I found a couple of sketches I did back in SFI that I never posted. The first, I think we were talking about Swedish wildlife, so of course I started drawing lynxes. Then I started trying to compare a lynx to an Abyssinian.
This one I did before we got Logan. We had one teacher who lived on a farm and loved to talk about all the animals she had. I guess that day, it was all about chickens. After I got tired of drawing them, I started practicing the differences between Abys and Singas. I haven’t gone to SFI for about a year now (they moved to a different location and changed teachers and we just got unengaged busywork – stuff I’d actually already done a couple of times already). But it was good for something: it made me draw more regularly than I do now.
The other day when we took the cats outside, Alfred and Lorelai ran down the hill to the woodsy area at the bottom.
Rory ran back up, and she had a feather!
She was very proud of her find, too.
Rory carried her feather around for a while.
Behold, the mighty feather huntress!
Then Freddy came running up the hill…and he had a feather, too.
Apparently, it was a very tasty feather. I suspect they found a dead bird down there and pulled feathers from the corpse. Or something.
Oops! Freddy’s off to find another feather…buh-bye!
As I have mentioned before, Lorelai is our little huntress. She especially likes to hunt birds when we’re outside.
But she also likes to hunt birds when we’re inside. We have these bird feeders that attach to the window with suction cups, and Rory in particular really loves to “watch the birdies.”
I wanted to capture her banging into the window on video, but I failed. You can hear her fearsome chatter, though…
Izaak has two brave brothers and a daring neice, so he has bravery running through his veins.
And Zak is brave! The other day when we were outside, our upstairs neighbours were unpacking their car…and Zak just hopped right into Bruno’s doggy pen in the back! If ate dry food, he probably would have eaten that, too.
The other day, watching TV, a commercial for small loans came on, featuring “typical Swedes.” The man in the advert is meant to be Lars Johansson (the Swedish version of “Joe Average”), complete with manbun. I laughed and said, “Jeez…And of course he has a manbun! Manbuns are so 2016!”
Which reminded me of the time I Photoshopped a manbun on Jacoby. I’m still pretty proud of this one.
As I have posted before, Lorelai has never minded seeing dogs on trains. She has also always been rather fond of our neighbours’ dog, Bruno. And then there was that time that Rory chased the Papillion
The other day, Lorelai, Izaak and Alfred were outside exploring when we met a new black dog. At first, Freddy tried to do the big brother thing, protecting the younger cats.
But, rebelling against Freddy’s protectiveness, Rory decided she was going to meet this new dog.
She marched right out and went to touch noses with this new dog.
The dog was actually a little thrown off by this very forward, very outgoing, little cat.
Emboldened by Rory, Zak also came to meet the dog.
He wasn’t as sure about the dog as Rory was…but he at least managed to stay calm in the dog’s presence. That’s at least progress, right?