Saturday, July 31, 2010

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Catthump Day

Neither of the girl cats nor either of the buns will play with me. I'm sad. Can I go visit KB at The House of Rabbits?

Friday, July 23, 2010

A carrot eaten in solitude is a carrot not shared

Bertie is a notorious carrot thief. After he eats his carrot, he goes after Mercedes' carrot. Mercedes sometimes forestalls this by carrying her carrot off to a place he will not be able to reach quickly. Here she is eating her carrot atop the highest level in their condo.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Buns who have seen too many DIY shows

Both Bertie and Mercedes love to chew. They chew up the vinyl floor in their room. They particularly love the texture of cardboard on their teeth. Anything cardboard does not have a long life if they can access it. One bun tunnel's floor didn't last a week until it was so "renovated" that the sides caved in. In these pictures you can see what is left of the top of a maze haven--it was a single story construction--in order to satisfy the need to chew the buns had to get on top of the structure and chew it out from under their feet. The same with the remnants of the bun fort which used to have connecting tunnels with floors, once the floors were gone, the tunnels collapsed, so the buns moved on to the rooftops. They are about due for cardboard replacements, or maybe I'll find them some phone books like Silver's person does. Personally I think their ears have been picking up tv signals from DIY shows, and the renovation phases are what they're channeling, they certainly haven't built anything.

Bertie in the ruins of his fort, waiting for privacy so he can resume working on the roof

What is left of a Maze Haven

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Demon Cat aka Our Newest Cat Cousin

I have a difficult time persuading Bertie and Mercedes to pose for the camera or remain still enough so that they are not blurs or seemingly invisible, so today I thought I would treat you to a look at their newest cat cousin. He is a Siamese kitten named Damien. When you think about the three elements: Siamese, kitten, named after the child character in "The Omen", it is only natural that around here we refer to him as "Demon".

Since my sister likes cats and is difficult to shop for, it is also only natural that she receives a lot of "cat-themed" gifts. (See what you have to look forward to RG and Bunnygirl.) Most recently, other than cat toys, I found a glass artist who has a shop on eBay under the moniker "lotsasalsa". Patricia is a wizard at recreating photos of the cats I have sent her into fused glass creations. For my sister, this glass art of Demon is the latest in the "Cats in Hats" series.

The Demon Cat in Glass

The Demon Cat Captured in a Photograph

May all your demons be so cute.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Disapproval Monday Comes

We disapprove of the lag between blog posts.