See what the Miaolings are doing

it’s naptime, of course!
chun nap

Sprocket is particularly fond of napping with his back leg supported on something, like the edge of his Fido bed, or sometimes on a chair rung. He has always liked his Fido bed, which due to its name and the little doggie trademark I assume was originally intended for puppies, but he has liked it even more ever since I combined it with Blue Blankie.
sprocket in fido bed with foots up

Chun is very fond of his fleecy nest too. He gets sulky when Sprocket naps in it.
chun in his sleepy nest

Sprocket looking sweetly sprocketty
sprocket face

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Sprockerly toe tufts

His are very smoochable. I have to be careful not to tickle his toes tufts because he doesn’t like that, but he does like smooches especially when he’s napping.
foots

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Chun’s nap

I’m starting to take Miao photos again. Choop is pleased. He understands that it will take me a while to work up to the blue beret.

chun naps

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The Miaolings

Chun helping out in the kitchen
Chun

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.

ping

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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