I’m going to write about Peters Valley, but the internet at home has been erratic so it’s been impossible to upload many photos. (And if you have my home phone and tried to call, I haven’t gotten it, as the phone connection is even worse. Verizon might send someone out in a couple weeks if [...]
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All of you in heat-stricken areas, please be careful and drink a lot of water today. Here’s Morgan the Ferocious Monster to show you how it’s done. And remember, everything you have actually belongs to the cat. This public service announcement has been brought to you by Felines First.
This is a much happier story. We also took Morgan the Ferocious Monster to the vet last week. He’s also quite ancient, well over seventeen. About a year ago he developed some digestive problems, so I switched his food and completely quit feeding him any human food whatsoever. Morgan was happy with half of that [...]
I’ll start with the punchline, so you’re not lulled into thinking this is a happy post. Nick and I took Grendel to the vet this morning and had him put to sleep. Renal failure, finally, but he’s been steadily getting more elderly (and not just older): failing hips, heart murmur. The walks have been getting [...]
The World’s Smallest Pea Patch is getting an upgrade this year (and no, I’m not changing its name, even though it no longer is true). But isn’t this sharp: I have one more to install, giving me three 4x4ft raised beds. The first one is nearly full of perennials already. I transplanted in the strawberries, [...]
Everything you suspected about what government employees do on those pesky federal holidays is true. We laze around in our jammies, performing unnatural acts. See?
Morgan and I are doing a bit of blogging this morning. (taken from the netbook’s camera to demonstrate the general way in which Morgan is helping) It’s 28F warmer than yesterday morning, but still cold enough that the cat wants to spend all his time glued to me and I’m having a hard time getting [...]
My mother sent the dog and cat a holiday package (the grandcritters!) and as always we opened it on Christmas morning. Morgan got his toy first, while the dog was out in the yard: a stripy stuffed caterpillar that is the best thing ever. The Ferocious Monster finally demonstrates the truth of his name for [...]
This is very important. Please pay careful attention. This is not my cat. Neither of these are my cat. This is my cat, the one and only Ferocious Monster. Are we clear now? The ones in Pittsburgh are not Morgan. The one in Toronto is not Morgan. The one in Chicago is not Morgan, nor [...]
At long last: That photo shows the most accurate color, but this isn’t bad. And I do like the lighting in this third shot. The black tulips are lovely but hard to photograph well. For images, the white tulips stole the show. I didn’t do a whole lot this weekend. The cold I’d been fighting [...]