Yearly Archives: 2016

The Mighty Roar of Pan

  Beware the mighty roar of Pan!

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Seven Years of Pan’s Antics

I’ve finally edited together numerous videos of Pan’s antics, dating back to June of 2009.  Enjoy! If you need to see more of Pan (and who could blame you?), here’s some early photos and video of him from his first few months with me.

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The Tower of Frustration

Heard of the Tower of Terror?  How about The Tower of Frustration?  (Otherwise known as the CatIt Senses Food Tree 2.0.)  Seemed like a cool idea since Hera is constantly bugging me for food or treats.  Not surprisingly, Pan wasn’t interested in it all but then he doesn’t really care about food or treats.  Hera, on the other […]

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Pan and Hera

It’s been quite a while since I’ve put up a gallery of Pan and Hera pictures, so… Click through for the full gallery.

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Monarch Butterflies at Natural Bridges

Some pictures and video from a December visit to see the Monarch butterflies wintering at Natural Bridges State Park in Santa Cruz: They winter here from November through February, depending on the weather.  If you go, choose to get here during the warmth of the middle of the day or they won’t be very active.  And bring […]

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Little Cat House on the Coast

After Thanksgiving day, Darlene and I loaded up the Traveling Cat Adventure Vehicle and headed down the coast south of Monterey.  My intention was for us to stay a couple of nights at the Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park campground, but I forgot it was still closed from the impact of the Soberanes fire earlier this year.  D’oh!  So we […]

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Kathie’s Birthday

Pictures from last night’s Halloween/birthday dinner party for Kathie – with Dave, Rachel, Dan, Lisa, Kevin, Vanessa, Darlene and myself:      

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Little Cat House in the Forest

Just some pictures from another little overnight excursion with Pan and Hera in the Traveling Cat Adventure Vehicle, this time in the redwoods of Butano State Park.   We’re slowly building up to longer outings with them and they do seem to be adapting to it as a second home.  They’re also learning to go out for a little […]

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Scottish Highland Games

Eric joined Darlene and I at a pair of events at Roaring Camp Railroads in Felton: the Big Trees Scottish Gathering & Highland Games and the Harvest Faire & Steam Festival.  Lots of bagpipes… and kilts… and steam:

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Little Cat House on the Beach

Just some pictures from our first real excursion with Pan and Hera in the Mobile Cat House (aka, Traveling Cat Adventure Vehicle).  To the beach (Waddell Beach) for Sunday afternoon and evening:  

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Bavarian Road Trip

Earlier this month, Darlene and I were able to get away for a little road trip in Bavaria, the southern region of Germany.  Darlene used to work summers in Bavaria and so she organized a little ten-day itinerary for us to see some of the sights.  We flew into Frankfurt and visited several locales before […]

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Traveling Cat Adventure Vehicle

Holy cat snacks!  I bought an RV!!  To be otherwise known as the Mobile Cat House, Traveling Cat Camper, Cat-Assisted Adventure Van, Traveling Cat Adventure Vehicle?  The idea here is to be able to take extended road trips and bring the cats along so that I don’t always have to make arrangements for a cat sitter. I wanted something small […]

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Cat Boxing Demonstration

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Polynesian Festival and Races

Darlene and I dropped in to see the Polynesian Festival and Outrigger Races at the Santa Cruz Wharf on Sunday morning.  Apparently anyone can sign up as teams in advance and compete in the races.  We also stopped into the free Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center.  It’s a small center with some nice exhibits and videos, including a […]

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Hoan and Quyen’s Family Visit

Hoan and Quyen came up to visit for a few days with their kids Samantha, Sebastien and Sarah.  We went to Moss Landing to kayak on Elkhorn Slough, to the Santa Cruz wharf and boardwalk, to the farmer’s market in Aptos (plus a quick stop to see the dancing chickens at the Glaum Egg Ranch), to […]

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Suspects in the Yard

Somebody’s been eating my newly planted flowers in my front yard. I was pretty sure I knew who the culprit was, but for fun I moved my motion-activated camera to the front yard, near the house, to see what I might find.  Well, it took only a couple of nights to catch a whole range of […]

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