Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Trick or Treat
12" x 16" acrylic on board

We imagined what it would be like to take the boys trick-or-treating dressed as ghosts: Uschi would take off dragging his costume behind him; Vladi would sit patiently waiting for treats; and Tanji would kick-pickle his costume like a crazy cat. Once the painting was underway, we cut an old sheet into a little costume to see what would really happen...

Tanji is watching and you can tell from
his huge pupils what is about to happen...

Yep, that's our boy.

How about you Vladi, would you like to play dress up?

Vladi just sits quietly under the sheet
with an ear poking out one of the holes.

That was kind of weird.

And Uschi, well...

There he goes, dragging the sheet behind him.

Happy Halloween!

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Electric Vladi

V spots the electric meter pole,...


Climbs the last bit,...

Shows off his tail,...

(for those tail admirers)

and poses, surveying his yard.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Mushy T

When I walk Tanji, holding his leash and
"directing" him around his yard,...

He gets sooo


He purrs, chirps, flops down, and happily prances along.

Happy Tanji

Rolling around.

Hi Dad,... Thanks for walking me.



rub my gums,...

Calm down there Tanji.

Whaaat ?? I like my dad.

Tanji really likes structure.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Monday, October 27, 2008

Preparing For Lecture

This is

a typical sight.

Lesley working on lecture,

Tanji sleeping on her legs.

Hey, Whose hair is that?

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Helpful Mew-ses

Home for the Holidays
16" x 12" acrylic on board

Early this morning Les finished her latest painting. Its a little too bright out today to snap a photo with accurate colors (cloudy days work best), but Les took a quick picture and we'll get a better shot and start making cards this week. The boys were eager to "help" with photographing the painting...


Did you want me in the shot?

Back inside, Les props the painting against
Uschi's scratching post...

Move this. NOW!

Vladi poses right in front of the painting.

Good enough, we got the shot.

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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Friday, October 24, 2008

How The,...?

Recently we noticed kitten foot prints headed down
on the front of the refrigerator.

There are several prints
one-two feet from the top.

Pretty talented.

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Soup Surprise

Today we arrived home to

a cooler placed inside "the gate."

I got an email heads up,
we don't just eat everything left at our gate,... >;-)

Our Playmate, investigated.

"What did we get?"

Hmmmm,... Lima bean soup, corn bread,
and chocolate zucchini "bread" aka cake!

Les and I dug in,...
soon we noticed that the boys were tracking us.

"This smells good"

yum, yum, yum.

More, I want more!!!

Lip smackin' good.

mmmm, mmmm, mmmm

Tanji cleans the bowl.


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