I’d volunteer, but I have zero follow-through. It would be the spreadsheet to beat all spreadsheets—for about a month.
What’s your favorite skill? Maybe one that’s especially fun to do, or one you had to work really hard to master?
There’s never a bad time to talk about birds with brightly colored throat feathers.
Hahaha, you too? Except I heard it in the 80s when Disney Channel showed reruns in the afternoons. In 4th grade I was in a little class skit where my character had to spell “chrysanthemum.” I memorized all my lines, but I could NOT get that spelling to stick in my head. So guess what word I asked them to use instead? I had to make sure I said the letters like you would in a spelling bee, because my first instinct was to follow Jiminy’s rhythm. (For the record, just now I typed “chrysanthemum” from memory, but I had to double check there’s only one “m” in “Jiminy.”)
I got mine up on Sunday! It used to be my work Christmas tree, but my work situation changed in 2020, so my TB has been on hiatus for two years. Now she’s comfortably ensconced in my apartment window for all passers-by to see.
I can’t get a good picture of it at night though. My camera thinks I want a nice clear picture of the side of my building, with that weird thing in the window rendered as a bright white blob.
Hint: if you want to display your Tommybaum at night, you need a white light illuminating the inside of the cone. Without that, you can see the colored lights, but you can’t really see what they’re wrapped around.
I’ve been a paying subscriber for many years now, and I did it to support the artists. The price has gone way up since then, but it’s still cheaper than those streaming services I keep forgetting I have. :-)
But… but… Cake would never lie to me!
I also remember Georgia saying at some point that Lupin’s distrust of other cats may have stemmed from his deafness. Strangers don’t know he can’t hear them approach, so they constantly startle him without meaning to. But she also said that in the short time Lupin and Iggy shared a home, they got along beautifully and played together like two kittens. This also led to Ora Zella’s adoption. When Lupin was gone, the three (stately) elders couldn’t deal with his energy. Iggy needed another youngster to keep him busy.
I bet Tommy’s Woman and all the others at the shelter already know. I think Iggy and Ora got the wrong idea about adoption somewhere along the way. Maybe they overheard something and misinterpreted, or maybe only singletons have been adopted since they’ve been there. So for them, adoption = 1 kitty gets a new home.
Last night’s episode of Nature was about the tiny population of ocelots that still exist in the United States. OMC, those kitties are BEAUTIFUL! (and interesting) pbs.org/wnet/nature/about-american-ocelot/27932/ Sorry, I don’t know if folks outside the U.S. will be able to watch the video.