The Miaolings

Chun helping out in the kitchen

Sprocket napping in a basket of warm laundry with his foots in the air
sprocket in his basket

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Farewell, Ping

7 December 1993 – 23 August 2014

You are missed.


purple ping

ping, may 2011

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[from the miao archives] Sprocket’s first school photo!

I want to start posting regularly again but it’s not as easy as it sounds. So I am following Foxy’s suggestion of posting old miao photos every Thursday, this Thursday at least. So far so good.

Before we get to today’s photo, check out Foxy’s post about the Miao Cousins Dalek and Orion. Dalek is one of Number 5’s progeny. He’s such a sweetheart. He comes running when you call him and he is friendly with everyone and he wags his tail back and forth in the cutest and friendliest way. Orion is really cool. When he runs around, he sounds like he has little pot-bellied pig hooves. Over the years or the past months at least, he has gotten a lot less reclusive and much more relaxed about life in general. Both Dalek and Orion are inspirational in their own ways.

And without further ado, here is Sprocket’s first school photo, from November 2012, when Sprocket was just one year old, and he’s wearing his big brother Chun’s bow-tie and feeling really grown up.

sprocket wearing chun's stripey blue bow tie

Even though the photo is fuzzy and he’s super floofy, I can tell that he still hasn’t floofed out completely yet.

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why i can’t put my laundry away

laziness has nothing to do with it. at least, not *my* laziness.

sprocket laundry

sprocket laundry

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Sprocket on the third anniversary of

his surgery, August 1st!

It is a day for expressing gratitude to the wonderful veterinary peeps who did such a great job making him the hoppy-est and happiest three-legged kitten, and to whoever taught Sprocket his amazing wilderness survival skills that allowed him to make it through his rough days in the woods when he was injured, and to Sprocket himself for being such a wonderful purr who spreads light and happiness wherever he goes!



We call it Leggo Day.

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step by sprocketty step

here’s sprocket at the top of his steps. he has a really cool set of steps that can hold up to 200 lbs and are carpeted for the comfort of his little toesies. i was going to buy him at least another set on amazon but now the price has more than doubled. poor sprockles. he’ll have to make do with his makeshift steps.



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ragdoll snuggles

mani and lotus

mani and lotus
mani & lotus

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