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Archive: July 2010

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Pets: Monkey and Noodle

posted by Angie on 07/31/2010 at 9:10 p.m. Pacific

My visit with Monkey and Noodle just flew by tonight! We started with the usual: dinner, fresh water, tidy up the litter box, bring in the mail, and check the plants. (Mornings have been cool, so the apartment is staying cool and comfortable, by the way.) By the time the boys were finished with dinner, we only had a few minutes for pets and playing. I tried to take a few photos, but the boys darted around so much they all turned out like blurry art projects. I'll try again tomorrow. Still, it was great to see those crazy cats.


Friday, July 30, 2010

Pets: Monkey and Noodle

posted by Angie on 07/30/2010 at 10:20 p.m. Pacific

Monkey and Noodle were almost as glad to see me as I was to see them! After dinner, Noodle was especially affectionate and even scooted on the rug on his side while I pet him. Meanwhile, Monkey sniffed my sandals toe to heel to the extent I wondered if I'd tracked something in (I hadn't). Monkey seems to be enjoying the water dish in the sink, too, so I think Noodle started a trend!

Pet: Romeo

posted by Robin on 07/30/2010 at 4:40 p.m. Pacific

Another busy day for Romeo: eat breakfast, walk, sleep, walk, sleep, walk, race down the hall, sleep, eat dinner, walk, sleep, wake Django up and get him to come down to play, walk, sleep. He's got his routine worked out! But he will be SO excited to see you. And we'll sure miss him here! Hope your travels home go smoothly.


Thursday, July 29, 2010

Pet: Romeo

posted by Robin on 07/29/2010 at 7:40 p.m. Pacific

I think I mentioned at one point what an enthusiastic greeter Romeo is when we come in the front door. Well, as of today he has adopted Django's habit of taking his time to come down and say hello! Of course, it probably took them a few minutes to wake up from their naps, poor sleepy boys. It's exhausting to get up at 5:30 a.m. to be cute and run around the apartment and play and wake up the humans! I honestly don't know which one is the instigator, but by the time they wake us up, they are both fully involved in the mischief. We have started calling them the Double Trouble Devil Dogs!


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Pet: Romeo

posted by Robin on 07/28/2010 at 6:50 p.m. Pacific

Romeo "kills" the frog

I mentioned that we had been finding pieces of Django's big kibble in odd places, and suspected Romeo of hiding them - last night we actually got to watch him in action. Ross and I were both sitting in the living room watching TV, so I guess Romeo thought we were distracted, because he started taking one piece at a time and carrying it to odd corners and dropping it. I'm talking like behind potted plants. He is such a sly devil! Very cute to watch. Be sure to keep him close to you in the case of a natural disaster, because he's probably got food stashed all over! Here's a shot of him killing his frog by whipping it back and forth so hard it's a blur.


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Pet: Romeo

posted by Robin on 07/27/2010 at 8:00 p.m. Pacific

This evening Ross happened to be out walking the dogs just as I was coming home from walking another dog - they were about a block away when I pulled into our parking lot, so I went to meet them. Romeo was SO AMAZED to see me walking down the sidewalk toward them! Mind you, I had left him about a hour ago, so it's not like I was his long lost friend, but he certainly acted as if I was. He started prancing all over the place, and I think in his hound mind they had gone looking for me, and then THEY FOUND ME! Success. Such a funny boy.


Monday, July 26, 2010

Pet: Romeo

posted by Robin on 07/26/2010 at 8:20 p.m. Pacific

These two hounds have discovered that the best playtime is about 5:30 a.m. - they start chasing each other around the bedroom, occasionally vaulting onto and over the bed, and every now and then a snort (Django) or a yip (Romeo). The best part is when we struggle awake, because then they have an audience! Luckily they are pretty funny to watch, so even though we are starting the day early, at least we are starting it with a laugh. And they look so pleased with themselves!

Pets: Bailey and Chico

posted by Angie on 07/26/2010 at 8:20 p.m. Pacific

I don't know if you've changed their food or if it's just the sun, but Bailey and Chico seem extra frisky these days! They both devoured their dinners, then clambered to the door for their walk. We stuck to the neighborhood and sniffed around people's driveways and scared their cats, with Bailey in the lead and me and Chico close behind. Despite the heat, they did great.


Sunday, July 25, 2010

Pet: Romeo

posted by Robin on 07/25/2010 at 7:55 p.m. Pacific

Another hot day, but we stayed close to shady Laurelhurst and Romeo seemed pretty happy to sniff evidence of all of the dogs out for weekend walks. He and Django are a little bit of a challenge to walk together, Romeo on a walksince Romeo is so serious about a concentrated sniffing effort, and Django tends to get bored and want to keep moving (unless he catches sight of something that is worth endlessly staring at, which happens often - he's a true sighthound that way!) And of course each is positive that we should walk at his pace and in his favored direction. But they are both good-natured about indulging the other, and at rare moments they find themselves trotting along beside each other, and that is pretty cute to see.


Saturday, July 24, 2010

Pet: Romeo

posted by Robin on 07/24/2010 at 8:10 p.m. Pacific

It was very hot today, so of course the two lazy hounds were mostly interested in staying as close as possible to the air-conditioned apartment. I swear they each turn and give me the same look the minute we step out onto the sidewalk - if there were thought clouds above their heads they would be saying "Geez, Robin, can't you get them to turn the heat down?" Luckily the hot weekend weather brings out lots of people who want to admire two handsome sighthounds, so the lavish praise from passers-by gave them strength to soldier on. We met two little boys who first asked if Romeo was a baby, and then one turned to his mother and said "I want one of those!" Romeo was very sweet with the kids - lots of kisses and tail wagging. He's a great ambassador for Italian Greyhounds!


Friday, July 23, 2010

Pet: Romeo

posted by Robin on 07/23/2010 at 6:25 p.m. Pacific

We are hoping Romeo will be a good influence on Django in that he seems to love to have his teeth brushed! Or at least he likes the taste of the toothpaste. The KissDjango suffers teeth brushing but always acts as if we are torturing him, and he looks at Romeo like he thinks he's crazy to like that nasty stuff. So far Romeo's stellar behavior has not had an impact on our stubborn hound, but there's still time. They were upstairs napping (Django on our bed, Romeo in his own little bed on the floor right beside) and I went up to take pictures and woke them up - in this photo I think they are commiserating about how much they dislike cameras, especially when they interrupt a good nap!


Thursday, July 22, 2010

Pet: Romeo

posted by Robin on 07/22/2010 at 7:30 p.m. Pacific

Django is introducing Romeo to all of his friends in the neighborhood. Yesterday he met Romy, a big husky who is pretty old and very sweet, and he and Django are pals in the sense that they like to stand around and pee in front of each other. Romeo was a little worried about how big he was and the funny noises he was making (husky talk) but they greeted each other and everything was fine. Today he met Polly, a little (human) girl who is about 2 years old and goes on neighborhood walks with her father. She lives with a dog so she knows how to approach them, and she LOVES Django - she was quite enchanted with Romeo, and he was very gentle with her. I often feel like Django is better-known in the neighborhood than I am, and I have a feeling that may be true of Romeo too by the end of his visit!


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Pet: Romeo

posted by Robin on 07/21/2010 at 8:10 p.m. Pacific

Romeo in bed

In addition to his regular kibble, Django's vet has prescribed special food that is good for his teeth (like most sight hounds, his are bad) - anyway, each piece is pretty big, about an inch square and half an inch thick. Tonight I found one of the big pieces squirreled away in Romeo's bed (and we have found several others in odd places) - I guess he thinks it is a special treat that he wants to save for later, or maybe he is playing a trick on Django by hiding his food! Hound games. He's doing great, lounging about except when he decides to go roust Django and they come thundering down the stairs. They work together when they decide they want a walk - one chooses me and one chooses Ross, and they try to outdo each other in being adorably demanding until we break down and grab the leashes.


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Pet: Romeo

posted by Robin on 07/20/2010 at 7:50 p.m. Pacific

We are pretty sure that sooner or later Romeo is going to toss one of his toys out the window, and some innocent pedestrian on Belmont will be hit in the head by a stuffed squirrel or frog that has been chewed into submission by Italian Greyhound teeth! So far, though, the menagerie is still intact. Romeo is becoming increasingly skillful at doing whatever it is that he does to get Django to chase him down the stairs and across the loft - we're glad we have concrete floors and live above a grocery store, so no one is disturbed by the thundering herd! It's great to see the two of them having a good time, though. And snoozing is still their favorite activity (well, second after eating), and for every five minutes of running around they apparently require a two-hour nap, so they're not exactly disturbing the peace very much.


Monday, July 19, 2010

Pet: Romeo

Romeo on the couch

posted by Robin on 07/19/2010 at 5:45 p.m. Pacific

This is the first day since Romeo arrived that both Ross and I have been gone for the better part of the day, but I don't think he was particularly bothered by it - ! In fact I have a strong hunch that he spent the entire day pretty much as shown in this photo (except probably not as alert). I think we have two lazy hounds on our hands, since Django is equally slothful and spent his day sprawled on the bed. Maybe they had lots of energetic games while we were out, but I'd be surprised! Anyway, they are both in good spirits and each seems to enjoy having a brother in indolence.


Sunday, July 18, 2010

Pet: Romeo

posted by Robin on 07/18/2010 at 7:15 p.m. Pacific

Today we had a nice lazy day, punctuated with a few dog walks (and races down the hall). Romeo likes to watch the goings-on down on Belmont, and there was a lot this weekend (Zupan's was having a Farmers Market on the sidewalk). He's interested, but doesn't bark or seem alarmed at all. Here is a quote from Angie after walking the dogs last evening while we were out: "Romeo is such a lover. We passed a pack of hipsters smoking cigarettes, and he had to love up to every one of them. Of course, they were totally charmed." Such is life with Romeo (no surprise to you, I'm sure!).


Saturday, July 17, 2010

Pets: Willow and Archie

posted by Angie on 07/17/2010 at 7:30 p.m. Pacific

Willow was napping on the bed when I visited today, so I lay down next to her and told her what a superstar she is and how lovely her fur is. She seemed to enjoy it, because she purred and rubbed her head on my hand. Archie, meanwhile, was hiding under the couch downstairs. I lay next to the couch and lifted the skirt from time to time to talk to him, and I have to say I really think we're making progress. He didn't move further back under the couch, and he didn't turn away from me. In time I'm confident he'll feel comfortable enough with me to let me pill him, but not quite yet. I'll check your flights tomorrow to make sure you'll make it home, and you'll have two happy cats to greet you!

Pets: Mollie and Chelsea

posted by Angie on 07/17/2010 at 7:30 p.m. Pacific

Mollie and Chelsea both came down to greet me today and watch me prepare their meal. Chelsea was very friendly and even let me pet her. Mollie? Not so much. Mollie hissed at me if I went within 10 feet of her. Chelsea ate most of her wet food right away, but Mollie eventually ran upstairs. I left both wet food bowls out so Mollie would have a chance to finish up. Otherwise, all looks good! The house is staying cool, and the kitties seemed to love having a new person to investigate.

Pet: Romeo

posted by Robin on 07/17/2010 at 3:15 p.m. Pacific

Romeo continues to do great! We have a very long hallway in our building and he and Django think it is a fun game to race after each other to reach the door. Django rarely meets a dog that gives him a run for his money!Romeo stretch Romeo has a funny little leaping gait when he gets excited, very cute - like a little gazelle. I think Romeo wishes Django would play more, but he doesn't pester him, and seems pretty happy throwing his toys around by himself. A couple of times he has surprised himself by how far the toys fly through the air - his face when that happens is priceless!


Friday, July 16, 2010

Pets: Willow and Archie

posted by Angie on 07/16/2010 at 9:20 p.m. Pacific

Just to keep me guessing, today Archie had a new hiding place: the back corner of the upstairs closet. I sat about 6 feet away from him, and he had the chance to run away but didn't. I'm counting this as progress! Meanwhile, Willow was a love bug and let me pet her until she had a good purr going. Plenty of food gone and plenty of litter box refuse tells me both cats are eating. Your house is staying nice and cool, too.

Pet: Ivy

posted by Robin on 07/16/2010 at 9:20 p.m. Pacific

Ivy was back in galloping mode today - after greeting me with lots of purring and sitting in my lap for a while, that is. She also got in some very good attacks on various feather toys that invaded her kitty house. She loves that thing SO much. Angie will be making the last visit tomorrow, so we said our goodbyes today, and I promised her that her people would be back soon to give her tons of attention. So be ready! Safe travels home.

Pet: Blue

Blue in the grass

posted by Robin on 07/16/2010 at 9:20 p.m. Pacific

It was nice and cool this morning, and Blue and I covered lots of ground and spied many brazen squirrels. By the end of the walk it was warming up some, and after a particularly intense stare-down with a squirrel who cheated by running away on a power line, Blue surprised me by suddenly flinging himself down in the grass at the park and rolling around with great abandon. The more I laughed at him the more he grinned! Finally he got himself up, shook himself off, and let out a loud belch. He's a classy guy.

Pet: Romeo

posted by Robin on 07/16/2010 at 9:20 p.m. Pacific

Romeo is settling right in - he is such an adaptable, happy little guy! His day is busy with napping, eating, walking, and playing, and he's a great enthusiastic greeter at the door. It turns out that Django and he eat the same brand of kibble now, so it is hilarious to watch them walk back and forth from one dish to the other taking samples. Each is positive the other has something better! Silly boys.

Pets: Mollie and Chelsea

posted by Robin on 07/16/2010 at 9:20 p.m. Pacific

Both girls came out for lunch, but after a few bites of hers Chelsea insisted that she wanted Mollie's! It's hard enough to get Mollie out to eat when I'm there, without her sister trying to make trouble, so I finally distracted Chelsea by going upstairs, and of course she followed right behind me so she could play a good game of catch-the-mousie. So Mollie gobbled up all of her own food and disappeared, while Chelsea didn't have much of hers at all, but I assume that as soon as I was gone she went right to work on the food dish! They're both doing fine, and all is well.


Thursday, July 15, 2010

Pets: Willow and Archie

posted by Angie on 07/15/2010 at 7:35 p.m. Pacific

Willow and I have made fast friends, and she trotted down to say hi and watch me put out food, wash and reload the wet food bowls, change water, and she even watched while I scooped the boxes. Meanwhile, Archie hid under the couch. I lay on the floor next to the couch and lifted the skirt so he could get used to me, but he just moved deeper under the couch. He's so darling that I'm dying to get to know him better!

Pet: Ivy

posted by Robin on 07/15/2010 at 7:35 p.m. Pacific

Ivy and I started the countdown: her people will be home in two days! I bet she will demand lots of lap time balanced with lots of play time (based on my experience for the last week!) She's doing great. Today I realized that when she runs ahead of me downstairs she squeals as she turns corners, just like a race car. She may need a little kitty helmet and little kitty goggles - and a tiny white silk scarf! I guess now I'm turning her into a World War II flying ace...anyway, she would totally rock the outfit.


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Pets: Willow and Archie

posted by Angie on 07/14/2010 at 9:05 p.m. Pacific

Today Willow played Glamour Kitty in the upstairs window and let the breeze ruffle her fur like giant fans ruffled Anastasia's hair for Irving Penn photos for Vogue. After a "look at me" stretch, she came over to be petted. She really seemed to like it when I stood on the stairs so my head was even with hers on the bedroom floor. Archie hid under the upstairs bed again. When I sat quietly in the bedroom, not too close to him, he zipped downstairs to hide under the couch. I gave him a few minutes of peace, then lifted up the skirt and talked to him gently and tried to lure him out with a toy, but no dice. There's enough food gone and enough evidence in the litter boxes that both kitties must be eating well. I just know tomorrow will be the day Archie comes out for me! Stay tuned.

Pet: Ivy

posted by Robin on 07/14/2010 at 9:05 p.m. Pacific

tomatoes in the garden

Ivy is getting tired of the camera and likes to turn her back to it, so today I decided to photograph your tomatoes instead! Everything is thriving. Ivy was in a very energetic mood today and spent a lot of time galloping from room to room following me - I think she needs Ella to come home and chase her around! She's being a very good girl, though. She loves to have company but doesn't seem too worried when I leave, and she's always excited about her food and playtime. I brushed her while she was eating and she purred like crazy.


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Pet: Ivy

posted by Robin on 07/13/2010 at 9:20 p.m. Pacific

We have our little routine pretty much set: I arrive and sit down on the couch, and Ivy hops in my lap and purrs and purrs. After a while we go do chores (she is an excellent helper, although she still doesn't think there could possibly be anything important enough in the back yard that I would need to go out there.) Then we finish with a crazy game in her room, where she chases after toys and bats at whatever feathered object is trying to invade her little kitty house. Lots of meow/chirps, especially when we are playing! Good thing she doesn't have to actually hunt for her dinner, because I think birds or mousies would hear her coming a mile away.

Pets: Willow and Archie

posted by Angie on 07/13/2010 at 9:20 p.m. Pacific

I moved quietly and calmly this evening, changing water, scooping boxes, and putting out dinner, hoping to lure Willow and Archie from their hiding places. Willow came right out and sniffed my legs and hands when I sat on the floor. She let me pet her, then made a show of striking some cheesecake poses on the doormat in the kitchen. She sure is cute! Archie was hiding under the bed upstairs. He is adorable, too. I sat on the bedroom floor, and after a few minutes he darted downstairs and hid under the couch. Meanwhile, Willow sat in a window and enjoyed the breeze. I have faith Archie will come around for me soon!


Monday, July 12, 2010

Pet: Ivy

posted by Angie on 07/12/2010 at 7:20 p.m. Pacific

Ivy was very sociable today. She followed me to the basement as I scooped her litter, fed her, and changed her water, and she carefully inspected my work each step of the way. When we were finished in the basement, she followed me upstairs, then hopped on my lap and sniffed my entire face and knees (the areas she seemed most interested in) while I petted her. Once she was sated olfactorally, we played with the kitty dancer. She liked jumping off the back of the couch to attack it. What a sweet girl!


Sunday, July 11, 2010

Pet: Ivy

posted by Robin on 07/11/2010 at 6:50 p.m. Pacific

Today Angie came by to meet Ivy so that she can handle a few of the upcoming visits, and Ivy was a very friendly little hostess! She bounded right over to greet AngieIvy ready for affection and was quite talkative throughout the visit, so I guess she was explaining the way things work so Angie doesn't make any mistakes. They hit it off immediately and I'm sure Ivy will appreciate seeing another person's face besides mine! She sat in both of our laps and got us both the play with her, so it was quite the social day for her, and I think she thoroughly enjoyed herself.


Saturday, July 10, 2010

Pet: Ivy

posted by Robin on 07/10/2010 at 3:20 p.m. Pacific

Ivy was ready for lots of affection today - as soon as I walked in and set down my pack, I sat on the couch and she jumped right in my lap, started purring, and refused to move for about 15 minutes! Then I finally had to go do chores, so she ran downstairs ahead of me and waited eagerly to see if food or playtime was first on the agenda. She has definitely figured out what my purpose is! She doesn't quite get what I do in the backyard - she's always waiting for me when I come in looking a bit puzzled. If she could talk, she would probably say "Hey, aren't you supposed to be MY slave? What are you going outside for?" She's doing fine, as is the garden - we're down in the 80 degree range today, which seems almost feels like a cold snap.


Friday, July 9, 2010

Pet: Ivy

posted by Robin on 07/09/2010 at 8:30 p.m. Pacific

Ivy always greets me so calmly – what a well-adjusted little kitty! She does like to follow me wherever I go, though, and today her favorite things were the filling of the food dish (hungry girl!) and playtime with the little cat structure in her room. She is a fiend for that thing! You can see the gleam come into her eye, and she flies over to pounce on the feather on whichever level it happens to be. It's still super hot, great tomato weather – everything is getting lots of water and nothing has shriveled up yet!

Ruby gives the look

Pets: Lily, Lenny, and Ruby

posted by Robin on 07/09/2010 at 8:30 p.m. Pacific

I think the heat wave is about over, but it was still pretty hot today so again Lily had to do most of her walking in the morning! At least she is having the chance to get acclimated to the kind of temperatures she will probably find in North Carolina. We had a good roam in the park this morning when the grass was still actually damp, which was nice for both of us! She and Ruby are both feeling mischievous: Ruby just wants to play constantly (this photo shows the look that follows me around the room if I'm NOT playing with her), and Lily likes to steal an array of objects from the cats' table (food dish, chip clip, and today the water dish! Most of which she managed to spill on the kitchen floor.) Lenny watches his bad sisters with great disdain and stalks off to the couch for some quality time. What a trio! They'll be happy to have you home.


Thursday, July 8, 2010

Pets: Lily, Lenny, and Ruby

posted by Robin on 07/08/2010 at 9:30 p.m. Pacific

Even hotter today than yesterday! In fact even the morning walk was pretty warm, but we kept to the shade as much as possible and Lily did fine. Although this afternoon she stepped on a thorn and started limping, and for a minute I was afraid she was stumbling with heat stroke...! But she let me remove the thorn and then all was well. Ruby is in a crazy playful mood - if you tell her new petsitter about the tissue paper, I bet Ruby will be won over immediately! As for Lenny, I won't be surprised if at some point I open my backpack at my next stop and discover him inside - he loves to rub against it and poke around if I leave it open. Angie visited them this evening and reports that everyone is happy, and I'm sure they were glad to have the variety of her company - they know all my tricks!

Pet: Ivy

Ivy sprawls on the carpet

posted by Robin on 07/08/2010 at 9:30 p.m. Pacific

Today when I arrived Ivy was curled up in Ella's pink chair in the living room - I think she misses her! It was pretty cute. I tried to get a picture but she got up right away and came over to see what I was doing. Then she stretched out on the carpet and showed me what a loooong kitty she is! We played with the feather toy that is in the living room - she loves it when I hide it under the ottoman and dart the feather out at her. It's even hotter today, but the plants look good and I gave them more water. You're going to come home to a tomato jungle!


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Pets: Lily, Lenny, and Ruby

posted by Robin on 07/07/2010 at 8:20 p.m. Pacific

We got slammed with heat today so Lily and I had a long walk in the morning and then shorter ones later in the day - it was so hot that even Lily was slowing down! Your apartment is nice and cool though, so the cats don't even know there is a heat wave, and Lily forgets as soon as she walks in the door. The cats are in such a routine - as soon as they finish eating, Ruby goes straight to the tissue paper and Lenny goes straight to the couch, and they both stare at me as if to say "Go ahead, make a choice" - neither one of them begging me to choose them, it's more like they are each DARING me to choose the other one! "That's right, make the wrong choice, then see what happens!" But when it comes down to it they both are very patient while I spend time with the other one, although of course I feel their eyes boring into me...

Pet: Ivy

posted by Robin on 07/07/2010 at 8:20 p.m. Pacific

It's great to see little Ivy again! She didn't seem a bit surprised to see me - it was sort of like "Oh hi, you again, do you remember how cute I am when I roll over on the rug?" She liked showing me to her room and overseeing me while I scooped the litter. She also showed me how she can scratch on her post and not the couch! What a good girl. I think it was the hottest day of the year so far today, so I watered all of the plants thoroughly - they look pretty happy to see the sun!


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Pets: Lily, Lenny, and Ruby

posted by Robin on 07/06/2010 at 8:05 p.m. Pacific

The pets seem pretty relaxed today - it got very hot outside so maybe that is why! Lily panting on a hot day The apartment stayed nice and cool, though, and Lily had some good walks.Ruby perched herself on the tissue paper and kept her eyes on me until I came over to play. Lenny has his usual good appetite and managed to lure me to the couch a few times for some petting - he is such a sweetheart! Well, they all are. Not sure if you can tell that Lily is panting from this photo, but she is! Our first truly hot day - Yay!


Sunday, July 4, 2010

Pets: Monkey and Noodle

posted by Angie on 07/04/2010 at 7:15 p.m. Pacific

Today the boys did a switch, and Monkey went in the pantry while Noodle ate out of Monkey's bowl. Noodle seemed to enjoy it. He was interested when I changed the water, and he carefully chased after pellets that escaped while he nosed around in his bowl. As usual, Monkey ate faster than Noodle, so I had to stand guard while Noodle soldiered away at dinner. I wished I could give them barbecued wieners and cheap beer like everyone else seems to be having this 4th of July--NOT! Monkey seemed happy to see me and purred loud and strong while I petted him.


Saturday, July 3, 2010

Pets: Monkey and Noodle

posted by Angie on 07/03/2010 at 6:25 p.m. Pacific

Both Monkey and Noodle were in good appetite today. As usual, Monkey was the fastest eater. Noodle, I've realized, only *looks* like he's eating fast. He frantically attacks his dish, but he's pretty meticulous about taking his meal pellet by pellet. Monkey, on the other hand, lowers face to dish and hoovers it up. They were as goofy and cute as ever. P.S. One of the boys left a little gift on the living room carpet! Luckily the Febreze pet stain remover was handy, so it's taken care of.


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Pets: Monkey and Noodle

posted by Angie on 06/29/2010 at 9:15 p.m. Pacific

Monkey, king of the kitchen

The crazy boys were as charming as ever today. I could tell they'd had another visitor since the ceiling fan was on in the bedroom, but they were still eager for dinner, then eager for pets and a little playing. I tried to get Noodle to headbutt me again, but he was more interested in darting between bowls and stopping for a quick scratch on the head between. I watered the outdoor plants again, and kissed the boys goodbye! Here's Monkey, king of the kitchen.

Pets: Clovis and Rigby

posted by Angie on 06/29/2010 at 9:15 p.m. Pacific

Clovis and the brush

Rigby beat Clovis at finishing dinner tonight, so she stood by Clovis's bowl and dipped her paw in to scoop out a pellet at a time to eat. I gave Clovis a little extra attention tonight since Rigby is usually first to rush to the petting spot on the hall rug, and Clovis rewarded me by rolling on her back while I petted the side of her face. Rigby got her brushing, though, as you can see by the photo, where she waits patiently for me to put down that darned camera and get brushing. They will be so happy to have you home!