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    The Great Microsnowpocalypse of Whatcom County, 2014! Now with photos

    by  • February 23, 2014 • Cats, Events, Family & Friends, Galleries, History, Uncategorized • 1 Comment


    When the “Special Weather Statement” prophesying snow, doom, and sledding chaos first appeared a few days ago, I raised my eyebrow once and then thought little of it. HOW MANY TIMES have such storms been predicted and tracked, publicized and prepared for, only to evaporate at the last moment like a drop of dew...

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    Cecil – The Remarkably Adaptable Feline

    by  • February 29, 2012 • Cats, Events • 0 Comments

    …and no sooner had Moppet gone to earth than we (temporarily) acquired another cat. This one was is on loan. His name is Cecil — technically. We found ourselves calling him a range of names, including but not limited to Kiki, Cicero, Charles, Chaz, Saucelito, Churchill, Winston, and Bob, in addition to the timeless...

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    Moppet McNielsen: Buried February 6, 2012

    by  • February 16, 2012 • Cats, Events • 2 Comments

    Dear Moppet: At first, I thought you were a rather troublesome inheritance. Obviously, one of your forebears had a romantic entanglement with a duck (or possibly a mallard or a loon) — that’s the only way to explain the fact that you quacked instead of meowed, and squawked instead of purring when you were...

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    Cleaning and Kitties

    by  • January 29, 2012 • Cats, Events, Nonsense • 1 Comment

    Whole house vacuum, including furniture relocation, corners, and deep crevice extraction: 5 hours Mopping of all non-fabric surface areas (approximately 900 square feet): 2.5 hours Deep carpet cleaning for all carpeted surface areas and two large area rugs (approximately 600 square feet): 2.5 hours Time to recover from cat urine fumes every time I...

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