Thursday, December 31, 2009

An Uschi New Year's Eve

Uschi is excited about ringing in 2010.

Wooo Hoooo

"What, I'm excited."

"How much longer?"

"I'm getting tired,..."

"Maybe a cat nap before the ball drops."

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Only a few times a year we remember
the catnip container stored on a high shelf.

I remember this.

Gimme,.... GRrrrrr
(note the dust on the lid)



Calm down Tanji,...

Lick, lick, lick.

Mine, all mine.
(T's ears are flapping with excitement)

This container smells good.

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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Toy Shopping

Santa brought the boys many toys,
so we eventually had to clean-up the piles.

Out came the storage toy box.

Oh Boy, look at all these great toys
from Christmases & birthdays past.

"I remember these,..."


"What have we here?"

"I don't remember these, must be from before my time."

"What else do you have for us?"

Lesley heads into the "secret" toy drawer.

"Aaaa, Mooom, I know there are some good toys in there."

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Monday, December 28, 2009

Snow On The Roof




The roof.

"I'm On the Roof"

The air smells a bit clearer up here.

"I think I'll lay down,..."

"Whoa there,..."

"This is a bit slippery,..."

"and steep."

Wag, Wag, Wag.

"The roof is fun."

"I'll pounce on you."

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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Post Christmas Nap

The twelve day build up to Christmas

was tiring for for the entire family.

I traveled to N.Y. while Lesley painted
and blogged up a storm.

Tanji crashed out.

Poor Tanji, he has a tough life.

"What is that?"

Hi Tanji,...

Lesley can't resist those cute spots.

Hi, Mom, I'm sleeping here.

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Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas Gift

Our Bengal brothers like to be close, but not on the lap.
Today, the entire family had a nice nap on the couch.

I woke to Lesley quietly talking to Vladi,...

"Good Vladiiii,..."

What a gift.

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Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

"Christmas Cats"

Its Christmas! We have the traditional walk outside...

Uschi following his Dad.

We feed the little creatures that live outside,
including the birdies...

the fishies...

and a Christmas feast for Katy-the-Calico.

As soon as we get back inside,

There are plenty of yummies for T, U, and V...

including a plate of cookies for Vladi to lick.

We have a meal of Turk-y, potatoes, stuffing, and gravy,
and watch a Christmas movie like Elf.
What did we forget to do? Oh that's right...

"Can we please open these presents?"

Santa, or at least a few of his helpers, visited last night.

First, we have stockings to explore.
They are filled with little sample bags of food.

Uschi got a bag from his New York Grand-Kitty.
He has been waiting "patiently" to open it for weeks.

Vladi is rubbing up and down his gift.

V-man tries out his new scratching box,
he is really good at this.

Uschi wants to try too.

"No Uschi, this gift isn't just yours."
(Uschi - "What-everrrrr")

Tanji is eager to unwrap his gift too.

T rubs happily against his sack-cave.

Its a pretty tight fit for this big Bengal boy.

Even Vladi barely fits.

But there are other ways to enjoy a crinkly cave.

Finally its Uschi's turn...

Magneticat cat toy is mesmerizing
as it swings back and forth.

Uh-oh, Vladi likes this too.

And so does Tanji.

At first, Uschi seems a little peeved.

But part of Christmas is sharing, and the
boys are doing a pretty good job.

"Thank-you for my cool present!"

The presents are a big hit for everyone.
Of course, the best presents were
the boxes and loose wrapping paper.

"The Box is the Best Part"

Our family celebration is bigger this year, Les' Mom
has moved to live by us, and is helping spoil the kitties.

Christmas is time to be with our family...

and be thankful for our friends.
(Special hugs for Aunt Kelli and Mom Skye!)

Its been a big day, and its time to mush the boys...

Tanji needs petties,

Vladi needs snuggling, and

Uschi needs belly pets.

Everyone is full and tired, and we
settle in for a Christmas nap.

Tanji and Vladi are close, but not too close.

Uschi has had enough fun, he's by himself on a cushion.

"And to All a Good Night"

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