Daily life Part 3

After our morning greeting with Pickles, the next thing on the list is a check-in with Mittens.

Photo by Theresa Barker.

Mittens, although Pickles’s litter-mate, is a black-and-white tuxedo cat.  A favorite place to hang out is under our black Yamaha piano, where, we think, she imagines she “blends in” with the piano’s blackness.  Not.

Photo by Theresa Barker.

Mittens knows how to be comfortable as well.  As you can see!

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34 thoughts on “Daily life Part 3

    1. Thanks, Dahlia! I know, they are adorable each in their own way, like all cats, right? Pickles is definitely our more interactive one, she will follow you around hoping to get your attention, at times. Mittens is the more reserved one, but if you’re near one of her “petting-safe spots” – e.g., one of our white-padded dining room chairs, she’ll hop up and meow for pats. Have a great day! 🙂


    1. Oh! I think the patterns of cats’ coats is really interesting. I read somewhere that all black cats are actually tabbies with the gene for striping “all-black”. I wonder if that’s true? Anyway, as Pickles (all-black) gets older, we’re noticing she has little specks of gray hair appearing in her fur. Unexpected!

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    1. Ah, thanks, it’s me – and my daughter also plays, but not so much now she’s living on her own. I played classical for 5 years, got super-burned out, and in the past couple of years I’ve taken up jazz. A lot harder than it looks! (learning jazz) 🙂

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    1. Hah! Mittens is our “invisi-cat”! From when she was very young she had this unusual ability to disappear in a room, even if you knew she was there. We have called her “Houdini-cat.” We would look for her in a room, not find her, and come back, knowing she had to be in the room, still not find her, and maybe on the third time we would finally spot her under a coffee table or behind a set of boxes. It’s funny. Thanks, Amy!

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      1. I like to play very simple music. I don’t like the stress. I was taking piano lessons again a couple years ago and she got me up to a hard piece from, hmm, I think it was Scarlet Pimpernel or else Jekyll and Hyde. I can’t remember right now. But it had SO many sharps, etc. I’m too old for all those notations and hand stretches. So I like to play jazzy stuff arranged for kids :). And some musical theatre music. I’m mad about syncopation, marches, and waltzes. Nothing subtle!

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      2. Oh… some really good stuff is not complicated in arrangement. Good for you! That reminds me of my five long years of classical training with a competition-level piano teacher who was constantly criticizing me. Finally I came to the same conclusion you did.

        Favorite piece(s)? I really enjoy Autumn Leaves and also The Nearness of You…!

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