Caturday: With a bonus sunrise

Yes, it’s Caturday and I’m surprised I even have some pictures to post. Given the fact that we are reducing the amount of “stuff” in the apartment and getting rid of furniture too, it’s hard to get nice pics of the kitties. The bookcases are mostly empty with the books either donated or packed away. I have boxes everywhere. I’m making great headway though. :) I’m going to add some sunrise pics to the mix today as I’m still working on the Alcatraz post.

Soooooooo, since it’s Caturday, here are the pointy eared people. Hopefully none of the these are repeats.

The amazing Miss Jenny

The amazing Miss Jenny

Titanescu on the doll bed

Titanescu on the doll bed

Tito with his mousie toy

Tito with his mousie toy

Sleeping beauties

Sleeping beauties

Now for a few sunrise pics. We went out to Aquatic Park and it turned out to be a rather nice morning. I used the Canon and got the vivid orange photos. Lastech used his phone and got the more delicate colors. As before, I really love both.

View of the Transamerica building from a hilltop by Rudha-an

View of the Transamerica building from a hilltop by Rudha-an

Closeup of Coit Tower by Rudha-an

Closeup of Coit Tower by Rudha-an

Coit Tower by Rudha-an

Coit Tower by Rudha-an

Coit, bird and boat by Rudha-an

Coit, bird and boat by Rudha-an

Pastels by Lastech

Pastels by Lastech

Ship by Lastech

Ship by Lastech

More pastels by Lastech

More pastels by Lastech


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Caturday: Out of town

This week, our trail of jellybeans stretched over the water to Alcatraz, and beyond, to Mars and the Moon. Well, as close as we could get that is, the Nasa Ames research center in Mountain View.

The old parade ground on Alcatraz. There are no people permitted there as it's seabird nesting season

The old parade ground on Alcatraz. There are no people permitted there as it’s seabird nesting season

Model of the milky way at the Nasa Ames visitor center.

Model of the milky way at the Nasa Ames visitor center.

More on these adventures later, as we’ll be spending this Caturday out of town again, this time to look at travel trailers, alternate, mobile ways of reducing our footprint while increasing our reach.

Meanwhile, here are the furry heroes once more…

Titanescu using Tito as a pillow. Tito didn't mind.

Titanescu using Tito as a pillow. Tito didn’t mind.

Titanescu using Miss Jenny as a pillow. She didn't mind either

Titanescu using Miss Jenny as a pillow. She didn’t mind either

And here’s a good vid from Simon’s Cat that I should have posted last week.


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Caturday: Valentines Day meh

Yes, it’s Valentines Day. For us, it’s just Caturday. Lastech will go to work (12 hr shift) and I’ll thrash my way through the kitchen getting rid of more “stuff”. Oh, but we did well this week: we hauled a very large load to Goodwill and I’ll have another large load soon. The food processor and bread machine went away. I prefer to make my bread by hand anyway. :)

Tito is being his usual enthusiastic love bug while Jenny has been coming out of her shell a bit more. As to Titanescu, despite the rise in temperatures, he spends most of his nights with us, hugging a leg or an arm tightly. We’ve started to nickname him Cuddles. Out of earshot, naturally.

Next week, we will be heading across the Golden Gate to check out trailers, take an early morning trip to Alcatraz, and drive down to Mountain View’s Shoreline bird sanctuary.

Now it’s time for the pointy eared people. We may not be celebrating Valentine’s, but the furkids have some love in their eyes.

Tito looking lovey

Tito looking lovey

Miss Jenny and her baby blues

Miss Jenny and her baby blues

Even Titan gave his stinkeye a rest for once.

Even Titan gave his stinkeye a rest for once.

Just another day at the park…

We were at the park recently and the girls were out

We were at the park recently and the girls were out

Now for a bit of humor


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Caturday: Our friends have a birthday!

Our fur friend, Henry Hobson (left) and his littermate Chloe de Chanel (right) are celebrating their 7th birthday today. Henry gave us all a terrible scare last year when he managed to get out of the house. He was missing for days and days and was finally spotted wayyyyyyy up a tree. When he came down, his mom was finally able to coax him out of the bushes and take him home. He was a tad thin and skinned up from the tree, but otherwise he was ok. Now he spends his time indoors with his beloved toy, Mr. Snakels. Henry’s sister Chloe is a real beauty. Note to Henry’s mom: If you click on the photo, it will take you to the full size and you can copy it from there easily. Thank you for letting me play with their pics. :)

Happy Birthday to Henry Hobson and Chloe!

Happy Birthday to Henry Hobson and Chloe!

As for the pointy eared people, their pics have more of a Noir feel about them.

Titan without a stinkeye. Amazing.

Titan without a stinkeye. Amazing.

Miss Jenny in a calm moment

Miss Jenny in a calm moment

Tito looking downright silly

Tito looking downright silly

Now for something a bit absurd. Last July we wrote about the rare and elusive Golden Gate Bawk-Bawk in a post titled Cock up at the park. Given that there is a coyote den nearby, we didn’t think they would last long. We were wrong. In July there were two. Now there are four.

I couldn't get all four birds in the frame, but here are two of them

I couldn’t get all four birds in the frame, but here are two of them

Here's a closeup. They are remarkably healthy and roosting in the shrubbery.

Here’s a closeup. They are remarkably healthy and roosting in the shrubbery.

Sadly, I can’t read the word “shrubbery” with hearing the voice of the Knights who say Ni.

Final note: If you scroll down past this post, you will see some sunrise photos from earlier in the week.

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The sunrise before the rain…yes! rain!

We managed to sneak out twice this last week for sunrise. I took too many pics for one post, so I’ll break it down. I’ve got sunrise pics, birdie pics along with a bunch of duck butts. Today will just be the first sunrise morning. I took my Canon and Lastech used his phone. It’s fun to see the drastic differences in photos. The Canon grabbed the reds and oranges, while the phone accented the blues and more delicate hues. I love both.

For our Tuesday morning trek, we went down to China Basin to the pier right next to AT&T Park. We hadn’t gone there for photos before, so it was all new to us. We had driven past, but never had the opportunity to stop. Of course, we avoid that area during baseball season as it’s a traffic nightmare. It was beautiful that morning.

I’m going to mix the photos up, but I’ll mark mine and Lastech’s. You will see the difference though.

As for the rain, we have it. It’s very windy as well, so there are trees falling all over the place. There are power outages everywhere. I won’t complain. We need the rain too desperately.

China Basin, the home of AT&T Park

China Basin, the home of AT&T Park by Rudha-an

The statue, by Lastech

The statue, by Lastech

McCovey Cove by Rudha-an

McCovey Cove by Rudha-an

McCovey Cove by Lastech

McCovey Cove by Lastech

Pelicans over the bay by Rudha-an

Pelicans over the bay by Rudha-an

The bay by Lastech

The bay by Lastech

Pelicans by Rudha-an

Pelicans by Rudha-an

The camera was NOT happy when I aimed it at the sun. It got even and gave me this. It's a pigeon.

The camera was NOT happy when I aimed it at the sun. It got even and gave me this. It’s a pigeon.

Lastech's photo of the pigeon came out much better.

Lastech’s photo of the pigeon came out much better.


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Caturday: Blurry days

Happy Caturday everyone! This has been an interesting week to say the least. It has flown by so fast that it was as blurry as our kitty pics.

Our lovely city managed to make the national headlines with the story of the torso in the suitcase discovery. Aside from the torso, they found a leg in a trash bin down the street. Where this was found was not in a quiet area. It’s a major bus hub. On a better note, I’m grateful for security cameras. They were able to release photos of a man with the suitcase. A couple of hours after that, he was arrested. Oddly enough, I was living in South Florida within a mile of where the suitcase killer was dropping bodies.

Now, on a much happier note, an extremely rare Sierra Nevada red fox has been photographed in Yosemite. I hope this is a good sign.

Now after all the odd news, it’s time for the pointy eared people. Yes, blurry is the word today. I always try to pick the best pics. Not today. This is what we get 98% of the time.

Tito looking a tad confused

Tito looking a tad confused

Miss Jenny about to show daddy what she can do

Miss Jenny about to show daddy what she can do

I can do the blender head!

I can do the blender head!

Titan prefers that his "Resting Stink Eye" remain resting

Titan prefers that his “Resting Stink Eye” remain resting

As for Lastech and I, we’re rapidly becoming fans of the Tiny House movement. This is a tour of the home we like. I would prefer a slightly different floor plan though. I also would not take up space with a washer/dryer. This is our dream home, which is subject to change. For now, we may have to settle for a travel trailer. Either way, we will wind up with a home that we can take with us when we want to move. :)


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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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