Willow, Panther, Blackie Panther came to live with me when I was first in Washington state, in 2001. I've written quite a bit about him before. He was just a little black cat with birth defects that caused his front legs to grow into a funny shape. This didn't bother him one bit. As my … Continue reading Three cats
Penny This has been a day controlled by cats. First thing, this being a weekend, we were off to the emergency vet, an hour away, with Penny, afflicted once again with UTI. Urinary tract infection. It only ever happens on a weekend. But I am grateful it wasn't in the middle of a blizzard. Grateful … Continue reading -enny, (no P)
Does anyone else get as easily distracted, I wonder. I'll sit down with a clear picture in mind of what I intend to write and when I've finished, what's on the blog is something entirely different. It's why I have trouble telling stories, because in the middle of them I find myself going off at … Continue reading Now, where was I going…
When is the best time for a heating device to fail? Immediately before the first major storm of the season, of course. At the end of Fall, when night time temperatures began to drop significantly, I figured it was time to re-activate the gas fire. It was the same sort of device I had in … Continue reading Not the story I intended….
Cooper's Hawk (we think) This beautiful chap came searching for his Thanksgiving lunch this afternoon.... Note to self: remove window screens, for better photographs, - the making thereof. Stern note to self: Sort out and organise photographs!!!! - for easier finding thereof Since the warm weather left, taking most of our bird friends with it, … Continue reading Thanks be
Mr Katz mentioned on his blog yesterday the importance of finding delight in the many small pleasures of daily life and I thought I would enumerate a few of mine: The picture above of a little hedgehog, just one of a delightful selection of greeting cards by Sarah Boddy.com. I love the pictures so much, … Continue reading Endless small delights…
Breaking the sound barrier An email from my brother just now gave me an idea to write about. Any time you sleep under a different roof, you are bound to be aware of unusual sounds. Depending on how far you have travelled, and how aware you tend to be of these things, these sounds can … Continue reading Noises in the night