Watch out for an angry cat

Here's a short video I made that offers a bit of insight into how cats behave when they're angry, or stressed or wound up. They need to unload that tension and they do it in ways that are predictable, whether you're talking about small cats or big cats. I hope this helps you! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3Rg8TEdnJ0

Springtime in our garden

Here's an early spring assortment of flowers and other creatures from our garden. I'll have more in the coming weeks, as our fruit trees begin to bloom.

Something wonderful happened last night

I want to share something with you, something wonderful that happened last night. Read on, it's worth it. Around 4 pm, the water company turned off the water for the entire city due to emergency repairs. Late at night, they turned it back on but it was full of silt and mud, so we let … Continue reading Something wonderful happened last night

Zumi suckles from Tessa

We were overjoyed to see this going on in the yard today. That little furball suckling from our dog is Zumi Zoom-Zoom, our newly adopted kitten. The dog is of course Tessa, our ciobanesc mioritic breed, sporting her summer look. She normally looks like this. With summer temperatures rising into the mid and upper 30s … Continue reading Zumi suckles from Tessa

Playing with Felix when he was just a little kitten

Here's a video clip of Felix playing with (and scratching) my hand while on my office chair. He was just a little kitten then and he didn't know how to guard his claws yet. My hands were perennially scratched as he grew up but we adored him just the same. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVWj5DH6Bjc By the way, if … Continue reading Playing with Felix when he was just a little kitten

Pressing Grapes through a Traditional Wine Press

This autumn, we made grape juice from our grape harvest, using a traditional wine press. This video shows you the process and explains how the grape juice can be stopped from fermenting using either the traditional method, which involves heating it up, or the horseradish method, which will allow you to keep it raw, unaltered … Continue reading Pressing Grapes through a Traditional Wine Press

The cat house – part 9

More than two years after publishing parts 1-8, here's the final installment in this series, which recaps the features of the cat house I've designed and built and describes some improvements that I've made to my original design, after testing it through two winters. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWkPcLl6pzo We now have four cats (Sasha, Zuzu, Tira and Bubu), … Continue reading The cat house – part 9