing her face having, turned one of her ears inside out which she does nearly every time she washes her face. You can see even the insides of her ears are tortoiseshell, having freckles and speckles like the rest of her.

The light and Kelly’s activities were very similar today to yesterday, so I did not take another 2GB of photos of Kelly bathing but decided to use another from that sequence.

She’s just such a little girl and a constant bather. She has never been comfortable with change or disorder (and yet she had the misfortune to live with me), and I always felt all that bathing was somehow an effort to organize all her tortie spots. Bathing is one of her comforts; along with the constant motion and careful attention to detail is the loud purring of a very happy kitty.

I like the way the dark background and cropping on this make it seem almost like an abstract. I remembered it from reviewing them yesterday, and flipping through thumbnails today this series of closeups jumped out to me, and this was my favorite from them all.


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5 Comments on “Face Washing”

  1. Paulette Smith says:

    Love this! Looks so much like one beautiful Chloe Frances, including the inside out ear. 🙂

  2. DeniseL says:

    Beautiful! Simply beautiful!

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