Nature: Snow covering precious blooms. This is the hard struggle between the last of Winter and the first of Spring and the witch in me is just thrilled to witness it.
Cats: Franky showing off his porcelain cutlery.
In reality he was just yawning… but it’s a great way to check out in what condition his teeth are. I was taking these pictures when he was waking up but was too late to get his formidable wake-up-yawn. I then started yawning myself in order to encourage the tyke into a repitition and whaddayaknow ? He obliged. The darling.
The picture with the flowers and snow was taken on March 25th this year. It’s the only day we’ve really had snow this winter. Weird hunh ? We had to wait for Spring and Easter to pass before getting some snow…
I do love taking pictures of my cats’ yawning. Because some of them have formidable chompers indeed. It’s always amazing to have this ball of fur blissfully purring on your lap and then suddenly be reminded that said ball of fur is also a ball of death.
As the saying goes: God gave us the cat so that we may have the pleasure of caressing a tiger.
Just to remind you, we have 9 main players in this game (besides some extras):
("wherewolf" crazy/sleepy cat) - black with a little bit of white, très couch-potato
Bean Sidhe WOAH-He’s-Big-!
(a.k.a. Banshee "wailing ghost" = mythical Irish ghost/typical outcry of any visitor) - white and orange tabby part Maine Coon, trying to grow larger than the kitchen counter is high
Hrimnir de WC-plonzer, Protteke
("Shrouded with Frost" = mythical Norse giant/the toilet-plunger/little fart) - white, grey and cream tabby part Norwegian Forestcat, slowly turning into a very solid bloke indeed
("Norse Goddess of love, beauty and fertility/Stomach on Legs") - female grey tabby gastropod, mommy of Isegrim, tries to convince us that she is eternally starving and needs to be fed NOW
("Grey Helmet/very busy critter") - iron grey with faint tabby markings, son of Freya, "dondersteen" could also be interpreted as "stone that falls very very hard" because as I'm typing this he's 5 years old and weighing 5.5 kilos...
("Stong Man" in Japanese/"Rotten One" or "Bad One") possibly half-brother of Gorgor, ginger shorthair tabby with white socks and breast, the most wild of the two youngsters and prone to attack when angry; known to ambush those bigger and fiercer than himself
A feral young tomcat who dwells in the House of Chaos solely for eats and sleeps. Faster than his shadow hence his name.
Chuck sNorris van Droomwereld
Chuck van Droomwereld ("of Dreamworld") is his pedigree name, the rest refers to a well-known martial arts actor and "snor" actually means moustache. This is a very silent Maine Coon with majestical whiskers who's never heard but quite well seen - fleeing at least. He should aspire more to be like his namesake !!
Chateau Beau van Spinnepoes aka Beauregard
"Castle Beauty of Purpuss" is his pedigree name but I like his new name better (regard means both looking and esteem). He's gorgeous and he knows it. He also has the cutest high-pitched mew which sounds strange coming from such a big beast. And he's still growing.
Grumpy Man, The Mistress, Bouncing Psycho, The Strong Woman of Flanders, The Lord of Toys, The Cleaning Scourge, The Man in White, and the occasional hapless visitor.