It’s mostly been too HOT for Woods Day, & anyway I need to make a BUNCH of soap, so we’ve been sticking close to home. Which is fine; the boys are getting a chance to get used to new roommates. Mostly Jasper, who also took all these pics.
[ There’s a cat bed stuffed into the bottom shelf on a wooden desk. Major Tom, a big grey tabby, has stuffed himself into it, and he looks inordinately pleased about this. ] Continue reading cats: flopping edition
okay STRICTLY SPEAKING spider plants are a mild hallucinogen for cats, so it’s not QUITE the same as being st0ned, but close enough
Loiosh really loves being st0ned. It’s totally worth the really precarious perch.
[ A really terrible photo of Loiosh, an orange tabby, perched on the edges of a wooden box on a shelf and nomming on a baby spider plant hanging from the big spider plant above. ] Continue reading cats: st0ner edition
Loiosh also got to visit the lambs, who were VERY curious but VERY loud about it, which he really didn’t love.
[ Loiosh, an orange tabby wearing a green harness, is in the foreground of the shot; his stroller is facing a paddock full of fluffy white lambs, but he has turned away. Most of the lambs are looking at him, ears perked forwards. ] Continue reading cats: everything but the alpacas edition
Loiosh got to meet alpacas. He was … not sure about this.
[ Loiosh, an orange tabby wearing a green harness, is sitting in a blue cat stroller. He’s facing a curious alpaca, who’s white with the loveliest dark eyes. The alpaca is leaning forward curiously; Loiosh is ducking back just a bit. ] Continue reading cats: also alpacas edition
Having (mostly) dried off from my creek adventures & wrangled Loiosh back into the van, I consulted Jasper for his opinions of how to spend the rest of the day. Turns out he hadn’t slept well on the train (as who WOULD have) so I drove us to Fountain Creek Park, near the fishing ponds, & parked there for the rest of the afternoon.
Mostly there was napping, but Tom was a wigglebutt & had a lot of fun wandering.
[ Major Tom, a big grey tabby wearing a black harness, stands next to the trunk of a huge cottonwood tree; he’s sniffing curiously at something in the bark. ]
Continue reading cats: Fountain Creek part two
I spent last week in Colorado! I went up for a bunch of reasons, but the biggest one involved alpacas. Before that happened, though, I visited a favourite old haunt, Fountain Creek.
(confidential to Dragonsspine: I know, I know, but I didn’t know I was gonna be there ahead of time)
The day’s FIRST task involved driving to the absolute center of Denver to pick up Jasper from the train station, which, having nowhere to drop off Tyrava (nor time to do so), I accomplished with Tyrava in tow. It wasn’t FUN but I didn’t hit anything or get arrested, so I feel like I did okay.
Having managed that … well, I needed a break. & thus, Fountain Creek.
Loiosh immediately recognized our old stomping grounds.
Continue reading cats: Fountain Creek part one
It’s been too hot to go outside much, but it’s not like I have a shortage of things that need to get done inside. The boys have been getting extra naps, resting up for next week’s trip back up to Colorado, I guess.
Loiosh looks so innocent here, but right after I took the picture he got up & bit Tom on the butt, so.
Continue reading cats: too hot edition
Having finished the bed platform itself, the next bit is the bed enclosure — just a bit of wall to demarcate the bed from the rest of Tyrava.
[ About two feet along the left side of the bed platform has been framed with 2×2 boards, running from the floor almost to the ceiling. ] Continue reading Tyrava & cats: anxiety & shelves edition
The boys really enjoyed the trip, but they’re glad to be home. (To be fair, so am I. Remember what I said about potties? It’s nice when there’s one within easy walking distance; when you don’t have to go outside to get to it, that’s EVEN BETTER.)
There’s been a lot of napping. A LOT.
[ Loiosh, an orange tabby, is curled up on his side on a purple sheet, forepaws tucked up in front of himself. The view is from the front, with the paws dominating the image. ]
(They’re not the only ones who’ve been napping.) Continue reading cats: back home edition