Here is a video I recorded in late summer this year of my catnip plant harvest:
Needless to say I smelled just like catnip for the rest of the day. In fact, it was such a powerful smell that I didn’t really want to touch catnip again for at least a week! About a month after this video was made I went back with my clippers and cut the rest of the bush up since it didn’t reflower, I left enough for the plant to grow a little and (hopefully) survive the winter.
Since I harvested catnip… and I have 3 cats, you know what is coming next.
Thats right! Yet another video of my cats enjoying catnip! Hooray!!
For some reason Nice Guy never joins these social events. He is more of a private nip eating kinda guy. Oh well, Lisa and Kyoko really seemed to enjoy themselves.
The cats have found the catnip bush in the garden and Kyoko is the first to claim it as his own with great big Kyo-hugs.
His mood is soured when Lisa comes into the picture and wants some of that fragrant catnip for herself.
Its been some time since I originally made my post about folding an origami dragon.
It seems to me that my instructions were not so clear, since I only had photos for demonstration.
Here is a video I made showing step by step instructions on how to fold an origami dragon with wings.
I wanted to have Kyoko’s kitten videos on my new channel so i did a remix and put new music over it.
I like revisiting old memories like how Nice Guy reacted when he was first harassed by kyoko, or how Kyoko played with literally EVERYTHING in sight. Including my pant leg, a bouncy ball and his old wooden brush.
He gets so wild about playing that he even bonks straight into a wall… oops. I believe all of this footage was from the first day we adopted Kyoko.
How we got Kyoko:
In June 2011 Kyoko was adopted from a local ad found on the internet for $20, we guessed that he was only about a month old.
Out of all the kitten ads we saw, he was the cutest little guy we could find.
We didn’t want to get a girl kitty, we needed another male kitty to keep our Mr. Nice Guy some company.
Why he is named Kyoko
Kyoko was named after a city in Japan called Kyoto. It was also my name in Japanese class in highschool, it meant “today’s child”. Later we found out that Kyoko is really a girl’s name. He has a high pitched meow, so I guess that is okay!
How he related to his humans
He was always curious and watching what us people are doing, as though he will one day do what he sees us do.
He gave us long adoring looks, making direct eye contact… with such love!
Nice Guy’s reaction to little Kyoko
He didn’t really like the idea of Kyoko coming to live in HIS home…
But he learned to tolerate him, as he tolerates most other things.
From kitten to adult
Today marks the 10th birthday of my sweetie boy Mr. Nice Guy!
He woke me at 3 am to remind me of the occasion, it isn’t like him to wake me. That is usually Kyoko and Lisa’s specialty. Of course I gave him a big hug and he purred and insisted upon being petted.
He got a special catnip carrot today and some lovely treats.
Oh boy a carrot!
Wait… this doesn’t taste like carrot.
This is better than carrot!
Now its a hat!
…Things kind of got a little out of hand but he’s the birthday boy, so its ok.
Nice Guy just chillin’ on the patio… all by his lonesome.*I go over and look at him* “Yes human? What do you want?”
*I give him THE LOOK and back away slowly as though I will run away* “OH… Its chase time?!
Then he runs through the house… (Unable to photograph, sorry) and makes adorable purr sounds!
Lisa is playing with my stuffed sea serpent puppet when all of a sudden she notices that everybody is watching her! My daughter even does a cute voice for her while she is in “tongue stuck out funny face” awe.
Maybe she heard us talking about Bub the cat and was trying to steal his signature look and fame? Naaah.
Here is my Inktober drawing for today, it is the puppet stuffed animal that lisa was chewing on! Don’t worry he isn’t hurt/ripped/punctured. Anyhow I always thought this little guy was goofy looking and very cute at the same time. It was a gift from my mom 😀
Just doing a little computer work, you know… fancy mouse wiggling and clicking.