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A Walk in the Snow

December 28, 2018 - Laurie We got between two and three inches of snow Thursday night, with light snow flurries most of the day today. We...
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We Wish You a Merry Catmas

December 24, 2018 - Sasha pondering the paparazzo before getting involved in a swat at ornaments and tear up tinsel play session. In the...
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Shrink Wrapped

December 17, 2018 - Spunk's though for the day: "Is shrink wrap as good as a tinfoil hat?"
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Day in the Garden

August 25, 2018 - Spunk Here's a series of photos from the garden today. The sunset and moonrise were taken from the levee last night....
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Birds, Bees, Flowers, Butterflies, Cats

August 18, 2018 - Spunk Loki Spunk eyes Sasha Marble...
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Bitten by a Tse-tse Fly

August 13, 2018 - I was lying on the deck, and... Thinking about things to come, and... I was minding my own business mind you. And.
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Sunset 'n Cats

August 09, 2018 - Spunk: "Oh brother! Not another series of the stupid sunset photos! Don't you have, you know, like cute cat photos?"...
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Cat Trap

July 11, 2018 - We are off to Paris, France on Saturday, and the cats are going to be shut in with the catio being their only connection...
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Beauty & The Barf

June 23, 2018 - Spunk in grass by the Beta Rose. Photo by Laurie. "¡Hola pesky Paparazzo! ¿Qué pasa?" "Excusez-moi, je dois al...
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What to Do on a Rainy Day

June 16, 2018 - Silver checking to see if it's raining on the west slide of the house. Anyone who follows this blog knows we get very...
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Spunk Goes A-Viking

June 07, 2018 - Vikings eh! They are tough ones, you say? We'll just see how tough those Icelandic Vikings are....
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Kranky Kitty

June 05, 2018 - Silver was quite the cranky kitty on Sunday having to wait under the canopy for it to stop raining before he could go ba...
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Owls & Cats

June 02, 2018 - Fat owl and Little Owl. Big Owl has moved to the tree next door. Najar Little Owl: "Wake me up when he go goes...
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Go Go Catzilla

May 28, 2018 - Coyote 102.5 FM plays their entire song library from A to Z over Memorial Day weekend. They happened to be on the Gs whe...
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SNAKE!

May 24, 2018 - S Sn Sna Snak SNAKE! I heard rustling around in the bathroom, went to investigate and Najar was Jumping straight up i...
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Open 4 Mother's Day

May 12, 2018 - Spunk and Lola think it's about time I got my butt into gear, cleaned and opened the deck. I got new flowers to plant...
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Spunk's Turn

April 07, 2018 - Spunk is the last of the kitties to have a post this week. He got in Laurie's bag this morning when she was on her way t...
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Today's Flowers

March 25, 2018 - White in yellow crocus. Since a sunset happened yesterday, preempting flowers, here are today's flowers. Color c...
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Magnificent Seven

March 23, 2018 - Loki Lola Marble Najar Sasha Silver Spunk
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Tell Tail Tale

March 20, 2018 - Many meows and three and a half years later, Spunk's tail is still one of his favorite toys. He uses his tail to tell us...
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Holy Macro

March 16, 2018 - Blue bee working a blossom It was a nice day for a another macro tour in the white plum blossoms. One benefit of...
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Chasing Butterflies

March 14, 2018 - Spunk sees something dark fluttering around in the distance. After cleaning the grasses I chopped, and digging the go...
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Macro Mugs

March 13, 2018 - Marble Sasha Loki Silver Spunk
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Dueling Hammocks

January 29, 2018 - Spunk is the first one to check out the new hammock The kitties got tired of fighting over the single hammock and beg...
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Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!

January 16, 2018 - Rosencrantz and Spunk If you are familiar with Pedro Almodóvar's movie of the same name, you will know there is no...
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Golden Showers

January 13, 2018 - Spunk was here!
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Jugging, Cuteness, Kitty Control Energy Dissipator

January 05, 2018 - Sasha jugging Spunk putting on the cute Trying out the kitty Control Energy Dissipator Laurie got this ph...
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The Day After...

December 26, 2017 - Rosencrantz: "Is that it?" Loki: "Do you see anymore stuff in there?" Spunk: "It's awfully dark in here!"
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We Wish You A Kitty Christmas

December 24, 2017 - Spunk All the kitties, Laurie and I wish everyone a kitty Christmas. Najar Sasha Rosencrantz Caug...
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Stranded

December 20, 2017 - Spunk: "Listen carefully PAPARAZZO. Put down that stupid camera and get me off this stupid roof!"
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All Studied Out

November 28, 2017 - Spunk is all worn out from his long hours of studying and mastering catography (yellow), catology (purple), catanomics (...
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LOL Cats

November 07, 2017 - Spunk: "Pull-eeze let me in so I can save you from those weirdos!" Loki: "What 'weirdos' are you talking about? Lik...
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Spunk Was Here

October 31, 2017 - Spunk left creepy paw prints for Halloween. Interesting Halloween sunset
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Miscellanies

October 17, 2017 - Whooping it up at a birthday party. Lola in her "Catzilla" persona bristling at Spunk while giving him mad dogs and...
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Lick It. Lick It Good!

October 14, 2017 - Spunk grooming in the morning sunshine. All clean and beautiful
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Muddy

October 11, 2017 - Prints from me and pterodactyls walking around in the mud on the sandbar in the middle of the Rio Grande. Balloons,...
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First Frost

October 07, 2017 - Spunk and I went out at sunrise to see if the balloons were coming our way. We didn't see balloons this morning, but we...
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Spunk Fought the Mouse and the Mouse Won

September 04, 2017 - Spunk and I were making our rounds on the property together about mid-morning. We were by the wood fence on the south si...
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Smiling

August 28, 2017 - Laurie got a photo of Spunk having sweet, happy dreams.
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Ballerina

August 13, 2017 - Ballerina Spunk does his own modern cat imitation of a ballerina.
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Working Inside The Box

August 12, 2017 - Loki spills over but manages to fit. It doesn't seem to matter what size the box is, cats have a way of working insid...
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Nails One Oh? One

August 04, 2017 - Lola guarding a new bottle of Rose Gold nail polish Here's an easy guide to doing your own nails: 1) Clean off the c...
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Not So Good Vibrations

July 13, 2017 - A tongue tested 9 volt battery. One of the lingering side effects of chemotherapy is nerve damage, and bouts with ner...
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Lounging

July 10, 2017 - Silver and Spunk lounging in the catio.
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Let Them Do Stairs

July 01, 2017 - Spunk checking out the stairs before his first ascent. Even though hammocking is the perfect lounging behavior for ca...
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Spunk in the Wild

June 25, 2017 - Spunk chewing on grass in the black bamboo. Hanging out on the deck rail. Getting ready to drink water fro...
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It Was A Hot One

June 17, 2017 - The post sunset glow of smoke from a fire in the Jemez northwest of Albuquerque. The thermometer mounted six feet off...
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Persistence of Cute

June 15, 2017 - Spunk and Marble in all the cuteness.
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The Cat That Ate My New Shoes

June 10, 2017 - I gave lyrics inspired by my new shoes and Spunk to the Average White Boys to see what they could do with them. They tea...
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New Cat on the Block

June 04, 2017 - Mystery kitty looking in the kitchen window sticking his tongue out at me. I think he might belong to the neighbor's...
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Living on the Edge

May 27, 2017 - Rosencrantz kitties like living and sleeping on the edge of things. The only kitty I did not get a photo of on the ed...
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La Gata con la cara de Mala Leche

April 30, 2017 - Lola giving Spunk mala leche Lola is really a sweet kitty to people, but when it comes to most other cats, watch out.
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Window Cats

April 19, 2017 - Doves on the fence just outside the window teasing Spunk Sasha outside looking in The dove's view of Spunk...
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Søren & Spunk

April 06, 2017 - Søren decided to come and and be social. Originally he wanted to sit on my shoulder, but the shirt I was wearing was too...
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Suavecito & Spunk do Sennheiser

April 04, 2017 - Suavecito got a new pair of Sennheiser headphones and thought they were pretty cool. Turned out they are the exact same...
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cats Cats CATS

March 27, 2017 - Najar: "Can't a lady get a little beauty sleep around here? Stupid paparazzo!" Marble has no problem getting her be...
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Fetch

February 19, 2017 -
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Perfect PET

February 02, 2017 - Spunk with the coasters Susan Graham created. I had Spunk's coasters looking over me the whole time I was in the hospita...
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Cat Scan

February 01, 2017 - I had a PET scan this morning for a three month check after the stem cell transplant. A CAT scan was originally schedule...
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How To Slice Irish Soda Bread

January 19, 2017 - "Here, Laurie, take this knife," "How is this, Spunk?" "Move it over just a little." "Let get some of these cr...
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Looking Through Plastic Lightly

January 10, 2017 - Laurie brought home a new plastic box for organizing, but before anything could be organized, Spunk had to to do his who...
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Cattitude

January 08, 2017 - "Go ahead. Make my day!" Spunk, Rosencrantz and "L'Italiano Medio" by Articolo 31. "Got Cattitude?"...
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Five F's

January 03, 2017 - STTT — Spunk testing the twine Spunk does the five F's — F inally F inished F ixing F rail F alling apart winnowing...
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The Things We Do For Luck

January 01, 2017 - Spunk checking out the original sewing on the winnowing basket I notice a lot of people do photo challenges on their...
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Spunk Stew

December 30, 2016 - Spunk stew is very easy. Just set out a large stock pot and wait for Spunk to jump in. He WILL jump in (guarantee...
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Christmas Season Cats — Meowy Christmas

December 24, 2016 - Sasha's Christmas Card Twas the night before Christmas... Spunk's Christmas card
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Christmas Season Cats — Cooking With Kitties

December 23, 2016 - Sasha: "Ahhh! It smells like Heaven." Spunk: "Whoa! Look! I think I see Santa." Sasha: "Did you see Santa?" Na...
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Christmas Season Cats — Spunk Helps Decorate

December 22, 2016 - We hadn't put up any Christmas decorations this year, so Spunk made himself useful and decorated our gnarly bonsai. I go...
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Camera Shelf Cats

December 14, 2016 - Spunk with Spunk, Spunk, Spunk and Spunk Najar trying to stare down the camera
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Lola Loves Limp Celery

December 11, 2016 - It's hard to disturb Rosencrantz when he's having a good catnap. Never ask a twisted photographer like me if he thi...
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Cat Check

December 09, 2016 - Spunk reading about the Mazda 787B rotary engine race car that won at Le Mans in 1991. Spunk learned that Mazda remains...
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Shelved

November 27, 2016 - Spunk looking "Beastly" We got a new hand me down bookcase today, and Spunk and Najar were quick to check it out. T...
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What? No Coffee?

November 23, 2016 - "What's up paparazzo? I thought you were making coffee?" Coffee is almost ready "Wait a minute. I don't see an...
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Hospital Day Fifteen — Not so Spunky

October 24, 2016 - Spunk taking advantage of a west facing window All counts are still zero for my immune system, and my red blood cells...
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Hospital Day Eleven — Zero

October 20, 2016 - My counts hit zero today, which was to be expected. I'm hanging in, a little tired, but still walking in circles. I'm a...
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Hospital Day Four — Call Me The Wiz

October 13, 2016 - Spunk is a fitting image for today since he is a Master Wiz himself. One of the peculiar things they have me do while I'...
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Catnap

October 09, 2016 - Lola, Rosencrantz and Spunk. I had three cats napping and grooming on my legs while I was stretched out on the couc...
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Cats & Canon

October 03, 2016 - Spunk and Rosencrantz Rosencrantz
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Black Moon: Another End Of The World Has Come And Gone

September 30, 2016 - The Black Moon rising between the clouds, marking yet another "end of the world". Of course, we can't see the dark side...
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Kissy Kats

August 08, 2016 - Sasha and Spunk like to rough and tumble all over the house on fight nights. Then they take a break and get all kitty ki...
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Fight Night

August 03, 2016 - One of the many aspects of kitty entertainment at our house is fight night with Sasha and Spunk.
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Spunk, Hummingbird, Crow

July 30, 2016 - A hummingbird teased Spunk early in the morning while a crow cawed and pecked about in a cottonwood. You can see an anim...
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It's a Hot One

July 22, 2016 - 109º F (42.8º C) @ 5:59 pm My car registered 109º F (42.8º C) outside in the late afternoon. When I got home, the kit...
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Three Cat Night

July 14, 2016 - Rosencrantz, Spunk and Sasha.
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The Latest Sit / Stand Desktop

July 10, 2016 - My latest sit / stand desk has been much more of a challenge than the enlarger based desktops I've built recently, becau...
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Staying Alive: Wales Wins

July 01, 2016 - Spunk and Sasha practicing their kitty soccer moves If you haven't seen the music video Ready to Monday: The Band Of...
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A Busy Day

June 30, 2016 - Spunk: "Didn't you get me anything?" After all the care from Laurie and the kitties, all your well wishes and positiv...
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Art Cats

June 26, 2016 - Spunk making dramatic lines in his "sculptural cat" project Sasha working on her "Conceptual Box" project Naja...
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From Blue to Bald

June 21, 2016 - Hey Spunk! What do you think? I have now joined the rank of my favorite local celebrity "The Hoff", co-anchor on the...
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Feeling Kinda Spunky Now

June 08, 2016 - One of the short-term benefits of treatment is they add steroids as part of the regimen, so they give me a little more e...
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Cat Tails

May 28, 2016 - Lola, Sasha and Spunk I got the kitties some new toys to play with including a kitty tunnel. Spunk got his first fora...
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Cat Four Friday

May 26, 2016 - Laurie, Lola, Guildenstern, Spunk and Diné Spunk having happy dreams Rosencrantz looking sleek and feisty...
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Spunk Magic

May 17, 2016 - Abracadabra, whiskers and paw. Go now tail and stick to Lola! How'd he do that?
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Stop and Smell the Flowers

April 26, 2016 - We got a variety of flowers that Laurie planted in a flower bowl on the deck. She put a couple of branches that broke of...
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Mr Cool

April 20, 2016 - Spunk
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Thorny Thursday

April 06, 2016 - Cary Grant is a thorny rosebush that produces beautiful roses. Grant had a difficult childhood, and while he had a hands...
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Perspectives on a Pile of Cats

March 25, 2016 - From Spunk's Perspective While I was laying around on the couch this afternoon, I got a pile of cats on me. They had...
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Comic Relief

March 18, 2016 - Lola letting her tongue warm up after licking ice cream. Diné giving us "Mad Dogs" after we put her in the bag to w...
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Gray & White

March 04, 2016 - Sasha's intense stare. Spunk think about tearing through the wire. Spunk looks before he leaps. Spank mak...
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Hello Yellow

February 21, 2016 - How's this for the "cool cat" look? This yellow kitty has been coming around to visit for almost a year now. I did a...
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STOP in the Name of Cat

February 15, 2016 - Lola Lola Najar Najar Sasha Spunk Spunk: "This is what I think of your stinking ST...
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V-Day Dinner

February 14, 2016 - I baked Laurie a dark chocolate heart cake for V-Day The cake came out black from the dark chocolate so the candy h...
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Tote Bags & Laundry Baskets

February 03, 2016 - It's not only boxes, Spunk, Najar and Sasha love tot bags and laundry baskets as well.
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CompuSpunk

January 19, 2016 - Spunk waiting for me to sit down at the computer so he can get on lap. You can see an animated gif of CompuSpunk on my W...
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Hoodie on a Heater Vent

January 18, 2016 - Laurie's warm-up hoodie on the heater vent waiting for the heater to come on and warm it up. Christmas nails and be...
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Spunk Paints His Nails

January 09, 2016 - Spunk thinking about painting his nails. Spunk heard Laurie talking about how gel nails make her nails really strong...
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Spunk Discovers Fire

January 08, 2016 - Curiosity burned the paw as spunk got interested in the candle in the centerpiece Laurie had put together, and decided h...
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On Catnip

January 02, 2016 - I went outside and found some fresh, green catnip under the dried catnip, brought it inside and divided it up among the...
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We Sprung for a Springy Faucet

January 01, 2016 - Laurie's photo of Sasha and Spunk unpacking the new faucet. Laurie and Sasha with the new faucet. Laurie, Lola...
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More Spunk in the New Year

December 31, 2015 - HAPPY NEW YEAR! New year, new name, the same old place Spunk looking out for the New Year. Spunk helping sort th...
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That Sinking Feeling T – 5 Days

December 26, 2015 - Spunk helped me illustrate the problem with our old kitchen sink — a large stock pot did not fit well, and when we had a...
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Christmas Day The Day After T – 6 Days

December 25, 2015 - Sasha found Christmas! Tristan snapped this photo of Laurie's reaction to opening yet another piece of plumbing....
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Holiday Preparations T – 10 Days

December 21, 2015 - Laurie assembled leftover greens, birds and pinecones into a beautiful centerpiece In the thirty-three and a half yea...
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Spunk does 4X5 T – 11 Days

December 20, 2015 - Spunk checking out the 4X5 view camera. After seeing yesterday's post where I had used a 4X5 view camera to create a...
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Sunrise, Sunset, In Between T – 19 Days

December 12, 2015 - A dragon's fire lit up the morning sky at sunrise Spunk sleeping in He just couldn't get his eyes to open afte...
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Of Dogs and Doppelgängers

November 27, 2015 - Of Dogs Just shy of a week ago, an old yellow lab came knocking at the door asking to come inside. The cats said "No!"...
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Cat Report

November 02, 2015 - Does this look like a kitty who would eat your clothes? Don't let that sweet look fool you! What do you mean you "w...
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The Morning After

October 26, 2015 - Spunk recovering from my birthday!
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Boxed and Sacked

September 29, 2015 - Rosencrantz watching the other kitties from the couch Najar in a basket in the shelf looking a little tortured over...
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Screened

September 16, 2015 -
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Smells Like Green Chile

August 20, 2015 - “Ooooh that smell. Can't you smell that smell? Ooooh that smell.” The smell of green chile that’s all around you! It's t...
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Fun Fight & Flowers Friday

August 13, 2015 - A new set of loppers came in and the slim box prompted Spunk and Sasha to have a sparing session. The flowers are lookin...
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Cat's got your tongue Tuesday

July 06, 2015 - Sasha: "BANZAI!!! AAAaaahhhh!" Spunk: "Wha... What was that?" Sasha: "Hahahahaha! Sucker!" Spunk: "Okay! Where...
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When the Weather is Hot

June 21, 2015 - Sasha behind a music stand Summer has officially started and it's hot. The high temps have been around 100º F (37.8º...
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Sasha

June 01, 2015 - Sasha when she fist arrived Sunday night. Sasha is now the 7th kitty in our clan. Her former owner could no longer ke...
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Maximum Strength Sensitive

May 16, 2015 - Spunk was having too much fun playing with the box from the "Maximum Strength Sensitive" toothpaste. Although the instr...
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Black & Spunk

May 10, 2015 - Rosencrantz with sheep Najar being cute (photo by Tristan) Spunk and Rosencrantz Guildenstern Rosenc...
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Crazy Cute Kitties

April 25, 2015 - Diné Spunk trying to play with Guildenstern AAAaaahhhh! Chomp! Rosencrantz Spunk Lola gettin...
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Kitties: Cute, Abstract and Otherwise

April 20, 2015 - Yes! Spunk you're cute! Najar working on some abstract choreography "If you want to live much longer, Paparazz...
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Anticipation

April 16, 2015 - Laurie got a rather anxious looking audience while she was cleaning the kitties' food dishes. The trinity of terror temp...
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Flora & Kitty Fauna

April 08, 2015 - The wisteria is blooming, along with the different colored tulips. The cats have been getting in some tip top lounging....
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Kitty Prints

April 01, 2015 - I finally got around to printing Spunk's and Najar's negatives from the photo shoot they did on March 23rd. If you haven...
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Positive Notes on Negative Development

March 28, 2015 - I developed the roll of film with the photos Spunk and Najar took during their photo session on March 23rd, and the extr...
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Spunk does Film

March 25, 2015 - Spunk is wanting to see the results of the photo shoot he and Najar did on March 23rd. I explained that 1) we had to fin...
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When Kittens Take Up Photography

March 22, 2015 - Spunk and Najar thought it would be fun to take up photography. They wanted to use a film camera, so I set up a Bronica...
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Snuggle Attack

March 19, 2015 - Even for as rambunctious and destructive as Spunk is, he also has snuggle attacks where he insists that I hold him and s...
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Cats Just Wanna Have Fun

March 10, 2015 - "You wanna come and have some fun in the box?" Najar seeing if Rosencrantz is going to join in. In the meanwhile,...
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Frisky Friday

March 05, 2015 - Najar and Spunk playing in bags and Spunk trying to sneak food off my plate.
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Spunk in a Spot

March 02, 2015 - Spunk got himself in a spot and was stuck. I got him down, but then he climbed back up and was all proud of himself. The...
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Through The Dark Window Lightly

February 23, 2015 - Spunk at the the dark window.
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Spunk in the Moonlight

February 16, 2015 - Spunk basking in the moonlight. The crescent moon at 6:10 am on 16 February 2015. The clouds at dawn at 6:45 am on 16 Fe...
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Basket Case

February 10, 2015 - Spunk playing in a laundry basket.
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Surprise!

February 07, 2015 - Spunk was playing on the counter chair for the camera to work of some of his kitty debt. The depth-of-field is very narr...
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Strung Out

February 03, 2015 - Spunk strung out on string.
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