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Luther in Motion

July 13th, 2012 at 02:11 pm

I'm proud to say that I HAVE NOT ONCE caved in to the heat yet and dragged the AC down from the attic. It's a hassle getting it down here, and I guess that works to discourage me from turning it on.

I've tried to trim Luther's long fur as best I could, but he considers every snip a personal affront to his right to wear his fur as long as he wants.

Sometimes, I try to distract him with a string as I cut his fur:


"Nasty, no-good string..."


"How totally annoying..."


"Was that a bird I saw out of the corner of my eye?"


"Take that, you fiendish string!"


"Whoa. I just had a thought..."


"I'll swallow you whole if you just hold still."

I am saving all of the cats' fur in a large plastic bag so that I can redistribute it with an ironic twist to the birds who look for nesting material in the spring. My sense of humor is such that I derive great amusesment from seeing Luther's familiar orange fur well-packed into a soft-as-a-pillow nest for baby bluebirds.

I've had a difficult time concentrating lately, but I finally waas able to focus back in on a sales brochure I started for a real estate client.

I've now logged 9.25 hours on it, so that's $452.50. Smile It's 95% done. I want to read it over one more time.

She said there's more work coming in the pipeline. Smile

Is this not the most perfect yellow squash you ever saw?






It was eaten promptly, baked in the oven and drizzled with olive oil.

On the job front, I was EXCITED to hear back from the woman who interviewed me for the PR agency job. It ain't dead yet. She said she had to handle 2 crises and wanted me to come in for a 2nd interview with another manager there, probably next week. Hooray.


12 Responses to “Luther in Motion”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Zero AC all season. You are amazing!!!I'm very sensitive to the humidity and we get quite a bit of it here.

  2. cheapiepoo Says:

    Love the pics! He is so cute. Sounds promising on the PR agency job. Fingers crossed!

  3. Analise Says:

    Luther is a handsome boy... and what lush fur! Have you tried one of those FURminator tools? They remove the undercoat quite thoroughly.

    I love how you "recycle" his fur.

  4. Jenn Says:

    Always love your Luther pics.

  5. baselle Says:

    Love the pics!

    Your last paragraph tells me that things are looking up. The door of opportunity seems to be open a crack.

  6. LuckyRobin Says:

    Yummy, lovely veggies. I adore yellow squash/zuchhini. I found one thinner than my finger and about 3 inches long on my plant today.

  7. patientsaver Says:

    Analise, what a great idea! I see they actually have 2 different versions for cats, 1 for short-hair and 1 for long-hair.

    I would love to try one although not sure which I'd buy. You see, Luther has long hair but dislikes having his hair brushed, while Waldo has short hair and loves having his hair brushed. Luther is by far the worse shedder, but I'm afraid of risking spending the $ on one and then him not letting me brush him.

    Maybe I'll get the one for short hair for waldo and then, even though it's not designed for long hair, try that brush on him, just to see if he reacts any differently.

    thanks for the tip!

  8. rob62521 Says:

    Cute kitty pix! And that squash was perfect! Glad it was tasty too.

  9. CB in the City Says:

    You're brave. I would not try to trim my long-haired cat's fur on pain of death!

    Hope the job opportunity pans out!

  10. crazyliblady Says:

    Love your veggie pics.

  11. crazyliblady Says:

    I agree, CB. I can't even trim my kittyies' claws for pain of death. They barely tolerate being combed and getting laxatone for hairballs.

  12. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Love the pics of Luther!!

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