July 7th, 2003

Sea dragon

Bad kitty - I mean, good kitty

I was a bad overly sympathetic human just now and I took what I'm pretty sure was a baby rat away from Boo. I was very pleased that she caught it, but she kept batting it, and it was kind of curled up in a miserable little ball ... unsurprisingly as it turned out, as when I picked it up (by the tail) I noted it had a nice little gash in its side. I was going to just let "nature take its course," but when I walked away she batted it and made it squeak piteously ... anyway, as a former owner of a pet rat and a pet mouse that's how I interpreted it. They were good pets, nice and smart animals. I threw it into the ivy near the plum tree, where it will surely die anyway, but I figure better off dying quietly in the bushes than being tortured to death by a delighted persian cat.

I'm working on the dishes this AM and am planning on going to the 12:30 Pilates class. I need to call the vet to ask about the results of the tests she did on the old cat, and I also need to check in with the contracting agency this afternoon about the *$$ job. Worthy Opponent is likely having a miserable day at work, but I guess he'll survive somehow and there's not much either of us can do about things over there other than my trying to get something more steady on my end.
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Sea dragon

Pilates + Koraku = happy

Unemployment and all, this seems like it's been a pretty good day and I've accomplished some stuff. The pile of dishes in the kitchen is noticeably smaller, there's turkey bean and veggie soup bubbling on the stove, and my first paycheck from Q*** is on the fridge. I had my butt kicked (yet pleasantly) at the Pilates class, made a brief Safeway pass, and went to the ID for Koraku (planned, I was feeling protein-deprived after class) and a brief stop at a random Chinese grocery (unplanned, but now I have dried rice noodles, Rainier cherries at a quarter the price of Safeway, and ... big treat ... fresh lychees!). I still need to deal with bathing the dogs, cleaning the catboxes, and watersealing the tile, but I feel like I've earned a nap and I'm going to take it! All I need is a good book and my afternoon would be complete ...
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