Peter Hentges (jbru) wrote,
Peter Hentges

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Just another day

The new kitten, Domino, is having some confusion about her litter box. So, in an effort to help her learn, she's being restricted to the one bedroom where her food, water and litterbox are while unsupervised in the house for any length of time. Hopefully this will not take long as she did use the litterbox, its just that she's had a few accidents. (That all of them have been on or near Ericka's feet makes them extra distressing.)

The cats are getting more used to each other and I've picked up some tips for speeding the process along: Rubbing each with the other's bedding should help transfer smells so that they get more of the "this is mine, I belong to this" feeling about each other.

It will be interesting tomorrow when Darwin, the enthusiastic lab/shepherd mix, comes over for his weekly visit. He's a big softie, though, and a good hissing at will cow him into submission.

There was a great disappointment Tuesday morning, as erickavan was very much looking forward to going to the annual shopping event at Target in which they open early for elderly and disabled people. The stores have extra help around to assist with shopping and they make it very nice for everyone that comes. Unfortunately, the van wouldn't start and ended up needing to be towed to get service. It needed a new battery, it seems (which is odd, as it was doing that fast turning-over while clicking that I don't normally associate with a bad battery) as well as new wiper blades.

But then, erickavan has come down with an upper respiratory infection of some kind and going out in the biting cold today would probably not have been the best for her.

And now it is time for work. Looks to be a slow night. fredcritter is converting about 80 pages of stuff for us as I type but I don't expect that to last us until midnight. I wonder if there's another workplace violence class tonight. That would take a chunk of people away from the work for a bit and might stretch it out.

I came up with an interesting idea for my faerie story during my break yesterday. I have the barest sketch of an outline of a plot. Next I'm going in search of a hero.
Tags: ericka, pets, work

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