Archive for March, 2009


» Hunting season   # 8

The gophers have returned to the backyard. There seem to be more of their rotten little holes every day.

Jeff hunting gophers

Jeff roams the the yard, patrolling.

Jeff hunting gophers

Rita prefers to select a hole and stare down it. An unwavering stare. For hours.

Jeff hunting gophers

Jeff, however, will casually stroll near a hole – and then in a flash is swatting down the hole as far as he can reach. Staff assumes that eventually Jeff will pull out a very surprised gopher.

Jeff hunting gophers

Yesterday Jeff and Norman had some sort of disagreement.

Jeff's nose ouchie

By the time Staff arrived it was all over, but the evidence remained.

Jeff's nose ouchie

So far Jeff has shown no lingering ill will toward Norman. But if Norman suddenly disappears, Staff will have an idea why.

Jeff and the dog shared the couch blanket today.

Jeff and the dog share

Admittedly, the dog did most of the actual sharing.

Jeff and the dog share

This is Jeff in his most favorite place in the yard: under the lavender shrub.

Jeff in his favorite place

For some time Staff did not understand why this place is so special. When the other cats started competing for a chance to possess it, an investigation was launched.

Jeff in his favorite place

As it turns out, there’s a nice patch of catnip randomly growing there.

Jeff in his favorite place

When Jeff is through rolling in it, he sleeps on it. This has generally resolved any competition issues.

As it warms up, on sunny days the lizards start emerging. They rustle through the landscaping, causing Jeff to stalk the sunny rocks where lizards like to sit.

Jeff in flowers

Recently Jeff caught a lizard, which escaped by trading its tail for its freedom. Staff predicts a steady increase in the number of tailless lizards.

AC charge inadequate for bobcat’s current power needs.

Jeff charging

Initializing supplementary solar panel.

Jeff charging




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