I’m sorry Caturday is up late. We switched from graveyard shift to day shift and back again so it got awkward. We spent yesterday afternoon attending a graduation party for the son of a friend. It was lovely.
Before we get to the pointy eared people, we want to take a moment to remember and honor constables Douglas James Larche, David Ross, and Fabrice Georges Gevaudan. These three members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police lost their lives much too soon. We’ll not dignify their killer by naming him. Why does it matter? Moncton, located in New Brunswick, Canada is only a wee bit bigger than my hometown and we have friends there. Those friends weren’t just there. They were in the lockdown area and much closer than we care to imagine. You can read about it here. We are happy that our friends are fine, but sad at the loss that their community must endure.
Another Caturday rolls around and I still have a bazillion things to get done for the blog. I’m working on it, but it’s slow and I’m slower. 🙂
Meanwhile, here are the pointy eared people.
One day, we picked up some new pillows. I placed one of the old ones on the computer chair while put pillow cases on the other. Tito adopted it immediately and now the old pillow remains on the computer chair and is his.
We survived yet another internet outage this week. Harrumph! I managed to get a lot of housework done that day though. I went through boxes and boxes of books. I’m keeping very few of them. The library will get the rest. It hurts to give them up, but if I haven’t read them in the last year, then the odds are that I won’t read them this year or next either. The books I go back to read again and again will stay. I managed to do all that without putting Miss Jenny into a state of panic. The Feliway really does work.
Speaking of Miss Jenny, she posed nicely for me this week and the boys went out of their way to be cute.
Now for a bonus video. At Pier 39 there is a musical staircase. Viewed from below, the stairs look like piano keys. According to the Pier’s website, it is an interactive art exhibit presented by Remo Saraceni, who also created the The Big Piano used in the Tom Hanks movie Big. The other morning before the crowds arrived, Lastech found the pigeons making music. You can hear the sea lions barking in the background. 🙂
We had another heatwave this week and Southern California is again on fire. Elsewhere, I have friends who are still getting frost and snow. Here, Karl the Fog returned to the Bay chasing away the heat, thank goodness. Now we just need to get our friends warmed up and the fires put out. To top it off, we had no internet access from last night until late this morning.
We had also planned a special post for a couple of special friends of the blog who got married this last week. The heat and parental health emergencies have caused a delay. In the meantime, we want to give a shout of congratulations out to Mrs. and Mrs. Catgirl! You go girls!
This video is a pretty darned good example of what it’s like for us every morning when Titan is begging for breakfast. 🙂
We had a heatwave in San Francisco. The temps would be fine in most places, but no one has air conditioning. Karl The Fog went on walkabout and those days were rough. Actually, here’s a very good link describing what San Francisco is like in the heat. Yes, it’s absurd. I grew up in the desert and was used to heat that was far worse. I’m not a desert rat any more. The kitties were not amused either.
The heat was absurd and so were the pointy eared people.
And this is what I woke up to this morning, as usual.
He’s my little curmudgeon and I love him, but when he’s hungry he’s a total butthead. I sleep on my side and his favorite trick is to stand on my shoulder and slap my head with a paw. That’s followed by using my shoulder as springboard as he dives off the bed, runs around and comes back for another round. He started at 0400 hrs. He doesn’t get breakfast until 0530. I finally grabbed my squirt bottle and aimed it correctly and went back to sleep. I zapped him twice before he stopped.
Miss Jenny, while not quite a butthead, will egg Titanescu on. However yesterday, Lastech discovered her and Tito having a mutual love fest in the window.
This video isn’t new, but it’s certainly appropriate and a perfect description of Titanescu.
Well, I managed to remember what day it is. I mentioned a while back that we were trying out the Feliway plug-in to see if it helped Miss Jenny. It seemed to be helping a lot. Then we ran out. We didn’t have a refill on hand as we were merely testing it and didn’t want to spend too much in case it didn’t do the job. Holy moly! That was our proof that it worked. The minute it ran out, Miss Jenny went back to nervous Nellie mode. For her sake, we replaced it quickly. 🙂 We’ll be sure to keep it on hand.
In other news, Lastech and I went back to Angel Island yet again and this time we visited the Immigration Station museum AND managed to hike all the way around the rest of the island. Photos will be coming soon.
Here’s a delightful vid starring a burrowing dachshund.
My apologies. Lastech was getting ready for work last night when we discovered that we had no hot water. UGH! I had to call the landlord today and then wait. …and wait and wait. I’m afraid I just totally forgot what day it was. We now have hot water again, so all is well in the JBoD household.
Here are the pointy eared people
And now, from zefrank1 is another True Facts about…. video. This may be NSFW. It’s borderline at any rate.
It’s been an odd couple of weeks. The 19th was our tenth anniversary. Sadly, Lastech was feeling under the weather (understatement) so we put off any sort of celebrating. This week, he felt better so off we went. It turned out better than planned as we were between storms and the clouds were as spectacular as the rest of the scenery. I’m working on pics now, so Part I should be ready soon. Anyhow, due to graveyard shift and strenuous hiking, I slept through the day. My bad.
I’m sure I’ve mentioned that Miss Jenny is our nervous wreck kitty. Paranoia…she has it. We have learned that we will probably be forced to move sometime this year as the property owners want to add two more stories to our building. In preparation, we started going through everything and getting rid of stuff. We were only able to work for 20 minutes at a time as poor Miss Jenny would panic and go into hiding. It was disrupting her world and we felt awful about it.
We decided to get a Feliway diffuser and try it. According to the company:
Feliway is a synthetic copy of the feline facial pheromone, used by cats to mark their territory as safe and secure.
Wow! Miss Jenny is much more calm. Titanescu is a wee bit more lovey too. Tito is just wonderful sweet hearted Tito. He used to be nervous, but he’s much more calm with age.
Disclaimer: We’er not paid by Feliway. We just like the product. 🙂