Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Frankly, my dear Frog
Alex Cox took this great photo of our kitchen frog, Pixie, some time last year. Pixie's still in the kitchen, now 13 or 14 years old. I bet she's the oldest frog in Northridge!
A nice day. Saw my buds at the lake this morning, and they remembered me. Sandy the can picker said, "Welcome to the Funny Farm." I told her we'd been in Laughlin, Nev. and she said when she was married they had an airplane and used to fly into Laughlin. There was a dirt road they'd circle over to make sure it was clear to land. At that time there was just one casino. Jon said, "If she used to own an airplane, why is she picking up cans now?" The mystery.
We took Molly to the dog park, a place she hasn't visited in two years, and she was well behaved and happy to be there. I used to spend a part of every day at this dog park... for years! I saw people I remembered but no one seemed to remember me, which sort of surprised me, as I don't look much different. But Lulu the Chow Chow used to be the dog I took there, and Molly was still small. I realized they knew me by my dog and not my face.
Later planted 60 seedlings in the back window box: pansies, stock, snap dragons, violas and sweet alyssum. Usually when I buy plants I have no color sense operating at all, just buy the brightest looking ones, but this time, since all they had were pinks, whites and purples, I observed the color scheme. Hope they do well.
We lost three white doves and one fancy Australian while we were away when a gate was left open. The pet sitter substituted a squab, which is a dove as big as a chicken, kind of gross looking but amusing, and the squab's companion, a pigeon. The birds seem fairly calm about it all, but this fat squab is straining the perches.
I ordered a Sony camera (Sony Cybershot DSC-H7 8.1MP Digital Camera with 15x Optical Image Stabilization Zoom) with an actual lens from Amazon, and hope it gets here soon. I got tired of reading camera reviews and this one was under $300.