Valentine`s Day 2014

On Valentine`s Day, here are some of the things we like to do best:


Perch on top of the snow-mountain that has been growing for months on our back deck (Summer)


Hurry through the cat-door into our pen (Tootsie, Cocoa)

Continue the work of demolishing the posts that hold up our pen, so that someday, we can escape to freedom! (Dandy, with Hershey in background)


Chill Out in the pen (Hershey and Dandy)

Obediently follow my mother back into the house when she decides I`ve had enough Chilling (Dandy, with Tessa in the lead)


Once inside, cuddle together on top of one of our towers (Tessa, Dandy)


Relax inside a barrel while those other cats are outdoors getting cold and wet (Farah)


Curl up with my loving Toot-Toot-Tootsie (Summer) ...

before heading upstairs to relax on the landing.


Pose fetchingly in front of one of our brightly colored plastic tunnels, while entwining my tail in the banisters (Taffy)

Stretch out on the new hardwood floors, which feel really good against our fur! (Hershey, Cocoa)

Devise new ways to play with our plastic tunnels (Natasha)

Overturn an entire basket of toys (Boris)

Settle down for a nap in the basket that Boris thoughtfully overturned for me (Hershey) ...

while Boris makes do on the carpet.

Scowl at the camera so Pat will know she is disturbing my nap (Dolly), in contrast to Tootsie, who can apparently sleep through anything.

Watch Taffy posing for the camera, while I hide behind her favourite chair (Tessa, with Taffy in foreground).

Summon the courage to emerge from hiding and find my own place in the sun -- on top of the upstairs tower! (Tessa)



BUT . . . what we love MOST of ALL . . . is to be snug at home with our humans!

So, Happy Valentine`s Day, Pat and Henry! (But please don`t go out to dinner!)

Outdoors At Last! (Summer 2013)

 

Summer Cat
Clockwise, from Dandy at upper right; Boris; Cocoa; Farah
 
Taffy
Natasha, Hershey, Summer
Natasha loves to roll in dirt.

Farah prefers the grass.
Dandy and Taffy
 
Boris, nuzzling the Turtle lawn ornament
Taffy
Tess and her son Dandy, awaiting food at the delivery window.

Hershey the Handsome!
 
Hershey and Boris
 
Dan the Man
Boris in the foreground, with his mother Natasha
 
Taffy
 
Boris and Hershey
 
Cocoa
 
Natasha on the roof
Tess, Dan, Boris on the step
Farah
 
Boris and Hershey
Taffy
Dandy in foreground, with his mother Tessa
Taffy
 
Cocoa and Farah
 
Dan
 
Boris, with Natasha emerging from beneath the deck
Summer Cat
 
Tessa and Dandy
 
Taffy

Natasha
 
Farah
Farah and Summer - no longer enemies!
 
Tootsie in the tree tops