Sunday, December 21, 2008

Cooper Grows Up


It seems only yesterday that we brought home a little black and white peanut and called him Cooper.

From 2007-04-30 Cooper

Since then, he has grown a bit...  Recently, we've attached a command to having him jump up (such that he does it only on command), and these pictures give you a sense of scale.

I'm 6'5", and Cooper is basically as tall as me...  Given that he is still only eighteen months old, we hope that he has no more growth spurts to go through...

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Winter Monkeys


Kelly's idea of stacking the pet beds continues to be a popular one.  Both Max and Nikita are fans.

After seeing the kids get so much enjoyment out of this arrangement, Kelly decided to try it out for herself, and got a bit of quality time with Rufus and Cooper into the bargain.


Cooper decided that Kelly needed protecting, and applied his standard technique of sitting on her.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Rufus's Feline Family

Winter has arrived with a vengeance, and the weather here has been consistently cold and nasty.  The critters have decided that now is the time catch up on their sleep (as if they were running low before).  Rufus has finally reconciled himself to the fact that sleeping with the cats is not such a bad thing, as they are WARM.  Before, he used to grump and move when they tried to snuggle up to them.  Now, he still grumps, but only momentarily before going back to sleep

Rufus and Cats

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Sunday Muddy Sunday...

Today we met up with another couple we know here in Luxembourg and took our boys for walk with Nadja, their female Akita.  It has been pretty damp here recently, and the trail along the river was exceptionally mucky.  However, this did not prevent a good time from being had by all...

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Saturday, December 06, 2008

Rollingergrund Run


Today the boys were getting a bit ansy from having been inside for too long, so we went for a trail run in the forest behind our house (which is the Rollingergrund neighborhood of Luxembourg City).  I took this opportunity to try out a new app for my iPhone called EveryTrail, which allowed me to both record our run and take geotagged pictures along the way.  Very fun! 

However, Rufus and Cooper kept getting frustrated that I was continually stopping taking to take pictures...

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Monday, December 01, 2008


Rufus turned three today.  Where does the time go...

Rufus the day I picked him up (nine weeks old)


Rufus on a recent walk in the woods