Friday, September 30, 2005

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Friday, September 16, 2005

Slot cars

I set up a slot car track on the floor.

Webster did better than Archie, who didn't figure out soon enough that he needed to get off the track.

I had a long straight from the front door to just past the stove, then some serpentine loops around about the kitchen.

Archie tried to escape a car by running down the track instead of off it, and the car bonked him. Car flew one way, Archie another.


Then he fled to basement & stayed down there quite a while.

Webster watches the cars and sometimes runs after them, but stays off the track.

Later, when the cars weren't running, Archie would creep up on them (walking on the track, or course) and sit and study them.

When I ran the cars again, he would disappear.

I gave him some cuddles to make things less awful.

Thursday, September 8, 2005


The thus far non-talking little guy spoke!

This morning as I wrote at my computer, I heard several little peeps like the smoke alarm in preliminary caution mode but deeper and not so monotonic.

I thought it was something electronic from the other end of the house, or maybe outside.

I finally realized the little guy was next to my leg, wanting up into my lap.

This afternoon, there it was again, and there he was again.

A very quiet little rusty squeak/peep.



Wednesday, September 7, 2005


Friday, September 2, 2005

New Guy, round two

Webster's new playmate.

They seem to be getting along just fine, and we think maybe Webster won't be developing such a weight problem.