i’m off to buy a brick…

and a lid.

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Shadow discovered the fun that is my trash bin. He and I both have a love of receipts. He will pick one out and parade it around the house as if it’s his kitten (or his kill, not sure which). He’s also taken a fancy to cough drop wrappers.


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If a Shadow sees his shadow can it mean winter is over now? Please?


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It seems like it’s been one of those weeks for myself and just about everyone I know. Shadow and I hope your weekend is one of happiness, health, friendship, and family. He also really hopes that E and I will be able to devote more time to snuggling with him. He’s resorted to waking me up at 4a for snuggles. As you can tell from the above photo, he’s tired of watching my type frantically and need all ten fingers so he can’t get some scratches.

daily exercise

Shadow napping

“Napping, writes James B. Maas, a Cornell University sleep expert, “should have the status of daily exercise.”
A Look at Who Naps
By Sam Roberts for the New York Times
Published: July 29, 2009


shadow inspecting moving boxes in the library

shadow inspecting moving boxes in the library

We now let Shadow into the library so he can look out the sliding door out the deck and watch the squirrels. One was quite bold the other day and was up near the door and Shadow forgot himself in the excitement and pounced… into the glass. Poor guy, but did I ever laugh.

The library isn’t our library room yet. It is still our unpacked box room and in need of new flooring laid, wall paper removed, and new paint room. Most of the boxes are books, but there are a few boxes of kitchen stuff. We’re a bit perplexed about how all the stuff multiplied while in boxes. I guess the darkness led to some actions that they didn’t dare do in daylight. He’s quite regular in his rounds and will be extra diligent if we move a box around and he’ll meow to let me know if he’s found something different between his rounds.

Shadow inspects these throughout the day, the good little boy that he is. Many of the boxes are open and no longer full, so he also goes into them to verify their contents. It’s rare that I see more than his tail sticking out. :)

He also inspected the upstairs/attic crawl space a week or so ago. That wasn’t fun for his humans, but he enjoyed himself. We’ve been super careful to make sure it doesn’t happen again and he’s sad and often sits outside the access door and mopes.