Monday, December 22, 2008

Day in the Life of Sasha

The typist is "on hold" with an airline (which means we have an hour at least ) so we thought we share a typical day for Sasha. He likes to check out the deer as they come down from the mountain to drink at the stream. Today we saw nine - sorry but the typist missed most of them in the picture.
He then waits patiently as typist makes breakfast.
Then its time for some work and some play. He makes sure there is enough toilet paper for the day. Then he checks out the temperature of the typist's bath. Goes in for a closer inspection of the quality of the water.
Then run to the other end of tub to make sure its filling properly Somewhere along the line he fell in -
But as always he took it in stride and happlily dried off.

Then spent some quality time in the chair in front of the fireplace.
Hope you liked the little glimpse into a kitten's busy day.


Thursday, December 18, 2008

Picture of Ali - no snow.

I just can't get Ali to leave her fireplace - she seems to think snow is for looking out the window at. Hopefully this is just a teenage phase!
So here's a recent picture of her inside the house. She weighs 2.82 kg at 17 weeks. Just a bit smaller than her brother.
As you can see she has a beautiful classic coat - it may someday be as nice as mine.


Sasha Snowalker

Since I still can't get my girls to even stick their noses outside the door,
I thought I'd post some more pictures of Sasha enjoying the snow. We're having a huge snowfall now- big white fluffy flakes and we can't see across the lake. Maybe the new snow will convince the girls to come out and I"ll be able to get a picture of Ali in the snow.

Toni will go to her new home after Christmas. There is a new puppy there as well which I'm sure Toni will give a run for her money. I'm happy to report that she'll only a few kilometers away - so we will be able to see her often. Things will be quiet with out her - well quieter as least!

Bye for now

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Nökö the Snowalker

Winter time in Sunshine Bay.

As you can see we've had our first snowfall here in the Kootenay Mountains. I love winter- it's a Siberian cat's favorite time of year. My coat is quite different from how I look in summer and my multi-layered coat helps me cope with the snow and cold. Siberian coats have the added bonus of being hypo-allergenic for some cat lovers who can't have cats but can have Siberians. Which I think is quite wonderful!
Siberians also have large paws, heavy boning, strong muscles and long fur between our toes - all of which helps us travel in snow.

Sasha who has just turned 4 months (weighing in at 3kg or 6.6 lbs) also loves the snow. He isn't quite so happy about the cold as he still has his kitten coat which is not as effective at keeping a hunter warm. But as you can see from the picture below he has beautiful dark markings - so when he does develop his adult coat he should be quite a striking fellow.

Now I must report that the females in my life seem to have a greater preference for lying in the chair in front of the fireplace than playing in the snow.
I'm trying to entice them outside for pictures but so far they are holding firm to the territory beside the fire. I'll post their pictures later.


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