Caturday: the towering inferno

The cat tower is one place where the kittoons play with such abandon, things verge on disaster. We’ve had to anchor the thing to the book case with tethers after they managed to topple it a few times, and since … Continue reading

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Caturday: drill, baby, drill…

Another late Caturday edition, this time dedicated to a topic we’ve touched on before, emergency preparedness… Late, because we just returned from the annual San Francisco city-wide N.E.R.T. drill which took place this morning. A couple years ago, Rudha-an and … Continue reading

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A JBoD P.S.A.: how a picture can be worth a thousand words

Since I work at a major tourist destination on San Francisco’s waterfront, we fairly often get calls for missing children. For the most part these are younger children who got separated from their parents in crowds. There are many people … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween!

It’s Halloween, but JBoD would like to give a shout out to fellow critters and their humans who were caught in the path of Sandy. It is so sad to see the devastation. Our hearts are with you. Please take … Continue reading

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Caturday: Kittehs and Disaster Preparedness

Yes, it’s Caturday and I even have some pics today. The last week or two has been a bit chaotic. Lastech is starting a new job next week. He no longer has a long commute to work. Yipee! Now back … Continue reading

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Midnight Movie Madness: “the grapes of death”, egg yolks and Beaujolais

“The grapes of death” – (85 minutes, France – NR) Thirty years before the excellent comedy “Bottle Shock” came out, this little known gem drew its inspiration from the troubled French wine industry. Question is: was it a diamond in … Continue reading

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Caturday: Friday the 13th follow up…

The night of Thursday into Friday the 13th, a night of celestial mayhem, turned out to bring Tito and I ever closer… A storm was moving through the Bay Area, with lightning strikes precise enough to hit not only the … Continue reading

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“The last winter” – (2006, USA/Iceland, 101 minutes – NR)

Ed Pollack (Ron Perlman) has a tough job: he flies back to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska from the US on a mission. The small party he has waiting for him at their base camp will be tasked … Continue reading

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Disaster preparedness for dogs, cats, and other pets

At 10:21 today, I heard the siren.  I normally hear it every Tuesday at noon, but today was different.  It was part of the Great California Shake Out.  That reminded me that we all need to be prepared for an … Continue reading

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Major fire follows huge explosion in San Bruno

As many of you may know already, the city of San Bruno has been hit by a devastating explosion and fire. As of midnight, the news says that 53 homes were destroyed and another 120 are damaged. PG&E has stated … Continue reading

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