Cookie, resting most of the time

Cookie the neighbours’ tomcat which visits us pretty much daily by now can be very active – I saw him catching three or four mice lately, and even a bird; never thought he’d get one of those… but when he’s in, he’s mostly resting. Like, half of the day or so:

Lazy days…, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2022
Cookie recharging, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2022
Cookie resting again, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2022

I cropped that last photo into a 21:9 format, and maybe that was just invented for sleeping cats? Looks like, doesn’t it?

Wilma the much smaller female is also visiting us again, about which we are very glad, that one’s just lovely. But she almost never sleeps, at least not yet and not here, so it’s much harder to get a photo of her. Mostly she’s much faster than my camera can focus, so for a photo of her you’ll have to wait a bit…

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Cookie, and about the current sweet spot

Thom Hogan has a blog post about 4k being the current sweet spot. That means that a 12MP camera like the Nikon D3 – 15 years old now – is still good enough for anything.

Well, my el cheapo Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mk2 (which I still like more than the more expensive models, simply because the display only goes up and not sideways) has 16MP. More than enough even if you’d like to crop, which is what I did with the latest portrait of Cookie which is in 5:4 instead of the camera’s usual 4:3:

Cookie, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2022

When I saw him lying there on that carpet, I went and grabbed my old and trusty 50mm/f2 macro lens from the Four Thirds system, and took his photo with it.

He just came back with another mouse to pay for that portrait, but since I didn’t open, he now sits under a tree and enjoys it himself.

Oh, and yesterday Wilma visited again, first time since about half a year or so. And Mitchie thinks that she had a cesarean. But it was so nice to see her again, and she smooched about everything which couldn’t run away 🙂

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Cookie on the watch, and resting

Cookie, our male visitor from somewhere in the neighbourhood, is very busy lately. One could easily call him our “chief mouser” now, like the one at 10 Downing Street. I lately saw him tracking down, hunting, killing, and also eating a couple of mice, and he’s always on the watch for more:

Cookie on the watch, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2022

Of course, even a cat has to rest sometimes (like 16 hours a day). So here he is shortly before the sun reached him in the afternoon:

Cookie resting, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2022

At the moment, he’s resting on the sofa (the door to Zuleikha’s room, which probably is his favourite place in our flat, is closed)…

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Lazy Sunday afternoon

This also fits the title of my last contribution in Wikiloops:

Cat siesta, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2022

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Cookie, contemplating…

“Should I go in?” (spoiler: he didn’t)

Cookie, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2022

He had been in before, after a bit of bass playing on my side, so I gave him something to eat and to drink. Outside again, he just wanted to smooch a bit…

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Cookie, and an ice café

Yesterday, Zuleikha & Mitchie wanted to have some ice cream, so we went to an ice café in Groß-Gerau, where Zuleikha’s school is. On the way out, we saw cookie:

Cookie in the half shadow in front of Kindergarten, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2022

After the ladies got their ice cream, I took a photo of the place:

Going for icecream, Groß-Gerau 2022

That’s right in the central part of Groß-Gerau, I marked it on Flickr.

Later when we were back, Cookie visited us again, and after having some snack, he looked back at me from the veranda before he left again, like this:

Cookie on the veranda, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2022

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Cookie, wet as a cat

We’ve had some pretty hefty showers lately, and at the moment it’s still some light drizzle – so Cookie, one of our neighbours’ cats came in twice quite wet already. But after having some dry cat food and some rubbing against our legs, he felt quite comfortable laying down on the carpet in front of the TV set:

Cookie, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2022

Missing Wilma since a while… but since both Mitchie and Zuleikha were sure that Wilma was pregnant, she must have given birth by now, and is probably busy with her kittens…

By now Cookie retired to some quieter area (he prefers Zuleikha’s room and bed), so the birds are back picking up their food outside.

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