Saturday, 31 December 2011

Who's in the box?

A Mouse's Tail

For Christmas, Ayesha and Zhuki got a little mouse toy that runs around randomly on its own. The drama unfolds!

First, Zhuki was afraid of it:

Then, it started to make itself a bit too much at home:

Then, with Ayesha now getting involved, Zhuki became bolder:

Before long, everybody was playing happily together:

Monday, 26 December 2011

Top o' the world!

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Zhukov from below

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Christmas box

Ayesha and the Christmas wreath

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Room for two

Ayesha gets in on the act

More boxsploitation

Zhukov in a box

For Christmas, my parents sent me a present which came from Amazon in a four-foot-long, two-foot-high, box. Needless to say it is now the cats' favourite plaything. The box, I mean, obviously...

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Sharing a sofa


Ayesha, suspicious

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Under the Bed

Ayesha and Zhukov hiding from the trick or treaters, in their Fortress of Cattitude.

Zhukov and the Jack O'Lantern

Friday, 28 October 2011

Enigmatic Ayesha

This is one of my absolute favourite pictures of her.

Friday, 21 October 2011

Touching paws

Bookend cats

More overgrooming

The vet's put him on a special diet and given him a steroid shot, both of which are helping, but he's lost an awful lot of fur.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Zhukov playing

Apologies for the darkness of this video-- I wanted to record the way he was leaping around, but the Blackberry was the closest thing to hand.

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Ayesha on a sofa

On a table

Sunday, 25 September 2011


More gardening

Ayesha on a blue bed


Garden Ayesha

Zhukov, overgroomed

Showing the extent of the overgrooming problem.

Friday, 23 September 2011


Finally got some better footage of Ayesha playing tortieball.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Ayesha playing with a ball

Zhukov plays with a poppy

Zhukov, in the Cone of Shame, plays with a poppy in the garden.

Zhukov, chilling on the lead

Zhukov's convalescence

Apologies for the lack of posts. The main reason has been that poor Zhukov has not been well, he's been suffering from a series of infections which, after five fraught weeks, the vet finally thinks we've knocked on the head. He's on the mend now, but it's been a tough time for him.

While convalescing, he's been restricted to quarters and only allowed out on a lead:

Saturday, 30 July 2011

Form an S

Ayesha having a wash

Ayesha the contortionist

Or possibly "con-tortie-onist."

Zhukov, zonked out: online

Ayesha's Russian hat impression

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Zhukov gets a toweling

A rain-sodden Zhukov needs a toweling down....

Zhukov plays with a feather

Ayesha's turf war

The backstory to this: Ayesha came in one afteroon with a teenaged starling, again, but this time with its mother in hot pursuit. We got the baby away from her, checked it was OK, and released it back into the wild. However, this was far from the end of it as far as the mother was concerned, and she spent the next forty-eight hours hurling abuse at Ayesha from the neighbours' fence, a challenge Ayesha did not take lightly.

Ayesha chases a fly

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Ayesha's nest

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Zhukov zonked out: on the square

While sorting the laundry, I left an unfolded flannel on the bed. I went away for a minute and came back, to find it occupied.