28 May 2007

Pawsted by Mosilager

The hamster

Ginga Boo have a new friend - the as-yet-to-be-named hamster. This girl was let loose in the wild after some time of petdom - the previous owner believed that (s)he was freeing the hamster. Well, as the saying goes, if you love something, let it go, if it comes back to you it is yours, if it doesn't, you never had it. The smart hamster found her way back to the building that was her home and I-mei & friends adopted her as a mascot. Now she is all decked out in a new cage with an excercise wheel and such. We tried to put her in the wheel so she could get some excercise, but she's been slow to take to it. She keeps jumping out. Probably because we tried to put her in during the day - hamsters apparently sleep during the day and are active at night. Anyway, some progress was made and she did turn it a quarter of a turn. After that she got tired and started to eat.
Good eats

She's also getting used to the new cage - the old plastic box that she came with did not have any bars. So she thinks that she can get out and have her run of the place by chewing through the bars. We better be on the alert for a breach.
Let me out of here!!!

So far she doesn't like being picked up too much, she bites a little. I'm using the same technique on her as on the cat - the Cesar Milan "Sssshhhh" and trying to be all calm and assertive. It worked with the cat, not sure about the hamster.

11 May 2007

Pawsted by Lova Rakotomalala

Modus vivendi during commencement

It is commencement week-end here at Purdue. Family and friends have converged to "beautiful" Lafayette to celebrate the achievements of Mosi and I-mei.
The pets are also very excited to see their grandparents, cousins and uncles. There were plenty of jumping on and abrking at the Yu's and Warrier's of this world. However, it also forced cats and dogs to spend more time together. It was a bit of a challenge but they did quite well in the end. Except for the cat who is so confused that she decided she was grocery and jumped into a plastic bag. Maybe Ginga whispering to her that she looks good enough to eat finally got to her. The Ginga is such a smooth talker.

Boo to Cleo: "hey there good looking..."
Cleo: " In you dreams pal..."

Is that a cat in your bag or you are just happy to see me ?

It is a cat ! Bingo !

06 May 2007

Pawsted by Mosilager

A little love story

Lily lives near some beautiful woods. Ginga and Boo went to visit. All pics are taken by "the Doc," captioning by Mosi.

Lily may have some more recent wolf ancestry than we thought. She looks so beautiful.

Dog or wolf?

How come they never get into a bathtub with as much excitement?
Ginga and Boo getting wet

Lily water

BooBoo noticed how good Lily was looking and tried to impress her by showing how fast he is.
He's fast

And here he is at it again... any girl would love a guy that can balance that well, right? Maybe BooBoo was a gymnast in his past life.
Balancing Boo

To top it all off, he's romantic too. Here he is thinking about which flower to pick for Lily. Awww....
BooBoo and the flowers

Lily finally got impressed and went over to have a talk with BooBoo.
Lily and Boo

Ginga wasn't part of all that action, he was keeping his head low trying to look for food among the vegetation... finally he raised his head to take a look
Head of Ginga

He did not like what he saw! BooBoo was getting too close to Lily. So he tried to look cute.

That didn't work on Lily, but the humans were very impressed. So he thought... and plotted...
wet Ginga

...and being a man... ahem... dog of action...
Lily and Ginga kiss
...just kissed her...

BooBoo was not very happy about the whole thing. He was shocked... all that running, the balancing, the flowers... and fatass Ginga just kisses her... and she seems to enjoy it!
Sorry BooBoo, nice guys usually finish last. Having been in the same situation more times than I can remember, I sympathise with you.

Ginga and Lily watched a dejected BooBoo swim away and lived happily ever after - well at least for the remaining half hour till they went back to their respective homes.
Lily and Ginga