In the parking lot
Jan04

In the parking lot

In the parking lot, in the car, watching and waiting for Johan after the band concert The kids spilled out over the practice soccer field Steam blowing off the engines after Too much time squirming still I can’t take him home yet since This is a lot more fun than the last two hours He spent with beginner trombones and trumpets It’s a mix of kickers and passers And someone’s little brother making goals Through pretended opposition And...

Read More

Roxie and Ted discuss whether to go out

Ted: I’m going out (goes out) Roxie: I could go out. I might go out. I went out just yesterday. I note that Teddy went out. Wait I have to lick my paw (licks). Roxie: Where was I? Oh, I’m sitting here right by the window, looking out. (sees human walking by) Roxie: Hey, human, could I go out? (meows). Roxie: Okay, so the human has opened the door. Yes, I was thinking of going out. But then, I’m still up here on the window sill. That...

Read More

Roxie

Our cats arrived pre-named, and so we had little to say about that. I didn’t feel bound to the previous monikers, but was outvoted early. To me names that would be more appropriate for Roxie and Ted would be something that implied explorer or lightning bolt on the Ted side, and “the inspector” or “sniffer” for Roxie. We have acquired a sort of push through screen door so that the door can be open to let fresh air but no bugs in. It is...

Read More

Teddy

For a somewhat PETA-flavored person, having a pet is a complicated topic. Its not hard to come up with flaws in the model. Pets of course eat meat as a habit. That has to come from somewhere. And if they are cats, they are born predators – of mortal danger to anything smaller than they are that moves – flies, moths, baby rabbits, and birds. You can put a bell on them but a stalking cat hardly moves a whisker, not to mention a bell....

Read More