Saturday, June 15, 2013

caturday: the update-on-Roo edition

firstly, HAHAHA "i'm gonna blog more". i have fallen into bad blogging habits, friends, and i need to rectify this soon! but for now i'm just gonna post this post and head to bed, since i need to be up at 3:30 AM tomorrow (eek!) - here's to a game reserve trip with my dad and some really lovely American girls :)

the topic for this week's caturday is fairly simple: i thought i'd update you on the progress of our family's lovely little Roo, who adopted us at the very end of last year. this came about as a topic partially because i could think of very little else to post on this week (i know, you go on vacation and your brain turns to mush!) but another big motivating factor had to do with Roo's newfound semi-stardom (very very very semi-stardom) on the wonderful animal site Cute Overload. check out her moment of glory here :)

her photo drew a few comments, one of which was from the lovely Theresa, who requested updated pics of Roo-bean. AND SO I SHALL DELIVER THEM! (a little late... sorry!)

first, though, let's aww at some of the photos of her that i didn't have access to when i uploaded my very first post on Roo:

these photos were taken no more than five to ten minutes after Roo had been discovered in our backyard. i am already giving her an eskimo kiess in the first photo (plus please note the sticking-out tongue which she's evidently working for the camera), and the second photo is evidence of one of the reasons we named her Roo (the second being that she hops EVERYWHERE).

it is, however, quite difficult to accurately photograph her hop. another distinctive characteristic of Roo, which is slightly easier to photograph, is her penchant for snoozing... often in ridiculously funny positions.

this is a photo my mom snapped of her, snoozing outside in her makeshift bed on one of the first few days of her arrival, when we were... *ahem* i mean, she was still deciding whether or not she'd stay.

a few weeks later, once i'd left home and headed back for varsity, my sister snapped this photo of Roo just taking a morning chill pill...

"relaxation is key!"

when i got home from varsity in late March, it was evident that while she'd grown a bit physically, Roo had definitely not outgrown her funny sleeping habits. observe:

yes, folks, she's sleeping on my bum.

a few days later, i walked into my room and discovered this on my bed:

...just Roo-laxin'.

about three weeks ago, when i was still away at varsity, my mom sent me this photo of the Roopster:

isn't she pretty? :D this is her in one of her rare docile-yet-not-asleep moments.

i've since come home and have been able to witness all of her crazy cuteness for the past week - and since getting a new phone on Tuesday (and an Instagram account, ha!), she's been my primary target in the photo-taking department... ;)

Roo was spayed about a week and a half ago, hence the shaved patch on her side in this photo... not that it's slowed her down at all! ;)

here she is, looking up at me...

...and then attempting a smile. we'll have to work on that a little, i think ;)

here she's surveying her territory from the kitchen stairs...

 ...and, taken just a few minutes ago, here she is mimicking an Olympic diver mid-air while sleeping on my bed ;)

after surveying all of these images, i think i may need to start an Instagram or blog just on Roo's ridiculous sleeping patterns - yay or nay? :)

first, though, i must catch some sleep - since i need to be up in less than four hours (yeep)! g'night, y'all :)

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