A Cat and His Fireplace

DSC_3267 He's a good cat, and like all good and noble hobbits felines, he prefers the company of a warm spot to rest his fuzzy feet.

When we adopted the fellow back in 2004, we were told that he was about three years of age at the time. After the first vet visit though, they suspected that he was a bit older than that. If I had to make a guess, I would say he is now at least ten if not older.

Upon a recent visit to the vet to take care of some much needed tooth cleaning, it was reveled that his liver is in trouble. We still need to do a few more tests on the poor fellow to find out exactly what's up, but he seems in good spirit, appetite, and mood especially now that he has clean teeth. So, hopefully it's something that can be managed or, at least, pass unnoticed by Mr. Bilbo.

In the mean time, I suspect (and hope) there are many more days of enjoying the fires and harassing the dog in his future.

New Year's Greetings

Hello! I hope everyone had a nice holiday. I just recently returned from visiting my European relatives for Christmas and New Years. In addition to this trip, I was the photographer for my brother-in-law's wedding which took place on Dec. 19. It's been a crazy busy season for me. I've just been able to start the recovery process. Needless to say, I've just gotten the chance to finish up my Christmas cards and send them off. I created a couple of pieces for this year, but only ended up using one of them. I had hoped to add color to the angler fish one, but given time constraints and not being satisfied with my first attempts, I decided just to use the squid tree one for everyone. So it goes. Perhaps I'll resurrect the anger fish for next Christmas. It would be a shame not to use it for something.

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You may also notice that the site has changed a little bit. I moved it over to a new provider and took the opportunity to update the theme to one that is less buggy. If anyone happens to find anything that doesn't look quite right, please let me know. There may have been a few things that might not have transfered correctly. Thanks and Happy New Year! :)