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three things about today

maura @ 7:50 pm

1. Today is St. Patrick’s Day and I accidentally wore green. Usually I don’t — green is my favorite color so I wear it lots of other days, and also since I am 15/16ths of Irish descent I figure is it really necessary? Except that today I forgot about the date and picked a green blouse primarily because it’s short-sleeved and it’s been 100 million degrees at work recently and I had a class which meant I’d be pacing and waving my arms around for 75 minutes. And then I got to work and remembered and thought: doh.

2. When we got the kittens last Memorial Day they were about 2 1/2 months old, so we arbitrarily decided that March 17th is their birthday. Happy Birthday cats! They are still mostly bundles of fun, except when they chew electrical cords and eat Gus’s lima bean plant and scratch my record jackets (which I noticed this morning and which MUST STOP).

A couple of weekends ago we went to a giant pet store to get them some new toys. The best is a long feather on a stick that is very serpentine when wiggled. There’s also a small blue mousey thing with catnip that has already inspired growling and dirty looks. Rock on.

One of the toys came on this helpfully labeled card:


3. Today is also the birthday of my job. Happy Birthday, job! The past year has gone by almost in an instant. And I still love it. Definitely worth the investment in tuition to library school. Go, nerds!

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3 comments on “three things about today”

Anne (18 March 2009 at 5:08 pm)

“Cause the “Cat Toy for Dogs” just won’t do!

Em (19 March 2009 at 12:12 pm)

Wow, a library anniversary and cat birthdays all tied up in one, neat package.

We got Sufi a really nice scratching post (kind of pricey, but not that ugly) and she never scratches anywhere else now.

maura (21 March 2009 at 8:40 pm)

They do love their scratching post, but sometimes they need more. It’s totally our fault — we try and trim their nails regularly but when we wait too long between trimmings they get scratchy.

I have no idea how to stop the chewing though. Seriously, the dumb one is going to shock himself one of these days. We bought him a rawhide dog toy which sometimes works, but I didn’t know that cats could be chewers!

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