Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas in Portland

The house all decorated for Christmas

Snow falling and the lights on

Bailey watching the snow fall in the yard from the comfort of our warm living room

Sidney taking his turn in the front window... 

not sure what that snow stuff is all about.

Best to just cuddle up and take a nap when it is so cold out.  Even Kira agrees.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Sidney's New Home

Sidney made himself at home in no time!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Mike's Cats

Sidney definately knows who his new Daddy is.  He also knows to give Kira her space.  Siamese cats are so dang smart. 

Kira was napping in Mike's legs and Sidney wanted some of that lovin' too.  He knows he'll get some as long as he can climb onto Daddy's lap without disturbing Kira.  Success!

This is their first Tandem photo.  Sorry it was kinda blurry.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Halloween in Portland

HalloweenTime on our first October in Portland.  I have not lived in a "Trick-Or-Treat" worthy house in decades, so our rental house got to step up and get decked out for the holiday.  Bailey watched me decorate the yard from the front window.  Of course, we had to include the cat decorations!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Meet Sidney

So a new PetSmart opened on Monday, and Mike & I had to go check it out... well at least go and welcome the rescue kitties to their new *temporary* home.  As we walk up, the first cat we see was this cute, very shy boy.  Since Kira may not be with us much longer, we know the day will be coming when we have to transfer our lovin' to another feline, and while we hate to 'replace' her before she was even gone, here was a cat that perfectly matched our desires: Siamese (not brown, like Simba), male, Bailey's age, grey (like Kira), and a rescue cat needing a new home.  He is very very shy, a huge lover, purrs so hard he drools, and we brought him home on Friday.  We named him Sidney.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Kira's Day in the Sun

Kira in the window cat bed.  She didn't have the same problems getting in it that Bailey had.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Bailey: Fail

Cat Bed: Yoo doin it wrong!

Now thatz mo better

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Bailey at the Day Spa

Bailey has got it soooo rough.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Kira at the Office

Kira showed up to help Daddy work.

Not sure how much work Mike accomplished.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Who's A Good Boy?

Bailey's a good boy!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

A Quiet Bailey Moment

Yes, even Bailey shuts down for a big nap.  Zzzzz

Friday, May 9, 2008

Day Two in Portland

The common experience "Trauma" (2-day car ride) has created some civility between Bailey and Kira.

Kira sleeping alone in the empty house.

Bailey is the project foreman and helps direct traffic as Mike & I move in furniture.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Kitties arrive in Portland

After almost a week of being Gypsy Kitties, the last two days spent in the car, Kira and Bailey are ready to follow daddies into their new home.  (Kira is in the backseat window, Bailey is in the front)

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Kira Health News II

The day after her first chemotherapy. She was pretty tired and exhausted overnight, but she was up in her window today and was very active. She was very ready to give out a lot of lovin'.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Bailey Turns Two

Bailey spent his 2nd Birthday just lounging out in the backyard, just kicking back while bird-watching.

(Here, he is practicing his "Big Boy" Roar, as he thinks he one of the big cats. Alas, I had to break it to him that his roar won't get any more ferocious, that he is now as big as he is gonna get, and that it is all probably for the best as he is much too dainty and delicate to ever live on his own in the wild.)

... so he posed for a Birthday Photo.

Bailey Turns Two: Remembering Simba

It was 2 years ago today that Simba passed away, so I want to make sure to remember him (even though I still think of him often anyway). Bailey was found and adopted because he was born on this same day, as I have said before, and carries on in Simba's name ever since.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Kira Health News

Kira, our older & wiser Zen cat, stayed overnight at the Veterinary Hospital on March 12th, after a biopsy. We found out today that she has lymphoma, so now we have to decide on beginning chemotherapy with her. Cats seem to tolerate it much better than people and the success rate is quite good, so the financial impact is the only consideration left.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Kitty Learning Curve

I feel I may have discovered some clues regarding the secrets of the cat underground. Apparently there is some sort of learning and training process involved.

I discovered this photo of a young Bailey, in what I can only assume, a poorly executed "BathTub PopUp KittyKat" pose. Although I am still not sure of the purpose of the common bathtub ceremony, it is quite clear that Bailey has not yet got the concept of a bathtub quite right at this young age.

(On the other hand, maybe this has nothing to do with the cat underground secrets, and Bailey had just not gotten the concept of a cat bed quite right.)

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Telemarketing PROOF!

Finally, I have some proof of underground kitty telemarketing.

This photo is from the website
(The kitty in this photograph has requested that his real name and identity remain anonymous)

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

A Modern Mouser

Bailey is a true product of our Pop Culture society. Apparently there IS an easy way to catch a mouse... ...just work for one.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

The Secret Bond of...

... two kitties who never met.

Simba in the tub in 1999...
... and his birthright Bailey, in nearly the same situation, in 2006.

Notes and secrets were obviously exchanged between these two...!