Warm Dry Winter

Hello, it’s been a long long time. A year in transition — job change, moving, and growing. Overall, things are good.

Let me ease myself back into the blog by venturing into the safe topic about the weather. Yes this year has began with some crazy weather everywhere. The east coast have been hit with a freezing storm, while here in California it’s been a very warm winter. Sound great when we have nice sun and fresh air, except we are in a drought.

Last weekend, Yip and I went to Folsom Lake. The water level is at a historical low. It is striking to see — just imagining where the water once cover and now we are walking on dry land. Due the low water levels, the old Gold Rush town underneath the lake has emerged. There are some foundations and relics revealed. We haven’t found much time to hike lately, so this was an interesting site to go on a walk.















Cat Days of Summer

Another heat wave has arrived. As you know my little window AC unit is weak and I’m on the second level, so the apartment get HOT! Surprisingly, I’ve been coping quite well, with the exception of a few whining here and there. As for the cats and their furry coats, they are not enjoying this temperature at all. One good thing is that it keeps them out of trouble because all they do is lie around and be extra lazy. Yun Yun likes to sun bathe by the window, however after a while, she will jump down and completely faint, all sprawl out on the floor. Bumbe has been sleeping flat on his belly on the bathroom floor, tub, and anywhere cool (if it even exists).

Recently, Bumbe spontaneously did his helpless meows at me, voicing his complaints about the heat. Poor Bumbe, he has medium length hair and is shedding like crazy. So we decided to give him a very thorough grooming. Last month, we gave him a bath. He screamed the whole time, but was happy afterwards because he smelled so nice and clean. A couple days ago, he got a good 20 minutes of combing. This part he enjoys a lot, being pampered and massaged. Cat sure knows how to live the life! At the end, we accumulated a huge fur ball all from my tubby Bumbe. Combing all the hair away actually made him look 30% slimmer. An instant makeover! Hope that helps you cool off a bit my dear kitty:)

Having fun with the kitty wig. Check out his bouffant! What do you think? Stylish look for Bumbe 😛

How do you keep your kitties cool and comfortable during the summer?

Summer’s Here

Yep, it’s finally here! This year’s weather has been bizarre. Just two weeks ago, it was raining and snowing in Northern California…in June! Now suddenly, the temperature turns to 100 degree. Yikes! Where is the in between gradual warm-up to get myself ready for the summer heat? Currently, I am roasting in my upstairs apartment. It is an old place with no central AC. The cats are not doing well in the heat too. They are laying flat and stretched out on any cool spot they can get to. Poor kitties… at least, I don’t have to wear a fur coat all year long. It is sun dresses, ice cream, and watermelons for me until fall!

Ladies, it is time to swap your LBD for a LWD.  Perfect summer outfit!