Amarula Goes Birding

Amarula loves patrolling my hummingbird feeders to look for snacks. She insists she’s just protecting her territory from invaders.

They are so fast that Amarula has never even gotten close to catching one! (and she’s actually quite frightened by the quick buzzing noise their wings make–though she would never admit it!)

AMARULA: They look so yummy!

I’ve got my eye on you Amarula!

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Adorable Overload

Look what I get to wake up to every morning

Well not every morning. Zulu sleeps with me every night but Frodo only occasionally joins us.

 

FRODO: Oh Oh. I see mom spotted me opening my eyes

FRODO: Zulu don’t open your eyes or mom might think it’s time to get up!

ZULU: Shhhh. Just close your eyes buddy and go back to sleep. You make a great pillow by the way!

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Zulu Interrupted!

ZULU: Feast your eyes ladies! Yes I really am this handsome–no photo editing!

ZULU: And I always make sure I look my best with extra grooming

AMARULA: No one is interested Zulu. We all know who the real beauty is in this house!

ZULU: Why must you always interrupt my photo shoots Amarula!

ZULU: Is someone going to remove the tortie!!??

AMARULA: I’m ready for my closeup!

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Frodo…and Friends

 

Ok so we’ll begin with yet more adorable photos of Frodo’s crazy sleeping positions.

Look at that tummy!

But now in (dare I say it…) even more exciting news…A family of owls in my neighbor’s backyard!

Feast your eyes on this family of eastern screech owls. Two parents and three babies (the babies are the fuzzy ones)

The same parents (and three different babies) spend a month in my neighbour’s backyard two years ago training the babies to hunt. We missed them last year and thought they were not coming back but here they are!

I’m in heaven! (And getting very little work done!)

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Oh No! Roadblock!

Every once in awhile Amarula uses Frodo’s catio (she rarely uses it because she is the only cat allowed outside on her own) and then sits at a spot where no one can pass her to get into the main part of the catio. While I am sure this is certainly not a passive aggressive manoeuvre on her part (wink wink!) it is still very inconvenient for the other kitties (namely Frodo) who need to pass her to get into the catio!

FRODO: Mom as you can see we’ve got a bit of a situation here! I know Amarula loves me to bits (how could she not?) but she does tend to get “slappy” and “hissy” when I ask her to share her space! Or, come to think of it, any time I speak to her at all.

FRODO: And as you can see, she pretty much takes up ALL the space and doesn’t leave a passing lane! What’s a kitty to do??

FRODO: Please mom…could you ask her to move for me? Please!

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A Bedtime Miracle!

I was getting ready for bed doing some nighttime reading and suddenly noticed this: Amarula sleeping peacefully by Zulu! (And how cute does Zulu look!? He’s my best cuddler!)

As though sensing something was amiss, Amarula leapt up and looked as though she couldn’t believe her own eyes

She even took a big sniff of Zulu to make sure she wasn’t imagining things!

AMARULA: Clearly I had too much catnip before bed! I am outta here

ZULU: More room for me! Zzzzzzzzzz

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It’s the Best Time of The Year

It’s catio time!

Interestingly, Frodo is the kitty who uses the catio the most. Zulu only uses it in the morning when he goes all the way to the bottom to eat grass and then throws it up right before breakfast (thanks Zulu!) otherwise he doesn’t use it very much. Amarula only uses it when I am traveling (the cat sitter keeps the catio open for them during the day since they are not allowed outside without me around to supervise) but Frodo uses it ALL THE TIME! He loves it.

And this is one of his fav places to sun himself

Life doesn’t get much better, right Frodo?

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Ignorance is Bliss?

I’ve got a problem. This is Zulu’s favorite table to sleep on (or under, to be more accurate) and it is really on its last legs.

I think it won’t last the summer.  Certainly it won’t make it to next year. And I have not been able to find another 2-tier table like it.

But ZULU loves it so much!

It gives him shade but he can pop his head out when he wants more sun. So should I tell him about the impending demise of his table or just let him enjoy his last summer with it?

Maybe ignorance is bliss?

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Brotherly Love

Frodo and Zulu usually get along very well but every once in awhile Frodo gets to be too much with his constant need for attention and affection and he just won’t leave Zulu alone. When this happens Zulu gets this look in his eyes and I know he’s about to put Frodo in his place. A few minutes later they are back to washing each other!

ZULU: Come on mom. I love the guy but even you have to admit he can get to be too much sometimes! A big brother’s job is to keep a younger brother in his place!

FRODO: Even I have to admit Zulu is right. I can sometimes be too much of a good thing!

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