Phantom Phriday Vol. 20

A bit late with today’s Phantom Phriday, but it’s still Friday, so on with the show!

Today we’re featuring Rio…Purrincess Rio. The once tiny calico is now large and in charge of the nekotachi and, of course, her peasants.

“I don’t know what you’re doing, peasant, but I don’t trust it.”


‘Rio has presented her belly. You know what to do.”


“What are you looking at, peasant? You don’t see Rio. Rio’s not spying on you or anything.”

Happy Friday! (what’s left of it, anyway!)

Phantom Phriday Vol. 18

Welcome to the return of Phantom’s corner! His Greyness has been doing well over his long time off, still ornery as ever. He’s been waiting somewhat patiently for me to pick up my blog again, so without further delay..

“That’s enough chatter, minion. On with the show!”

Today, we’re going to check in on a moment in the day of Aya. Aya has decided to give the peasant some help in keeping her other peasant alive (in game, of course!).

“Peasant, what is this your doing?”

“You know what you’re not doing that you could be doing?”

“Petting Aya, that’s what!”

That’s all for today! Join us again next Friday!

Until then…

“Sogo sees you with her eyes, peasant.”

Day at the zoo


The weather has been a bit up and down here lately, mostly down being that it’s still winter, but near the end of January it was actually quite warm. So, since it was a nice day and Katie wanted to test out one of her new lenses, we headed out to the zoo.

First, we went to see one of my personal favorites – lemurs! Specifically, ring-tailed lemurs.

Ring-tailed Lemur

Ring-tailed Lemurs

Ring-tailed Lemurs

After those guys, we headed over to see the big cats. I didn’t get many photos of them though because it was quite crowded around their viewing areas. The next ones that I took the most pictures of were the red pandas.

Of course, one of them was sleeping, but even sleeping it was adorable.

Red Panda

Red Panda

Red Panda

Then it was off to another one of my favorites – Rockhopper Penguins!

This guy was posing for everyone.

Rock-hopper Penguin

Rock-hopper Penguin

Rock-hopper Penguin

Those are some of the best ones of the ones that I took, I think, but the rest are on my flickr.

[BGM: 摩天楼オペラ – PANDORA]

Phantom Phriday Vol. 17


This week’s Phantom Phriday features Aya! It’s been a while since Aya had one to herself, but of all the cats she’s the hardest to take pictures of (awake anyway) because she seems to be in constant motion.


“Aya doesn’t have time to stay still for you, human!”

"Aya has Aya things to do!"

“Aya has Aya things to do!”

Soon after those shots, she zoomed off to do Aya things, like chase the other cats, scratch at the walls, and attack her reflection. Aya has a busy life!


“Excuse me, minion, this is MY feature of your blog. Why are other cats invading my corner? Next week’s better be about me or you’ll regret it!”

Happy Friday!

Phantom Phriday Vol. 16


This week’s Phantom Phriday is a sleepy one. Earlier today, I noticed the cats weren’t buzzing around the living room like they normally do, so I went back to my room to find Phantom, Sogo, Aya, and Rio all lazing around.





So that left Omi to be the missing one. A short time later, I heard some rustling upstairs in Katie’s room. Sure enough, it was Omi. All 5 now accounted for! He rushed downstairs and jumped up on the table for pets.


I think this is the first time in a long time that I’ve gotten all the cats featured in a Phantom Phriday! Happy Friday to all!


Phantom Phriday Vol. 15


Happy Friday! This week is an update on Sogo. The little calico is settling in more and more every day and, for the most part, gets along with the other four. Aya seems to be the only one that she’s not that fond of, but Aya takes longer to warm up to being around others. Even so, they get along okay and I think they’ll be fine around each other in time.


Sogo seems to be most fond of Rio, our older calico. Rio pretty much mothered her when we first took Sogo in, so I think they formed a bond because of that.


As for us, Sogo seems to have claimed us as her humans. She’s quite an affectionate little one and I’m happy we were able to give her a home.

[BGM: Base Ball Bear – Stairway Generation]