Thursday, January 31, 2013

Hunting Party

 All three boys are in the kitchen.  They heard a squeak,
and now are deciding their hunting strategy.

Apparently it involves Tanji and Vladi doing the work,
and Uschi enjoying the spoils.
(Who are we kidding, after five minutes everyone gave up)

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Send the Boys Out, Please

Katy the calico is waiting outside the front door.
She's already been fed, but seems to be waiting for more.

And she'll wait all day if necessary.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Vladi Glamour

Here comes Vladi...

...and there he goes, straight for the camera.

A glamorous pose.

Even better!

He's meowing...Are we done here?

 Off to rock someone else's world (probably Uschi's).

Monday, January 28, 2013


 Its raining outside, not a good day for a walk, but hey,
we've got doughnuts!

 Vladi is out in the kennel watching the raindrops,
so Tanji gets first dibs on the one with chocolate and sprinkles
(he just eats the cake, no chocolate for the boys).

No worries though, a vanilla sprinkles is waiting for Vladi.
He'll eat the cake and the frosting.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Vladi the Explorer

You may not see him at first, but Vladi is meowing for attention.

 Vladi has the perfect camouflage in the dry winter grasses.

After taking his "constitutional" to the South side...

Its time for a good run, which is even more fun if V catches sight of...


Uschi got away, but there are plenty of other things to pounce on.

Vladi is all in, whether he's chasing Uschi, little beasties,...

...or birdies.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

T In A Tree

When Tanji is enjoying himself outside (which is all the time),
he gets more and more excited and starts zooming up trees.

He's smiling and chirping, a really happy boy.

Time to go find another tree.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Too Bright

 Uschi is trying to sleep next to the computer.
(O.K. its an iPad mini with a monitor and keyboard, even better!)

"The lights in my eyes...Too bright!"
Nobody does grumpy better.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Kennel Club

Uschi has been out walking with his Daaaaaaaaad,
but now he's staring at the kennel.

Tanji is already back from the walk, smacking his lips after
cleaning his double dinner plate.

Uh-oh, Vladi is already back too, you better get inside Usch
before all of the bowls are licked clean.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Book Club

Vladi wants to join the "big boys book club" on the bed.

But this is special time between Uschi and his Dad
(at least according to Uschi), so V is out of luck.

Rays of sun, a view with plenty of birds, and a cushy blanket.

Its a race to see who will be napping first...

Uschi wins.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Unattended Bagel

Around here a bagel loaded with cream cheese
can never be left unattended.

I'm losing the desire to finish this bagel myself.

Oh-no, someone is coming...
(someone more alarming than me apparently)

Lick, lick, lick.

Vladi is making sure no cream cheese survives.

If you start a job, finish it thoroughly.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Soft as Uschi

There are not many things in the world softer than Uschi.

This gorgeous scarf from Beautiful Place comes close.
(more photos of the scarf at the Merry Bright Art blog).

Uschi approves, he is nuzzling and purring.

Of course all of these happy noises attract Mr. Sunshine Vladi.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

My Buddy

 Every super-villain needs her side kick, and Vladi fits the bill.

Friday, January 18, 2013


Tanji is simply stunning bathing in the sun.

Rolling like a little kitten on the warm carpet.

Tanji wants us to roll with him.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Sun Shelf

Vladi, what are you doing?

Beeerrrrrrr. (translation: Sun bathing, but you can still pet me)

We've had an unusual number of sunny days this winter.

Late day sun hitting Vladi's shelf, pure paradise.