Shrew and Snail

Curiosity cabinet of books, animals, and art and kitchen experiments

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March 2008

Dogs Work

It was a long week

I got through the big event at work. It went well, but I was exhausted! This week I’m going to San Antonio with my mom. And I have a big clean-up planned with my after-school group on Monday. I’m excited about both of those, but I’m ready for some time off. I don’t know  ...

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Birdwatching Dogs

Kitty is 11!

I can’t believe it, Kitty turned 11 yesterday. She is a little gray around the muzzle but no less impish. Well, maybe a bit. She was really bad when she was a puppy. I didn’t buy her any gifts, but BT did find her favorite ball which had been lost since the move. She was very  ...

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Dogs Work

Dogs + Trash= Disaster

I accidentally left a trash bag on the kitchen floor yesterday, with the intention of taking it out on my way to work.  Unfortunately, I forgot it, and the dogs had a great time spreading it all over the floor and licking up all the little delicious tidbits.  Miraculously, no vomiting has  ...

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Friends & Family Gardening Work

I need a job

We had a great weekend.  We actually saw bands play during SXSW, luckily at a low-key venue with my awesome cousin to keep us company.  We also went to my god-daughter’s 3rd birthday party on Sunday, which was great fun.  Today I taught my after-school program in South Austin.  We usually  ...

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Gardening

Purple cauliflower

Have you ever seen cauliflower this color?  It’s amazing!  The master gardener in the picture grew it.  He has also been keeping us in salads all winter with his fresh lettuce.  Everything from the garden has been really tasty, especially the parsley and arugula pestos.  Yum. The park was  ...

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Birdwatching Dogs

Sunshine!

aprilfloor Originally uploaded by fishorcutbait My last day off and the sun shines! I spent the afternoon sunning myself like a lizard on the back patio, reading and birding. What I at first thought was a distant airplane was a distant gull, then dozens of distant gulls, then some distant  ...

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Uncategorized

What am I doing?

I spent the last couple of hours outside in the garden. So nice! And picking up dog poop. Not so nice. A lovely Sunday afternoon. I am hoping that a blog will inspire me to take more pictures and keep up with the little things that slip by.  I haven’t kept a journal in about 12 years, but  ...

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Gardening Photography

Peach or plum?

Peach or plum? Originally uploaded by kittythedog I finally fixed my camera! Well, it wasn’t that the camera was broken, it was my impatience with the settings. I don’t even want to admit what it was. But the good news is that my photos are now crisp and clear! No more blur! (Knock  ...

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