Friday, 17 December 2010

Zhukov zonked out: Chessie System

Who is Chessie? Find out here.

Zhukov zonked out: in arms


A picture from Zhukov's week in a collar, curled up in Alan's arms.

Nap like an Egyptian

Ayesha, luxurious

Zhukov zonked out: paws

Snowcat


Thursday, 16 December 2010

Ayesha's mice

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I bought a toy for the cats which I thought they'd like, a set of toy mice on springs on a sort of scratching-post base, where cats are expected to bat at the mice. Ayesha took a more violent approach to it.

Ayesha's teddy bear

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Ayesha plays with her new favourite toy, a little pink teddy bear I bought her while on a business trip to Leeds.

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Ayesha up a tree

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Hunting the wild catnip mouse

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Zhukov, now out of his collar (but with the fur still not grown back) practicing hunting with his favourite catnip mouse.

Monday, 22 November 2010

Ayesha at the garden gate

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Thursday, 18 November 2010

Humpty Dumpty

In which Ayesha loses her dignity.


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Frosty relations

Since his return from the vet's, Ayesha has been afraid of Zhukov. We're doing everything the cat behaviourists tell you to, and she is getting more and more tolerant of his presence, but in this video you can hear her growling.

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Sunday, 14 November 2010

Zhukov and the catnip mouse

Playing with his favourite catnip toy, and doing very well at it despite the collar.
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Trying to get through the cat door

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Zhukov does not like his collar

Zhukov trying to pull his collar off. He's succeeded a few times, too, but we haven't caught it on video.


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Saturday, 13 November 2010

Happy second birthday....

...unfortunately not a very happy one, as Zhuki's still not allowed out of the house and Ayesha is hissing at him as if it's all his fault. So here is a video of Zhuki learning how to use the Buster collar:


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Monday, 8 November 2010

The tail continues



Post-op Zhukov and his shortened tail.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Zhukov Zonked Out: Hold my hand

Ayesha on a pillow

Hen hao mao!




Ayesha helps with my Chinese homework.

Shelf life

Zhukov on box

A sad tail


On Friday, as we were loading the car to go out to Gloucestershire, a sudden gust of wind caught the front door (which had been propped open), shutting it on the tip of Zhukov's tail. Cue trip to the emergency vet! He is now full of painkillers and antibiotics and, unfortunately, with an appointment for surgery on Monday for a tail-tip-ectomy. Zhukov himself seems fairly blase about the whole thing, and mainly just ticked off about not being allowed out of the house; he is spending a lot of time curled up on the bathmat, which for some reason he does when he's out of sorts:

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Friday, 1 October 2010

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Ayesha leaping along the furniture

Sideboard, back of sofa, pause for a wash, floor, occasional table.
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Ayesha playing tortie-ball

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Apologies for the darkness of the video, but this shows Ayesha engaged in her favourite game: I throw the ball up the stairs, she chases it and plays with it, she gets bored and bats it back to me, repeat ad nauseum.

Friday, 10 September 2010

Zhukov, zonked out: full frontal

Zhukov perches

Ayesha tries to imitate Snoopy


Not as easy as it looks!

Ayesha, looking fabulous

Ayesha amongst the roses

Friday, 3 September 2010

Zhukov roars?

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Zhukov zonked out: paw over the edge

Ayesha and Fiona, zonked out


Taken without either of our knowledge by Alan one night :).

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Ayesha nestling

Monday, 23 August 2010

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Zhukov, camouflaged

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Ayesha, camouflaged

Friday, 20 August 2010

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Egyptian Ayesha

Oi! Can I get some service here!!!

Ayesha, serene

I'm the queen of the wooooorld!

Showgirl Ayesha


Snapped by the paparazzi!