Saturday, January 31, 2009

"Vladi's" Vole

The big brown brothers regularly catch little
vermin and after a quick play,
turn it over to their little snow brother.

Tanji pounces,...

and comes up with a big vole.

Yeah a toy for me,...

Soon, Vladi is on his way,...

This is mine,...

Ok, you can have it.


I caught a vole,...

Woooo Hoooo

I've got skills,... and

good form.

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Friday, January 30, 2009

Take Down

Uschi was outside enjoying the cold air and bright sunshine.

Wag, wag, wag,...


Tanji stealthily ran up behind him,... and

Pounced on him.

Take Down.

Tanji went head over heels.

"Ha, ha,... I got you,..."

"DAAAD, Tanji jumped on meeee,... again"

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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Spot Chase

The family was sitting in the field.

Hi Tanji,... do you want some petties?

(Vladi was very attentive to this action)

The spots are off.

Tanji slows to wait for the little short legged snow.



Eight feet off the ground.

Soon Tanji stopped to wait again,... and

Vladi ran right into him.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Uschi Stretching

"Yeah, I'm out in the sun,... I'm Uschi,...
Uschi's outside,... Uschi, Uschi, Uschi."

(Uschi's just a little "talkative")

Aaaaa, this is a good tree for stretching.

What is that in the tree?
(metal label-tag)

That looks interesting,...

Well not that interesting,...

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Snow and Frost

Vladi loves to visit the compost pile, North of the oak grove. The oaks shade this area most of the day in the winter, and with our recent cold weather, the frost lingers late into the afternoon. This does not deter our snow Bengal, he likes to visit this "remote" location ...

Heading down the path to the compost pile,
Vladi stops to sniff a cedar. Someday the cedars,
pines, sequoias, and redwoods will tower here.

This area is cold and still, the leaves and grass are covered in frost...

With only a few beams of sunlight reaching the ground.

Vladi reaches the compost pile, which is grown over
with blackberry vines and young trees.

A little bit of exploring deep within the pile.

A hop back to the trail...

Warming up in the sun before rejoining his brothers.

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Monday, January 26, 2009

Grazing Brothers

Today was clear, dry and sunny, but a cold 35F.
We get sub40s sometimes in the winter but it is
typically rainy/humid. It was crisp and "refreshing."

Uschi and Vladi enjoyed the sun and greening grass.

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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Vladi Drinks From The Pond

Hmmmm,.... this looks interesting,...

Investigate, investigate, investigate,...

Sniff, sniff, sniff.

Pat, pat, pat,...

Lap, lap, lap.

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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Napping Spots

Tanji gets comfortable.

Vladi curls up with mom,... No doubt

dreaming of when he came home,...

Tanji still sleeping in a "relaxed" position,... before

Nestling down.

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Friday, January 23, 2009

Safety Spot

When its time to go home "after" our walks, we sometimes put the leashes on the boys. Its an indicator that its time to head inside, and helps if anyone decides to head in the opposite direction of the house (Uschi). Vladi knows the drill, and heads to his "safety spot:" the picnic table. As long as he sits on the table, we let him stay out a little bit longer...

A little extra time to watch the birdies.

Time to clean wet paws...

and wet bellies too.

Happy Vladi rubs the picnic table.

Even though its pretty cold, V isn't going anywhere.


It's time to go home little buddy.

V's flicking tail says

"I want to stay here!"

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