New perch from the Vertical Cat

In the middle of an otherwise uneventful June night, I was slumbering away when suddenly, there was a terrible crash.  It was the cat perch falling to the ground, taking with it a surprised Sentinel.

I ordered a new cat perch the next morning, but then my grammar class started and I had no time to install it when it arrived.  However, the work for my grammar class is now finished, and the cat perch has been installed.

I’m quite happy with the quality of this cat perch, bought from the Vertical Cat.  It cost double the price of the cheap thing I bought from a big box pet store, but I think the quality is probably quadruple.

And now, pictures of me bribing the cats to explore their new perch. Without being coaxed by treats, they are not so into the perch.  I think they remember the other one falling, but hopefully this one will be accepted eventually.

Early release due to SNOW!!!!

It’s been very cold (for here) all week, with the temperature hovering in the 20s during the day.  Usually when it is this cold, it’s sunny and too cold for snow.  But not today! Today we got snow.  Here’s the view at work at about 12:15 pm.  The school district called an early release of 1:00 by 10:30 in the morning, so for the first time, I got to experience the process of getting all the children to leave in the middle of the school day.  It went smoothly and everyone was gone by 1:30

I was home by 2:15, stomping the snow of my Doc Matins on the way in.

The kitties were very interested in the snow.


I’ll make it fit!  The kitties are observing my packing from a calm position, having no idea I will soon trap them in their carriers and drag them over to my Aunt’s house.
On the way home from dropping off the cats, I stopped by my mom’s and got an important item for the drive to Boise:  Kenny Roger’s 20 Greatest Hits.  That was the tape (it was a tape then) that my mother played every single time we made the drive. And 20 songs last a very long time on the road.

Note from the future.  I played it and I can report that the word “greatest” is perhaps a bit overstated.  Maybe they should have stopped at 10 greatest hits.  The “Scarlett Fever” song was particularly hideous.  But I did get to sing along to “Lucile,” “The Gambler,” “Ruben James,” and “The Coward of the County.” So who cares if I skipped the last three songs on the disk?