Friday, November 30, 2007

Another Must-Read from Treppenwitz

Go read this... but first, make sure you have some tissues handy.

Shabbat shalom.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Lady in Red, Sunbeam Hunter

Need a sunbeam? The Lady in Red will hunt one up for you.

Looks like she has spotted her quarry:

Looking up at a sunbeam

The quarry:

Rainbow sunbeam

Ah! It moved. Look out, Lady!

Sneaky sunbeam

Patience, patience...

Lady notices sunbeam



Here she gets one on video:

Isn’t Lady a great sunbeam hunter? I think so.

The Friday Ark. The Carnival of the Cats.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Scooter Snoozer

(Click to embiggen.)

Kitty on scooter

“Goin’ my way?”

The Friday Ark. The Carnival of the Cats.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Way to Go... Green!

My dear friend Joanna started a forum about organic foods and environmental issues just a few short weeks ago, and already she’s made it into Israel21c:

Other Israelis are also helping to make a difference in the way their fellow citizens are informed about protecting their surroundings. American immigrant Joanna Katzen recently established a website forum for English-speaking Israelis concerned about the environment, interested in organic foods and similar issues. (A parallel site for Hebrew-speakers has been around for a while.)
“The response has been amazing,” she told ISRAEL21c. “Over 100 people joined within less than 48 hours. The forum is apolitical. I hope the exchange of ideas, and thoughts will promote organic farming, responsible consumerism, spirituality and holistic thought. If we can bring about a change in the way people treat the earth; if we can expose more people to this lifestyle, who knows how this ripple effect can affect our lives, hopefully even the prospect of peace in the Middle East.”

The article also mentions Linshom (“to breathe”), a Hebrew-speaking website dedicated to making sure that Israel’s no-smoking laws are enforced.

In other good news—cat-related, no less!—a local cat-welfare organization is about to begin a spaying and neutering program in one of Jerusalem’s downtown neighborhoods.

Slowly but surely, we’re making progress.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

In the Clutches of the Skritch Monster

Lady in Red, beware! The Skritch Monster is coming to get you!

She’ll skritch the top of your head...

Head skritch

... rub your ears...

Ear rub

... skritch your chin...

Chin skritch

... rub your fuzzy tummy...


... watch you knead the air...

Kneading the air

... and listen to you purr.

Listening to Lady purr

Yes, the Skritch Monster is coming for you, Lady in Red. Be relaxed. Be very relaxed.

The Friday Ark. The Carnival of the Cats.

More Bee Pics

Take a sunny day, add a few flower bushes, and what do you get? Camera bait!

Here are some more bee pics. Here’s one on an elecampane bush. If you look closely (or enlarge the photo by clicking on it), you can see the pollen baskets at the bee’s knees.

The bee’s knees

A bee on a lavender stalk. Note the knees.

Bee on lavender blossom

Back to the elecampane bush: the face of a bee.

Face of a bee

I think this may be my best bee shot to date:

Bee on elecampane blossom

Saturday, November 03, 2007

The Friday Ark and The Carnival of the Cats

The Friday Ark has sailed! On Sunday, the Carnival of the Cats will be at CatSynth.