Nov 14 2009

Inquisitive Minds

Category: Anna's Videos,Dasha&KittensChrisM @ 2:28 am

Again on the 24th of September, we have a couple of videos. Relatively new additions to the in-laws’ house seem to be asking “Mum, Mum – What Is It?”

It is a small version of its mummy. Don’t worry.

Applies to both species 🙂

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Nov 03 2009

One Kitten Left To Find A Home For

Category: Dasha&Kittens,Kazakhstan,VideosChrisM @ 2:58 am

Completely out of order (I’ve written and post-dated about a dozen Anna related posts in the last couple of days), but as we’re talking about trying to find a new home for just one more kitten, I thought I’d post this video out of sync. We have mini-Kara – the black one, who has already been adopted. The two other kittens not in the video have also gone. However, Mini-Muska, the second kitten in this video, is still looking for a good home in Astana. Free to a loving potential owner.

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Nov 01 2009

One Kitten Still Needing A Good Home

Category: Dasha&Kittens,Personal,PicturesChrisM @ 6:55 pm

Taken towards the end of September, these photos were taken of the three remaining kittens that hadn’t yet found a new family to live with. Since then, only one hasn’t yet been re-homed. The two in the second picture have already been taken away. So if you know of anyone here in Astana who would like the kitten in the first picture, please do let them know about this site/specific post. We think the kitten is female, which seems to be a problem for Kazakhs – the thought of more kittens in the future put a lot of people off. Spay the kitten when she is old enough, we know of a good vet here in Kazakhstan (Astana specifically) who took care of our two cats). Male cats tend to spray to mark their territory, so as long as have the kitten treated, a female one would be better for most homes!

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Oct 15 2009

Cat Console Combo

Category: Dasha&Kittens,PicturesChrisM @ 3:10 pm

Thanks to Irina for spotting this photo opportunity whilst I was out of our flat. No posing was involved, and luckily Muska didn’t run away or re-position herself when Ira grabbed the camera to take the shot…

Muska Gets Ready To Deliver A Combo Move

Muska Gets Ready To Deliver A Combo Move

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Oct 03 2009

Failed2post pics of Tishka’s k…

Category: Dasha&Kittens,Pictures,TweetsChrisM @ 3:07 am

Failed2post pics of Tishka’s kittens this year.Apologies.Hoping this looks better on a PC than it does on my phone.

Tishka And Her Four Kittens. Blurry. Sorry.

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Aug 31 2009

Backwards Is The New Forwards?

Category: Anna's Photos,Anna's Videos,Dasha&KittensChrisM @ 6:04 pm

hmmmm, another post where WordPress decides that I didn’t really want to use the built in gallery function, and leaves the images orphaned without a post assigned to them. Well anyway, these photos were taken on the 31st of August, and we have now finally reached the end of the backlog. Here you can see Anna starting to learn how to use objects to assist in standing up (hands near her for the inevitable wobbly moments, obviously). Although she can now roll with gay abandon, and crawl backwards, Anna still doesn’t seem to want/be able to coordinate moving forwards. However, given that forwards it same really as horizontally rotating 180 degrees, then moving backwards, she still seems able to get where she wants. Namely off the safe, clean playing area we lay down here or at the inlaws, and onto the much more interesting carpet.
To round off this post, we have a shot of Kara using Anna’s nappy changing mat as a stalking area to pounce on Muska the next time she enters the living room.

Anna Selecting The Next Toy To Play With

Anna Selecting The Next Toy To Play With

Kara Waits To Ambush Muska

Kara Waits To Ambush Muska

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Aug 24 2009

Kittens Available Soon In Astana

Category: Dasha&Kittens,Kazakhstan,PersonalChrisM @ 3:47 am

Tishka (Dasha’s daughter) has had four kittens this Sunday, and once they have been weaned and are ready for the big wide world without their Mummy around, they will be available (free) to anyone prepared to give them a good home.

NOT Tishka's Kitten. Just Cute.

So, if you live in Astana, know how to look after cats, and are interested, click the Contact page for e-mail addresses etc., or leave a comment here.

(Fairly) Obviously, the image above was just a google search, as the kittens themselves are very small, and living over at the in-laws. Will try and grab some proper ones next weekend. By which time, Dasha, these kitten’s Grandma, may have had her litter.

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Aug 17 2009

Dasha&Tishka(in-laws’ mum+daug…

Category: Dasha&Kittens,TweetsChrisM @ 3:32 pm

Dasha&Tishka(in-laws’ mum+daughter cats)both heavily pregnant.Wondering who will produce first.Aunty Sasha returning to Russia this evening.

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May 16 2009

Kara, Muska, Anna, Gwen & More Tummy Time

Category: Anna's Photos,Dasha&Kittens,PersonalChrisM @ 7:31 pm

Today we saw Kara and Muska properly for the first time in a little over six months. We had seen them via a webcam session in Skype, but that obviously wasn’t the same. Anyway, they looked well (Kara especially, she has put on some weight and now looks healthily non-boney), so a huge thank you to Gulnaz for looking after them so well. I’ll try and remember to take a few shots of them once we move back into the flat.
Anyway, onto the reason for this post – Anna’s published photos are a long way off real time, so I’m hoping to upload at least the majority of them tonight, and space out the actual posts over the next week or two. These photos are of Anna having some more tummy time (considered important now that parents are advised to place babies on their backs always when sleeping, therefore their neck muscles need developing), with Gwen guarding her in the background 🙂 See here and here for the last couple of similar posts with pictures.

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Nov 10 2008

Cute Kitties

Category: Dasha&Kittens,PicturesChrisM @ 4:50 am

Irina recently mentioned that I hadn’t posted the snaps she took off our cats when they were in a friendly mood with each other…

So we start with Muska and Kara sat cheek to cheek on the sofa, moving on to Muska hugging/holding Kara down (this is often also the start of them fighting – affection and conflict so close together…), then cwching/snuggling, then an ‘action’ (bit blurry 😉 ) shot of Muska cleaning Kara’s face, then finally Muska looking cute as ever whilst rotating for the camera.

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