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I keep finding tiny little clothing all over my floor, one piece at a time, a shirt here, a pair of pants there.  I know that it's Molly, the Killer Queen bringing them to me, I hear her triumphant meows over the fresh victory.  But what is she doing with al the little bodies?






Okay, obviously, she's found and opened the box with the Barbies in it.  I'm sure naked Barbies and G.I. Joes will appear soon.  She's certainly brought me bigger kills, and once before a barbie sized doll, dragged to me by the hair.  But the little clothes are just giving me a giggle.

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Jan. 28th, 2009 11:33 pm
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Well, somehow, I brought home a dog today.

A papered, two yr. old neutered male for free. There's some story about divorce and money, etc, but I don't understand why they aren't trying to sell him. I haven't found out what's wrong with him, except that he's a little aggressive with Katy and Rusty, but that's the whole male thing, and will probably sort itself out quickly.

It only took one hiss and three swaps with the claws so fast that Kaiser couldn't even blink for him to learn that he WILL be respectful to Norman. I just love that. Cats just don't take shit, and they don't care that you weigh 10 times what they do, because they know they are deadly.

But I don't know. I'm already having "buyer's remorse." I thought it would be a really good thing for Shelby to have 'his' dog to be responsible for, to learn to control, and train. All that self confidence stuff. Learning how to be firm but gentle, set distinct boundaries, be 'pack leader' etc. It worked with Thomas, when he was 12 and Katy was running all over him. He went through obedience classes with her and learned a lot about confidence, which carried over into his life. etc. But I don't know about Shelby. It may be too soon. But it's not something you can study the theory of and figure out, you can really only learn by doing. And I don't know what would be easier than a smart dog. And Kaiser is definitely smart. (Norman will attest to Kaiser being easily trained) He is terribly spoiled, and waits to see if you're serious about a command before he obeys, but he knows what he's supposed to be doing. You don't have to repeat a command. You just give him the leash correction and he does what you've asked. And then for the next several tries, he's perfect. Then he has to check and see if you reeaally meant it.

I don't know. I go up and down about Shelby's capabilities. And today, since I woke up with another migraine (three days in a row or those of you counting), and had to dose with lots and lots and lots of coffee, and the caffeine is starting to wear off, and I'm up past my usual bedtime. Mark's not back from his rope-climbing practice in B'ham.
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Yes, again this morning I woke up unable to open my eyes or lift my throbbing, one-sided head up off the pillow. I keep extra strength Excedrin and a glass of water on the bed stand, so I managed to down some of those eyes closed without spilling too much water, and by half a hour later I was able to stumble toward more pain meds.


Finally I manage to get to favorite chair and open laptop. Try to type and have to correct every third word.  And I only have about 42 things needing composing and/or typing up today.

DAMNDAMNDAMNDAMNDAMNDAMNDAMNDAMNDAMNDAMNDAMNDAMNDAMNDAMNDAMNDAMNDAMNDAMNDAMN
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Oh, and BTW, the Puppy seemed to not hear anything either,  but cats came from all over the house to stare at me and the laptop.
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What I learned this year:

1. Wrap presents as you buy them. Never Never leave them all until Christmas Eve.

2. Even tho they REALLY want to help, Cats just don't get the subtle differences between wrapping and unwrapping.

VROOM VROOM

Dec. 2nd, 2007 07:15 pm
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We finally did it.  We quit talking and shopping and Thomas and I went and bought the Nissan Versa Hatchback!  Automatic, continuously variable transmission.  You never even feel the gears change, much less have to worry about changing them yourself.  Sapphire Blue.  I think I'm going to call it Nellie.
VERSA


Christmas shopping is going fairly well this year.  Not done, but moving along, with ideas for almost everyone but one Aunt.  Bought Christmas ornaments for all the nieces and  nephews on my side.  They'll be bored with them, but I generally never get the right thing anyway.  Except for last year when I bought that pink feather boa for Princess. And I went to a lot of trouble to try to pick something wonderful for each kid.  Well, and Mason loved the little science gadget I got him.   So, 2 out of 10.  So this year I went for easy.

The last few days we've been taking care of our friends' cats, fish, and turtle while they went off for a late vacation.  It's been fun.  Of course, the problem is that now Thomas wants an aquarium.  And, so do I, sorta.

Cat War

Oct. 5th, 2007 08:52 pm
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The cats and I are in a war for the door frames all over the house. They think the frames are giant scratching posts, and I, of course, think they are beautiful decorative pieces of wood that should be left in smooth, pretty form.

I've found that if you put Press & Seal on the door frame, they won't scratch there. And it's self sticky so it stays on, but it doesn't have that sticky gunk that adhesive papers have. And it can be quickly jerked off with no marks in case of company. And it comes in rolls, so you can pick the size.

Maybe I should write a testimonial to the company and let them know. Maybe they'll market as cat repellent. Ha!

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