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Max and Ned and Gus

Cool and Couch

Yesterday was another nothing day of grading, so here’s some pictures from Saturday…

I used the pool heater. It works! …but it works much more slowly than I expected. I had it running for hours, and the pool was warmer than its usual chilly self, but it wasn’t warm-warm. I’ll have to try again, but start the heater first thing in the morning.

After I swam for a while, I relaxed on the couch a little with Bruno.

Diatomaceous Deterrent

There are fleas in my house. I have seen them on Bruno and on me. They obviously can’t be living on Bruno, so they must be in the rugs. I was thinking about sprays or something, but then remembered about diatomaceous earth. It’s powder that’s made of tiny, tiny seashells. They are way too small to be any problem for people or animals, but to tiny bugs like fleas, it’s like crawling through broken glass. It cuts them, and they dehydrate and die.

It was easy to find at Home Depot.

I don’t think it’s “food grade”, which is what the websites say to use, but I was careful not to inhale it while I was sprinkling, and I kept Bruno away too. I’ll leave it in place for a while and see if I spot any more fleas.

Cat Crinkles

Happy Birthday to Beth! Woo hoo! It’s a perfect square birthday! I love it!

I got Bruno a new toy yesterday. He seems to really like long toys that are crinkly. I have posted before about a carrot he had. He tore that up, so he needed something new.

The store didn’t have a carrot, but it did have a burrito:

He likes to jump on it and throw it in the air:

But he also really likes taking it in his mouth and carrying it across the room. His posture is so funny when he does that… He looks very proud, with his head held high and his ears back.

I always praise him for his hunting skills and tell him he’s a good boy. I want him to be a good mouser.

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