Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Safe & Sound

In hot tub: Opus & Momo
Back row: Roscoe, Karl & Sassy
In lodge: Ruis
Resting up after our adventure with the natives we start to make plans for the next trip out.

Monday, July 28, 2008


We are all safe and rescued by Karl and Ruis. There was a misunderstanding that it all. Glad Karl and Ruis showed up when they did.

Enjoying a friendly lunch with the native tribe, food courtesy of Karl & Ruis.

Roscoe dancing with his new found native friends.

Photos by Karl

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Native Tribe Visit

Today didn't go so well . . .

. . . meeting up with the native tribe . . .

. . . we didn't ask what they were serving for supper! We will get in touch with you when we can!!

Photos by Sassy

Friday, July 25, 2008

In The Field Day Two

Excitement was the word of the day. Maggy and Zoey visited us for a search of the elephants!

. . . great friends, great food, and . . .

. . . great fun!

Photos by Sassy

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Africa Day Two

Photo by Sassy

Today, with our guide and driver, we ventured out into South Africa armed only with our cameras. We met up with some friendly lions and made friends with them, we found out that we have a lot in common.

You can all see that we have a full schedule, we had better get some rest tonight.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Settling In

Photo by Sassy

We arrived safely in South Africa at the Amakhala Game Reserve. We took most of the day finding our way through the jungle, finding the hotel, and unpacking. Tomorrow we will venture out with our guides to see if we can find a pride of lions.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

On Our Way

Another day of traveling for us. We took a little catnap on the plane ride to Rome. There weren't any good moives playing, so we don't think we missed anything.

Some of our friends have asked if we fly with an Italian passport or an American one. Though we live in (and love) Italy, we are 100% red-blooded American cats. We live in Italy with a resident visa, but we are still citizens of America (like our human). For that reason, we have American passports.

We met up with Sassy and Momo at the airport, where we boarded a private jet to take us to Africa.
After a big meal and in-flight moive (The Cat in the Hat) Roscoe and Momo fell asleep. Sassy and I used the quiet time to catch up on some reading.

But it wasn't long before our eyes grew heavy and we also snuggle down for a nice cat nap.

It won't be much longer till land in Africa!


Friday, July 18, 2008

Vacation Time

This summer our grandparents are visiting us in Italy. Unfortunately they didn't come to Italy for catnaps and would rather tour around the country, taking in the sights. Our humans thought that they could just leave us at home alone, but they should know better. Sassy has invited us to join her and Momo on a trip to Africa, complements of Ruis and Karl.

We spent the night getting our bags ready....

... and then we rested up for our big trip. Since our flying van is still missing, we were forced to take a plane to Rome.

From there, we will meet Sassy and Momo for the last leg of our trip, a plane ride to Africa. We won't be around much to visit our friends or leave comments, but we will be checking in from time to time and leaving posts about our adventures when we can.

We will come by to visit you when our humans get back and are less busy. In the meantime, we wish you all a wonderful summer and will see you again in August!

Opus and Rosoce

Monday, July 14, 2008

Home Alone

The humans are dumping us this week. They are off to Venice and have decided to leave us home. Don't they know that we KNOW Venice???? We would have made excellent tour guides.

No matter much fun they have, it will NEVER be as fun as we had there during carnival. See you guys at the end of the week.....

Friday, July 11, 2008

Remembering Emil

You are all invited to a wake for Emil. Please come by to help us celebrate the life of our friend. Gone too soon, we will remember him always with love and great fondness. Stop by "Remembering Emil" to post your favorite memory and photo of Emil or you can simply leave a comment for his family.

The wake starts today and will go on through out the weekend.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Until We Meet Again

There are no words to express our sadness. We just hope that Karl, Ruis, Mrs. Oz, the maid and the butler know how terrible we feel that Emil has gone to the rainbow bridge. We know it is just our own selfishness, because we want to have him here with us. But he is in a wonderful place now and we know that his sister, Anastasia, is taking great care of him.

We will always remember Emil as our best friend's pesky, little brother who liked to take paparazzi photos and sneak in behind the scenes. It saddens us that we won't get to watch him grow into a proper man cat, but we find comfort in thinking that our little Emil will always be young and sweet.

We will miss you Emil and we promise to keep an eye on Karl and Mrs. Oz.

(photo by Sassy)

Until we meet again dear friend.....