Marlowe

Bedroom view

Unexpected benefits to the new apartment are…unexpected.  The drain in the kitchen sink had a little bit of a drip, so I turned in a maintenance request in the evening and the next morning, the maintenance guy turned up to do the repair. Like magic! And then, as he was leaving, he said, “Hey, turn …

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The kitchen and my desk

I have to say that my desk situation is vastly superior in the new apartment to either the old apartment or even the house.  I’m right by one of the windows.  Marlowe uses me as the highway to get to his window seat.  He looooves the windows, here. I can’t blame him.  There’s nothing like …

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Why isn’t my cat bald?

No, seriously. I get this much fur every time we furminate him. Which we’re doing daily. I mean, you don’t even get a sense of the height of the mound in this photo. Why isn’t he bald?

I’m furminating.

Cherie Priest recommended the furminator on her blog a while back. We’ve been dealing with our two very sheddy cats and keep considering shaving them. So today, I went out and bought a furminator. My heavens. The thing works exactly as promised. Plus you get the added bonus of getting to say, “Careful, or I’ll …

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Shrubbery

I was walking to the subway today on twenty-eight and realized that I was in the flower district. It’s confined to one block now so calling it a district is a bit of a misnomer, but still, it’s a block filled with growing things. I was tempted into a shop and walked out with an …

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Testing the cats

Last evening Jenny and her fiance, Chris, came for dinner. Well, really, they came to drop off Zoe, their cat, as a trial run for when we take her during their honeymoon. Dinner was just taking advantage of them being here. I was, to be honest, anticipating some fireworks. When I got Marlowe as a …

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Another mouse?

Marlowe has been in hunter mode all morning. I just saw him run past with something in his mouth. Yep. Mouse. I think these are both juveniles, so we can probably expect some more. He offed it quickly this time, at least. I’m letting him bat the dead thing around until he gets bored with …

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Earning their keep

Marlowe caught a mouse today. Suffice to say that the rest of this post will not be for the squeamish. I think Maggie heard it first, but Marlowe was very persistent and caught it. We let him play with it for a little, hoping for a quick kill. Silly us. He was the gentleman and …

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Welcome to NYC

John got up to see us off this morning at the ungodly hour of 5:30. He sent us with some of the corn from last night–I’d realized at dinner last night that it might well be two years since I had fresh corn on the cob. The stuff in Iceland, in addition to being shipped …

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Lazy Avon Day

We spent today hanging out with Kevin and Shawna. Actually, we started the day by sleeping until almost noon. Only ten minutes remained of the morning when we got up. Shawna had pancakes for us. Rob and Kevin pulled our bikes out of the truck today (they were on top) and we biked along the …

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Safely in Avon, MN

We arrived in Avon at around 8:00 local time. Rob’s brother, Kevin and his wife Shawna greeted us. We have been plied with wine and Shawna’s delicious cooking. I took a shower and feel much more human. The cats are ensconced in our room. They seem have settled into the routine nicely. Maggie tends to …

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In Salt Lake City

Move to NYC–Day 1 We have arrived safely in Salt Lake City. Alas, we had to cancel the dinner with friends because, even getting up at dawn, we still didn’t arrive at Beth’s until after eleven pm. Meanwhile, you can click on the photo above to look at an album–unlabled–of the past two days. Things …

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The disappearing cat

Marlowe got outside. When I found him and tried to pick him up, he hissed and ran. He’s under the neighbors’ porch now. I think we might have to let him stay out overnight; with any luck, he will follow his usual pattern and comes back in the morning. What a pain. Edited to add: …

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Maggie is much better

We stopped pilling her today. Maggie’d gotten seven days of the pills, which the vet said was the minimum that she’d like to see. And, since she was getting double-doses… oy. Anyway, we decided to stop, because she’d stopped eating. I spent the morning hanging out with Christina and in the evening, Rob and I …

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