Friday, April 17, 2015

Katze, chat, gato

As I mentioned in my last post, Tabby the tabby cat has come to live with us in New York. We are extremely sad for Steve and hoping he will be well enough to have her again eventually, but for now, we are greatly enjoying having this fluffy curmudgeon around the house.

Some introductory facts about Tabby:

  • Her full name is Tabitha
  • Her (equally creative) nickname is Cat or Kitty
  • She is a spry thirteen-year-old lady
  • She enjoys looking out the window, so much so that the sill next to Andrey's desk is now called the Cat Office
  • She also enjoys eating all flying things that come through those windows
  • She is one of those rare cats that likes it when people pet her belly
  • She expresses her love in head butting, deep purring, and attacking feet
  • She is the same kitty from this photograph of her and her first canine buddy, Sloane: 

Andrey and I are hoping to move in to a dog-friendly apartment next summer, and we'd love to get a pup! It'd be Tabby's third co-pet, and possibly (depending on many factors) even another Great Dane.

A few more recent photos of Kitty in hew new abode:

I've also been posting lots of pictures of her on Instagram, a feed of which is embedded on the left side of this blog.

More Kitty to come!

Enjoy your weekend.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Life lately

Well hey there, it's been a few weeks. March madness is real, and I'm not talking about basketball. A few pictures from the past month or so...

Rooftop views after dinner with my mom, Steve, and the Sarches:
More precious kindergarten love notes:
 Twiggy visited us for a few weeks last month! We had a blast taking her in the snow...
 ... and taking her to our favorite sites in the city ;)
Last weekend, we had an absolute blast with Andrey's cousin Anna, her husband Sean, and their wonderful baby Max! They just moved to Connecticut, and we are so psyched to have family so close by now!
WE FOUND A TURTLE! No joke. We found it in a tiny isolated city park while walking Twiggy one freezing day. We knew it couldn't be a wild turtle (some of which live in Central Park), and figured it was a dumped pet turtle. After long phone calls, multiple trips to shelters, and several realizations that nobody effing takes turtles!, he was taken in by ACC, given a full medical exam, and will soon be transferred to a wildlife sanctuary!
And lastly, we recently took in a new roommate (more on that tomorrow):
Happy Thursday!