New - had to join just to post this...
So for the first time in my life I live in an area (southern Holland, having lived previously in LA, San Francisco and Prague) with ponds and canals and ducks and coots and swans. I saw my first baby versions of these just this month.
The picture to the left are from an BBC article (click the swans) about these lovely birds stopping the traffic in Newcastle, England and being happily herded by pedestrians to a nearby park.
Cat Lover, and Cat owners...
I was looking at my cat today, thinking of how much I love him and I thought about making a journal where everyone could do JUST that. So I decided to create a new community for us.
Do you have something to say to your cat(s)? Do they need a little reminding to NOT wake you up at 5am? Or would you just like to simply say how much you love them?
Share your Dear Cat letters here.
And have fun too! dear_cat
Not as bad as it sounds... (cross-posting as we speak)
I work at a resort/hotel, and several nights a week I work the audit shift, which means I work all night (11-7am). It's slow, uneventful, blah blah blah. At 7am I crawl to my car, climb in, and head home, listening to NPR skip in and out of the static bliss that is the Texas Hill Country. It's a fifteen minute ride home, with portions of highway that let me break away from the stodgy 50 MPH to 70-75. Once I hit the road toward home I speed at 60 through several gravel covered turns. Finally, I pull up to my house, open my door... and hear something that sounds like a child screaming from one of the rich folks summer homes. Then, I chill as I realize it's a cat crying.
My parents have three cats, including lilrivkah
I just knew I ran over one, I just knew it. I walked slowly around the car, dreading a gooey mess under one tire, an intact cat head screaming at me in garbled cat curses...
So I must have hit one and had it bounce up into the undercarriage.. but I knew I didn't hit anything. What I found can only be shown in pictures.( Say it with me... OH MY GOD!Collapse )