tcastleb: (Vulture)
( Sep. 12th, 2007 05:56 pm)
Yes, he's one year old. Actually, I don't know his exact birthday, but it's somewhere in the vicinity of today. So, here's to the kitty that's broken my glass dish, my blinds, chewed on my computer cord and camera cord, made nail marks on the wall, shed everywhere, eaten my leftovers, clawed at the rug, amputated the hand of a rubber lizard and the tail of a plastic dragon, and chewed on the lenses to my glasses and left marks.

May year 2 be less messy.

I do have some zoo pics from today, but I'll put them up later.
tcastleb: (Vulture)
( Aug. 23rd, 2007 11:09 pm)
So, does anybody else's cat do this? Fitz loves to lay in my lap, bite a chunk of my shirt and knead me while purring like crazy. Several times a day, which leaves various damp spots as well as an extra layer of hair. I know he must be reliving his kittenhood or something, but he really gets off on this . . . I'm still up in the air as to whether it's annoying or sweet.
tcastleb: (Cowboy)
( Jul. 4th, 2007 10:38 am)
I put all my Taos manuscripts in a binder (well, two, because I had so many) for easy organization and portability. Today, the kitties decided to help me get some of the critiques done.

Here's Fitz, absorbing the stories by osmosis and telling me his opinion. "Dude, I like the monster in this one."

And here's Mina, a bit more thoughtful and scholarly.

But, alas, they can't type things up, and I do need to read things for myself, and unfortunately I don't have X-ray vision to read *through* the cats. Also makes it hard to turn pages, ya know?

(Yes, I'm procrastinating. How'd you guess?)
tcastleb: (Cowboy)
( Mar. 27th, 2007 10:32 pm)
So we finally had the pet photo contest at work. Results came out yesterday. Fitz lost to a snake, a dog with a teddy bear, and a dog on a jet ski. -sigh-

And now I'm nursing bloody feet because he thinks it's fun to hide under the bed and claw me when I walk by. I don't have any band-aids. Well, I do, but they're black with skulls and crossbones all over them, and likely the cheap kind, so I don't want to go through the pain of pulling them off.

I do feel somewhat accomplished today; went to the dentist (who teased me that my handwriting was the smallest he'd seen except for his own) went to the library, got an oil change, packed a couple more bags and boxes, took a nap, got a crit done, and am working a bit on my book, which is good 'cause I think I've got one of the new intermediary scenes going where I need it to.

Closet is cleaned out. Got rid of an entire box of papers in the spare room, mostly consisting of hardcopies of stories that were critted for various classes that I don't need anymore. Still need to haul a box of books I don't want over to the used store and take a bag over to Goodwill. And clean. And clean. Arrrgggh. And tidy up the spare room, 'cause there's boxes and packing paper all over. And I think I actually brought home more boxes from work than I need. Yaaay! All that's left is kitchen stuff, which there isn't that much of, and which I still might need for a bit.

Mina's asleep on my arm. Awwwww.
So, uh, instead of writing, I've been trying to find pics for the Pet Photo contest at work. Categories include cutest pet, craziest pet, and one other, maybe coolest pet? So for the past couple of days I've been trying to catch my cats doing stuff. Getting them together is almost impossible, because they're generally jumping or swatting at each other, so those tend to come out rather blurry.

But, here's my favorites:

Here's Fitz. I really, really like the way this one turned out. He's on my lap.

Here's Mina. Again, I think I lucked out and got a good pic. This reminds me of some of the cards I've seen in stores with cats and dogs that are distorted and have huge heads and eyes the size of dinner plates.

Fitz looking a little betrayed.

This one's older, but it's still one of my favorites, just because of the timing I got with Fitz watching Yul Brynner. I don't know how many pics we can turn in for the contest. Hmm. Have to go get these printed tomorrow, I think.



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