So perhaps I should do some urban sketching with a notebook and a pen. Here’s two sketches of my two Bengal cats in low-low resolution (16x16) ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸฑPerhaps the resolution should be more like 64x64 pixels for better recognizability, or even higher, 160x144. So more experimentsโ€ฆ

Notebook page with initial pixel art sketchesdigital pixel art of two cats in a 16x16 pixel grid

I donโ€™t have a front garden, so I made one. I call it a micro garden. My cat Maahir seems to enjoy it ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿ 

cat behind window checks the new micro garden with plants temporarily on the sidewalk

One of my cats had to be vaccinated. He never leaves the house, so this is a big deal to him. The vet was nice to him and he got a clean bill of health, including his teeth. Now, back home, he seems himself again, busy grooming๐Ÿฑ

cat in a carrier

When I picked the first namesโ€”both adjectivesโ€”of my cats I didn’t put much effort in it, yet in hindsight their meanings turned out fine. Aziz means mighty, and Maahir competent. Bengal cats are closer to nature than most breeds, and are prone to ๐Ÿ˜ฑ mischief and destruction๐Ÿฑ

bengal cat peacefully lying on owner's lap

Day 8 of the microโˆ™blog May challenge, “union.” ๐Ÿ‘ฏโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿ“ท๐ŸŽจ

Tomorrow the microโˆ™blog photo blogging challenge starts. I like to hide some extra info in the alt tag, accessible via right-click on desktop or voiceover on mobile devices. It’s both civil to a certain part of the readership that has low vision, and an easter egg for others.

Photo of cat with pencil drawn vehicle with bird legs

Social bonding through grooming. One grooms, the other purrs, softly, because itโ€™s for the other cat, not for a (in feline perspective) deaf human. ๐Ÿฑ

two cats, one is grooming the other

Photo of Aziz (means sweatheart). As the true sunbather ๐Ÿ˜Ž he is, he jumped right up once I opened the sunshades. The other, Maahir (means the excellent, distinguished), jumped right next to him, but found it too cramped a space, so he left the spot in the sun๐Ÿฑ

cat on trash container inside

Photo. Sun โ˜€๏ธ lover ๐Ÿ˜ป even if the available sunlight is in a cage.

Note. The cage is for feeding, because both my cats have different dietary needs and eating each otherโ€™s food is either bad or wasteful. Not that they know nor care. ๐Ÿฑ

bengal cat lies in the sun inside a cage

Photo. No one told them that plateau has room for only one cat ๐Ÿฑ

two bengal cats on a small plateau on cat furniture

Feline pro wrestling ๐Ÿฑ

Stylized cat in a hero pose. ๐Ÿ–ฅ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿฑ 96pxยฒ

๐Ÿฑ pixel art ๐Ÿ–ฅ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽจ

nyan cat pixel art


Iโ€™m spotting spots on spots ๐Ÿฑ

Vet visit ๐Ÿฑ Heโ€™s rather well-behaved.

Is resemblance the same as being related? ๐Ÿฑ

Went hunting for a dresser with my sister, and I found a bargain which appealed to me. Only problem, it came as two flat packs, and Maahir ๐Ÿฑ eats cardboard โ€œfor breakfast.โ€ So I had to roll them into a blanket for now, until I can pay someone to put them together into a dresser. ๐Ÿ 

โ˜€๏ธ on ๐Ÿฑ back ๐Ÿฅฐ

Solar powered ๐Ÿฑ

Play, paw, purr ๐Ÿฑ

I suppose my cats keep me sane. They donโ€™t take any human BS, and they reflect my behavior towards them back to me. If Iโ€™m nice and considerate, they are. If I neglect them, they start tearing down the furniture out of boredom. So Iโ€™m on my toes, trying to keep them happy. ๐Ÿฑ

Clearly, ๐Ÿฑโ€๐Ÿ’ป โ‰  ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ป! If it were true, ๐Ÿˆโ€โฌ› would rule the ๐ŸŒŽ. Or maybe they already do, and we just don’t know it.

My cats have been quite behaved today, despite I had to catch them earlier than usual, because renovation workers needed access to my house. Maahir was easy enough, but Aziz is always suspicious when things go out of the ordinary. I had to mix ๐Ÿฑ diplomacy and human determination.

Now it’s two weeks after my first ๐Ÿ’‰ I thought it safe enough to do some masked shopping (no not that kind ๐Ÿ”ซ ๐Ÿคก of shopping) in my local town. On my way back I walked through a park, back home to my two feline buddies, still locked up in a cage.