Monday, March 28, 2011

Destructive vs. Constructive: The Bun Debate

The buns were having a chat around the kibble bowl this morning.

Bertie: "I really don't see why she calls our artful managing of our environment "destructive", I think it is a very "constructive" use of material, space, and time."

Mercedes: "There's no accounting for human perceptions of reality, Bertie. I mean, look at her interest in these human spaces that rent equipment to alter materials and claim they allow for humans to "express themselves" like TechShop. How is that any different than what we can do without any tools? If you ask me, I think she's just jealous that we come with the equipment to do the job and she has to go out and get hers."

Bertie: "I guess you're right, Mercedes. Probably the best we can hope for is to teach her to get us the "right" kibble, hay, treats, and surroundings and then to leave us alone."

Mercedes: "I think you'd be setting yourself up for disappointment if you hoped for anything more."

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Happy Birthday to Shell of Raspberry Rabbits!

Let's all do a happy birthday bunny dance for Shell of The Raspberry Rabbits! Go to Brynwood Needleworks to leave your congratulations.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Blue Monday

Color the gray bunny blue.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Monday Bunday

First off, we would like to thank you all for your kind words about Cleo.

Second of all, here is a photo of the buns, their expressions say "Don't bother us, we're eating."

Thirdly, for those of you who wanted more Utah info, here it is. For some time now (since 2003) we have been contemplating a change of scene from central California to Logan, Utah. Factors have come into play where we are at the point we might as well do it now, while we can still enjoy what the area has to offer. This is not something we have taken lightly, and, if the house doesn't sell, then we can't go; but it seems like we should give it a shot. To some, moving from a town of around 500,000 pop. that has no snow to a town of 50,000 pop. at an elevation of 4,000 ft. that gets snow is puzzling, but we always feel like we are at home in Logan. That Utah State University is there is also a factor, as is the opportunity for winter recreations such as snowshoeing and curling.

Here are a couple of links for those who wish to explore further:

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

R.I.P. Cleocatra

Cleo, our little tortoiseshell cat, has passed away. She was born in the middle of October in 1992. We always thought of her birthday as being on "Sweetest Day" even though she could live up to a personalized sign she once had: "The Terrible Terrifying Tortie Cat".

In some ways she was a link to the past: she knew those who have been gone for a while now, both human and animal. Now that she is gone a chapter has been closed.

I got her to be a buffer between myself and my grandmother when I moved back to California and became my grandmother's caregiver. She was a good buffer. My grandmother would complain about her antics, yet take her side if I was upset with Cleo about something. It seems fitting that she would pass now, just as we have decided to put the house up for sale (hope, hope) in a couple of months and move to Utah to take charge of our lives rather than let events wash over us.

Rest in peace, Cleo, we love you.