As If One Bean Isn’t Cute Enough

black cat reflected in mirror

Goodness, I'm gorgeous.

Jelly Bean acts cute and silly, but he is fully aware of his cuteness. None of his siblings has knowingly struck a pose in front of a mirror!

I have a bi-fold door on the bathroom with a mirror so that I can look at my own self (why would I do that with all these cats to look at?) and so the bathroom seems a little bigger. The angle of this shot was difficult but I think I got the good part! That’s one shot of many, and I’ve included a slideshow of the entire photo shoot below.

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And he’s not new to admiring himself in mirrors! Here’s one photo of him that’s good for a laugh, a really lucky shot of him admiring himself in the hand mirror in the bathroom while it was being remodeled. I actually offer this one as a print and on a tote bag; check my Etsy shop for details.

photo of cat looking in mirror

God, I'm Cute

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Can’t I Get Any Privacy? From A Year Ago Today

black cat bathing on bed

Don't Look!

But Jelly Bean, your little white thong is so cute. And you’re the one who decided to expose yourself in the middle of the bed.

The other three of the Big Four seem to be featured more often than JB, and I’m not sure why. He’s just terminally cute for some reason I can’t define, but it’s hard to catch his cuteness and his LOUD PURRR in a photo.

black cat on windowsill

Jelly Bean Strolls the Windowsill

It could be his looks. I always remind him that he’s made out of spare parts. Unlike his siblings who are all big and long-legged and graceful, he’s the smallest of them with somewhat short legs and little paws like his mom, and a rather rounded body, surprising since he was so scrawny as a kitten I was concerned about him.

He’s the only one of the four who has any significant white as well, my little Jellicle Cat. They all have a few white hairs here and there, and for some reason they all have white hairs in their ears, but Jelly Bean has actual white brushes, his “old man ear hairs”. Then there’s that non-committal smear of white hairs on his chest that I sometimes call his clerical collar when he’s looking particularly serious. He even has white hairs in his armpits.

And you can’t miss the big white triangle on his belly, especially when he lays back and spread his legs to wash it! And he doesn’t understand why I take his picture!

But he is the charmer of the group—he has a habit of batting his eyelashes over those big green eyes with a look that’s hard to resist, and even before his eyes were open he’d toddle to the door of the cage they were in and face my direction and purr happily. He’s also been the one to officially greet the two new kitties who’ve come here since the family has joined me; he’ll be a great nanny cat to fosters.

Here’s one photo of him that’s good for a laugh, a really lucky shot of him admiring himself in the hand mirror in the bathroom while it was being remodeled. I actually offer this one as a print and on a tote bag; check my Etsy shop for details.

photo of cat looking in mirror

God, I'm Cute

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To see more daily photos go to “Daily Images” in the menu and choose “All Photos” or any other category.

All images used on this site are copyrighted to Bernadette E. Kazmarski unless otherwise noted and may not be used without my written permission. Please ask if you are interested in purchasing one as a print, or to use in a print or internet publication.


I see London, I see France,…

photo of black cat from behind

Jelly Bean's Underpants

…I see Jelly Bean’s underpants!

At least, that’s what it always looks like from the back when Jelly Bean shows off his Tidy Whites.This is especially true when he gets in position to drink from the faucet every morning.

Actually, he gets very embarrassed when I point out his big triangular white spot, but he’s even cute doing that so I can’t resist.


Composition in Black and Green

black cat on green sink

Composition in Black and Green

Jelly Bean enjoys being washed in spring sunlight as I enjoy how the pattern of the window muntins falls across the wall, the sink and him.

Even though none of us is Irish, we’ll be celebrating this week with pictures of stunning black cats with those vintage mint green bath fixtures. And perhaps one with orange instead, you’ll see why later this week.

In the meantime, what you can’t hear in this photo is Jelly Bean’s loud, vigorous purr as it echoes in the sink, truly an amazing percussive technique.

A little later this year I’ll be choosing up to a dozen “Compositions in Black and Green” for a set of greeting cards, notebook covers and “black cat wear”, tees, bags and other useful items. Remember the ones you like and let me know.


Can’t I Get Any Privacy?

black cat bathing on bed

Don't Look!

But Jelly Bean, your little white thong is so cute. And you’re the one who decided to expose yourself in the middle of the bed.

 

The other three of the Big Four seem to be featured more often than JB, and I’m not sure why. He’s just terminally cute for some reason I can’t define, but it’s hard to catch his cuteness and his LOUD PURRR in a photo.

black cat on windowsill

Jelly Bean Strolls the Windowsill

It could be his looks. I always remind him that he’s made out of spare parts. Unlike his siblings who are all big and long-legged and graceful, he’s the smallest of them with somewhat short legs and little paws like his mom, and a rather rounded body, surprising since he was so scrawny as a kitten I was concerned about him.

 

He’s the only one of the four who has any significant white as well, my little Jellicle Cat. They all have a few white hairs here and there, and for some reason they all have white hairs in their ears, but Jelly Bean has actual white brushes, his “old man ear hairs”. Then there’s that non-committal smear of white hairs on his chest that I sometimes call his clerical collar when he’s looking particularly serious. He even has white hairs in his armpits.

And you can’t miss the big white triangle on his belly, especially when he lays back and spread his legs to wash it! And he doesn’t understand why I take his picture!

But he is the charmer of the group—he has a habit of batting his eyelashes over those big green eyes with a look that’s hard to resist, and even before his eyes were open he’d toddle to the door of the cage they were in and face my direction and purr happily. He’s also been the one to officially greet the two new kitties who’ve come here since the family has joined me; he’ll be a great nanny cat to fosters.

Here’s one photo of him that’s good for a laugh, a really lucky shot of him admiring himself in the hand mirror in the bathroom while it was being remodeled. I actually offer this one as a print and on a tote bag; check my Etsy shop for details.

photo of cat looking in mirror

God, I'm Cute