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.
Here are some glimpses from our garden back in May.
When she was a kitten, Sasha would come in after a full day of playing outside and fall asleep at my feet, right on (or curled around) the power bricks for my computer equipment. She was and still is so adorable. Enjoy this short video clip of her during one of her frequent visits to … Continue reading Sasha sleeps under my desk
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
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
I made a short video last year, which I wasn't sure I should post publicly, because it contains disturbing imagery. However, I finally convinced myself I should, simply because I want you, dear reader, to be able to make informed decisions when you go shopping for food. The video you're about to see shows the … Continue reading Sick Chickens
Each day, as we work, one of our cats decides it's time for a little playfight with one of the others (or with my pants or shoelaces). This video presents Bubu and Tira, our lovely adopted siblings, playfighting. This time Tira initiated the activities -- it's usually Bubu who does it. Tira is the grey … Continue reading Bubu and Tira Playfight
Merry Christmas! We're spending a quiet Christmas day at home, relaxing with old movies and old cartoons... Here's a quiet little video of our grey kitten, Tira. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hG3oXm0jsYI We adopted her along with her brother, Bubu. Tira's a lovely cat. She loves being around us. Wherever we go or sit in the house, we have … Continue reading Meet Tira
Sasha is one of our adopted cats (she's still a kitten, not yet mature). And she's got these gorgeous yellow eyes. She's incredibly expressive, all the time, and unlike our other cats, she loves to look into our eyes, for long periods of time. We adopted her when she was just a tiny bundle of … Continue reading Sasha’s gorgeous, dramatic eyes
This bright-eyed pup showed up on my grandmother's doorstep in Maramures this past Sunday morning. Although happy to get my attention, he was clearly suffering: he looked as if he hadn't had a decent meal in weeks, as his ribs were showing through the fur, and he was full of fleas. He had the outline … Continue reading Meet Costache