Sunday, July 19, 2015

Summer Deck Time

It's hot, hot, hot.
Sizzling summer is here!

Still, Niko enjoys sunbathing
out on the deck.

Thankfully, we've been having some rain, too.
Goro loves to play with rain water.

(Awning has grommets for rain to escape)

I'm getting mosquito bites constantly.
"Mosquito magnet" is my middle name.

Mosquitoes are feasting on me.
You are safe, Goro & Niko.

Of course, we can't be too careful. Gotta
protect kids from mosquito-borne disease.

Have a safe & fun summer, everyone!



Two fur balls :-)

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Sunday with Friend

Last Sunday, I got to meet a long-time
blogging friend in person:

Dreamy image from Mariette's blog

I admire her various talent, knowledge, beautiful
home, healthy life style, kindness, generosity &
so many other things. Her husband Pieter is a truly
remarkable person as well. It was such an honor
for us (Goro & Niko's Dad & me) to meet them!

Lovely gift from them

When we got home,
Goro was all over the gift.

Especially the bag which had wine in it.


Niko got interested in the bag, too.

Goro & Niko had fun with the bag.
Mom & Dad enjoyed sweet treats :-)

Mariette & Pieter. Thank you for the thoughtful
gift and lovely time we spent together!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Spying Goro



Blending in...


Well, kind of.
Goro is not the best spy, is he? :-)

By the way, we have some
surveillance cameras set at home.

No, no. Just for security purposes.

The other day, camera caught
Goro in action.

I gotta say, he is nearly as
athletic as James Bond!

But definitely more handsome :-)

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Chick-Chip Cookie

I usually make steamed chicken for
Goro & Niko's regular snack.

But I thought I'd try something new.

Using coconut flour, I decided to
bake grain-free cookies.

As usual, Goro helped me in the kitchen.

He inspected everything :-)

Mix ingredients and make balls.
Now let's bake!

And here they are after 30 minutes:

Chick-Chip cookie 
& Fresh Baked Fresh Fish cookie

Enjoy, Goro!

(I broke cookie into small pieces so it's easier to eat)

Um, try tasting. It's yum yum.

Goro just picked meat and mostly
ignored the dough part.

Niko, on the other hand, seemed to like it.

Goro hanging around Niko and his snack.

Somehow, he is convinced
that Niko's food tastes better.

Sure enough, as I was cleaning the table
after Niko left...

Goro :-)

Overall, I think it was "so-so snack"
for Goro & Niko.

Though, I sure had fun baking for them :-)

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Kitty Mat

I have a chronic back pain.
*Don't worry, it's not too severe :-)

Yes, Goro.

(Hm. Actually, that's a good twist posture)

Recently, I found this acupressure mat
online. Thought I'd give it a try.

Those prickles are supposed to
work on pressure points on the back.

No biting, Goro. No biting.

Since I don't want kids to get on prickles (and
Goro tried to eat them,) I turned it over, then...

Niko called dibs!
(He literally jumped on it!)

This is how it became a kitty mat
in a twinkle..

Thank you, Goro & Niko.

 Although the mat may not solve chronic
issue, I do enjoy lying on it.

Well, of course, when it's available :-)



Have a happy new week, everyone!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Goro's 6th Birthday

Goro has several favorite spots for napping.

Cat Mansion

Wavy bed

On a couch with his Dad

etc, etc.

But most importantly...

On my legs!

Every weekend, Goro comes to my legs
for afternoon nap.

Goro and happy legs :-)

By the way.

We recently reconfigured Cat Mansion
and moved it to near the window.

Then it became Goro's prime napping spot.

You may have guessed what happened next.

Goro began to take afternoon naps
there, leaving me and my legs all alone.

Goro, come on.
I reserved my legs for you.

Oh, no! I'm so sad :-(

Thank you, Niko.
Would you come take a nap with me?


Niko comes to my bed in the night,
but usually takes daytime naps solo.


After a couple of weeks, though,
Goro came back to me.

My legs are happy again :-)

On May 30, we celebrated Goro's
6th birthday.

Happy birthday, sunshine! We love you!