Saturday, July 12, 2008

Newest Members of the Family

I was planning to post the second installment of my article series on code conventions, but I've just been too darn busy... having fun with the newest members of my family. I adopted two new cats from the local SPCA and have been spending most of my spare time playing with them. The two actually seem to like each other, and our existing cat, Edison, seems to actually tolerate them as well. It did seem a little touch-and-go at first, though... lots of hissing and growling in the Lehmann household for a few days.

And just because it's against the laws of the internet (and cat-lovers) to talk about their new furry friends without posting at least one picture, here are some shots of the new kitties:

Roxy - exploring bags on the kitchen floor

Gessle - and his humongous tail!

Both are still a little on the skinny side, but gaining weight fast. Roxy started out kind of quiet, but now that she's getting used to her new home she's starting to become more and more lively. Gessle's just a sweetheart. He acts like a big kitten at times, but he's also an affectionate lover boy.

So, who can guess the source
of the names? Roxy's diminutive for Roxette, one of our favorite musical groups. Gessle's named in honor of Per Gessle, the male half of Roxette.

And just so he doesn't feel left out, here's a pic of Edison, at almost 10 years old, he's the "old man" of the family:

Edison - our sleepy, 20 lb "little guy"