We had to say good-bye to our eighteen-year-old cat, Amber (or Bambi, or Bamber, as she was also known). We've known since spring that she was battling advanced kidney disease. It finally caught up with her. She stopped eating, and had lost more weight (and she was only a bit over 5 lbs. to begin … Continue reading And Another One Gone
We Can Haz Fire!
When we moved into the house here in southern NY, there was a pellet stove in what the previous owners used as a family room. It wasn't functional at the time, mainly because there was no vent pipe outside the house. The vent through the wall was closed off on the outside. We planned to … Continue reading We Can Haz Fire!
Monday Musings: A Smörgåsbord of Stuff
The weather is looking more March fickle than February depressing lately. We've had 50 degree days, sun, clouds, snow, rain, and today is cold and really windy. If this is February, I can't wait to see what March is like. It will probably come in like a starving lion taking down a gazelle and go … Continue reading Monday Musings: A Smörgåsbord of Stuff
Monday Musings: A Rough Week
Most extensive apologies for the lack of blogging last week. We are going through a bit of a rough time here. One of our ElderCats, Miss Ginger, is not well. At all. I took her to the vet on 10/19 because she was not eating well and she had a lump on her belly. Turns … Continue reading Monday Musings: A Rough Week
Wednesday Wanderings: Satellites That Take Themselves Out of Orbit, Plankton Photos, Goat Yoga, And Cat Foils Burglar
This company is designing and testing a system that will allow satellites to decommission and remove themselves from orbit to combat the problem of space debris: D-Sat These photos reveal the amazing and often beautiful world of oceanic plankton: Plankton I have no idea how much exercise you get or how much actual yoga practice … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Satellites That Take Themselves Out of Orbit, Plankton Photos, Goat Yoga, And Cat Foils Burglar
Wednesday Wanderings: Cuteness. Only Cuteness.
Today's links will be of cuteness. Mostly animal cuteness. Click. Watch. Smile. 2016 Baby Animals Compilation What cuteness video set is complete without a baby goat trying to figure out how to jump? Baby Goat If you want to entertained non-stop, it seems you need to get your dog a trampoline: Dogs on Trampolines And, … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Cuteness. Only Cuteness.
Wednesday Wanderings: Historic Photos, Cat and Mouse Armor, Lego Art, and Smaug in Gingerbread
Some interesting historic photos: Historic Photos This guy designs armor for mice and cats. Some of these pieces are truly spectacular: Cat and Mouse Armor Some of these may be held together with glue, but even so, this is real Lego art: Medieval Legos And, last, who wouldn't want a gingerbread dragon?: Gingerbread Smaug ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Historic Photos, Cat and Mouse Armor, Lego Art, and Smaug in Gingerbread
A Story for Halloween
Here's a short ghost story, in a more sci-fi setting. If you like it (and you have not already), you might check out my book of fantasy short stories. More info on that at the bottom of this post. Please feel free to link to this story if you think others might enjoy a short … Continue reading A Story for Halloween
Wednesday Wanderings: Canadian Superman Currency, Ikea Perfect Setting for Zombie Movie, Superheroes Save Cat, and World’s Largest Cave
This week on the internet: In honor of Superman's 75th birthday, Canada is introducing six commemorative coins with a Superman theme. Collector's items, for sure, but also real currency. With collector pricing on some: http://bit.ly/16igFm0 Is Ikea the perfect setting for a zombie movie? According to this article from the Huffington Post, yes. And here … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Canadian Superman Currency, Ikea Perfect Setting for Zombie Movie, Superheroes Save Cat, and World’s Largest Cave