It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year since we took Logan to the cat show in Örebro. We are going with Lorelai and Izaak to that same show next weekend. I wonder if… More
This is only tangentially related to Abys, or even cats, but I thought you might find it interesting.
I had this snake tattoo…and I really didn’t like it. I got it for the wrong reasons, it hasn’t aged as well as most of the other ones I have, and it really doesn’t go with the other tattoos I have.
So I finally decided to do something about it. I decided to get the snake covered up with a traditional Japanese fox design.
Today was the first session. We got the outlines done, and then we coloured in the fox. I am not going to lie…this was the most painful tattoo I have ever gotten.
Instead of a red fox, though, I wanted a North American grey fox. I have always loved the grey and orange colouration of these foxes.
Also, the colouration of the grey fox is quite similar to Alfred’s…I call him my grey fox.
When I got home, I was drained and exhausted. I was lying on the sofa and Jacoby instantly came and lay on top of me…and on top of the tattoo. But it was nice, actually. Soothing. We’ll finish this tattoo up next month.
When Lorelai was a tiny kitten, she was fascinated with the television. These photos are from 22 May, when Rory had been with us for about two weeks.
She really got into trying to interact with the people on the screen! She’s since outgrown her interest in the TV, but it was awfully cute (and not a little bit annoying) while it lasted. Also, if you look closely at the second photo, you might notice some previous Miniature Monday post subjects.
All the snow we had before Christmas melted away on Boxing Day, but we got a little more on Tuesday. So, Wednesday, I thought Lorelai might like to go out and have another run in the snow since she enjoyed it so much the last time.
It was a little colder that day, and the snow was very thin on the ground.
So, she was a little less enthusiastic this time.
Rory wanted to stay close to the trees, where there was still some grass.
There were also birds to watch up in the branches.
Something seemed to bother her feet, too. I think it was the gravel they use to add traction to the snow. They don’t use the snow melting stuff that they use in Boston.
But she did seem quite content to sit at the base of the tree and contemplate the sunset.
I love little kitty pawprints in the snow…
Markis, our upstairs neighbour, was also outside enjoying the snow.
Rory just absolutely loves exploring outside, no matter what the season.
Here’s a little video of Rory the Explorer!
These are photos from the backlog, from May 2017.
Angel loves the balcony and always has. She loves to sit in the sunshine out there.
And I know Angel doesn’t get as much attention on this blog as the more outgoing Jacoby, the sillier Alfred, the stout Izaak, and the wild free spirited Lorelai…but she’s the oldest member of our cat family, and whilst she may not seek out the spotlight the way the others do…she’s important.
We love you, Angel!
“Great. Now can I enjoy my sunshine in peace?”
12 years ago this week, on 7 January 2007, I posted about Gun-Hee’s first visit to Petco.
He was quite impressed with the mice.
The birds…not so much.
Those were always more Tessie’s thing.
And Jacoby’s, too.
I’m just glad that nobody tried to buy him for $3.99, though!
The struggle to keep the door to the cabinet we keep the cat food in continues.
We reinstated the door stopper…nope. We added a baffle to the bottom of the door so it was harder for him to grab it and open it…nope. Then we adjusted the magnetic latch…which seems to have worked…for the time being.
But he’s working on it. Look how miffed he is that I heard him working on the door and brought the camera! And it appears he has recruited Lorelai as his accomplice. Sneaky boy!