I love unstructured Saturday mornings. Some families here participate in the English-speaking community soccer, basketball and baseball leagues on Saturdays, but it just hasn't been in the cards for us (yet). We all have such busy weeks that we need the downtime.
I'm pretty sick with bronchitis, so Natalia and I are snuggling (except for when I'm blogging). The cats love it when we just lay around, as you can plainly see!
Natalia has pleaded for Santa to bring her a new doll bed this year... It doesn't take a genius to figure out who is going to make the most use of it!
Yup, her head is on the pillow and she's snuggling Molly's dog, Bennett..
Olga: You had asked how we keep our cats so fluffy -- they wash each other every day. It's so sweet! We shampooed Lyalya once after he escaped last spring and got trapped under the elevator shaft. I'm thinking of shampooing them both again, though... They're coats are a bit oily and they don't smell as sweet as they used to.
About the escaping, though... Lyalya, despite being neutered, is intent on escaping from our apartment... He has shot through our legs four times in the past day... He just LOOKS at you with squinted eyes as if to say, "Yeah, just TRY to stop me..." and then STREAKS by you before you can catch him. Bronchitis and all, I pulled an old soccer goalie move and tackled him last night. I stopped him that time, but the others...
It's scary. We can't always have him shut in a room. He's desperate to leave, meowing and hiding in the entryway to get out... Katya is really upset about it.