Monthly Archives: February 2020

Presents from Irina

I think Irina broke into a bag of Christmas ornaments, because she keeps bringing me “presents” from it.  She’s very attracted to anything covered in gold.  She particularly likes those elastic cords that people often use to decorate homemade scented … Continue reading

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Bulwer Lytton Contest

Do you have any idea how hard it is to write an intentionally bad sentence?  You have to abandon all the grammar, and sentence structure you were taught in grade school. “I don’t really know what it was about her … Continue reading

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Week Two with Irina

As is typical of Russian Blues, she follows me around, and parks it on my lap in the evening.  When my lap is not available, she’ll park it on the arm of the chair right next to me.  She doesn’t … Continue reading

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Irina Is Settling In

It took the girl a few days to emerge from the annex bedroom we gave her as her “safe space.”  For the past couple of days, she’s been running around the whole rest of the house, exploring, which is a … Continue reading

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Meet Our New Cat

Her name, as of now, is Baby.  That’s what she was called when she was brought to the shelter a few days ago, anyway.  She’s six, and looks a bit like a Russian Blue, so we wanted to give her … Continue reading

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Monthly Winter Energy Report from My Electric Company

This thing is such a joke.  In December, I supposedly used 5% more electricity than average for my neighbors.  In January, I allegedly used 18% less.  This is a complete joke.  When most of the lights in and around your … Continue reading

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Ozzie is Deceased

I freaking loved that cat, and he returned the love.  He was the most affectionate cat I’ve ever owned in ~40 years.  We did everything we could for him at then end, but his combination of cancer, kidney disease, and … Continue reading

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Got Out of Attending a Wedding

A second cousin, who has met me twice in her entire life, the most recent of which was when she was six years old, sent us a wedding invitation.  She used Zola dot com.  I guess that makes it easier … Continue reading

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Ozzie and Super Bowl

Poor Ozzie.  Our little lovey dovey 11-12 year old cat has kidney disease.  Per our vets’ (plural, from the same place), he’s now on a Science Diet K/D (kidney disease) formula, and a periodic subcutaneous hydration drip that we administer … Continue reading

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