Saturday, August 31, 2013

Feeding the Fish

Tanji is giving a subtle reminder...

Its feeding time for the pond by the house.

Dozens of goldfish swoop in...

...and our one giant koi, Maui.

Vladi was here a second ago trying to drink pond water,
where did he disappear to?

Oops, caught turtling in the old kennel litter box,
we'll give him some privacy.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Biking with Vladi

 Vladi expects a few good solid hours of laptime every day,
and he's grumpily announcing we're falling behind.

I want to bike, Vladi wants to nap.

We all know who's going to win this argument.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Come Get Me

 Uschi is out on his "walk."

 He know he's being watched and starts wiggling for petties.

I'm just lying here all helpless...

He's getting a bit excited.

How can you resist me? (we can't)

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Dash and Crash

 Tanji is slightly flat-lipped and kneading the bed,
its time to go out!

A quick tinkle to lighten the load (he hates going inside),

and T blurs into motion.


He's dashing as fast as he can, all over the trails.

And this is the result, an hour later
(that's Tanji's kitten blanket that came home with him from
Cheetahsden, its still holding up after all of these years)

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Good Life

Uschi is rolling and purring in the kitchen window,
he seems to understand the intricacies of living the good life.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Plush Plum Blankie

 Another present for us (meaning the boys).

 A plum color Vera Bradley throw blanket.  Nope Tanji,
you probably won't get much chance to roll around on this...

 Most likely, this will be dominated by the blankie piggie.

Within seconds of unfurling it on the bed...

...Vladi has arrived.

Mine, mine, mine!

 Oh, just as soft as the other one.

 A few delicate kneads...

...and then V is in it to win it.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Behind the Bins

A few times, most days, strange noises can be heard coming
from behind the clothes bins (our version of drawers).

 On close inspection, traces of Tanji can be seen, winding through
the nooks and crannies, happily chirping to himself.

 The other boys don't seem to find crawling through narrow spaces
to be quite this much fun.

But Tanji loves it!
He's making all kinds of happy noises, and that's attracting...

...Vladi's attention.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Uneasy Truce

Uschi has settled on the picnic bench for a good long stare,
Vladi knows he has to stay a few feet away to keep things calm.

 You can practically feel how hard it is for V to settle down,
but its apparently worth it to be close to his big brother.

 Close, but not touching.

 Vladi can wait, and wait, and wait.

 Which is good, because Uschi can rest, and rest, and rest.

 He's behind me, isn't he?

 Uschi tries to slink away, but that grumpy face tells us...

He can't quite shake his shadow.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Chance Encounter

 Vladi has tracked down Uschi, who was stealthily cruising to
his favorite sitting spot by the septic field.

Hiiiii, did you miss me?
After years of observation, we have concluded that Vladi is an optomist.

 Face sniffing is inadequate, this could be a strange cat in disguise.

 Better check to be sure.

V has his happy stinky face on, and Uschi struts away with
a superior tail flick.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Hide and Seek

Summer sun has burnt the grasses to golden orange, soon
they will fade to pale yellow, and Vladi will completely blend in,
which will be very useful in his perpetual game of seek.

V is hunting for his brothers, who have the good sense to
hide when they hear his little mews approaching.

 Here's Tanji around the corner, holding perfectly still,
except for his tail thats whipping side-to-side.

 Tanji takes a tentative peek, the coast is clear.

Its time to frolic and play, baby brother-free.

 A Tiger up in a tree, ready to pounce and jounce.