Archive for the ‘Our Cats’ Category

Sean And Dizzy, Finally Becoming Buddies

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

So Kayleigh and I were watching a video this afternoon. At some point I realized Sean had wandered off into the kitchen and was being surprisingly quiet. I walked in and found him there, gently petting Dizzy – and for the first time ever, Dizzy seemed to be enjoying it:

Sean and Dizzy

Sean and Dizzy

Our Dear Sweet Winnie, 1999-2009

Saturday, June 13th, 2009


Our Dear Sweet Winnie, 1999-2009, originally uploaded by andycarvin.

This morning, we had to put Winston, our dear sweet orange tabby, to sleep.

Not long after we adopted him at the age of two, they told us he had an enlarged heart and would probably never make it to five years old. That was eight years ago.

We came very close to losing Winnie a year ago and knew we were on borrowed time, so the last year has truly been a blessing. That doesn’t make it any easier, though; when we woke up this morning we thought it was going to be just another day. But at it turned out, it wasn’t.

This picture was taken about three weeks ago. It was the very last picture we took of him at home. It really captures how sweet and loving a kitty he was. We’ll always remember him like this.

Right now we are simply devastated, but know we’ve been blessed to have him a part of our family for the last eight years. He was, and will forever remain, a member of our family. He was one of our boys.

Goodbye Winnie; we love you.

Dizzy and Winnie, Best Buddies

Saturday, May 16th, 2009


Dizzy and Winnie, Best Buddies, originally uploaded by andycarvin.

It took us eight years to get a really good dual portrait of the cats, but we finally got it.

Snapshot: Dizzy in Flight

Wednesday, April 11th, 2007
I happened to have my camera nearby when Dizzy made one of his vertigo-inducing jumps from our pantry to our dining room table. He does this at least three times a day, since we keep his food bowl atop the pantry so Winnie won’t eat his food. -andy

Nokia N93 Experiment: Winston and the String

Thursday, October 12th, 2006

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The good folks at Nokia are letting me borrow one of their N93 video phones this month, so I’ve just started shooting some footage with it. This is a video clip of Winston playing with a string. The clip is actually a reduced-sized version of the original 34 meg mp4 clip, which I’ve uploaded here. Since that clip is too large for streaming, I made this shorter clip. It was shot in fairly low light, so the quality is somewhat granular. The audio quality is better than I expected, though. -andy

Winston and the Baby Doll

Saturday, May 20th, 2006

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Winston, our orange tabby, meets his first baby doll.

Round and Round

Saturday, May 20th, 2006

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Video of Dizzy, our tuxedo cat, chasing himself in circles. No catnip was used to produce this footage.

It’s Hard Out Here for a Peep

Saturday, April 22nd, 2006

Meanwhile, back home in Boston, Susanne just emailed me this photo of our 23-pound tabby Winston crushing a defenseless box of marshmallow Peeps.
winnie peep
And an hour later:
winnie sleeps on peeps

Bathtub Antics

Thursday, March 2nd, 2006
Winston plays in the bathtub

Early morning play time with our orange tabby, Winston. For some reason, he associates our bathtub with play, so whenever he really wants to play a game, he jumps in the bathtub and waits patiently. Music by Kevin MacLeod.

Cat vs. Feather Toy, Part 1

Wednesday, August 24th, 2005

Susanne and I picked up a new feather toy for our cats this weekend. Tonight they got to have one of their first workouts with it. Each cat has their own tactic for attacking the toy. In this first video, you’ll see Dizzy standing and spinning as he goes after his favorite part of the toy – the handle, rather than the feathers…. -andy

feather dizzy

Video clip of Dizzy and his feather toy. Incidental background music courtesy of Coheed & Cambria (he just loves playing to emo-core).