Saturday, February 21, 2009

RIP Socks

Socks, the former White House cat, has succumbed to cancer at the age of eighteen.

News story

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Wilson aka Max aka Fiona aka Large Marge

Wilson spends most of his time on the bed.

Sunday, February 15, 2009


Wilson (the cat formerly known as Fiona) shows off where the vet shaved him in order to treat his abscess.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Why Cats Hate Glass

Now that we are in deep winter, the birds have begun to respond to our offerings of bird seed and fat. The chickadees and nuthatches are with us fairly constantly but in no big numbers. The winter songbird influx this year was led by the juncos and an occasional pair of pine grosbeaks. Over the past few days, the pine siskins (aka "the little stripey finches") have arrived, a couple dozen more--it seems--every day.

Our cats are--of course--seasoned bird-watchers and are glad for the break in winter's monotony.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Good-Bye, Fiona...

...hello "Wilson."

Turns out that the big tabby girl isn't. A girl. I guess I am not quite as good at sexing cats as I imagined I was.

Anyway, it became apparent last week that big, awkward Fiona was--in actuality--a neutered male. So we tossed a few names around and finally settled on "Wilson." (Though I was all for "Mr. Fiona", I deferred to Denny's suggestion.)

Anyway--that explains a few things we were wondering about Fiona's personality.