Sunday, September 22, 2013

Kennel Restored

The boy's kennel had been reduced in size,
because we were going to build a room off that
side of the house. We changed our plans, so
their kennel was restored.

Once it was buttoned up, the boys came out
to inspect their new/old kennel and the
finishing up around the outside.

Daaaaaad, can I help?

I'm a good helper,...

Vladi is glad to have his big climbing pole back.

Dad,... Daaaad,... Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaad,...
I can climb too.

V zooom up the ramp.

Headed back down.

Tanji inspects the clean-up.

Whoa there, dad is compacting the soil
a bit too energetically.

Thanks for putting our kennel back together.

Monday, September 16, 2013

What Is Going On?

What is going on out there?

Did you see that?

Wow, this is exciting?

I'm going to get to the bottom of this,...

Brave Tanjiro

Hmmmm this is interesting.

Look at all this dirt.

what are you making meeeeee now?

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Kennel Door Modification

We have mentioned on several occasions that Uschi is a bit "vociferous."

When he starts "Oooostering" at 4am, we eventually get up (snap),
if he is not already on his wheel, he quickly heads to it,
and starts running and continues to Ooooster.

When we get to him he is purring and showing off his wheel,
all happy we are finally up and ready to play, it is kind of sad but
we scoop him up and take him to the kennel where he gets launched.

All is well for a few minutes,
Then he starts pounding on the locked door,
(we've tried putting pillows next to the door, etc)
this is almost worse than Ooooostering.

So, now almost 7 years in,
(I might be a light-Blue (mix of White & Blue) from
The Color Code Hartman Personality Profile)
I decided to modify their kennel door.

Daaaad,... what are you making Meeee?

Ummm, he is doing something to our door.

I used 0.75" plywood to make a slotted holder for
piece of 0.75" plywood to slide into.

Vladi is on the scene to "help"

Anyone want to play?

Completed modification.
The first (inner) 2" wide layer of plywood is
just thicker than the door, the next layer is 1" wide, then the
third (outer) layer is 2".  This creates a 0.75" thick slot.

That tightly holds the 0.75" thick plywood.
Solid, nothing to bang on.

So, he thinks that will work,... Ha!

It has,... so far.

Saturday, September 14, 2013


We were down to our last can of food,

so we restocked!

Whoa,... did you see all of this?

I feel funny

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Sun Beams

In the evening the sun beams just reach Uschi's wheel.

He is as happy as can be.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Super T

Super T is draped in my placemat cape.

He's faster than a speeding bullet.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Lounging in the Heat

Its sunny and warm, so everyone is hanging out in the shade.

Tanji is on one chair...

...and Vladi is on another.

Uschi has his own way of handling the heat.

Monday, September 09, 2013

Time to Go Out

Alert with paw extended, Tanji is making it quite clear
its time to go out :).

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Quiet Time

Uschi is trying to get some quiet time on the floor.

That's not as easy as it sounds.

Saturday, September 07, 2013

Pink Playground

Uschi is happily snoozing on his pink blanket, but he's about
to be dislodged by his frolicking brothers.

What 'cha got under there Tanji?


Friday, September 06, 2013

Not My Skirt!

Anything that ends up on the floor is fair game for cat play.

I'm just lying here, all helpless...

Kick, kick, kick!

Tanji can't resist a helpless kitten or a skirt on the carpet.

Kick, kick, kick.

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Wildlife Park

Every day out with the boys is like a wildlife safari.
Tanji (top left) is watching the doe from his old kennel perch.

After a bit, T takes off for other adventures.

Next Uschi saunters towards the deer...

...and settles in a chair to watch her eat.