It’s a lovely Sunday morning, so it seems like a good time to check in with Sam Sam. Above we see her helping with our Highway ☆ app for iOS.
“This sock toy is mine!”
Something is interesting outside on the patio.
Sam Sam hopes you have a great day, too.
Sam Sam continues to adjust to life at CatSynth HQ and charm us in the process. She is very sweet and loves affection and conversation. And she is spending more and more of her time out and about with us.
She does still find the stairs and balcony an interesting concept, but she is getting more used to that, too.
Sam Sam is getting a bit more comfortable in her new home. She was out and about this morning, and quite talkative.
These photos show her very expressive eyes.
I really should take the tags out of that shoe. And yes, there are shoes all over CatSynth HQ.
We at CatSynth are excited to introduce the newest member of our family. Samantha, aka “Sam Sam”, came to live with us one week ago today.
Samantha comes to us via our friends Michael de la Cuesta (of Vacuum Tree Head and Karen de la Cuesta. She has had a challenging few years, with multiple moves – she is well traveled throughout California – and the death of her long-time human followed by the move by her subsequent human into assisted living. I hope she can have a happy and stable life her at CatSynth HQ. She’s still a bit nervous from all the changes, but she is starting to come out more; and has shown herself to be a very sweet and affectionate cat.
She has been thoroughly exploring CatSynth HQ and finding her own places. Here we see her posing among the artworks on the staircase.
It will take a little time for to fully adjust to life her, but we think she is going to be happy. So please join us welcoming Sam Sam!
Luna went for her third chemotherapy treatment this past Thursday, and it went well. In addition to the treatment itself, a new chest X-ray and physical exam by the oncologist showed no visible-sized cancer, which is a very good sign. Microscopic cancer cells remain a concern, but that is what the chemotherapy is for. We have one more treatment in a few weeks, then go into monitoring. Hopefully things continue to go in the right direction.
Meanwhile, our life at CatSynth HQ is slowly edging back to normal, at least with our health. As you can see from the photo above, Luna’s fur has mostly grown back from the surgery. And it’s now safe for her to go out and play on the patio in our beautiful fall weather in San Francisco.
As I need to remind myself, there isn’t a state of being “cured”, this is something Luna will be dealing with for the rest of her life. But now we can hopefully look forward to a longer and happier life. Thank you again for all the thoughts and purrs, and please keep them coming.
Luna is enjoying a respite from the rain and play-hunting the birds outside on the patio. The stretch of rain is actually a good thing for us, considering that 2013 was the driest year on record for California. It also gives me a chance to concentrate on reorganizing CatSynth HQ, a project that has dragged on for a long time and left things here in a bit of disorder. You can still see a bit of it around Luna in the photo above.
I snapped this picture of a bashful Luna during a rehearsal yesterday for my upcoming Pitta of the Mind performance at the Meridian Gallery in San Francisco. Luna is often very shy around company, but she does come out for a few select friends whom she has decided are OK.
Luna has long been comfortable in her modernist surroundings, at it is a common subject of her weekend visits to CatSynth. In the photo above, she is striking one of her attention-getting cute poses against the circular geometry of the rug and the angular lines of the glass table.
In those photo, she has a more elegant pose, the classic “reclining cat” from many works of art. But she also has a little bit of attitude and disdain her expression, probably directed towards me for snapping pictures.
The Carnival of the Cats will be hosted by Ritzi iInfidel.
And the Friday Ark is at the modulator.