Saturday, January 31, 2009

Camera Critters: Mia's Morning Ritual

I don't think it's a secret that cats are creatures of habit and ritual - let's be honest, we're all animal lovers - cats are insane.

Mia loves to join me in the basement office each morning. Being a cat she has little patience for human needs - like coffee - and the moment I open the door to the kitchen she's ready. Look how she tries to stay out of the way ...



She can't believe the basement door is still closed so she stalks it ...



Then she tries to will it open ...



Finally she get the idea that coffee comes first and she settles in on her rug ...



Wait! Why are you going that way!! What the hell is going on ...



Mia hates the mornings when I work upstairs on the laptop - she's always giving it dirty looks ...



When all else fails she goes back to bed and waits for me to get my act together ...



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34 comments:

Lapa37 said...

She's very lovely did she ever make it to the basement?

Grammy said...

All adorable photos. I love her sleeping house. Mine are happier with a box or bag then what we buy for them.
Have a great week
Grammy
Missouri, Usa

Noner said...

I know how she feels. I hate it when my routine is off too.

My CC is up at http://yummydown.com/rattitude/?p=167

Flo said...

This is a great story!! Mia certainly is very expressive and not shy about letting you know what she thinks.

Mine is up over at Feathers,Fur and Fins

bobbie said...

A great story and great series of pictures. Flo is right - Mia sure does let you know what she wants.

Tammy said...

She's adorable! Love her little house!

Carolina said...

LOL and you are right about them being a tiny bit weird (I have to watch my words, they are looking over my shoulder as I'm typing)...
Beautiful cat!

Norm said...

fabulous set of photos! She is so smart and adorable. Check out my camera critters here and thanks for leaving a comment.

Carletta said...

What a wonderful photo essay of your beautiful Mia!
I love her blanket.

Manz said...

"Then she tries to will it open ..." put a huge smile on my face - thanks!! How adorable!!

My cats rule the mornings here - there's no way I can have breakfast first without ending up with tails in my face :)

Great "story in photos".

Villas Girl said...

Hi Dianne! Ain't that the truth that they are creatures of habit. Change the routine and it's dirty looks for the rest of the day. Tail flicks when walking away. 'What? Were you talking to me?' looks. Ah the fun.

Seriously, Mia has grown into a very beautiful kitty. Lisa

Dianne said...

lapa37 - she did make it, she always get her way :)

grammy - I know what you mean, this is the first one she likes

noner - I guess we're all creatures of habit :)

flo - and she does it all with looks and odd squalk sounds :)

bobbie - yes she does :)

tammy - thanks :) it's very girly

carolina - lolololol
plus I'm pretty sure they read minds ;)

norm - thanks :)

carletta - thanks!! I love that blanket, I found it at PetSmart

manz - that's my favorite photo!! she does that all the time - just stares at stuff waiting for it to be the way she wants it

lisa - isn't it funny how they can hold a grudge lol
we're having another breakthru here tonight - Mia and Siren are both sitting in the same room - at the same time!!
no hissing or growling - just some dirty looks and then they both look at me
more progress!!

ramblingwoods.com said...

Oh Mia...how sweet that you want to spend so much time with Mom...

Pagan Sphinx said...

Mia looks like a sweetie and she luvs her sugar mama Dianne! ;-) Cant' say I blame her!

Pagan Sphinx said...

Oh, almost forgot. I tagged you for a meme on the pagan's eye. Sorry but once you do it, you'll love it! I promise. I think. ;-)

ratmammy said...

oh my god, she's so funny! she reminds me of Blackie (her behavior) but that house she has in the last photo? Bob has one very similar.. it's his own private spot!

Thanks for visiting, by the way!

Hilary said...

You capture feline insanity so well. Cats are indeed nuts. Yet they keep me sane. Go figure. Great shots and narrative, Dianne.

Sue said...

Great pics :) Thanks for the smiles with my morning coffee :)

Dianne said...

rambling - she went from never moving from my bed to being quite the traveler, makes me happy :)

pagan - mia is the sweet one :)

ratmammy - it's nice to know our furry ones have so much in common :)

hilary - I know exactly what you mean! I couldn't imagine life without my furry freaks ;)

sue - smiles are good, thanks! :)

Bruce said...

What a very nice kitty cat you have:)

ViennaDaily said...

She is one smart cat, looks it too! Adorable!

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Mia is so cute.

Nice set of photo's, that last one of her in her bed is adorable.

lisaschaos said...

Reminds me of my Lhasa Apso. :)

"Ice Pony Girl" said...

she is so darn cute and looks very soft.

Dianne said...

bruce - need a girlfriend? hehehehehe

vienna - she is scrappy - she survived on the streets for awhile even though she was tiny and sick and deaf - so she's got lots of heart :)

samantha - she loves to disappear in there :)

lisachaos -I think dogs and cats have a lot in common, especially when it comes to manipulating us :)

ice pony - she is very soft :)
she weighs about 7 pounds and most of it is fur

magiceye said...

that was such a lovely pictorial on "a morning in the life of mia...!!"

Gattina said...

So true !! and my Lisa when she sees a closed door she would scratch until it fall s to pieces, that's why all our doors in the house are open, lol !

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Mia is a lovely cat, and you are right about them being creatures of habit. Our cat Onyx is the same way. Thanks for your kind comments on my blog!

Dianne said...

magiceye - thanks so much, Mia loves sharing her day ;)

gattina - I'm lucky - Mia doesn't scratch the doors, she just stares them down lol

adrienne - they are funny aren't they? ;)

Raven said...

Awwww... she is so sweet and has come so far. Tara Grace's big thing is crunchies. She lives with eternal hope and is not swayed by frequent disappointment from her faith that she will get more any moment now.

Mia has come so far in such a short time. Wonderful to see.

storyteller said...

How fun to see these photos and learn more about your kitty. She's a QT for sure. I played LATE at Small Reflections ... publishing on Monday as I did with Shadow Shots at Sacred Ruminations.
Hugs and blessings,

Anndi said...

Awwww she has a woobie!

Cherie said...

How did I miss this post!?! It is so adorable! And Mia is looking so healthy! How well I remember those first few weeks when you realized how sick she really was. Or was it an excuse to visit the sexy vet? ;) LOL Anyway, it's good to see her looking so well. :)

Manz said...

Cool... I picked your favorite one :) How could you not love that!?