Entries from the ‘Favorite Things’ Category

Phooey for Fireworks!

Phooey for Fireworks!

Posted by Pia

All I have to say is, don’t get me started about fireworks….
Imagine suddenly hearing them and having no idea what they are… now add flashes of light that seem much like lightening and the occasional oohs, ahhhs and screams of humans as they go off. Scary!
Additionally, even though fireworks are illegal in many places, there …

Bird's Nest on the Ground

Bird's Nest on the Ground

Posted by F&S

We Frenchies were doing some exploring around the farm the other day, when we stumbled upon an odd looking object.  At first we were puzzled as to what it was, but our sharp wit soon figured it out.

Shopping for Cat Litter?  Puh-lease!

Shopping for Cat Litter? Puh-lease!

Posted by Sharkey

After we visited Parrots and Company, where we bought special canary food, we made another stop at a different pet supply store, where we went shopping for the cats.  I got to thinking that cats are really high-maintenance!

A Visit to Parrots and Company

A Visit to Parrots and Company

Posted by F&S

Recently, Uncle Carlos took us to a wonderful store in Stamford, Connecticut called Parrots and Company to get some supplies for our canaries.  We love visiting this shop because there are so many beautiful birds to look at.  On this particular visit, we struck up a conversation with a Congo African Grey parrot, who told …

Stopping for Pizza

Stopping for Pizza

Posted by Francesca

One day, while we were out with Uncle Carlos and Laura Acuna, Carlos decided that he was in the mood for pizza.  After driving for a bit, he settled on Bambino’s Pizza.  Who doesn’t love the aroma of pizza in the oven?

Training Humans: Midterm - Squeaky toys prohibited during testing

Training Humans: Midterm - Squeaky toys prohibited during testing

Posted by Pia

Welcome to this week’s class: The midterm exam is really more of an exercise than it is a test. Today’s photo gallery offers a variety of ambiguous facial expressions and situations. Students are to provide captions for as many of the photos as possible.
There are no right or wrong answers. …

Bartok has a Checkup

Bartok has a Checkup

Posted by F&S

Bartok, one of our feline housemates, is named after the famous 20th century Hungarian composer and pianist, Béla Bartok.  It’s no secret that we’re all getting older, and Bartok is an impressive 15-years-old!  Recently, he spent some time at the veterinarian’s having a bunch of tests, just to be sure that he’s in tip-top condition.

A Visit to the Beach in East Hampton

A Visit to the Beach in East Hampton

Posted by F&S

This past weekend, Martha took us to our home in East Hampton, where there is always so much to see and do.  One of our favorite pastimes is to take long walks on the beach, except that this year, there is a real problem with the beaches.  We hope they can figure out how to …

A Schooner Lesson

A Schooner Lesson

Posted by Francesca

While we were in Maine, we took a little drive to Bar Harbor, that quaint and famous summer community on Mount Desert Island.  There are so many fun stores to window shop and plenty of good aromas coming from all of the restaurants.  And because it is a harbor, there is much to see on …

Moving Plants to Skylands

Moving Plants to Skylands

Posted by Francesca

This week was the big move of Martha’s tropical plants to Skylands so that the urns on the big terrace could all be planted.  We Frenchies usually make this road trip with Uncle Carlos, but this time, it was G.K. who got to travel with him, while we flew the next day with Martha.  We …