Thursday, February 28, 2013

Scarf Nests

Tanji is resplendent in his scarf nest
(more scarf photos at the Merry Bright blog).

T is looking longingly at his basket, but U has already settled in.

Lick me, please.

Uschi likes a little scarf cover over the basket.

That's a whole lot of gorgeous.

Uh-oh, Uschi is getting excited...

I'm Uschi, Uschi, Uschi...

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Spring Mowing

Vladi is ready to start some spring mowing.

Or, maybe he was just watching Uschi.

Hmmmm? Maybe this mowie isn't going to go,...

How about the electric push mowie?

This one isn't going either,...
time for a new adventure.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Seal Alert

Our fur seal is relaxing on his Vera Bradleys.

I heard that.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Day In

Today was a mix of rain, sleet, and breaks of sunshine.  Tanji is
a little stressed about having to stay inside.  Maybe tomorrow...

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Going, Going, Gone

There goes Tanji, running off trail.



(love the foot and tail disappearing into the shrubs!).

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Escape Artist

Vladi likes to occasionally shoot out the front door, and
then its a chase to catch and bring him back home.

V's a little bit peeved at being swooped up.

But we know he secretly likes the ride back too.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Uschi by the Pond

Uschi is carefully walking along the edge of the swollen east pond.

A slight touch from one paw, and gentle ripples run along the surface.
Followed quickly by a perfect reflection.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Cuddle Bunny

There is no doubt that Vladi is our cuddliest kitten.

Even when V is falling asleep, if you make any move...

Vladi's eyes pop back open.  Do you need me?

He's falling asleep again...

Did you move, did I miss anything? Does anybody want to play with me?

This can go on all night.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Pizza Piggie

Tanji has been especially wild the past few days,
including taking leaping bites at my pizza, licking mayonnaise
off a spoon, and then working it all off for hours on the wheel.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Activating V

Vladi likes someone chasing behind him on the trails.

If you say in an excited voice "gonna get ya,"
Vladi takes off sprinting or...

...springs into a tree.

"Whatcha doing Vladi?"

You can't see his lips moving, but V is trilling "meeeoooowww" back.

He's waiting for me to make a sudden move,
then V will take off running again, happy as can be.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Team Effort

For me to get art-time, and the boys to get out-time,
sometimes it takes a team effort.
So today while I've been inside updating my Merry Bright blog,

Mark has been outside entertaining Uschi.

 You can see how "pleased" Uschi looks now that I've joined them.

Even my arrival doesn't disrupt all of the kneading and purring.

Of course Uschi is not the only happy one.

 Walking back and forth together by the oak grove.

Man and his cat.  Its apparently a thing.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

New Friend

Katy apparently has a new friend and he (or she) is a beauty.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Tanji's Plan

When we go outside, Tanji has a plan.
He reliably checks the front path (nobody visiting, check)...

Then T heads back to the house, starts the perimeter walk...

...and then spends a solid hour or so zig-zagging on the trails.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentines Day 2013

 Its been a beautiful Valentine's Day.

 Ferdinand posed with his flowers...

 ... and Vladi waited patiently for his treats.

It was a warm and sunny day and we enjoyed a long walk outside.

Tanji mushed a thank-you after we got back inside.

A decadent strawberry and chocolate cake for dessert.

Its days like this we remember how lucky we are.

Everyone has settled in for a documentary film about us.
Happy Valentines Day!