December 28th, 2006

Dead Dog Cat

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To start the morning, I saw something that to someone steeped in animal lore was very amusing, and sweet, to boot.

We have critters of a variety of species around the house.

Those in the know have met Barbie, our elderly Australian Shepherd; a more pleasant and lovable dog couldn't be found. Barbie is devoted to forestcats, but is no longer spry.

We also have a relatively new addition to the menagerie, this one being Wesley, AKA Squad Car, AKA Buddy, AKA Black and White, a young cat. He's the only remaining representative of the eight kittens forestcats captured in our yard last spring during the birthing season. He's quite a personality, and having been raised with a bunch of dogs, seems to almost think that he's a dog. He plays with them, and tolerates them to a maxiumum degree.

So? What's this about?

When I got up this morning, I could hear Wesley purring...I looked by our door, and there was Barbie laying on her side, and Wesley was laying behind her, licking her head. In the cat world, this is a sign that the cat considers the lickee as a member of its family, a high compliment (remember that next time a cat licks you!). This, my friends, is a true warm fuzzy.
Dead Dog Cat

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Last night, I finished reading the latest paperback of the Nightside series by Simon R. Green, called Hell to Pay, which I'm afraid I found a bit unsatisfying. Things wrapped up a bit too neatly, and some things were too telegraphed to really be amusing. Some of the more interesting characters that Green has used before in the series weren't in evidence, and most that were, were only momentary walk-ons. I think he's getting bored with this...
Dead Dog Cat

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Last night, forestcats and I watched another of the fine items from Netflix, this one being One Corpse Too Many, the first of the Cadfael series of BBC mystery shows set in Medieval England. Not bad, though a bit disjoint; we'll be seeing more of the same. Unfortunately, for some reason, Netflix is missing the third one of the series, and we may have to beg/borrow/ebay it...