Caturday: With sheep and a blankie

I’m still working furiously to get rid of all unnecessary “stuff”. However, we succumbed and got the kitties a new blankie that came with a stuffed sheep. The pointy eared people like it. 🙂

Tito with the sheep. He's making biscuits on the new blankie
Tito with the sheep. He’s making biscuits on the new blankie
This is Tito after the excitement hiding in the blanket fort
This is Tito after the excitement hiding in the blanket fort
Miss Jenny testing the blanket and the sheep
Miss Jenny testing the blanket and the sheep
Miss Jenny likes it! Do take note of that stinkeye that is attempting a photobomb.
Miss Jenny likes it! Do take note of that stinkeye that is attempting a photobomb.
This is Titanescu on the doll bed and he's not giving us the stinkeye...for once.
This is Titanescu on the doll bed and he’s not giving us the stinkeye…for once.

And now, here’s some regrettably vertical video of an adorable husky puppy.


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Caturday: weirdness

Well, another Caturday has rolled around and the pointy eared people have exhibited weirdness. Ok, they’re cats. Cats always exhibit weirdness. 🙂

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Titanescu trying to mix a stinkeye  with a hypnotic stare
Titanescu trying to mix a stinkeye with a hypnotic stare
Tito calling the mother ship
Tito calling the mother ship

Now here is a vid from my favorite animal shelter, Best Friends in Kanab, Utah.

I STILL don’t have the Alcatraz pics up. Today, that will be my mission. Instead of getting rid of stuff today, I’m going to finish sorting photos. In my defense, there are a LOT of photos. I’ll post our favorites and the rest will be put into a couple of slideshows. I’m hoping to have the post up by tomorrow evening at the latest.


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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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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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