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Why Do We Have Cats, Again?

And so. I knew that Churro liked to move the curtain out of the way when he sits on the cat platform, because it obscures his view of Venus. And once I caught him HANGING on said curtains. I started moving the drape to one side, or behind the cat condo, in an effort to save the drapery. So on Monday morning, what did I find? The entire right-hand curtain was dragged THROUGH the hole in the condo and several LARGE rips were torn therein.

Churro is very lucky he's so damned cute, because he came close to being DEAD. It's also fortunate we buy most of our very nice things at Tuesday Morning, so these drapes were not as expensive as they originally retailed for.

But they matched the room EXACTLY. *sob*

And that cat condo, but not that cat.

We ended up not going out for fireworks because it was hot and we moved river rock (see rahirah's journal). Watched the Boston Pops, and I don't know if it's because the host changed (not Craig Ferguson anymore) or because it was on a weekend the last two years, but there wasn't nearly as large a crowd there as the last few years I've been watching. But the fireworks were pretty damned awesome. I need to spend a 4th in New England someday, just once.

I watched all of New Who Season One yesterday. I'd forgotten totally how much Doctor Nine rocked. I mean, sure, there are Ten camps and Eleven camps and for some reason they don't overlap much, but everyone liked Nine. As always, I adore whatever Doctor I happen to be watching; but Nine had some amazing stories, as well -- Dalek and Father's Day alone would make the series a superior one, but there's also The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances, probably one of the best Doctor Who episodes of all time. And oh, I miss the old Captain Jack, who was fun-loving and resourceful and got laugh once in a while... and to change his clothes. (What IS with the Torchwood Jack always wearing his WWII uniform, anyway?) Doctor Nine carries the pain of the Time War with him, but never forgets he has joy in his life, too.

So that ate up most of the day, other than hauling rocks.

Here he is, before I finally gave up and moved the condo AWAY from the drapes (yeah, I know, the horse has been stolen). Dumb cat.

Someone down the block has bunnies. I see them hopping around in yards as I leave for the gym in the morning. Twice I've seen a little black one, and this morning there were two, the other I couldn't tell the color, but it was spotted. Domestic bunnies, as opposed to the wild cottontails I saw at Applebee's last week.


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Jul. 6th, 2011 02:40 am (UTC)
he'd have found himself in my lab...

Nine was the first Doctor I ever liked. He's who brought me into the fandom (in spite of Rose even)
Jul. 6th, 2011 04:05 am (UTC)
Evil, I tells ya.

I liked Rose with Nine. I didn't start disliking her until she and Ten got so annoying. Rose was Nine's companion.

Jul. 6th, 2011 04:22 am (UTC)
I agree. For all the love of 10 & rose...I think Rose belonged with 9
Jul. 7th, 2011 01:01 am (UTC)
Yeah. They were perfect together; Ten was good with Rose, but better, I think, with Donna. (They messed up poor Martha all the ways around.)
Jul. 6th, 2011 03:03 pm (UTC)
mine are still pottying outside the box so evil works

She was definitely more annoying with Ten, she was just too...dumb for me
Jul. 6th, 2011 02:52 am (UTC)
Awww, bunnies!
Jul. 6th, 2011 02:54 am (UTC)
Okay, I have to ask. What is that fox wearing? A helmet, or is it a tinfoil hat to prevent aliens from reading his mind?
Jul. 6th, 2011 03:05 am (UTC)
Hee hee, it's a Shiba Inu, and a tinfoil hat. XD
Jul. 6th, 2011 04:41 am (UTC)
Ah, shiba inu! I love them because they do look like foxes.
Jul. 6th, 2011 11:31 am (UTC)
Especially the red ones. :D
Jul. 6th, 2011 04:08 am (UTC)
Cute li'l bunnies!

Jul. 6th, 2011 11:30 am (UTC)

So, were ya'll part of the dust storm I saw on the news this a.m.?
Jul. 7th, 2011 01:26 am (UTC)
Well, it certainly settled a lot of dust on the center of town, but not too much on the wind and such here. There was a small tree knocked down at the Costco, but I didn't see any other damage -- just tons and tons of DIRT. (My office is right near the river bed, and the parking lot looked like the desert -- you could only barely see the asphalt!)
Jul. 7th, 2011 02:21 am (UTC)
Oh, wow. That's kind of creepy.
Jul. 7th, 2011 02:28 am (UTC)
It was kinda eerie when we went outside last night -- our neighborhood was orange (the lights and such), like a fog made of dirt had settled, and the air was fairly calm.

Jul. 7th, 2011 02:44 am (UTC)
OOOoOOOo. In a...OOOOoooo... sort of way.

Jul. 6th, 2011 02:53 am (UTC)
Churro is a strange and determined cat. I guess he wanted curtains in his condo. Beware of further attempts at interior decorating.

I always liked Doctor Nine. I'm quite fond of old Ears.

Bunnies are probably being bred for dinner, in your neighborhood. Who lets bunnies run around near cars? Oh, wait, the same people who let the duck and chick run around...
Jul. 6th, 2011 04:07 am (UTC)
Churro is very determined.

Nine rocks.

It's hard to keep bunnies inside the yard if they want to be outside of it, unless you put wire down (like in that one yard over near my bank). More than cars, that neighborhood is also crawling with cats, so they must be very canny bunnies.

Jul. 6th, 2011 04:21 am (UTC)
*shakes finger very sternly at Churro*

Those curtains did match the room exactly. *mourns*

I've gotten some good curtain deals at Overstock.com, too -- it's sometimes hard to tell exactly what the shade will be from internet photos, but the reviewers often describe.
Jul. 6th, 2011 11:19 pm (UTC)
That's true. We'll have to see what we can find.

And they're really too sheer to repair, although I'm tempted to try.

You know, the matching was a happy accident -- we bought those originally for the bedroom but they were too sheer; we had them in a closet when the house was remodeled and were looking for drapes for the new dining room -- viola! WOW!
Jul. 6th, 2011 10:51 am (UTC)
Gaah, pets and their damages. (Miss Blonde Dog just got prodigiously sick all over a freshly cleaned area rug -- because she'd eaten something in the backyard. Thanks, Blonde Dog.)

[hugs and a good Wednesday]
Jul. 6th, 2011 11:17 pm (UTC)
Clean rugs are as fun as Barb's desk and the bed.

Hugs! It's almost Wednesday!
Jul. 6th, 2011 02:40 pm (UTC)
Churro is very lucky he's so damned cute
Every time something gets destroyed here I turn into Joan Crawford and rage "This is why we can't have nice things!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Hmmm. I've done that in the classroom as well after the third squillion time someone jams the stapler.
Jul. 6th, 2011 11:16 pm (UTC)
Re: Churro is very lucky he's so damned cute
And you note his expression of smug satisfaction, as well.

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