Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Puppy Court

Non Sequitur April 25, 2006.

On a lighter note ...

Puppy Armada! A very patient cat!

Colorado Cat Tests Positive For Plague

Well this is right around the corner! First it was prairie dogs and squirrels. Now its cats. There is nothing left to chase. Poor kitty.

A cat in Louisville, Colorado recently died of plague. Boulder County health officials sounding a warning.

Plague persists year-round, contrary to widely-held beliefs that the disease is only found during summer months. Fleas spread the infectious disease to wild rodents and other small mammals; including prairie dogs, rabbits, rats and squirrels. Officials said keeping pets indoors is the best way to protect them from plague.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Rejected puppy welcomed into feline family

image from AP
Here is an AP story about a cat nursing a black pug puppy
rejected by his mother. Zoey, the cat, doesn't usually like dogs but seems to have made an exception in this case.

We have snow today! Moving Republican Glaciers on Climate Change.

This morning when I awoke to patrol the back yard for squirrels, I was greeted with a frosting of snow to play in. This, after a beautiful weekend of sunshine and warm temperatures. For some reason my humans objected to my tracking mud into the house, so I wasn't let out again for the rest of the morning.

So I checked out the news this morning and was surprised to read that some Republican leaders are beginning to accept climate change. Republican representative Bob Inglis was quoted as saying that it is time for republicans to reclaim their heritage as conservationists. Also this weekend the Govenator stated that he believes that the evidence for climate change is conclusive and wants to see stronger incentives for fuel-efficient vehicles. Even energy company executives are considering caps on carbon emissions. At a recent Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee meeting, six of the eight representatives present said they would either welcome or accept mandatory caps on their greenhouse-gas emissions. Most surprisingly, a group of Evangelical Leaders have seen the light. Rick Warren, author of the best seller The Purpose-Driven Life. was quoted as saying many of us have required considerable convincing before becoming persuaded that climate change is a real problem and that it ought to matter to us as Christians. But now we have seen and heard enough. So why the sudden change of heart? Some have suggested that the energy companies are becoming concerned about their potential liability for a warmer climate. Others have suggested the companies simply want consistent national legislation. Regardless of their motivation, it is a welcome change. Perhaps it is a sign of a decrease in american anti-intellectualism and a greater trust in science. But I'm not holding my breath.

For more information concerning recent predictions of climate change see this UPI story which in expanded form is found here. And finely, Salon has an interesting article about how the mainstream media censors the reporting of climate change as part of weather reporting.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Bath Time

My humans subjected me to a bath today. I only like to get wet when it is my idea. They say I smell, but what is wrong with that. They just don't appreciate my natural musk! As soon as I get home I'm rolling in the filth so that I can feel clean again.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

In Boulder, pet ownership is a thing of the past

Boulder is one of the handful of places that have enacted pet guardian legislation. Among other things, this means that animals are companions, and humans are our guardians, not owners. And this isn't even California! Of course, one could ask why you have to pay for and license a companion? It turns out that Boulder city attorneys constructed the language so that "owner" and "guardian" could be used interchangeably, the rewording does not affect our human's legal rights and responsibilities with regard to us. So that means I still have to walk on a leash. But that's ok! Woof.


Humans can make nice furniture, but they tend to move too much. Typically I prefer to have the couch to myself so that I can stretch out.

Monday, April 17, 2006

Easter Treat

For Easter my humans got me a new toy bunny. Squeaking it is my second favorite thing to do. My first favorite thing is to watch the red squirrels jump between the trees.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Move to Colorado

I recently moved from California to Colorado with my humans. My new den has a big back yard with lots of sun and squirls to chase. Unfortunately this cold wet white stuff shows up on occasion. It is ok to play in, but not to take a nap!