Weekend Cat Blogging with Sam Sam: Relaxing for Pride

It’s Pride Weekend here in San Francisco 🏳️‍🌈. But since we have a busy several days, indeed a busy month, we are taking a bit of time this Sunday afternoon to relax. It’s also a great opportunity to play with Sam Sam. Here are some recent photos of our playful and funny feline companion.

Sam Sam can be quite expressive, even a bit sassy, when she wants something. She loves attention, food, getting brushed, and playing. She is always asking for attention and play.

Even when others in CatSynth HQ are trying to work.

The astute observer will see graphics for our various mobile apps on the screen, as well as a photo of Luna.


As it is Pride, here is an obligatory rainbow filter on that first photo of Sam Sam (which is one of my favorites).

We hope you all are having a nice weekend, wherever you are and whatever you celebrate.

Weekend Cat Blogging with Sam Sam: Relaxing and Talking

It’s been a little while since we last checked in with Sam Sam. But this lovely Sunday morning seems like a fine time to do so. It’s a good day for just stretching out and relaxing.

Sam Sam relaxing

Or for sitting on a window sill with filtered light.

It’s good to be a house cat.

Sam Sam is quite talkative, as all of my cats have been. It’s probably because I talk to them all the time, too. In this video you can hear a bit of her voice, as well as her loud purr.

This video only shows a small example of her vocal range – it is quite a challenge to get her to talk on cue, especially with her tendency to poke her nose into anything and everything.

It’s good to be a house cat.

Weekend Cat Blogging With Sam Sam: Antics

It’s been a little while since we visited with Sam Sam.

She is quite active, constantly running around and reminding us that she is nearby and needs attention.

In this upside-down pose one can see her “goatee” more fully. It’s part of her distinctive face markings.

We are quite enjoying her many antics. Here we see Sam Sam walking the ledge in the studio, looking for attention of course.

Weekend Cat Blogging with Sam Sam

Sam Sam continues to come into her own at CatSynth HQ, even claiming the “throne” pillow in the main room.

In this portrait, one can see that she has not just the distinctive smudge on her nose, but also a little spot of black on her chin. A goatee of a sort.

She has also become quite talkative, often letting us know when she wants attention or has an opinion to share.

And she does want a lot of attention. Samantha has taken to frequently rolling around on the rug and exhorting us to play.

We at CatSynth are happy to oblige.

Weekend Cat Blogging with Luna: Logo Portrait

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Luna posed quite elegantly for this impromptu portrait. As always, she seems to match the interior design. The quintessential modern city cat.

If I can wrangle Photoshop, we might also be able to use this as Luna’s official logo portrait for our new app-development house, the CatSynth Appwerx! So far we just have CatSynth: The App, and that is all we can say at this time for a great many reasons.

Weekend Cat Blogging with Luna: Documenting Art

We have a lot going on at CatSynth HQ this extended holiday weekend. Here we see Luna supervising the process of documenting artwork.

Luna and cartoons

It’s actually not my artwork, or Luna’s; but it is a series of great cartoons by a very close friend of ours, many of which are part of a series called the Mensa Cats. I am using both a portrait (fixed) lens and a zoom lens to get the best photos possible. This impromptu photo featuring Luna was done with the portrait lens, which sometimes blurs a bit.

Weekend Cat Blogging with Luna: At Home

It’s been a while since Luna has made an appearance on CatSynth, a situation that is entirely my fault. But today we start to correct that with some photos of Luna over the past month.

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I am happy to report that Luna is doing fine. The same busy-ness that has limited my posts here has sometimes meant less time to spend with her. And Luna does her part to make sure I feel solidly guilty about this.

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When I am home, we do spend as much time together as we can, including relaxing together. This usually features copious amounts of cuddling and purring.

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She can sometimes make it difficult for me to get up and do other things.

And of course, there is napping and sleeping. She is a cat after all. One recent day when she was exceptionally sleepy, I was able to tuck her into the covers for this cute picture.

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I do hope to make this visits with Luna a regular feature again, along with the backlog of reviews and other posts in the queue. Such is life at this moment.

Weekend Cat Blogging with Luna: Rain, Disorder, Hunting

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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.