Caturday: Nervous kitties and plumbers with torches

The kitties are nervous anyway and the other day it got worse. On Thursday, I got a call that we had a leak that was running into the nail salon downstairs. I told them to send the plumber and I located the source of the problem. It was under the sink in the wall. It wasn’t running out on my floor so I hadn’t noticed it. Anyhow, it involved a plumber and a torch. The kitties were nervous and I was was worse. The explosion and gas leak down the street in 2012 was caused by a plumber and a torch. I never found out whether or not the plumber survived. The huge fire in New Jersey this last week was caused by a plumber and a torch. Every 20 minutes I felt the wall where the repair was done to make sure it was cool. Yep, I was paranoid

As I’m here typing, it’s evident that all turned out well, but I wasn’t a happy camper. The pointy eared people recovered before I did. :)

Now it’s time for the pointy eared people to shine

Tito

Tito, ever the cockeyed optimist

 

Miss Jenny and her lovely blue eyes

Miss Jenny and her lovely blue eyes

Have you heard of "resting bitch face"? Well, this is Titanescu's version. It's his "resting stink eye". He really doesn't have to practice at all. It's just always there. :)

Have you heard of “resting bitch face”? Well, this is Titanescu’s version. It’s his “resting stink eye”. He really doesn’t have to practice at all. It’s just always there.

This is why we will never have a door stopper. Titan and Jenny would do this.


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Caturday: Smoggy skies and furballs

The wind is blowing in from the interior and bringing smoggy skies with it. Blech! Thank goodness for my inhaler. In the meantime, we are without rain. This is on track to be the driest January in years. Stupid drought. No storms for us in the near future either. :(

Since it’s Caturday, it’s time for the pointy eared people to shine.

smog Tito a

Tito looking rather happy with Miss Jenny in the background

Curious Miss Jenny

Curious Miss Jenny

Titanus Grumpicus Bunny Butt aka Titanescu is still giving us stink eye whenever possible

Titanus Grumpicus Bunny Butt aka Titanescu is still giving us stink eye whenever possible

And now for something a bit funny. What is it with cats and hair?


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Caturday: Blanket forts and lazy beasts

This has been a rather awful week in the news. Planes and Journalists have not fared well. Our condolences to all. :(

In other news, the Golden Gate Bridge is closed until Monday morning. It’s sad for the tourists and a pain in the posterior for commuters, but it’s needed. They’re installing a moveable median barrier to separate the north and southbound lanes. The barrier is needed to prevent head on collisions. There have been many and with more and more people driving while using cell phones, it’s even more necessary. It’s the first closure in more than 25 years and the longest closure in bridge history.

Last week it was boxes. This week it’s blanket forts. If we’re on the bed watching tv or reading, soon will come a paw digging at the blankets. They don’t care if we’re in the middle of a heatwave. They want UNDER the blanket.

Tito is in the blanket fort showing off his claws

Tito is in the blanket fort showing off his claws

Miss Jenny is in the blanket fort and dreaming

Miss Jenny is in the blanket fort and dreaming

Titanescu is NOT in the blanket fort. This week he's perfecting his drooling. Yes, that white speck on his lip is drool.

Titanescu is NOT in the blanket fort. This week he’s perfecting his drooling. Yes, that white speck on his lip is drool.

And now here’s a beautiful and sweet story about a boy and his dog. It’s a two-hanky story at the very least, but it will leave you smiling.


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Caturday: Box cats and a birthday

I hope everyone had a great holiday season. Before we get to the pointy eared people, we want to wish our friend Miyuki a very happy birthday. She has a great blog called Nekoneko’s Movie Litterbox where she reviews horror films from around the world. If you enjoy horror films, her blog is the best.

Box Catgirl

Now it’s time for the pointy eared people to shine. Earlier in December, I received a nice sized box. I haven’t the heart to take it away from them, so it remains. They play in it and shred it too. The “artsy” effect is what happens when I need pics and none are particularly good. Actually, the original pic of Titan was great. I just tweaked it to fit with the others. :)

Tito is in the box

Tito is in the box

Jenny is in the box

Jenny is in the box

Titan is not in the box. He's trying to perfect his stinkeye instead.

Titan is not in the box. He’s trying to perfect his stinkeye instead.

Usually I try to post a funny cartoon or video. Not today. Today’s video is just beautiful and blue.

The lava isn’t blue, but the flames are blue because of the sulfer content


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Caturday: holiday creepiness

I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday season. Ours was nice and quiet. I finally got a post up about our whale watching adventure and it’s just below this post on the front page. Or you can get to it here.

These pics of the pointy eared people are a tad creepy. In fact we both thought of the Brothers Quay¬†when we saw Titan’s photo.

Miss Jenny: Do not attempt to adjust your television

Miss Jenny: Do not attempt to adjust your television

Titan looking creepy with his eyes half open

Titan looking creepy with his eyes half open

Tito: My fangs, let me show you them

Tito: My fangs, let me show you them

Since I mentioned the Brothers Quay, here is a small bit of their animation. Netflix carries some of their work on dvd.


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Beyond the Golden Gate: the Kitty Kat’s whale watching adventure

Rudha-an here with a bit of a description of the weather and sea conditions. One large storm had ended the day before and another very large storm was due the next day. The sky was mostly clear but we were dealing with 15 foot swells the entire time we were out. This made photography difficult and downright impossible at times. While we did not manage any whale pics due to distance, we got plenty of other pics.

This was our whale watching boat. It was aptly named.

This was our whale watching boat.

Follow along as Lastech tells you about our day.

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Caturday: Tis the season

We’re still working on a whale watching post. However, Lastech has been working overtime and our schedule has been a tad screwball. It’s still coming though.

In the meantime, here are the pointy eared people. I dressed up the pics for the season.

Tito in a bag

Tito in a bag

Miss Jenny not in a bag

Miss Jenny not in a bag

Titanescu in a bag

Titanescu in a bag

While I don’t have my whale watching pics ready, I did managed to get a pic of a rare sighting. California quails are plentiful everywhere BUT in the city. For the second time in 12 years, I spotted a quail in Golden Gate Park.

Such a fat little quail he is. I hope he has a girlfriend somewhere.

Such a fat little quail he is. I hope he has a girlfriend somewhere.

Now, if you need a giggle…


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Caturday was delayed, but now it’s here

Late is better than not at all. Lastech and I managed to go on our whale watching outing yesterday. It was beautiful and wonderful. I’ll didn’t get all the pics I wanted due to 15 foot swells that made it difficult and we have no whale pics, but that’s ok. We got to see them and we’re happy. The boat stayed a very respectful and safe distance away. We were very lucky. I will have some pics to post and stories to tell, though it will have to wait until after jury duty. I have to go to the courthouse tomorrow.

In the meantime, here are the pointy eared people

The rare shot of Tito while he's awake

The rare shot of Tito while he’s awake

Miss Jenny looking angelic

Miss Jenny looking angelic

Titanescu soaking up a rare sunbeam

Titanescu soaking up a rare sunbeam

Miss Jenny and Titanescu sharing the baby doll bed

Miss Jenny and Titanescu sharing the baby doll bed

And now here’s a new-ish Simon’s Cat episode. :)


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Sunset: The calm before the storm

Holy moly! We’re supposed to have a very big and nasty storm hitting tonight. We should be ok as long as the ceiling doesn’t cave in. The landlords fixed the problem we had before, but I don’t know how it will hold up with heavy rain and high winds. This is supposed to be the biggest storm we’ve seen in years. The last one left up to three feet of water standing in some intersections and knocked a bunch of trees down.

After dealing with the prior problems some time outdoors became vital.

Clouds over San Francisco. Photo by Rudha-an

Clouds over San Francisco. Photo by Rudha-an

Follow along beyond the fold for the rest of the adventure. :)

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Caturday: We had a flood

San Francisco has finally had some rain. Some? We had rain, flooding, sink holes and more. Sadly, it’s not enough. According to researchers, this is the worst drought in 1200 years. The city had flooding and so did we. We woke up to find rivulets of water running down our south wall from the front window, through the closet and into the kitchen. The rain was washing down between the new construction and our building. The neighbors and the nail salon got it as well. I was not amused. It’s been fixed, but it should NOT have happened. While I tend to avoid saying much online, our building has serious problems. The landlords have finally started fixing some of it, but it’s still awful here. It’s one of the reasons we haven’t posted all that much lately. It’s not that we don’t care about the blog. It’s that we haven’t been able to get out much.

Anyhow, nuff said. It’s time for the pointy eared people to shine.

To start off, this will be the two faces of Titanescu. The first is what we see first thing in the morning when he’s hungry. He stands on us and leans into our faces. It’s not pretty. He’s a tryant.

Feed meh NAO!

Feed meh NAO!

Here’s the other face of our tyrant.

Snuggling with Lastech

Snuggling with Lastech

Now for the other two. :)

Miss Jenny is bird watching

Miss Jenny is bird watching

Tito in profile

Tito in profile

Now for the latest episode of Simon’s Cat


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