Sasha tries to suckle from Felix

As soon as Sasha arrived in our home, Felix befriended her. As she grew up, they were the best of friends. Even though Felix was a tomcat, Sasha would often try to suckle from him and of course there was nothing to be gotten. Still, out of love for her, he tolerated it. He’d often get up after a suckling session, his fur all wet on one side of his body.

The music is “Opus 118, No. 2, Intermezzo in A. Major” by Johannes Brahms, interpreted by Carlos Gardels. The track is public domain, obtained from MusOpen.org.

Shhh, the Medieval Cats are sleeping

Our four cats love to sleep, as all cats do. What we think sets them apart though, is their preference for sleeping together, particularly in colder weather. Here are a few photos. Aren’t they adorable?

Shhh, the Medieval Cats are taking a nap.
Shhh, the Medieval Cats are taking a nap.
The whole bunch sleeping together (Bubu, Tira, Sasha and Zuzu).
The whole bunch sleeping together (Bubu, Tira, Sasha and Zuzu).
Sasha, Zuzu and Tira, sleeping together.
Sasha, Zuzu and Tira, sleeping together.
Tira, Bubu and Zuzu sleeping together.
Tira, Bubu and Zuzu sleeping together.

In the yard on a beautiful spring day

Lanterns in our apple tree.
Lanterns in our apple tree.

Warmer, sunny weather is finally here and our medieval cats can’t wait to spend time outside, lounging about in the garden or the yard, climbing trees, rooftops — all the fun things they love to do! Whereas before they begged to come inside and sleep, now they won’t even hear of it. They’re outside, romping about.

Sasha peers through the camera, or in LOLcat if you like, ceiling cat peers into your soul.
Sasha peers through the camera, or in LOLcat if you like, ceiling cat peers into your soul.

Here’s Sasha in a tree.

Sasha loves to climb trees and rooftops.
Sasha loves to climb trees and rooftops.

Here’s the tree that Sasha was climbing (it’s in the background).

Yellow bell blossoms on a beautiful spring day.
Yellow bell blossoms on a beautiful spring day.

Bubu looks over his domain (the garden).

Bubu's attention is absorbed by something in the garden.
Bubu’s attention is absorbed by something in the garden.

Tira loves to relax just about anywhere. Here, she’s doing it in the garden.

Tira, our grey kitten.
Tira, our grey kitten.

Bubu loves to sit underneath our MINI.

Bubu loves to spend time underneath our MINI.
Bubu loves to spend time underneath our MINI.

Bubu loves to play with sticks. He wraps his huge, sharp claws around them and starts chewing them up. He’s going to grow into a big tabby, I can tell.

Bubu plays with a stick

The wooden house you see in the background of this last photo is their home. I’ll have more on that in a future post.

Welcome to Medieval Cats!

Here we will write of the adventures of four wise cats — Sasha, Zuzu, Tira and Bubu — who live in the medieval city of Medias, in the heart of Transilvania, Romania.

We miss Sasha so much. She passed away recently.
We miss Sasha so much. She passed away recently.
Zuzu with a spiderweb on her head. Let's call it the bride's veil.
Zuzu with a spiderweb on her head. Let’s call it the bride’s veil. Zuzu now lives in Bucharest.
Tira
We miss Tira. She disappeared a couple of years ago.
Bubu
Bubu, our adorable tabby tomcat, in the yard.