Saturday, February 28, 2009

Roof Uschi

Since discovering how to climb onto the roof,...

Uschi is

a proud

regular fixture on the roof.

He cruises around until


"I'm ready...."

"I don't know how to get down,..."

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Friday, February 27, 2009

Caught In The Act

Uschi, you like your Vladi,....

Whateverrrr,... !

He just pushed his way under my paws.... and

He was wiggly.

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Good Smells

When on our walks there are always many good smells.


This is a good one.

"It kind of tickles my nose."

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Spring Cleaning

Les likes packing things up and getting rid of them.... A lot !!

She seems to get as much pleasure getting rid of
things as getting them in the first place.

The boys are always ready to "help"...

Vladi inspects the packing job.

Tanji picks his favorite bags.

Hmmm, we may have to keep this Tanji pillow.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Is Family Coming?

Vladi loves company.

Les' Mom (the boys' grandkitty) may be joining us soon,
and the boys are ready for extra attention...

I need attention. NOW!

Me too! (although I may be under the ottoman)

At lunch we drove downtown to see what houses are for sale.
Maybe the boys could visit often and run around.

This is an oldie but goodie...

a block away from the art center and central park..

and close to the library and apartment
we lived in during our "pre-Bengal" days.

Down the street a little fixer-upper for sale...

only a block from the Borders bookstore, where we
researched different cats before deciding on Bengals
What were we thinking?? :)

Closer to us, a newer home, with lots of rooms for kitties to explore.

Looking forward to having more family in Oregon!

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Monday, February 23, 2009

Breathing Exercises

Daaad,... ? What are you doing?

It is well established that I'm a nut-ball, when it comes
to training and researching ways to ethically enhance my
athletic performance. In addition to training hard & smart,
some endurance athletes attempt to perform at a higher level
by including altitude training. This is in an attempt to increase
the number of red blood cells in the blood and therefor
deliver more oxygen to the working muscles,...
enhancing performance.

There are several theories on techniques. Each have
positives and negatives and also different $$ thresholds.

I came across a method of Intermittent Hypoxic Training (IHT)
developed by the Russian pilots program in the 1940s, where you
drop your blood's saturated oxygen concentration to 75-80% for
6-minute intervals, all the while monitoring with a
pulse-oximeter. This level of saturated O2 drop is
approximately equal to what would be experienced
at 20-25,000 feet in elevation.

This is interesting,...

May I "train" too?
I want to keep up with Tanji.

Oooo, I like this training method.

I feel faster already.

Ooo baby,... This is a good interval session.

I feel invigorated.

Now I'm ready,... Grrrrr

Want to race Tanji ?

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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Uschi Belly

On rainy days, the boys like to be entertained...

Three pairs of eager eyes are on the feather wand.

Uschi flips on his back, he can be a laid-back hunter.

Substituting the pickle-toy for the feathers...

Uschi figures out that laying on his back is fun too.

What?? This is comfy!

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Saturday, February 21, 2009

What'cha Get Me?

When we come home from grocery shopping,
the boys are eager to see what we have...

What'cha get me?

For Uschi we have...

A bag full of canned Fancy Feast!

For Tanji we have...

A packet of dry Fancy Feast!

And for Vladi we have...

A plain paper bag.

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