I try to keep my posts fair and balanced. In that spirit, here’s a shot of Tuxie doing his fence-walking act.

The really impressive part–which I entirely failed to photograph–was him walking across the gate a couple of body lengths behind him.

In a different sort of balance, here’s a shot of Rhubarb, who hasn’t gotten much coverage lately.

The quizzical expression on his face is the result of me, Maggie, Kokoro, and Yuki all coming into the room at the same time. Rhubarb is wondering exactly what he did that warranted so much attention.

(And yes, this post is late. No excuses: I just plain forgot to prepare it last night. My apologies.)

Fairness In the Media

I was looking at the site stats the other day. Sounds thrilling, doesn’t it? I’ll admit, it can be boring, but it has to be done. After all, you never know when it will let you correct a serious social injustice.

No, really!

Specifically, I was looking at the number of times I’ve posted about the feline members of the household. Observe:

  • Kaja – 27 articles
  • Watanuki – 26 articles
  • Rhubarb – 25 articles
  • Kokoro – 20 articles
  • Yuki – 19 articles

Can you believe it? It’s a wonder the Poof and the Floof are even still talking to me. And yet they do. She still spends the night curled up on my lap or behind my knees. He still does his best to ensure that my elbows are squeaky-clean. OK, usually he starts licking my elbow in the middle of the night when I’m trying to sleep, but I’m pretty sure he means well.

So, to redress the balance a little–and make sure I stay in their good graces–here are a few pictures.

Kokoro has a crowded schedule of sleeping on the bed,

sleeping on the floor in the sun,

helping Maggie solve computer problems,

and manning–well, felining–the home laser defense turret.

Yuki is even busier, what with sleeping on the stairs,

sleeping on the bed,

helping me develop plot points (“And then what happens? Uh-huh. Sounds fascinating. Really.”),

and watching baseball (although he’s easily distracted–I believe this time it was the sound of a can of gooshy food being opened).

Still, despite their differences and their busy schedules, Kokoro and Yuki still find time to relax together over a nice bowl of catnip tea.

Well, OK, maybe not.