Ara decided she wanted to use my watercolor water tub as her pillow. Comfortable? Nope. Does she care? Not as all.

Vivi Wonders Is it time for the birds to die?

Vivi likes watching the birds outside. Mostly with evil intent. She is a huntress, after all, and enjoys thoughts of killing birds, eating them, or bringing us their dead bodies as sacrifices to show of how superior she is at hunting than we are. Since we don’t let her outside, she instead kills, hunts, and decapitates toy mice and leaves them where we see them, so we know how terrible we are at killing toy mice. That doesn’t stop her from enjoying a window seat and watching… and dreaming….

Tweet tweet little birdies.

  1. Camera: Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
  2. Aperture: f/4
  3. Exposure: 1/100th
  4. Focal Length: 25mm

Here, have a Cheribears to brighten your day!

More pictures and info on the link to my Etsy. 

This is my newest origami creation. Origami necklaces.

The design is a modified traditional boat, but while I set the resin around the boat, I put a tiny paper crane inside. The crane is nestled inside the pendant, a little surprise! The whole pendant is waterproof and hard, like plastic.

Shhh, Jimmy is hunting moths!

We’ve been getting moths in the house because it’s the season for them to slip in when we open the door at night. Jimmy approves of moth hunting. We can hear him jumping around after them all night, chattering at them. He stares at the ceiling, tracking their every move, then he leaps high into the air, trying to catch them. He’s quite the high jumper! It’s quite a sight!

Max’s Restful NapsWhen Max sleeps, he likes best to sleep next to the bookshelf. He enjoys the smell of the old paper, and the comfort of the written word so close. He is a poet, and it relaxes him to reach out and touch the pages of the books on the lowest shelves. He lightly paws the covers, hoping the stories inside will inspire him in his dreams for new versus and prose. Ah, to live the life of a lazy poetry cat.

Max’s Restful Naps

When Max sleeps, he likes best to sleep next to the bookshelf. He enjoys the smell of the old paper, and the comfort of the written word so close. He is a poet, and it relaxes him to reach out and touch the pages of the books on the lowest shelves. He lightly paws the covers, hoping the stories inside will inspire him in his dreams for new versus and prose. Ah, to live the life of a lazy poetry cat.

Sir Gordon’s 3rd Birthday

Today he turns a ripe old age of 3, so we made sure to give Gordon some new toys. He loves this one we got that chirps whenever he tosses it, which is so much fun for us. It chirps all the time! Sir Gordon is turning into a fine gentleman. It’s amazing to think we got him as a former stray, and now he’s become a fine member of our household. We’re proud and happy to have you, Sir Reginald Gordon Budanski, and here’s to many more years!

Kendall’s Sabertooth Cat Impression

Rawr! Kendall does the best sabertooth cat impressions because she has very few teeth. Most of her teeth were removed a few years ago when she had bad teeth infections, so now she has only her fangs. It makes her look fierce! Luckily for her, kitties eat kibble whole, so she doesn’t need to chew. Her fangs are very healthy. The black spots on her gums are her skin coloring and are normal.

  1. Camera: Kodak Easyshare M753 Zoom Digital Camera
  2. Aperture: f/3.1
  3. Exposure: 1/36th
  4. Focal Length: 7mm

Here mom, I’ll help you with this

Gordon decided my jewelry needed some beads and some cat fur and maybe some cat scratches to go with it. He was a good helper! Even if he kept knocking the beads all over the place. :)

The Cone of Shame Jimmy Does Not Like.

We had to give Jimmy some ear medicine, and he couldn’t lick his ears while it was working, so he was put in the cone of shame until his ears dried. He did not like it. Until he realized mommy and daddy would give him super cuddles and be extra nice to him while he looked all mournful and pathetic. Poor Jimmy!

At least he only had to wear it for about an hour! (If he licked the wet medicine, it would be bad for him, and because he’s still a kitten, we didn’t want to risk him getting sick in the slightest.)

  1. Camera: Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
  2. Aperture: f/3.5
  3. Exposure: 1/8th
  4. Focal Length: 25mm

"Mommy why are you still up?"

Because I’m an adult and I DO WHAT I WANT! … And 3 a.m. pancakes were involved.

  1. Camera: LGE Nexus 5
  2. Aperture: f/2.9
  3. Exposure: 1/13th
  4. Focal Length: 1mm

Sir Gordon’s Green Eyes.

The light caught his green eyes, those eyes that had seen so much, and yet contained extraordinary pride. For Gordon was a cat that believed in the good in the world. He believed in rights and wrongs, and the order contained therein. He trusted himself above all others, and he knew his station. He knew he was a cat born for greatness. A cat born to live not on the streets where he was born, but to be in a home he could patrol and keep safe, and maintain discipline within. He was a cat of stature. Of dignity. A cat of quality.

Whut!? No Catnip!?

Cheri’s day is ruined! No catnip for her favorite toy? What are we to do! How will she survive? Well, Cheri will survive just fine because, one, she goes most days without any, and two, we always have a few bags of spare catnip in the closet to refresh their toys with.

  1. Camera: Kodak Easyshare M753 Zoom Digital Camera
  2. Aperture: f/2.8
  3. Exposure: 1/64th
  4. Focal Length: 6mm

Kendall’s Dialysis Day. In gif form!

What is it like to give a kitty subcutaneous kidney dialysis fluids? Well, it’s pretty easy. Here’s a gif of my husband and I giving Kendall her dialysis. Where my fingers pinch her fur on the left is the needle going under her skin. Cats have skin that’s not attached to the muscle, so you can create a pouch of fluids under the skin. That fluid pouch is between my fingers on the left, and my husband’s moving fingers on the right. He pets the fluid pouch a little to make sure it feels comfortable for Kendall. The entire process takes about 5-10 minutes. 

She gets fluids every 3 days, 200 ml each time. The fluids rehydrate her and keep her kidney’s functioning at optimal levels as she has the beginning stages of renal failure. By administering the sub-q fluids, we are able to give her a longer, healthier, and more comfortable life. About 20 minutes after she gets the fluids, she’s already absorbed them into her body, and is perked up and mincing around the house like a kitten, begging for her special renal health food like the princess that she is.

Vivi Vivor Vodka Good for your Soul!

This brand of vodka is the best for the weary traveler. The traveler filled with bad memories and nightmares. Vivi Vigor Vodka will take those nightmares and will play with them, tempt them, and remove them from your mind, as only Vivi knows how. Your soul will be cleansed after her eyes rest on your dreams, yes, but do not ever think that the road will be… easy. Her vodka is strong and her nails are sharp, and she knows the roads less traveled are the best ones to take. 

Vivi Vigor Vodka… Not for the faint of heart.

*This is not a real booze.

  1. Camera: Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
  2. Aperture: f/3.5
  3. Exposure: 1/10th
  4. Focal Length: 25mm