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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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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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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Caturday: The angry pooper

Like a Soviet tank in the streets of Prague, Titanescu has trouble maneuvering in litter boxes shared with the other two cats, especially after “contributions” have already been made.
Or maybe he’s OCD.
We heard familiar sounds yesterday, sounds which play an ominous soundtrack when arranged together, like the Devil’s Galop. Pellets exploding from the litter box and clattering on the hardwood floor like filthy rain.
A body, landing hard on its feet, clawing at the floor, followed by the hollow thump of another landing, this time in the bathtub. The frantic scratching of the enamel.

What on Ceiling Cat’s green Earth?

Rhuda-an made it to the bathroom just in time to watch Titanescu fixing his death stare upon her as he finished dropping the kids off at the pool.
The second he was done, he leapt out of the tub and skittered out furiously towards the kitchen.
Apparently he’d made a first deposit in the litter box, found it crowded and hurled elsewhere, anywhere, to complete his “movement”.
Titanescu’s version of Angry Birds is that if there aren’t enough unsoiled pellets in the box, he will throw himself at the tub to bake his cake.

The tub. Where humans clean themselves. That’s a message…

Note from Rudha-an: The pellets referred to is Feline Pine. I get the pellets as I don’t like the scoopable version.

As much as he practices his death stare, Tito just doesn't have it in him.
As much as he practices his death stare, Tito just doesn’t have it in him.
Miss Jenny is better with the  stinkeye than the death stare
Miss Jenny is better with the stinkeye than the death stare
Titanescu  owns the death stare. He perfected it long ago.
Titanescu owns the death stare. He perfected it long ago.


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Caturday: Kitties are good for your blood pressure

I know kitties are good for the blood pressure. I would have blown my stack and probably had a stroke already if it weren’t for my pointy eared people. 🙂 They’re good for me. They’re good for both of us.

We have gotten close to an inch of rain and while it’s not enough to put even a teeny ding in the drought, it certainly helps keep it from getting worse. I do worry watching the news though. It seems the rest of the country is a mess with all that snow and now rain is coming, meaning the disaster will become even worse. 🙁 I hope all of you are safe for now.

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

Tito isn't scared in this pic. He's about race insanely around the apartment creating mayhem
Tito isn’t scared in this pic. He’s about to race insanely around the apartment creating mayhem
Miss Jenny permitted Lastech to take her picture.
Miss Jenny permitted Lastech to take her picture.
Titanescu is practicing his "I fear nothing" look.
Titanescu is perfecting his “I fear nothing” look.

And now for something different. Lastech discovered this little gem. It’s a tribute to the classic French director, Francois Truffaut.


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Caturday: We had more rain

We got another half inch of rain. It was wonderful to listen to it. Hopefully we’ll have more next week. The drought is still terrible, so every fraction of an inch is better than nothing.

Yes, they’re in black & white again. Sometimes it just feels right.

Tito in the window
Tito in the window
Miss Jenny
Miss Jenny
Titanescu posing nicely
Titanescu posing nicely

As a small bonus, we managed to get out of the apartment the other evening. It was just before sunset and while the colors weren’t vivid, it was still beautiful.

Looking out through the Golden Gate by Rudha-an
Looking out through the Golden Gate by Rudha-an

Lastech was playing with a different setting on the phone called “solarize”.

The Golden Gate Bridge by Lastech
The Golden Gate Bridge by Lastech


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Caturday: Black and white

We survived the week with no further damage to car but I almost had a coronary Thursday evening though when a nasty puff of smoke from a house fire came through the window. I have lived with paranoia ever since a plumber with a blow torch blew a gas line a few doors down. This fire was only about a half block away, but no danger to us. There didn’t appear to be any injuries, thank goodness.

Now it’s time for the pointy eared people to shine. I should mention that a month has gone by without seeing a single flea. Titanescu is becoming a snuggle monster once again: snuggle and don’t move, or else… I think we won that war. The kitties are relieved.

Wonderful Tito
Wonderful Tito
Feisty Titanescu
Feisty Titanescu
Nervous Jenny
Nervous Jenny

Hooray! Simon’s Cat has a new episode.


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