Saturday, February 24, 2007


She loves her some feathers on a stick.

Last late night photo

For the late night folks.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Obama in the river city

Larry Kolvoord/Austin American Statesman

I hear Tucker Carlson says that Obama is finished. And here's your photographic proof.

Tucker is a moron.

Your daily Eeeeeeep!!

I love her delightful white fichu. She's trying to capture her uncle's sense of majesty there... but just manages to be cute instead.

Attack of the eyebrows!

The fetching was not a fluke, by the way. Last night we played for an hour, and she brought me things over and over to toss for her, purring all the while. She also started bringing me her toys as well, including dragging her feather on a stick up on my bed and depositing it on my head.

Current Baby Plush

Little scamp, jumping on my head every morning.

Memorial plush

Because he's in my thoughts everyday.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

More kittenz

Posted without comment. What more is there to say except, "Eeeeeeeeep!"

Plumy tail

I noticed last night that her tail is already becoming quite long and plumy. Mr. Plushy would be so proud.

Thursday kitten blast

Leaping lizards! errr, kittenz!!

A momentary pause.

She loves to play hockey. As you know, kittenz are naturally good at hockey.

Last night Maddie learned to fetch. Or more accurately, just spontaneously did it when I called her. I said, "C'mere Maddie!" and she picked up her crumpled piece of paper she was batting about, trotted over and dropped it on my knee.

What a smart girl.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

OOOOOF!!! Mwah!!!!!

She gets prezzies!! Long time reader Karen sent us this delightful edition of the classic children's tale, en francais!

Merci! une mille fois!!

Space War

Okay, this is really interesting.
Australian astronomer Ray Palmer was photographing the Southern Cross from his observatory in Western Australia on Feb. 19th when a flaming plume cut across the Milky Way. "I had no idea what it was," he says. "It was moving very slowly and I was able to track it for 35 minutes."

In mid-apparition the object exploded. Gordon Garradd of New South Wales photographed an expanding cloud filled with specks of debris. Tim Thorpe of South Australia saw it, too. "Quite a surreal scene," he says.

What was it? It was a mystery for almost 24 hours until satellite expert Daniel Deak matched the trajectory of the plume in Palmer's photo with the orbit of a derelict rocket booster--"a Briz-M, catalog number 28944."

One year ago, the Briz-M sat atop a Russian Proton rocket that left Earth on Feb. 28, 2006, carrying an Arabsat-4A communications satellite. Shortly after launch, the rocket malfunctioned, leaving the satellite in the wrong orbit and the Briz-M looping around Earth partially-filled with fuel. On Feb. 19, 2007, for reasons unknown, the fuel tanks ruptured over Australia.

Jon P. Boers of the USAF Space Surveillance System confirms the ID and notes "later, on the other side of the world, our RADAR saw 500+ pieces in that orbit." Today the count is up to 1111 fragments. "We're seeing more fragments as the cloud expands," he explains.

I thought for a moment we were seeing evidence of a galatic battle. In any event, I think it's clear that skies in the southern hemisphere are more interesting than ours.

Eeeeeeeeep!! for Watertiger

This is how she looks at me much of the time. I am putty in her paws.

I almost caught her sitting up like a meerkat. Or a kangaroo, take your pick. She actually boxes. Teh funny, if a little blurry.

Wednesday Maddie

So I took a bunch of blurry photos of Maddie last night because I was too tired and lazy to put the flash on my camera (and because it's really hard to handle the heavy camera and get her in the frame). So these aren't the greatest, but she's still cute as ever.

In this one she kept coming up and sniffing the lens and trying to grab the camera strap.

Here she looks deceptively sweet and calm. She's not. She's gotten a little wilder everyday. This morning she was tearing around like a maniac, growling to herself (I think she just figured out how to growl). I'm pretty sure she didn't sleep much last night, and she made sure I didn't either.

It's also her 12 week old birthday!!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007


Chicken kitten paté is delicious!!

Tuesday kitten fix

She looks a little sad in the bottom photo, but she's not. She was just very, very sleepy after two hours of racing through the house like a bottle rocket.

She's eating like a cat four times her size and growing like a weed.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Kitten attack

Kill the dastardly feather.

Kill it some more.

Maddie springs into action. Note the poofy tail.

Tiger Triple Shot

All photos by Marcos Rindicci/Reuters


Morning Maddie

I wish everyone could have seen her zooming around this morning. She is so damned funny. If only I could bring her to work with me.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Whatcha doing 4lgs??

She's developed an unhealthy fascination with my laptop. It's a good thing it goes to work with me every day, there's no telling what mischief she could get into.

Sunday kitten plush

She's cute doing just about anything.

Little scamp.