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magnusfide

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Posted: 10/01/19 07:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm sorry to hear that WLToo is sick. Hope he's feeling better. I understand the ear thing. Not fun. Neither is drought. The late heatwave resembles one that I remember from about 30 years ago. We're finally getting some relief but it hasn't been fun this September.


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Posted: 10/13/19 02:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We can't go to Buddy's internment. We're both sick with that crud WLToo brought home. As long as our Eustachian tubes are blocked, there's no way we'll get on a plane. Buddy's wife understands. Short and Tall Friend will be there and will take pictures for us, and Fencer will perform Taps on his violin.

Czarny stayed outside most of the day a few days ago. WLToo believes something treed him. I tend to agree, because now he does not go far away and responds within a minute of me calling, at a full out run. When the cold front arrived Friday, they dashed out the door and came to a screeching halt, then whirled around and came right back inside. The wind was howling, with cold gusts over 40mph. They did not care for that.

That night, they both tried to sleep ON me, which made for a very uncomfortable night's almost sleep. We never turned off the air conditioner, knowing it was just gonna warm right back up, so I guess they felt chilled. During the day, they crawl under the covers for a nap -- just won't do it at night when the humans are under the covers. Cats...

We're trying to find some deer feed without corn, since that's really bad for deer, but especially when natural food is scarce, as the drought has created. All the available feed around us has been bought, in preparation for deer season opening on 2 Nov. We'll look in adjoining community feed stores next. I don't want to do more than supplement Leoghaire, the other doe and fawn's natural grazing, but we need to find something so we can do even that. If no deer feed is available, we'll look for goat chow.

Sister got another offer on her place, almost as insulting as the first one, and from the same people. At least they did come a mite closer to her asking price, but the realtor knows this group and recommends she say no. The group lowballs, then comes up to an acceptable offer, then tried to nickel and dime the sale right back down to the lowball offer. And they are downright rude about it, too. So Sister's not gonna bother with them. There's an actual family out there who will want that house.

Short and Tall Friend told Sister she can stay in their house until hers sells, and they'll move back into our driveway in their Fifth Wheel. We are totally happy with that.

Time to get moving again. Later, y'all.


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Posted: 10/14/19 06:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Glad the boys are okay. There's plenty of scary critters out there and at least Czarny knows how to climb a tree. I'm with your sister. There's plenty of crooks trying to cheat people out of their homes. Sounds like Short and Tall are great friends.

Prayers for recovery from the creeping nasty crud.

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Posted: 10/21/19 01:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Feeling much better, but the Eustachian tubes are not yet fully open. Sigh.

Short Friend sent video and photos from Buddy's internment. It was both incredibly beautiful and totally sucked at the same time. We will miss him so much.

Sister is screwing herself into more drama, thinking she should take the house off the market and move back into it until after Christmas. Now she's all worried that Nephew One's two dogs will be an issue for Short and Tall Friend, while he's here over the holidays. I asked if they are a behavior issue and she said no, so I asked then what's the big deal, considering Short and Tall Friend don't have an issue with her two cats and dog as it is. She's still pondering that. I just might have to sit her down for a reality check -- the number of showings has increased, as predicted, but she's all agitated because she isn't getting offers. The realtor already told her what's going to happen, and it's right on schedule, yet she's not listening. Sigh.

A ten-point buck came into our meadow on Friday morning. I do hope he survives hunting season, what with all the poachers around here. The county just voted to make discharging a firearm over .177 (BB size), including air powered, illegal on any property under 10 acres. It was illegal already, but didn't include air rifles, etc., so they updated it. Not going to stop the poachers, as we already know -- they'll just move to bows.

WLToo found some deer chow, and we put it out just as the does walked up. Everyone gave it a good taste, then walked away. The fawn ate a lot of it. We refilled the next day, and Leoghaire acted like we were trying to poison her. Someone ate it that night, though. OK, fine. We'll feed whichever deer likes it, in hopes that somebody will survive the winter and the poaching, so we'll have at least a couple deer on the place next year.

Rudy took his time responding to my call this morning. As I walked around outside, Czarny was right on my heels. "I'm right here, why are you still calling 'Kitty! Kitty!'?" They did answer, though, so both got their treats, and are zonked somewhere.

Time to go do something useful. Later, y'all.

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Posted: 10/24/19 08:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I hope that buck survives as well. Royal and beautiful those kind. I wonder if Rudy was up a tree?

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Posted: 11/02/19 08:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Well, Rudy scared the snot out of me. Day before yesterday, he went out in the morning and did not come back with Czarny. In the afternoon, we walked the entire acreage, looking up in each tree and along the ground, looking for a live cat or body parts. Nothing.

About an hour later, WLToo saw something stalking around the feline graveyard, but couldn't tell what it was without his glasses. By the time he'd put on his glasses and gone outside to look, Rudy strolled up on the porch all calm and collected. We kept him inside all day yesterday, and Czarny wasn't much interested in going outside. Today, they dashed out the door, then Rudy immediately dashed right back inside. I guess 44 degrees was too chilly for him. Czarny stayed outside about 10 minutes longer, then was happy to come inside.

We now have does coming up to the south porch in the morning, and a second set in the evening. Both sets allow this year's fawns to eat first, then the does clean up the deer feed that's left. Of course, Leoghaire still marches over to the garage if she thinks WLToo is in there, and kicks the access door. It's so funny to watch, but we can never get a video before she notices and moves away.

Meanwhile, the 10-point buck and a spike are hanging around the meadow and across the road. I hope they're smart enough to never go back toward the properties where I know the poachers live.

We got over 4" of much needed rain earlier this week, so there's more for the deer to eat. Still doesn't end the drought, but it's at least better. The lake itself is only 2' under full, as most of this year's rains have been to the west and upriver.

WLToo said a pair of roadrunners inspected the pool deck this morning. They, the mockingbirds, and the resident black-headed vultures are about the only birds left around here. I really miss the barn swallows...

Czarny wants to play with me. Later, y'all.

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Posted: 11/05/19 02:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm glad you found the Rudinator! Shame on him for scaring you! Maybe if you set up one of those inexpensive motion sensing cameras that are used in finding deer, you could catch Leoghaire in her antics.

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Rudy's not the sharpest nail in the box. Last Friday, he took off and did not show up before we headed off to Tall Friend's birthday dinner at his favorite restaurant. He still wasn't around when we returned a few hours later, although he did finally show up after about 10 minutes of me calling. No treats, though. He failed to respond when he was supposed to.

He showed no interest in going outside yesterday, not that I would have allowed him outside. Then this morning, they both went out as usual. Czarny was back and ready to stay inside within a couple of hours. Rudy stayed out another hour, but is now safely inside.

The eight-point buck is certainly a mellow guy. I believe he's been fed by at least one neighbor since he was a fawn. He sure likes hanging around in our meadow now, whether the does are around or not.

Meanwhile, one of this year's fawns is so bold as to come alone to the porch for the deer chow. It stands right by the pan until WLToo or I fill it up, doesn't even back away from us. If this continues, it might get a name.

Sister got another offer on the house, again from the same folks who'd made insulting offers two times before. This couple are realtors who have been buying up properties in that development for some time, then renting them out. But they also have a reputation for making low ball offers, then finally coming up to near or at asking price, then trying to nickel and dime the price back down through outrageous demands and their pet "inspector". So Sister's realtor told them flat out this would be an "as is" at an acceptable price or they could go away. If/when the deal does go through, she'll be shut of that place before year end. Yesterday, she and realtor went house hunting and she did find one she's very interested in.

Meanwhile, the Independent Living place under construction near me isn't under construction yet. They're still cutting away most of the hill. The opening is postponed to next fall. Maybe. So we looked at general apartments for rent around here, but all of them have one huge problem: no walk-in showers. Mom will not even try to climb into a bathtub/shower combo. She'll be staying where she is a while longer.

Short Friend and I are about to have a spa day, while the guys go to Cabela's. Later, y'all.

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Posted: 11/17/19 12:14pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sounds like you're right about the Rude Dude. Maybe he's deaf or partially deaf? We had a deaf white cat once. We finally kept him inside because he couldn't hear predators.

Those buyers have a real scam game going. Glad your sis is putting her foot down.

Go ahead. Name the fawn. You know you want to.

Have a fun day.

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Posted: 11/17/19 12:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Rudy's not deaf. He's just a cat, a male cat...

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