Nov 05 2010

No Subs Yet

Category: Anna's Videos,Dasha&Kittens,In The Media,VideosChrisM @ 11:44 pm

However, here is the video I mentioned earlier in the week. I’ll see if we can get some sort of translation done by the weekend, but the basic idea is a discussion on whether black cats are lucky or unlucky. I’d personally be more inclined to say they are just cats. If you push me on the point, I’d agree some are black. However as the journalist was a friend, and she needed a foreigner to give her a nice quote on some interesting good luck omens we apparently have back in Britain, I was happy to oblige 🙂
You’ll see Karra and Muska in there, as well as Anna enjoying playing with the cats’ toy.

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Nov 03 2010

Karra And Others

Category: Dasha&Kittens,PersonalChrisM @ 9:57 pm

This morning, while Anna and I were at her regular Wednesday kindergarten, Astana TV ran a piece on black cats that I mentioned previously. Someone somewhere recorded it via a camcorder hooked up to the RCA outputs on a cable box, and left me the tape.
Anna, Muska, Karra and I all make a brief appearance (given that she has black fur and is a cat, Karra was on screen for the longest 🙂 ). Now all I have to do is hope some kind soul with a disposable YouTube account uploads it soon, so I can embed the video here!
The journalist is obviously speaking in Russian, so I’ll hopefully find a version with English subtitles. On a related note, checking YouTube will be a faster experience for us from next month, as we have upgraded to MegaLine’s Turbo Plus account, meaning we will get our first 20Gb per month at a speed of 1 to 8 Mbit/sec. Again, as with our current 1Mbit account, after those 20Gb have been exceeded, the speed will be throttled down again.
Hooray for faster internet! Though I’ll have to be careful as we will soon be able to exceed our monthly limit within about three hours of the first day of the month!

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Oct 12 2010

Just shot this clip (#qik) htt…

Category: Dasha&Kittens,Friends,Tweets,VideosChrisM @ 6:31 pm

Muska being filmed for a piece on the news! Don’t know the cameraman, but the journalist is Balzhan, our friend.
Just shot this clip (#qik)

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Feb 09 2010

Furry Feline Friends

Category: Dasha&Kittens,PicturesChrisM @ 10:00 pm

As YouTube is still not displaying the Video Upload page :(, I thought I would take the opportunity to post a picture that Irina snapped recently. Karra and Muska (sisters) are our cats, and other than play fights/chases around the flat, they get on pretty well. Occasionally, they snooze next to each other, and even if the temperature hasn’t dropped, they will hug or cuddle. This time it was on the settee…

Hugs On The Sofa

Hugs On The Sofa

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Jan 17 2010

Warm Cats

Category: PersonalChrisM @ 8:02 pm

It hasn’t quite yet got to the point that we are looking into whether fitness regimes exist for felines, but Karra and Muska are definitely well insulated from the winter cold recently. If they went outside at all, this would bea benefit, but as they are most definitely apartment cats, this isn’t an issue. We are trying to watch how much we feed them, and harden ourselves against Muska’s plaintive meows for meat when we cook, but this all really started when we had them spayed. Is that the right term for female cats? Basically they won’t be producing little kittens any time. Since then, they gained a few pounds, though they do at least seem to have stabilsed at their current cuddliness.

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Jan 09 2010

Playing And Dancing At The In-Laws’

Category: Anna's VideosChrisM @ 9:01 am

Still on the 13th December, first we have Anna discovering again that the cats Irina’s parents’ house aren’t as afraid as Karra and Muska back at our flat. In fact Anna often offers up her greeting of a friendly head butt to the tummy, without the cats running away! Then we have a couple of short videos of Anna dancing in the house, and then a little clapping.

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Dec 20 2009

Exploring New Lands

Category: Anna's VideosChrisM @ 11:01 pm

Following on from the post with pictures from the 4th of November, here we have three videos shot around the same time. You can see how she still liked to travel in reverse when the need arised, and that the cushions at the time were still in place around some areas of the living room. By the looks of it, Muska had not yet noticed the kitchen was no longer Anna-safe, and decided to hide under the table to see what would happen.

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Nov 22 2009

Muska has now taken to making …

Category: TweetsChrisM @ 9:34 pm

Muska has now taken to making her occasional pukes into performance art by sitting on top of the PC first, then launching it across the desk

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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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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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