Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Bubbie and other stuff....

How is this for relaxed? My husband has been meaning to build these cats some houses to play in, and just keeps forgetting. We think that they would really play in them. So, to kind of get an idea of how they would react, he went and cut cardboard and taped it together and brought it in.

He no more than sat it down on the floor till Bubbie crawled in it...and it has an upper level and PussPuss crawled in it. She didn't stay though. Anyway, lots of time we look around and Bubblie will be sleeping in it, or else half in and half out like the pictures above.

Right now he is at the vet's office and it is awful lonely without him. Just quiet...he is the rambunctious one...the one most apt to be picking at someone or some other animal. Rachel went to wash his face--yes he gets out and gets dirty and she will wash his face. Anyway, she noticed a sore and it all this junk came out of it. She has doctored it here, but thought it was getting worse, so she took him to the vet. And though he don't have a temperature his breathing is not normal so they are keeping him a day or two. He had caught a mouse the other night and we are thinking it might have bit him...it is some kind of puncture wound. And it was also sort of like it had bit through the bridge of his nose and it was starting to seep stuff.

I had the picture below ready for sepia scenes last Wednesday but didn't know if it was quite good enough...so I used a couple of other pictures. And I have a different one ready for tomorrow if I remember to get on in time to post it. So just thought I would post it here for fun.
This was originally in color. Digital. I removed the color, reduced the blue and increased the red. Then I added noise. I kind of think it fits with the way the barn seems to be on the way to falling down. This is not too far from home...probably a five minute drive.