Category Archives: Pets

Gentle Giants, Wee Porkers

These gentle giants provide coyote protection on a farm in Langley. The owner said her predator losses went to zero after she got the dogs. Apparently they love to work, sleep much of the day, and patrol all night.

huge dogs provide predator protection

And these once nearly-extinct little KuneKune pigs love petting and attention.

kunekune pigs

Thanks to the Langley Environmental Partners Society for hosting this WaterWeeks: Farm Fresh Bus Tour!

We enjoyed it, and learned a lot. Great to visit all these small organic and heritage farms operated by passionate folks attuned with nature.

Moody Kitty Waking Up Shots

I don’t often shoot with my cellphone, because I have lots of dedicated photo gear.

But today I went through the photo folder on my Samsung A5, and transferred them all over to my computer. There were more than I expected, around 150.

Lots of shots of our late Choco the Cat in there, and accumulating some of new kitty Sora.

Here are some shots of Sora waking up from her afternoon nap. I kinda like the low-light, grainy, moodiness of the cell cam. . .

kitty sora low light cellphone photos
Yes, that’s a kitty face wondering if Daddy was awake in the wee hours of the morning.

Fascinated Cat, Playful Birds

“Dey know, the fluffy buggers, I can’t get ’em. But I still duz my best to rattle the window!”

We’re indoor cat people, partly because we live on a ravine and outdoor cats disappear fast around here with the coyotes around, and also because even well-fed cats cannot resist killing birds.

Cats can be very happy indoors, but it takes a lot of play time and interaction.

But that’s why we love ’em to begin with, eh?

Our last cat, Choco, was nervous outdoors, and would only go out supervised in a harness to chew on some grass, sticking very close to home.

New rescue kitty Sora has not been introduced to the harness yet, that’s still a bit down the road.

cat bird feeder

Sora-Chan Getting Comfy in My Chair

A little over three weeks since we adopted Sora-chan from the SPCA, she’s getting pretty comfy around the place. Her initial fear has completely worn off, though she still startles occasionally.

Over the last few days she’s appropriated my recliner in the living room, and has also discovered that it’s great fun licking my nose and chewing my mustache at 4:00 am.

She is incredibly energetic, and loves chasing a feather on a string. . . for hours. . .

While people often say it would be wonderful if cats remained kittens all their lives, and dogs remained puppies, this is one teenager that I’m looking forward to gaining some maturity : – ).

sora kitty daddy's chair

No, I Don’t Want Eye Drops!

Little rescue Sora still needs drops twice a day, and she knows every time what’s coming, no matter how we try to distract her or sneak it into another routine.

We hate chasing her down, and she’s hissed a few times. But so far she hasn’t scratched or bitten, and once bagged, she cuddles and hides her head.

At least she doesn’t hold a grudge, and minutes later is happy chasing a feather on a string, her fave activity .

Photos by Yumi.

kitty sora eye drops


Damn I love this little kitty, and looking forward to earning her trust in all situations. . .