Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Дама с Собачкой

Shublya with his favorite set of feathers.А я люблю прогуляться по квартире со своей собачкой. Такой маленькой, ушастой, зубастой, рыжей и пушистой собачкой.

Shublya walking around the apartment with Alena.Кто кого выгуливает — это, конечно, вопрос спорный…

Shublya with his feathers.
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Friday, April 24, 2009

Shublik The Model

I really like the amber color of the eye. Although his eyes are not nearly as amber as his father's.I managed to take a few photos of Shublik’s eyes today. Normally it’s a hard task since he just does NOT sit still for a second, and today wasn’t any different.

This one is funny. He was playing with his "mouse", lost it, and switched to his paw.My trick was to use a lens with a focal length of 105mm at f/2.8 and a flash. This way I could stand far away and the amount of light allowed me to freeze his movement — very short exposures. The macro lens has performed well, I think.

"Mouse" hunt.I still had to discard most of the photos, but these 3 are the best of the series. Hope you like them too, as I’ve become very biased with things related to this little monster. teeth
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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Some More About Shublik

Shublik getting ready to get fed.Our Shublik is getting bigger and heavier, but people — he is still tiny! For some reason on many pictures he appears bigger than he really is…

This creature loves to eat. We try to keep him on cat’s food, but let him experience other tastes from time to time. We gave him a little bit of meat the other day (fried on a pan with a bit of water and no spices) — within seconds it was gone! He managed to almost steal Danya’s fried egg on Sunday, and snatched a piece of white bread from the table today. Luckily for me, he can’t get on the counter top in the kitchen yet, but I fear that day when he’ll be trying to help me cook is not too far away.

Shublik is hungry.He likes to drink from all the places other than his bowl – bath tab, toilet bowl, my glass…

He has a peculiar urge to use his letterbox right after I start cleaning it (which is totally cool with me – I just have to wait a couple of minutes).

I really like it when he purrs, although I wish he would stop doing that at night! Tonight Danya was my guarding angel and was taking Shublik off the bed every time he was starting to purr, so I was finally able to get a good night’s sleep and felt especially energized at work today.
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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Шубля-Бубля

Getting ready to sleep right in the sink.I took these pictures this morning and I think it’s just too funny. Too bad I had to use an iPhone, so the quality of the shots are far from good. That doesn’t make them any less funny thought. )

Sleeping in the bathroom sink.
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Saturday, April 18, 2009

Saturday Morning

Shublik in the hands.Today Katie came over and gave Shublik one of his shots (the last on is due in 3 weeks). For some reason he was a little agitated and not quite his usual self — maybe because he smelled other cats from Katie’s clothes. Katie said that she can see that he’s grown and that he is going to be quite big, just like his father.

Shublik attacking hair.Shublik did not let us sleep too much tonight again, but I hope he will just grow out of it. Katie suggested buying some kind of special cat’s tent where Shublik can be put for a couple of hours in the morning so we could sleep. Maybe, we’ll try this.

2 Cannondale cycling shirts, spare tube and a cycling computer.After driving Katie to the subway, we’ve decided to get summer biking t-shirts since the weather is getting nicer and nicer. We picked two matching red t-shirts, and also got a spare tube and a cycling computer. The funny thing is that Alan did not recognize me at first, and when it finally hit him, he said to Danya: “And I was thinking – are all of his girlfriends 6 feet tall?”. Alan noticed that I dyed my hair and kept saying that I look different today. What can I say – no makeup and new hair color can do tricks! )

Shublik and Alena being cute. :)It was also funny that one of the guys who works there told us that two people came to their site from our blog (I am amazed that he easily figured out who we are when we entered the shop today). I can only say again that I am very happy that we bought our bicycles from the local bike shop, and that dealing with people there is always a pleasure.
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Shublik attacking a camera.Даня говорит, что мне надо написать о своих ощущениях от Шублика на данный момент, ибо со временем он подрастёт, я попривыкну к его присутствию, а память, как известно, штука не очень надёжная.

Вообще он мне нравится. Смешной. Бегает за нами хвостиком. Очень любопытный — иногда даже сверх меры. Shublik climbing.Во второй день мы ужинали с Данькой в зале, а эта ушастая морда пыталась попробовать нашу еду. Нет, ну какой нормальный кот начнёт лизать помидоры в салате? Мы его не подпускаем к нашей еде (стараемся), но это требует определённых усилий.

Мне очень нравится когда он начинает муркать — Даня называет его маленьким трактором. ) Правда, у Шублика еще есть дурная привычка муркать среди ночи и будить нас, тычась мордой в наши лица. Мне вчера даже сон снился, что какие-то наши враги запрогромировали в Шублика команду будить нас в 3 ночи, чтобы мы хуже днём соображали, но мы это дело просекли и команду из памяти Шублика удалили, и спали спокойно. ) В одну ночь он разбудил нас 3 раза, в прошлую — только один раз.

Playing with a string tied to a chair.Он очень ласковый и спокойно даёт себя гладить и щупать за любые места (лапы, хвост, живот и т.п.). Рыся, например, такого нахальстава не потерпела бы.

Что мне не нравится, так это то, что Шублик любит помяукать — мне кажется, он делает это когда ему становится скучновато и он требует внимания. Он не любит быть один, и когда мы дома, Шублик должен находится как минимум в той же комнате (а еще лучше на том же диване, стуле, кресле, столе, коленях, животе, шее и т.п.).

Almost sleeping.Шублик мне кажется очень красивым котёнком — мне нравятся его огромные уши, необычный окрас, изогнутый знаком вопроса тонкий хвостик, умильная мордаха.

Признаться честно, забот поприбавилось и иногда (особенно по утрам, когда хочется спать, а он муркает) Шублик меня раздражает. В целом же я к нему уже привязалась, и не жалею о решении взять в дом эту маленькую пушистую врединку.
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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Shublik Playing

Shublik playing.We took a bunch of pictures yesterday, but most of them are not sharp since it’s really hard to catch him sitting in one spot. As Alex said, his attention span doesn’t seem to last longer than a quarter of a second.

Shublik playing.He slept the whole night in our bad with us, without making a single sound. Just moving around from time to time. In the morning he ate his breakfast and went back to meowing.

Shublik playing.Now he fell asleep on the window in our office, next to me typing. Where-ever we go, he comes with us. )
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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Shublik!

Shublik is being curious.We went to see a kitten today. We were supposed to see if we like him and if so we could get him when he would turn 16 weeks. He turned out to be a super funny creature with never-ending source of energy.

To our big surprise we ended up coming back home with him! Shublik has arrived. He’s going to turn 12 weeks tomorrow and his birthday is January 4th. First thing he did was eat his dinner, which is a good sign.

For the past 2 hours he’s been inspecting everything and playing, but he also makes sad meowing sounds from time to time. Hopefully he will get used to his new home quickly and won’t be sad.
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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Aby Kitten

Big Brown — the most likely dad of our kitten. He's 12 weeks old here. Photo belongs to Molly of Tigerflower.I’ve always considered myself a dog person. Cats, even though I must admit some of them are very cute, never touched my soul in quite the same manner. I think that my mindset is about to change…

About a week ago Danya casually said — wouldn’t it be nice if we had little, funny and fuzzy kitten living with us? And I thought that indeed it would! For some reason this thought wasn’t particularly appealing to me before, but somehow Danya’s suggestion hit the right spot — and so our search began. Continue Reading
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Saturday, January 10, 2009

Мысли Вслух

New books, including the one written by Daniel's dad.Хочется пару слов написать о жизни, да всё как-то руки не доходят. Попробую исправить ситуацию.

A few hours before meeting New Year 2009.Новый 2009 Год, как уже писал Даня, мы встретили дома у его родителей. Было хорошо, по-семейному, много подарков замечательных получила, но как ни странно настроение было какое-то неновогоднее. Это не значит, что оно было плохим или грустным — напротив, очень даже замечательным, но не праздничым. Может, старею, может, дело в отстутсвии снега, а может просто год на год не приходится? Continue Reading
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