Get back

16 09 2014

You know how people give you the back of the hand?

Well, this is Trickster’s preferred stance toward me:

Ignore that clawed-up ottoman.

Ignore that clawed-up ottoman.

Of course, sometimes giving me the back is simply a second effect to much larger (and known-only-to-her) purpose.

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There is nothing on the other side of that door except floor and more doors. Doesn’t end her fascination, though.

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No, I don’t usually have extra bags of cat food sitting around, but there was a sale!

She can’t even face me when she’s sitting in my lap.

010And when she’s had enough of that, she slithers on to the desk and comports herself just so:

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Yes, I am clearly the center of her existence.





All things weird and wonderful, 46

14 09 2014

A fox, which flies. From India. An Indian Flying Fox.

Otherwise known as a “bat”.

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Traer Scott Photography

What a glorious thing is chance and necessity, allowing for the emergence of mammals with wings where their arms could be.

And she is a night animal—my kind of animal. Along with the serval and the otter, the kangaroo rat and the possum, the snow leopard and the moth, creatures great and small and maybe a little bit creepy, Traer Scott has photographed them (not quite all).

But this is the one which captured me.

What a magnificent shot of a magnificent creature.

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h/t Daily Dish





Monday, Monday

7 07 2014

Gray cat:003

Brown river:

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Tan factory-turned-into-apartment building (on the brown river):

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Small down-town in Wisconsin on a Sunday afternoon:

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First Monday in July. What else could I do?

 





Tricky girl

12 05 2014

Christ, am I wiped.

I have words, but lack the zip to string them together.

So, cat:

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Yep, that’s pretty much it.





The lady don’t mind

24 03 2014

Trickster doesn’t care that I have work to do.

She doesn’t care that I’m eating breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

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She doesn’t care that I just want to sit where I want, how I want, or how comfortable I am.

Trickster wants in my lap.

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Now.





All things weird and wonderful, 37

30 01 2014

Dancing bear! Real live honest-to-pete dancing bear!

Not in a circus—in the wild!

Photo by Nikolai Zinoviev

I don’t know if the story told by the photographer is true (and there are more pics at the link, above, so go see!), but he surmises that the Mr. Dancer was excited to see his long-lost sister.

Let’s see if my brother dances the next time he sees me. It’s been a few years, y’know.

h/t Cute Overload





Hey you

28 11 2013

Happy Thanksgiving.

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I hope your critters are more cooperative than mine.