Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Trick or Treat

Vladi always loves sweet things, but he is especially excited by
these Halloween Micky Mouse cookies (because they're mice?).

 Lick, lick, lick.

Wait a minute Vladi, you can't eat a whole cookie!
(those are some scary eyeballs)

Vladi bats at his cookie.  Mine!

Those sideways ears are saying that if Vladi doesn't
get his treat, there are going to be some tricks.

Better give the little monster a nibble.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Carving Pumpkins

 This year we decided to carve pumpkins for the first time as a family.

Uschi, lets carve pumpkins!

 Tanji, would you like to carve a pumpkin?

Vladi is already waiting on the newspaper.

Pumpkin carving hat?  Check.

Safe viewing spot for Vladi?  Check.

Vladi is totally jazzed, Tanji is sneaking out to the kennel.

V is fascinated by the new sights and smells.

That's a little too close, Vladi.

Pumpkin pulp and seeds are flying...
...Vladi moves to a safer distance.

 We're going to try roasting the pumpkin seeds tomorrow.

 Scary pumpkin...

 ...and cute pumpkin.

 Even better with a candle.

 This pumpkin had a few rotten spots... it ended up with two faces.

 Uschi is brought in for the pumpkin judging.

Dad...Best in Show!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Journaling Again

I'm back to art journaling, mostly food because its so fun.
Now to just get a photo without Vladi nuzzling in...

 Vladi, I can still see you.

It took a can of Fancy Feast to get a Vladi-free photo :).

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Wild Man

Sometimes glancing at Tanji causes me to catch my breath,
like spotting a wild animal in his natural habitat.

 Underlying all of his sweetness, T is like a coiled spring.

But somehow he holds it together and is as mushy as can be.

This wild man is a masterpiece.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Uschi's Chaise

 Uschi is entertaining a guest on "his" chaise.

Like any good host, U is carrying the conversation
with enthusiastic purrs and tail flicks.

 Two relaxed buddies are sharing the space
(well, Uschi may have more than his share).
A half hour later...

 Sound asleep.

This is probably Uschi's dream come true.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Hair is Growing!

Six months ago I cut my hair to less than an inch...

It was so short, a lot of scalp was showing.

Four months later, there was finally a bit of growth.

Now at six months I've had a few trims,
and the color almost matches Uschi's back stripe.
Now to just resist shaving it all back off again...

Thursday, October 25, 2012

NOT Going Out

Today was the perfect fall day: sunny and crisp.
But I was tired and a little sore from biking,
so on the car ride home I kept repeating;
We're not going out for a walk today,
no matter how much Uschi yells, we're not going out,
Vladi can try to herd me to the door, we're not going out,
even if Tanji shows me his belly, we're NOT going out...

As soon as I get home, Tanji tries the belly flip...

...and out we go.

 Vladi bee-lines for his replenished dirt pile.

It is a bit damp so V gets good and muddied up.

 Uschi finds a patch of green grass to munch (and throw up).
Tanji takes off running up a trail...

 ...and then zooms right back again.

 I'm jazzed because T and V are hanging together.

These two are actually hatching a plan to sneak under the
fence onto our neighbor's property.  After a bit of chasing,
these bad boys are sent home for a time out and dinner.
That leaves me to enjoy full-on Uschi time.

Following the swishing tail into the sunset,
it ended up being a good day out.