Introducing “Tux”….Pet of the Month in “Albuquerque the Magazine”!

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Music – “I’m Too Sexy” from Hits! by Right Said Fred. Released: 2010. 

Well, Tux has made it to the “big time”.  He was selected as “Pet of the Month” in the September, 2019 issue of “Albuquerque the Magazine”.  However, fame has not gone to his head (yet).  Pretty soon, he’ll be rubbing elbows with all the big dogs (so to speak!)…..

 


Tux – “Albuquerque the Magazine”s choice for Pet of the Month, September, 2019

“Here’s what my people said about me!”

“Geez, am I sexy or what! Eat your heart out, Shadow!”

He’s What’s Known as a “Silent Partner”

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Music – “Top Cat” from Feline Groovy: Songs for Swingin’ Cats by Mark Steyn. Released: 2015

Little Nipper” was the name of the dog whose picture was shown with the slogan “His Master’s Voice” and which later became the trademark of RCA.  Although he has lived with Tux and Shadow for nearly 11 years, he has yet to speak…


“He sure doesn’t say much!”

“What’s the matter? Cat got your tongue?”

“He likes me!”

“Speak to me, oh great Nipper”

“Really, I didn’t do it! It was Nipper”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Photos by Sue Jimenez, in cooperation with Tux, Shadow and Little Nipper)

July 11th is “All-American Pet Photo Day”!

Music – “Take My Picture” from Andyland by Andy Robinson. Released: 2017

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Well, according to the Albuquerque Journal 2019 Pet Calendar, today, July 11th is “All-American Pet Photo Day”, and since Tux and Shadow are not exactly camera-shy, they insisted we participate…..

(all photos by Sue Jimenez)

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Shadow and Tux Just Hangin’ Out

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“Cool Cat Mewsic” from Animal Songs for Children by Tim Stockman. Released: 2010.

Tux and Shadow recently turned 11 years of age…..I wonder why they don’t have gray hair like I do!?

 

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March 22nd is “Cuddly Kitten Day”!

Music – “I Love You Kitty Cat” from For the Kids!, Vol. 2 by David Thomas. Released: 2016.

March 22nd, 2019 is “Cuddly Kitten Day”.  Go ahead.  Cuddle one (or two).  Even better, adopt one (or two!) 

 

ALL PHOTOS IN THE SLIDESHOW COURTESY OF ASPCA

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Shadow and Tux want you to go out and cuddle a kitten on March 22nd! (Photo Credit: Sue Jimenez)

Can Cats Croon Christmas Carols?

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Music – The 12 Days of Christmas” from Funny Cat: Christmas Songs by Funny Cats. Released: 2012.

Well, Christmas 2018 has come and gone at our house and Tux and Shadow are recuperating from their busy morning amid heaps of wrapping paper, a cat toy or two, and general good fun.

All photos by Sue Jimenez, 2018

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Desert Observer

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Music- “What’s New Pussycat? (Main Title)” from What’s New Pussycat? by Tom Jones. Released: 2008.

All photos by Sue Jimenez unless otherwise noted

 


“It’s all in the eyes…”

“Any idea where the issue is on “Flora and Fauna of the High Desert?”

“I’ve looked everywhere….it’s got to be here somewhere…”

“I’m very into the desert fauna and keep a watch out for critters in the area…”

“As you can see, I’ve taken up my secondary post in order to review the previous day’s observances”

“I’m now ready to take up my watch”

“There appears to be some movement around the firethorn bushes…”

“Just as I thought! A beautiful specimen of Picoides scalaris! (for those not in the know, a Ladder-backed Woodpecker)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


“I’m trying to covertly observe that Sialia mexicana out there, but I think he’s spotted me…”

“Yes, I believe it WAS a White-lined Sphinx that I saw!”

“Shadow and I confronted one of these guys some time ago, inside our house….a “vinegaroon”, which looks a lot like a scorpion…they spray acetic acid if
disturbed….glad we didn’t disturb him!” (Photo Credit: http://www.tumblr.com)

“Bonus day! A nice Sylvilagus audubonii…and right outside the window!”

“After a quick de-briefing of the day’s observances, it’s time for kitty dinner!”

“I know this post is ALL about Tux, but I just can’t help but admiring that handsome feline reflected in the refrigerator door”