Archive for April, 2009

Petting zoo kitteh

April 25, 2009

I went to a petting zoo in Amsterdam recently with one of my friends. Now, for those of you who don’t speak Dutch, we call a petting zoo a ‘kinderboerderij’ or children’s farm. Soylent green anyone? Just so you know, I will not be deterred by the implication that petting zoos should only be visited by children or children and their parents / caretakers. So there we were, in all our finery, prancing around the petting zoo. Side note: do not wear semi-high heels to petting zoos. What was I thinking?

Anyzoo, to my surprise there was also a live-in cat at the petting zoo. And it was a splendid specimen indeed, with just the right mix of adorableness and aloofness.

Well played kitteh. The pensive side-glance that indicates you’re not aware of the hooman trying to attract your attention.

Again, nice job! I am also digging the socks you’ve got there.

Resistance is futile. You must be petted!


The definition of Spring

April 17, 2009

Spring has arrived in The Netherlands! The sun has been shining for over a week, and when the first ray hit the city, the whole of Amsterdam poored out, got into their boats, sat on benches and picknicked and generally got around 165 % friendlier. Sure, today will probably one of those rainy days, but the last week was fabulous.

On all my biking trips I did with this glorious weather, I saw lambs. Now, nothing means Spring to me if not a whole flock of lambs being totally adorable and running around. Another Sping must is people playing football in the streets and in the parks here. Well, what happens if you give lambs a football? This!

Disclaimer: cuteness may cause severe redardation in speech, such as ZOMG!1!!!1 *squeeeeeel* THAT’S ADORABLE, AWWWW *head explosion*

Thanks Tom!

Roefes’ got his laser on stun

April 8, 2009

I was catsitting Roefes when I noticed something while I was taking about a million pictures of him. He has insanely large pupils. I think he did it to spite me, because it makes it virtually impossible to make pictures of him when it’s dark and I have to use my flash. All my pictures came out looking like he was planning to destroy the world with the power of his laser eyes.
I call this one the leisurely laser:

The reflecting peeper:

The lock-and-loading pre-attack laser:

And finally, the world domination: