Poor Ripley had a rough week. With the introduction of the new kitten, Newt, this week, she has been a bundle of raw nerves all week long. While she is starting to slowly come around, it is going to be a long process before either of them is really trusting of the other.
Ripley did have one really funny moment this week though. I don’t know if you watched the video of her that I posted a few months ago (you can see it here) where she was chasing around a dog on the TV but this is a lot like that first video. It amazes me that she can be sitting with us watching TV for months and not notice a thing but then something catches her eye and she is fascinated.
In this instance I was watching A Murder of Crows on PBS. It was a really interesting documentary on crows and I had no idea just how intelligent these birds are. About halfway through the show Ripley jumped off the couch and ran over and sat, transfixed, in front of the TV. She would, from time to time, chase the crows when they would fly off the screen. She would get really pissed when she couldn’t find them too and then turn and start yelling at us.
It was really cute. I gotta find more of these shows for her to watch.
Filed under DC, Deb and I
Deb and Newt
Deb has a new addition to her little family: Newt.
The whole process really started last weekend when we went over to visit P and Red and their two new kittens (Pooty and Chinch). Deb spent all night playing with the two tiny kids while I was watching the hockey game. But when we were driving back to Deb’s place she proclaimed that Ripley was in need of a new friend to keep her company during the long weekdays. And I have now learned that when Deb sets her mind to a task…that shit gets done quick.
Friday night we went to visit Newt at a foster home for cats. This was supposed to be the first visit to check out kittens until Deb found the one that she wanted to bring home. Yeah, this was the first and last stop. By Sunday afternoon Newt was already over at her place to stay.
Ripley and Newt aren’t the best of buds yet…in fact, I do believe that if one of us wasn’t always keeping them on separate floors of the house they would be killing each other. Well, Ripley would be killing Newt anyway. Newt just wants to be friends while Ripley is dead set on making sure Newt doesn’t touch her stuff, look at her or pretty much just breathe the same air.
Ripley and Newt Faceoff
I stayed with the cats yesterday while Deb went to the office. Today, Deb is working from home upstairs while I am downstairs. We trade cats from time to time to let each of them get the run of the house for a bit and so far we have avoided confrontations…but it is only a matter of time.
Everyone says that this is just normal cat behavior. Since I really have never been around cats before Ripley (and now Newt) I have no real frame of reference. So I keep waiting for these two to go at it and draw blood. No one else seems to think that will happen though.
So we wait and see….
Filed under DC, Deb and I
Danger wrapped in a snug fitting costume.
That is Noah.
My nephew is turning 4 this weekend. FOUR! Time is really flying by as that kid and his big brother both grow like weeds. It is like looking into some fairy tale mirror when I watch this kid play with his toys. It is really freaky how much he plays like I did at that age. He has an amazing imagination and had endless hours of conflict and drama with his growing number of action figures.
I have a big Halloween Bash of my own to go to this weekend so I am sorry I can’t make the little guy’s party but I went down to Richmond and had him all to myself for a few hours yesterday. I really do prefer having him and his brother all to myself and not having to share their attention with all of their other relatives. We really had a great visit too.
But since I can’t be there to help him celebrate his birthday I put together a little video for him. Hope he likes it.
Happy Birthday Noah. Hope you have a great party.
Filed under Family, Just me
I should have known that last night was not going to end up as mild as I thought it would have. I mean, our intention was just to go over to P and Red’s for two reasons. The first reason was, of course, to watch the Caps game. The second was for Deb to play with their 2 tiny little kittens that they just brought home this week. But it is funny how things kind of spiral a bit out of control after the drinks start flowing.
Once the drinks are flowing, some people can’t hold their train of thought:
The highlight of the night though was Church and his willingness to be stripped of his very last shred of dignity all in the name of good fun. If I remember correctly, everything started out innocently enough. Church no longer lives in the area and would love to be able to come back to DC for the Skins vs Cowboys game next year. The problem is that he just couldn’t justify the expense of the trip. P and Josh said that they would love for him to come back for the game. However, with Church being a Cowboys fan they really had their reservations about even going to the game with him…cause we all know what dicks the Cowboys fans can be. This conversation rapidly went south. Church was talked into (and i use the term “talked into” loosely because he was WAAAY too willing to do all of this) wearing the most outlandish Cowboy outfit we could collectively come up with…..
***EDIT: If you are a member of the PC police, please don’t watch the video. And if you are offended at all by the content after watching it is your own fault, you were warned.***
So, yeah….we are all eagerly anticipating the game next year. It should be interesting.
Filed under DC, Deb and I, Music
Deb and I decided to head down to Del Ray and visit our favorite restaurant, Los Tios, this afternoon. We love the place for the great food and even better drinks.
The whole area was jam packed with people because the annual Art on the Avenue festival was going on today. It was like an enormous block party with craft vendors lining both sides of the street. Deb bought a bunch of stuff while I just followed along doing my usual people watching.
When I saw the two women standing side by side with the signs, one for and one against Moran, I just had to get a picture. What made this picture perfect was Congressman Moran sneaking into the picture. We have been laughing about how perfect this picture turned out all day so I thought I would share it.
Thanks for the great pic Mr. Moran.