April 16, 2010
Randolph and the Pizza Box: The Return of the 'Dolph
Randolph has returned to exact revenge on the pizza box! While that last pizza box already succumbed to the cat, he's back for more against the original box's great great grandchild.
But is the sequel ever as good as the original? And will they make a third movie? All that will be answered in the future...
January 8, 2010
Randolph Loves the Grass
That's not to say that Randolph likes marijuana, he just likes the tall grass-like stuff that comes with flowers. In fact, he goes crazy for it. So much so that he prefers to play rather than eat. And once he grabs the grass and walks away, he'll bring it back for you to play some more with him.
And doesn't he look so happy in this photo?
March 27, 2009
Randolph and His Pollen Mustache
The pollen that covered Randolph made it obvious that someone got into the flowers.
March 20, 2009
This Blackberry Gets Randolph's Stamp of Approval
It's a good thing I turned on the lock function, otherwise who knows how many people Randolph would have called.
February 20, 2009
Randolph Stares Wistfully Into His Water Fountain
We got this water fountain for Randolph a few weeks ago because he seems to really enjoy drinking out of a running faucet. I think he's taken to the new water source as well. Except this morning, he stared into it for a good 5 minutes. Maybe he saw his cat reflection and thought it was a new friend.
February 13, 2009
"No Pictures! I'm Sleeping Here!"
February 6, 2009
Randolph, the Loaf of Bread
January 30, 2009
"Hello, Girl Cats, I'm Randolph."
January 23, 2009
Randolph Doing What He Does Best
Just laying around. This time, in Bobo's cat carrier.
January 6, 2009
My Year in Photos / Project 365 For 2008
On January 1st, 2008, I started out on an insane project that many other people have done: taking at least one photo every day for the entire year. After taking the photo, I eventually (usually not the next day) put them onto flickr. Some, but not all, of the photos have appeared here. But the photos are all in one set on flickr.
You may think taking a photo every day for 365 days is easy, but I actually found it really, really hard. It was extra hard in 2008 because there were 366 days.
I encourage you to take a look at the photo set that turned out. It's an interesting capsule into one year of my life.
December 19, 2008
Randolph's Rat in a Box
I'm not sure if Randolph somehow flung the rat into the shoebox, or if it was placed there by our cleaning lady. I'm going to assume the latter.
December 12, 2008
Randolph and the Christmas Tree
December 5, 2008
Randolph Crawls Into Yet Another Bag
Finally a cat update! Same ole Randolph. Crawling into a bag, eating paper, standard Randolph.
November 7, 2008
For some reason, in recent weeks, Randolph has been crawling into this basket to curl up. It's kind of a tight fit for any cat, let alone one of his size.
October 24, 2008
Oh, You Want to Change the Channel?
October 17, 2008
Somebody's Ready for Halloween!!
As round as a pumpkin and as heavy as a bowling ball, this kitty is ready of Halloween. Except for the fact that he hates the costume.
October 10, 2008
Randolph's Big Butt DOES Fit on the Cable Box
September 19, 2008
Randolph in His BÄSTIS Play Tunnel
At first, Randolph didn't take to his BÄSTIS play tunnel from IKEA. He inspected it a few times during the tunnel's first week in the apartment, but since then he loves the tunnel. He'll play AND sleep in it.
September 12, 2008
No Need For a Bed, the Sink Works Just Fine
That Randolph is a strange cat at times. An alternate photo of Randolph in the sink is on flickr.
August 17, 2008
What Can I Say? They Enjoy Bathroom Water
Not only do both of these cats like drinking water out of bathroom faucets, they each like drinking out of a different one. So strange.
August 1, 2008
Sleeping on a Bag
I don't know how falling asleep on top of an unpacked bag is comfortable, but Randolph seemed to like it. Of course, when I went to take his picture, he opened his eyes.
July 18, 2008
"You Best Back the Fuck Up or I Will Pop You!"
That's what Randolph is thinking here. He would use his gigantic paw.
July 11, 2008
Sleeping in Bobo's carrier and upside down. So strange.
June 13, 2008
Cleanest cat I know. I suppose I only know two. And it's not like Mortimer is dirty, but Randolph is cleaning himself all the time.
May 30, 2008
Randolph's a Looker
May 16, 2008
Randolph Looks for Mortimer
While sitting in the box for Mort's special food, Randolph looked up at the kitchen counters at Mortimer, who was prancing around in a quest for food.
May 2, 2008
Living on the Edge
April 4, 2008
He's So Big, He Takes Up the Whole Frame
March 21, 2008
Randolph is a Pier 1 Import
There he goes again, getting his head stuck in bags.
March 14, 2008
Someone Was Sniffing the Flowers
Finally, solid evidence that Randolph loves sniffing flowers.
February 29, 2008
Randolph Gets a Trim
Can you tell he doesn't like this much?
February 22, 2008
Lens Flare Randolph
Somewhere in all that lens flare is a cat cleaning his paw.
February 15, 2008
Cleaning in the Almost Shadows
January 25, 2008
Randolph is One Tough Cat
"If you mess with me, I'll bite your hands and feet. Or I'll just pee on your couch!"
January 11, 2008
Randolph Shakes His Bootay
Randolph just loves to dance. I mean, look at his booty shaking action here. Okay, he's really just looking for a toy mouse under the oven.
January 4, 2008
Randolph can sleep just about anywhere: cat bed, couch, pizza box, on our pillows, etc. Sometimes he even curls up in our bed and under the sheets. He's like a furry little person.
December 21, 2007
Randolph Going Crazy Over Catnip Mouse
In case you can't see the mouse that he's playing with, it's actually being flung out of the bottom of the frame.
November 30, 2007
Randolph in a New Space
It seems that whenever we get something new, Randolph has to inspect it. Whether we bring a bag home or get something shipped to us. Shannan got a clothes rack (I think) for our closet recently and what's the first thing Randolph does? Jumps in and makes himself comfortable. Even after putting clothes in, Randolph digs them out so he has a space. Not that we've ever seen him spend that much time in his new space.
November 25, 2007
The Kitties Love Their New Catnip
I think it's some sort of dragon. Though at this point, it's all deformed.
November 16, 2007
Portrait of a Chubby Cat
Where's that weight loss tool in photoshop?
November 2, 2007
Randolph at the Water Bowl
October 12, 2007
Cat in a [Gap] Bag
Shannan set an empty shopping bag from The Gap down for a few minutes last week and Randolph crawled in. For the next several days, he seemed to live solely in that bag, only leaving to bite my feet, eat, and use his litter box.
September 22, 2007
Alternate Version of Last Week
September 15, 2007
In His Carrier and Looking Unhappy
In this photo, I picture Randolph saying, "Enough with the camera! I'm trying to sleep."
August 25, 2007
Shannan Holds Randolph
August 18, 2007
Living on the Edge
August 11, 2007
Fatty on the Couch
You can't really tell here, but Randolph has really gained some weight recently. Even though he's on a low-fat diet!
August 3, 2007
Two Cats in Their Carriers
Whenever we would cat sit my my parents' cat Bobo, all three cats would somehow rotate use of her cat carrier. Because they seemed to love it so much, we got a couple new carriers for Mortimer and Randolph. Two identical carriers. Actually, I think they're technically dog carriers. For some reason, they prefer the carrier positioned on the left even if we rotate them. They even fight for that carrier.
Sometimes they'll both be in the carriers at once, as pictured here. Don't they look like a disaffected married couple?
July 29, 2007
The Orange in Randolph's Coat
I think the flower pollen really brings out the orange color in Randolph's face.
July 21, 2007
Say Ahh, Randolph
July 14, 2007
More of Randolph on His Back
This cat lays on his back more than any other cat I've met. Then again, I've only ever had close interaction with two cats.
June 30, 2007
Randolph Stares Out of the Window
I think there was a bird flying around because his head was going nuts in an attempt to track something.
June 23, 2007
Sometimes Randolph's Eyes Still Look Very Blue
His eyes have lost some color since he was a kitten, but in some lighting they're still pretty blue.
June 16, 2007
Randolph has been known to eat flowers. And plants. And sometimes chewing through alarm clock wires.
June 9, 2007
Randolph's Odd Sleeping Position
I don't think I've ever seen Randolph sleep like this. It was rather amusing to see, I think.
June 2, 2007
How Randolph Copes with Heat
He just stretches himself out and lays on the floor or couch.
May 26, 2007
I Assure You - Randolph is Not Sad
May 19, 2007
Awake in Bed
Whenever Randolph is sleeping in his cat bed and I try to sneak up on him, he always wakes up. Damn cats and their instincts.
May 12, 2007
There's more than one reason we think Randolph is tubby.
May 5, 2007
Special Delivery from DHL
Randolph has this weird fascination with bags and boxes. If we put them down, he wants to get into them. With the DHL box pictured, he would gather speed and try to run into the box. Once in, he pushed with his hind legs so he could get all the way to the other end of the box. I think there was a point where he had most of his body into the box, but I didn't get that picture.
April 28, 2007
He's really cleaning his paw, something he's very thorough with.
April 21, 2007
We're Changing His Name to Coffee
The other day, Shannan was getting ready for work when there was a little accident. Randolph was going a little crazy and somehow, a full cup of coffee was spilled. We didn't find out until cleaning up that Randolph got a coffee bath. It went something like this:
Shannan: "Randolph why are you all wet?"
Randolph: remains silent with a helpless stare
Me: pick him up, smell him and say, "It's coffee."
After wiping most of the coffee off, there was still some left. His back smelled like coffee for the rest of the day (there's still a faint smell now) and there were some coffee stains on his face. If you look hard, you can see a small stain on his nose in this picture.
April 14, 2007
Randolph and the Scratchpad
Ever since we moved this lightly-used scratchpad and flipped it, both cats have been using it much more frequently. You gotta love catnip.
April 7, 2007
Cracked Out Randolph
March 31, 2007
The Quicker Picker Upper
The cat just loves the bags way too much. He didn't think it was strange at all that he was hanging out in the Bounty wrapping.
March 10, 2007
Portrait of a Large Cat
Randolph is growing into his paws. Unfortunately his paws are kind of HUGE.
March 3, 2007
Randolph Gets Squinty
I wonder what Randolph is thinking here. "Please, no more pictures," "leave me alone," "what are you looking at." All in the realm of possibility.
February 24, 2007
Randolph's Ongoing Bag Problem
This time, it was a Trader Joe's bag, not Home Depot. It's a good thing that we don't usually have bags lying around the apartment. It's also good that he doesn't run away from us when he has them on.
February 17, 2007
Randolph Cleans his Paw
Randolph is a clean cat. When he cleans his paws, he goes all out.
February 10, 2007
Alternately titled, "Count the Threadless T-Shirts." There aren't even that many in this shot.
January 27, 2007
Randolph is Trashy
Not in that trailer park way, but because he was laying in a pile of trash that we had from painting our bathroom and changing the shower curtain.
January 20, 2007
Our Latest Home Depot Purchase
They really sell everything at Home Depot, don't they? I wonder what their return policy is on this item that wanted to go back to the store?
January 13, 2007
When Randolph Relaxes, It's Not Pretty
I don't think Al Bundy could do any better.
Related - Mortimer in a similar pose.
January 6, 2007
Randolph Delivers a Scary Yawn
He spent most of yesterday sleeping.
December 30, 2006
Randopl in a Lightbox
He's been known to do this before. It's especially frustrating when you're trying to pack a suitcase.
December 23, 2006
Huge Feet Cast Shadows
Randolph's large feet certainly do cast large shadows.
December 16, 2006
Randolph and His Paw - Both Sleeping
Look, another photo of Randolph sleeping!
December 9, 2006
One of Many Resting Areas
Randolph can sleep almost anywhere (look how small he was!!), but for every room, he has his favorites. Downstairs, it's this desk chair we have. It's covered in white fur.
December 3, 2006
It's been a while since I've used a picture of Randolph sleeping.
November 25, 2006
Yet Another Cat in the Cabinet
November 18, 2006
Randolph in the Shadows
November 11, 2006
Randolph the Paper Shredder
There was this note that Shannan left me with a list of things that I was supposed to take care of (nag, nag, nag). After taking care of my chores, Randolph got a hold of the list. Let's just say that it's a good thing I saw the list before he did.
November 4, 2006
The depth of field helps conceal his fat.
October 28, 2006
Randolph Ready for Halloween
October 21, 2006
Randolph on the Windowsill in the RAW
This picture was the first picture I took and processed in raw, which gives you the exact information that is captured by the camera without any filters applied by the camera. After adjusting the image, you can then take it into Photoshop to do your standard stuff. The first pictures to appear on the site that were taken in raw were actually the photos from Game 6 of the NLCS.
October 14, 2006
New For Cats This Winter - The Hammer Bed
October 7, 2006
Randolph in a Corner
A late Randolph entry today as I had to go to Long Island to judge a pizza contest.
September 30, 2006
Randolph in the Drier
Randolph has always liked "helping" with the laundry. Typically that means jumping on top of warm clothes, but last week he actually jumped into the drier. Good thing we were done drying the clothes.
September 23, 2006
Randolph Loves the Blog
But he kind of thinks it needs a redesign. Unfortunately, he's not quite creative enough to come up with any ideas himself.
September 16, 2006
Coming in For a Sniff
Shortly after this, I believe I had to clean my lens from nose wetness.
September 9, 2006
Randolph Jumps on the Bed
As I've mentioned before, Randolph likes to jump in the air. After jumping in the air after his little toy for a while, he starts to pant like a dog. It's pretty amusing.
September 2, 2006
Randolph in Shirt
I just love it when Randoph gives the old evil eye. Must have been because Shannan put that shirt on him.
August 12, 2006
Sometimes in the morning Randolph likes to sit on the floor basking in the sunlight. When that happens, he can sometimes see the dust in the air and he tries to catch it. It's pretty damn amusing.
August 5, 2006
Kitty in a Purse
Randoph - the ultimate addition to any woman's purse.
July 29, 2006
When Randolph eats his food, you hear one distinct sound. "Crunch, crunch."
July 22, 2006
He's not actually standing up in the box, but lying on his side and pushing off. It looks like Randolph is saying, "What, you have a problem with me in this box?"
July 15, 2006
Randolph is the New Fleadom Fighter
Fleadom Fighter, you ask? Well, his shirt (which used to be Mort's) says Fleadom Fighter on it. It's no longer Mortimer's shirt because he "outgrew" it.
On a side note, is it bad that I thought, "I'm hungry," last night when I opened up a can of cat food? My stomach actually growled. My excuse is that I was actually hungry already!
July 8, 2006
Bringing Randolph Up Right
It's important to start kittens off young, teaching them what's right and what's wrong.
July 1, 2006
Randolph is an odd cat. I'm convinced he's narcoleptic.
June 24, 2006
Randolph The Patriot
There are many things you can say about Randolph: curious, cute, annoying, and ornery. But the on thing you have to put before everything else - he's a patriot and dog lover. Well, at least his patriotic stuffed dog.
June 17, 2006
Randolph Amidst the Laundry
Nothing like having a little cat bring a mouse to play in your clean laundry. At least it's a toy mouse.
June 10, 2006
Randolph and the Pizza Box
Aww, how cute is that. Randolph sleeping on a pizza box. Could this even win the heart of a certain non-cat loving pizza lover? I'm not sure what topping category Randolph falls under though.
2006 Food Diary, Day 4 (This could be the worst day of eating for this entire endeavor. Today could encroach that though, we'll see.)
9:52 a.m. - #1 meal from McDonald's (Egg McMuffin, hash brown, orange juice)
11:59 - Start of 24 oz of water. Finished at 3:24.
1:17 p.m. - Ham and swiss sandwich with mustard, lettuce, and tomato on white bread. One bag of Firey Habenero Doritos and 20 oz of water.
4:52: Start of 18 oz of water. Finished at 6:23
4:59: 3 pieces of Welch's Concord Grape fruit snacks
5:19: 3 pieces of Welch's Concord Grape fruit snacks
6:54: #1 meal from White Castle (4 burgers with cheese, fries, Coke)
7:26: Magic Hat Hocus Pocus on Calvin's roof.
8:44: Rinse and repeat the above.
10:38: Home. Glass of water.
June 3, 2006
Stick 'Em Up Randolph
May 27, 2006
Cat and Mouse
I don't know what's up with cats and their need to sit right in front of or on top of the keyboard. For a second, I think Randolph was thinking he knew Photoshop. All he seems to know is how to type gibberish and to chase the cursor on the screen.
May 20, 2006
Introducing Randolph The Kitten
While we were in Lacon, we visited the ARK to help Shannan's mom out. We basically helped by letting dogs in and out (including the smelly labrador puppies), but we also saw some kittens - one of which Shannan brought back Thursday.
We've named him Randolph (which we've since learned is hard to abbreviate) to complete the Trading Places Duke brothers reference. He's such a handfull right now - at times pooping outside the litter box, constantly needy for attention, and in general acting like a kitten might act. Mortimer and Randolph don't quite get along yet either.