You may remember last year when I bundled everyone up in the Strollercat stroller and got professional photos taken of everybody. Well, they had another photo shoot last month, so I took everyone back in for another round of photos.
I mainly wanted to get photos of Angel and Alfred, because they don’t go to shows, and we don’t have as many opportunities to have them photographed. Angel actually did really well, considering she doesn’t get out much.
Lorelai, of course, is a natural.
She’s been getting professional photos taken since she was 11 weeks old!
Still, even a seasoned poser can take an slightly awkward photo every once in a while.
Izaak is pretty good at the posing thing, too.
*Sigh* At least, when he isn’t throwing the Singapura Stink-Eye around.
And then there’s Freddy. He is an excellent poser.
Except…when he isn’t. It’s really hit or miss with this silly boy! Still, I would rather have goofy photos of them than no photos at all. It’s funny…the last time we got the photos done, we had just four cats (because Zak hadn’t joined us yet)…and this time, we also had only four cats. SOMEday I hope we’ll be able to a photo of the whole family of five.
I have a few more photos from the little mini show we went to at our local DjurMagazinet I wanted to share.
They’re on two completely different topics…but hey, just like most meals between Christmas and New Years, there’s no reason not to mix them up. Leftovers are always better that way.
First off, we have Izaak in his Christmas bow tie, playing with a fun toy.
Look at that concentration!
He really liked that toy!
But even more than the toy, I think he liked the little girl who was playing with him using the toy.
She was pretty charmed with him, too.
The next thing I wanted to share is this Somali, Tootsie, and her friend.
You almost never, ever, see dogs at cat shows…for, well, obvious reasons.
Tootsie was wonderful at walking on her leash…almost as good as her puppy pal.
Oh! I am SO sorry…Tootsie, you obviously taught that dog everything he knows about walking on a leash!
The little show we took Izaak to at our DjurMagazinet at the beginning of December was more than just a cat exhibition.
It was also a Christmas party. There were gingerbread cookies and Julmust and other traditional holiday treats. There was also a duo who sang Christmas songs and played the flute and guitar.
Whilst we were listening to the singers, we explored the store a bit.
I showed Zak the fish tanks first.
Zak really liked the big fish.
I think he liked them more than the little ones.
Next I showed him the gerbils.
At first, he didn’t notice them…
…but when he finally did…Oh, boy! I thought he would like real mousies since he is so fond of his Ikea mousies. We didn’t stay too long because I didn’t want to freak the rodents out too much. Also he was making the rabbits (in cages on the floor beneath the gerbils and hamsters) nervous, even though most of them were bigger than Zak!
Then we went to look at toys. I was amused by this squeaky carrot.
I ended up buying Zak a little Christmas bow tie, to join in the Christmas spirit.
Zak also schmoozed with the man who played the guitar.
I think Zak thought he might be Santa, because he was telling him what he wants for Christmas.
It was a really fun day out for all of us.
One of the fun things about having a cat show in a pet store is, there’s plenty of cat trees to play with.
There was one right in front of Izaak’s cage.
He loved them and how tall they were…but he also really loved this little cubby.
The instructions were folded up inside, but that didn’t stop him from playing in there.
If anything, it gave Zak something to play with whilst he was in there.
I don’t exactly know what he was doing in there…chasing his tail, just spinning around…but he seemed to be having fun.
And then, after a round of spinning and rolling about…
…it was time to attack the post.
Zak loved it in there.
But eventually he started to look around at the rest of the cat tree.
Both Björn and I were taking photos of his adventures.
Zak seemed to notice that high shelf, and he started to get ambitious.
Zak’s not much of a climber at home – much less so than Logan was – but at DjurMagazinet he was fearless.
He even branched out onto the grey tree next to his brown one.
But he soon jumped back to his brown one.
But what was really funny was, after Zak was done playing, the little Neva Masquarade in the cage next to ours went out to explore the cat tree…and was very interested in the smells Zak left behind.
Today, the Sverak club Björn belongs to,
Billingebygdens Kattklubb, had a little “mini-show” at our local DjurMagazinet. And by local, I mean, we can practically see the place from our house.
It was pretty cool to have a show we could walk to.
Of course, it wasn’t really a “show” in the sense that we weren’t really being judged for any FIFe points…but it was great publicity for the Singapura breed and cat shows in general.
And…a chance to bond a little with Izaak…and give him a warm-up to the show we’re going to next weekend. We took Zak and not Lorelai because this was more publicity than an actual show…and we figured there’d be Abys there. We were right; there was one Aby and two Somalis.
It was a great opportunity to show off the rare, new Singapura breed.
And, it was a really fun day.
I collected Izaak from Arlanda airport in Stockholm on 20 June. On 26 June, his five-month birthday, we went to the vet for a wellness check.
Of course, the first part of the trip was taking the bus. Zak rocked that part of the exercise.
He was also pretty okay in the vet’s waiting room.
And in the exam room as well.
Zak was quite brave on the vet’s examination table.
Zak was checked out thouroughly…and he was fine. The vet thought he was two months younger than he actually was…but, other than that…
No, really, Zak…you were fine.
Okay, take my word for it.
On the way back to our apartment from the bus, I took Izaak to check out our local pet store.
Zak had a lot of fun playing with the cat beds on display.
He also did a really great job walking outside on his leash, even at his age.
I mean, only five months old, and he’s already awesome at walking on a leash.