Monday, March 08, 2010

Earning his stripes

Baby Alex is pretty smart.

From an early age, he realised that to be a member of this family, you hafta earn your stripes.

The photo above was taken when Alex was just a few weeks old. Not only are stripes his #1 fashion choice, he also chooses to stimulate his growing brain by gazing at some high-contrast tiger stripes in this artwork by prolific kidbean artist Phebe.

'Mr Tiger', as we call him, guards Alex's change table. He has become Alex's closest friend and confidante.
Apart from me, of course.

Cheers,
--Pabs

16 comments:

Huffle Mawson said...

Well, obviously you're the top cat in the house Pabs. Good that Alex is learning the ropes!

Parker said...

He's growing up right!

Daisy said...

Pablo, I can see you have Alex on the right track!

Simba said...

Hi, Pablo. Nice to meet you. I am sure you are the best gaurd cat fro Alex, but it is good to have a stand-in at the changing table!

Forever Foster said...

With you and Mr. Tiger leading the way, Alex will be the brightest boy in all the world. By golly he is a cutie. Give Kate a pat on the back, buddy. She did good!:)

The Crew said...

What an opportunity you have there, Pablo! You can impart all your Mancatly wisdom & experience to your little brother.

MoMo said...

All are on your mancatly shoulders, Pabs!I am sure you are more than up to the task of guiding and guarding the little one.

Mr. Hendrix said...

I think it is a great idea to make baby Alex go thru the ropes to earn his stripes. He is smart to have kitties, both real and drawings, as his bestest friends.

Just wait until he is able to feed you and give you chin scritches Pabs. Awesome!

Happy way belated 10th birthday buddy. The world is a better place with you in it.

cjl said...

So Pabs, does that mean you support the Richmond Tigers?! I can't imagine Kate would be too pleased with that!

Amy and The House of Cats said...

We think that Alex is learning very well and earning his stripes!

Derby, Ducky said...

Ginger stripes!

Poppy Q said...

Happy belated 10th my Tassie Tabby friend. Glad to see wee Alex values the power of the stripes. Hope your mum an dad are getting some more sleeps now.

Smooches

Christine and FAZ said...

Looking good Pabs, and Birks tells me that stripes are the No.1 fashion accessory. Thank you for all your kind wishes recently when I wasn't feeling well, everyone's healing purrs obviously helped to get me better.

FAZ

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Awww...Yipes, Stripes!

Mr. Hendrix said...

Hey Pabs, just checking in to see how you are! It is hard to keep posting and visiting when the blurpy takes up so much of your mommy's time isn't it? I hope everything is going awesome with you!

michico*Adan said...

Very cute boy!