Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Today's mail...

I received a postcard from Ten West Bird & Animal Hospital saying that my pet was past due for annual check-up.

The animal in question is our pigeon. The funny thing is--I need to call tomorrow to make the appointment. I never thought I would make yearly appointments for a pigeon. As my friend in New York City calls her, "a rat with wings".

Friday, February 6, 2009

"Nothing Gold Can Stay" by Robert Frost

Nothing Gold Can Stay

Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.

---Robert Frost

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

When I went to the Humane Society to get a kitten, there wasn't many to choose from. I wanted a black kitten because I love black cats. I miss my black cats I had for over 10 yrs.

Then I saw Duncan. Duncan had a long tail. He looked like a monkey because his tail was abnormally long. He had such a skinny body with long legs. He wasn't a cute kitten. There was something about him that I liked.

He's still proving to be an odd cat. Each day he runs to the bath tub if anyone is taking a shower/bath. He'll wait and stare at the shower curtain. The other day, he went into the bathtub with 1 inch of water.

Today, he went into the water for about 4 minutes as my 5 yr old was taking a bath. I ran to get my camera. For some odd reason, I'm sure I'll have more opportunities to photograph him in the bathtub.

Which is stranger... a cat that likes water or a pigeon that likes to be petted? My cat thinks he's a dog and my pigeon thinks he's a cat.