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Finchy likes help

Posted in Things you can do to Finchy on March 25, 2009 by iconicblue

Finchy is very curious. He loves to check things out, and he always lets you know when he wants you to pick him up and show him something. He likes help getting down the loft stairs – he will even wait on a little ledge we built for when they were tiny kittens, for us to come get him and carry him down a few feet. Before he would step onto your hand so you could lift him down one handed. Now he’s developed into wanting to climb over your shoulder. He has a well-established vocabulary of questioning mews, so you can always tell what he wants.

“Time to get up, I want the window open so I can look at birds”

“Help me down the ladder”

“Hey, I’m down here, at your feet, pet me”

“I’m going to climb up you now, here I come!”

“I want to play with whirley bird, come get it out of the cabinet!”

Here he is checking out the loft structure, from below:





A Finchy offering

Posted in Things you can do to Finchy with tags , on March 12, 2009 by iconicblue

Continuing to go through some old photos. Today I offer you Finchy, and his fabulously soft cuddly belly:


Finchy flying in the air

Posted in Things you can do to Finchy with tags , , on January 16, 2009 by iconicblue

ThePetMuseum asked for me to post this video, so here it is! It’s Finchy. Being thrown into the air. He loves it! Not the best view; I’ll have to reshoot it with less john, and more finchy, but you get the idea. He curls up like a cooked shrimp and tries to catch his tail and back feet and clean them.

We do this to him regularly.

Coming soon… spider cat (a la the simpsons).

View all videos of Robin and Finchy at youtube.


Posted in Things you can do to Finchy, trust on January 10, 2009 by iconicblue

Almost every day our cats do something that make us congratulate ourselves on winning the kitten lottery. They are amazing. Really really they are. But we’ve fostered that as much as anything. We manhandled them incessently as soon as we could get our grubby mits on them. The result? Kittens that have absolute trust in us.

How many cats do you know that you can grab, flip upside down, give them a raspberry on their tummies, over and over and over and they never have a problem with it. In fact, they just lie there, waiting for you to be done. And it’s not just Finchy, who seems to have a predeliction for being upside down. Robin, the alpha cat, doesn’t mind it at all either.

I’ll be posting more on this subject later (we have lots of evidence), but here are some photos. And if you’re wondering how we did the halloween card – upside down photos, taken from above…

Finchy doing the air stretch. You can hold him like this for minutes. We’ve counted.


At the last second, something got Robin’s attention. He’s a bit more active and less willing to relax and float than Finchy is.