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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Winter is Coming...

Last week we got a bit of snow in the morning, first time this year... It was pretty quiet morning: nobody was jumping on me, jumping over me or jumping from me, which seems to be a usual routine on an average morning at 5am. I almost overslept.

As I discovered later, the reason for all of that appeared to be the snow, or rather snow watching session. Both cats occupied a window spot and were hunting snowflakes, watching snowflakes or just looking outside with their round eyes. Fascinated.

Later that day, after I came home from freezing office (climate control in the office has most unexpected settings ever - it is cold in the winter and hot in summer, almost like there is no climate control whatsoever...), I decided that Stalone needs some "cozy" in his life and covered him with a blanket. One would say he kinda liked it, wouldn't you?

Friday, October 25, 2013

So Hard to Be a Cat...

I just received a photo proof of the fact that it is indeed very-very hard, almost impossible to be a cat...

Here it is:

Stalone, maine coon kitten sleeping on a chair

Would you be able to sleep like this? Whole day? And at night too?

Stalone, maine coon kitten sleeping on a chair

No, I don't think so! And Stalone can! Pwned!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Vacation Photos, Conclusion

Since all nature venues around cabin we rented in Hocking Hills were occupied by a big-black-dog, we took cats for a walk at a lake so they can enjoy some nature too.

The weather was gorgeous: blue sky, fresh air, sun. Not many people, jumping fishes, and so on.

Lake in Hocking Hills

Nice place to sit, relax and enjoy some piece and quite,.. even if you are a cat.

Lake in Hocking Hills

Shiva had a change to embrace her wild-inner-self (just look at that face and ear tips bent by the wind):

Shiva, the maine coon kitten

Stalone wasn't too happy to leave his wooden-heaven-of-a-cabin, he was was very determinate to get back ("Now walk me to that car!"):

Stalone, the maine coon kitten

Every time I am looking at coons photos from that day I try to come up with dialogs they may have had, with all the emotions they have pictured on their faces.

"I want to go check that out..."

Maine coon kittens by the lake

"Would you go with me?"

Maine coon kittens on a leash

"Ok, watch my back!"

Maine coon kittens on a leash

I believe, that last photo brings me one step closer to Zen every time I look at it...

Monday, October 14, 2013

Shiva On Vacation

Shiva appeared to be not a big fond of new places.

She was ok in the car on the way to the cabin, where we spent couple days out of town, in Hocking Hills.

Both cats were mostly sleeping in their a-way-too-small-for-two-teenage-mainecoons carrier or somewhere around it (which made us thinking we probably need to by a new one which would be more comfortable for both of them).

But after we entered the cabin itself, Shiva decided that under the couch is the best place to be, and spend good couple of hours there.

After the adaptation period was over, she showed her truly self: Shiva, the table cat:

No table in the cabin was left unattended, coffee table in front of couch in living room became her absolute favorite: it was cool to lay on it, or under it (and pick thou the glass pieces of it):

Of course as any cat would be, Shiva was fascinated by all the little decoration things she could find in abundance everywhere in the house. All napkins, napkin rings, christmas wreaths (?) and a christmas tree (?), potpourri, artificial flowers, paper notes and postcards of all sorts and such had to be either watched closely when she was around, or removed to some secure place...

But she didn't mind, outside had enough entertainment to offer. Remember the big black dog? Both cats enjoyed picking on it through a window or a glass door:

And of course, Shiva had her paws full watching what Stalone is up to:

To make sure he didn't get all the fun for himself:

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Stalone, The Discoverer

Stalone, the maine coon kitten



Stalone's adaptation to the vacation house took about 3 mins, most of which he spent under couch in living room, probably calming down Shiva.

Remainder of vacation time he spent in discovering mode.

Checking out every possible place which can fit, hold or otherwise sustain an 8 month old maine coon kitten, and even these which can't...

Stalone, the maine coon kitten

Chairs, under-furniture spaces, tables, beds and kitchen counters will probably not surprise anybody.

But he also checked out: fridge top, kitchen sink, wifi router, all bath tubs and sinks, air hockey table, bar, poker chips bowl, artificial christmas tree (?)...

And, of course, every and all decoration outbursts of house owners (and there were plenty!). Some of these he tried to chew on, so we had to evacuate some fragile ones out of kittens reach...

Stalone, the maine coon kitten

Stalone, the maine coon kitten

I think Stalone fell in love with wood finishing of house insides.

Wood is interesting to climb on, sit on, run on or even just smell.

Open space attic-like second floor became Stalone's absolute favorite.

He was hanging on log rails, or just supervising everything going on down below from his strategically chosen top point.


Something like this:

Stalone, the maine coon kitten

The same figure, view from behind:

Stalone, the maine coon kitten

More photos from our recent Hocking Hills vacation are coming up in my next posts.