Back on Leap Day, 2008, I posted photos of Gun-Hee leaping for Leap Year.
He was really great at jumping – and he could jump really high!
He was also really, really fast…
Abyfriend Wendy sent me a birthday package, but the best gift was a Yeowww! catnip fish.
It also just happened to arrive on Jacoby’s “gotcha” day, so I think he was expecting something in there for him.
He may be a mature five year old now, but he’s not above rolling around on the floor with a toy now and again.
He started out playing with it on the S-curve scratcher…
…but it managed to get away from him.
Luckily, Jake was able to recapture it.
He certainly gave it a good licking.
Yep. A really good licking.
I love the look Jake gets on his face when he’s nipped out.
I really wonder what they think about when they play with a catnip toy.
I never understand the whole “rubbing the toy on the head” thing, though…what’s that about?
Jake’s not the only one who does it. Kylie and Tessie, do, too, and Patrick was the king of rubbing his toys on his head.
This must be some seriously good catnip!
I mean, look at this face.
There was also some great Aby grabby hand action during this battle with the catnip fishy.
He was having so much fun.
The longer Jake played with it, however, the stronger it seemed to become. It was putting up quite the fight!
Whoops! It got away again!
Jacoby has a urinary crystal issue, and needs to eat special prescription UT food, which we get from Pet Food Direct.
When an order is delivered, it’s a big day in our house.
Jake always knows that it’s his food in that box. I’m not sure how he knows, but there’s something about the box that always alerts him.
And apparently he feels that it’s necessary to protect his food from any scavengers who might want to steal it.
You never know who could be lurking nearby waiting for their chance to snatch it away.
Oh oh! Here comes Kylie!
Sure, she seems completely uninterested in the contents of Jake’s box, but that could be part of her clever scheme.
Is she coming back?
Guarding one’s food is hard work.
Did someone say “Dinnertime”???
Jacoby has decided that the best way to ride in his stroller is to ride on his stroller.
He scootches forward so his front paws are on the “running board” over the front wheel while holding onto the front of the passenger area with his back toes.
Apparently, this is an awesome way to ride in the stroller. Who knew? He does this almost everytime we walk home fr0m a therapy visit at Tufts; he’s become very familiar with the route by now.
I think he enjoys being close to the ground.
Maybe it feels more like he’s running himself when he’s down there.
Or maybe he can smell things better. Who knows?
When he gets to a place he recognises and feels safe, he’ll step off the stroller.
And he’ll walk a little bit on his own.
When he gets tired of walking, the stroller is always there for him.
He can always just hop back in.
He’ll ride for a while in the seat the way he’s supposed to, but he’ll get back down when he feels like it again.
And just in case you think he only does this for a few seconds, I also shot a crappy video of him riding side-saddle:
That was just one minute! He’ll ride like this for a very long time.