Saturday, 28 February 2009

More dangly-toy action

Roll with it

Prison visit

The cage in the video is the carry-cage we use to take them in the car; as you can see, they also regard it as a playpen. They're really good about travelling, so far; they don't particularly enjoy it, but they mostly just snuggle up together in the cage and wait it out.

Ayesha versus a dangly toy

We've been trying to film her antics with the Venetian blinds, but, as she tends to start them around 8 in the evening, all of our attempts have come out too dark to see what's going on. Instead, here's a video of her playing with a little dangly beetle on an elastic.

Thursday, 26 February 2009

Onward and (literally) upward

Having conquered the windowsill, Ayesha has been climbing up the Venetian blinds like they were a ladder.

Zhukov, meanwhile, took a few swipes at Michael Hogan as we caught up on BSG season 4; he's definitely determined to get to Tricia Helfer, and he'll fight anyone who gets in his way.

Sunday, 22 February 2009

More wrestling

Ayesha discovered the windowsill last night; she jumped off the chair, slipped behind the Venetian blinds, and made several surprised noises before coming out and making a few experimental leaps to verify that it went the whole way round. She's been eyeing up the mantlepiece all day. Pretty soon there'll be no stopping her.

Ayesha plays with a woolly mouse

Before we got them, we got several cat toys, all of which they've ignored up till this week, but now, they're all over them.

Cat wrestling

Thursday, 19 February 2009

Of mice and Soviet Generals

In which Zhukhov stalks, catches and incapacitates a remote-controlled mouse, demonstrating his superiority over our decadent capitalist technology. Apologies for the various fits of decadent capitalist laughter (which he didn't appreciate).

Friday, 13 February 2009

Zhukov's first crush

Alan was reading Battlestar Galactica: The Official Companion earlier, with Zhukov sitting on his lap. When Alan got to a picture of Tricia Helfer, Zhukov started pawing it.

A page or two later, seeing a picture of James Callis with Tricia Helfer, Zhukov rolled over and began clawing and biting Callis.

We're a little worried.

Pix/videos if he does this again.

Thursday, 12 February 2009

Dalek attack

They're still not sure what to make of the Dalek:


At 1:06, Ayesha is Caught on Camera doing something she finds utterly irresistable despite our attempts to break her of it. Apologies for brief cameo of yours truly at 2:17.

Zhukov, acrobatic sleeping

Saturday, 7 February 2009

On the chair

Bored of all the attention

A drinking problem

Friday, 6 February 2009

Ayesha plays solitaire

She has also been known to chase the letters that appear on screen when someone is typing.

Thursday, 5 February 2009

That piece of cardboard didn't stand a chance

Oh, and Ayesha attacked Sian Williams again today. I don't know what she's got against her.

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

In the papers

Ayesha decided to join Zhukov in the newspaper business:

Cats went to the vet today...

...for their second round of shots. They were both really well behaved, apart from a few expressions of protest at being taken around in their cat-carrier. For the moment they're sleeping it off.

Monday, 2 February 2009

Fast news day

Zhukhov got into a bag containing a new glass lampshade for the home office, and came out with some of the newspaper put in there to protect it. Result:

Cats and the snow

The recent inclement weather has meant that Ayesha has been riveted to the window, watching the snow fall; Zhukov normally can't care less, unless someone tracks snow into the house, in which case he plays with it and gets his fur wet. Ayesha is definitely the more visual of the two; she likes to hop on the TV stand and chase the little Colonial Vipers or what have you on the screen (today, watching Breakfast Television, she started batting at Sian Williams for some strange reason), where Zhukov generally ignores it. However, both of them were most impressed with the toboggan race scene in On Her Majesty's Secret Service.

And now, Ayesha watching the snow fall:

Rare footage of both of them watching it together: