Thursday, November 23, 2006

Thanks for the Memories

Usch and Tanj coming home
for the first time (April 28, 2006)

We have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving day, including of course, Tanj & Usch (and Kelli for raising them so well!). The other night we discovered that we have almost a month's worth of pictures between when we brought the boyz home, and when we started this blog.

I found this digital pile of unpublished photos as I was downloading new pictures to Lesley's laptop, something I typically do not do because; 1) I'm a mouse boy and don't play well with touch-pads, and 2) I tend to find things that "need to be fixed",... which results in me being called back to fix my "fix."

Anyway,... in just this first day's photos we can see their personalities and the beginnings of their adventures. Because they really make us smile, we are going to post some of these early photos (when the boys were only three to four months old) over the next few weeks as blogs with links to photo-albums. Today's blog is about our car ride home with the boys. We had thought about keeping the boys locked in their kennel for safety, but they were pretty freaked out (their car ride a week earlier had been to be neutered), and Uschi had already scuffed up his nose demonstrating that he would do about anything to get out of a cage. They did run around all over the car, so this would not have been possible with only one person (Lesley tackled the kittens every time they tried to get into an "off-limits" area like the driver's-side floor). More on the trip home is in their second blog. Some of the photos show that the boys were not total angels the whole trip home: they "helped" with the driving and had a fondness for the dashboard, but by the end of the trip they were sleepy little sweeties.

Uschi takes charge...

and "helps" with the driving.
(some things never change)

We decide that's not a good
place for him to be, so

Uschi moves to a new spot
(a "Daddy's boy" from the start)

Uschi looks quiet, but

He is giving driving instructions.

"Fine, don't listen to me!"
(He's so small,... but not so small now?)

Uschi moves to the rear window to rest
(the boys still like the rear window.)

Tanj was a little "calmer"

Sitting between us and staring
(a "Momma's boy" in the making)

Wait a minute...

Tanj likes the dashboard
(some things have not changed)

Uschi quickly joins Tanj.
That makes us nervous,
so the boys get moved...

to a snug spot between us.
We're almost home boys!

(Check-out their "Welcome Home" pictures)

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Anonymous said...

it's wonderful ! addictive ! i go for one cat-fix in the morning, and like popcorn, can't stop till i've seen em all!

thanks so much for sharing the boyz

m a

Tanj,Uschi&Vladi said...

We certainly don't seem to be able to get enough! We are so glad that you are continuing to enjoy the boyz adventures.

Anonymous said...

I have much to be thankful for, as well - to have such incredible adoptive parents "love" my babies and share in the Adventures!

I, too, am addicted. I read The Adventures "before" coffee - now that is a Tanj and Uschi junkie!

Happy Thanksgiving!