10 November 2019

fall flowers

 orchids, fenestraria, and sasanqua 



09 November 2019

06 November 2019

dog time

our one-month anniversary was yesterday so we went to see arabia mountain and fool around with the cousins --- kenny did not lift his nose from the stone the entire time we were there ---

we're learning each other's habits --- e.g. do not mess with the dog while he's sleeping, or you're liable to get snapped at




03 November 2019

remember, remember . . .

they changed the stupid time again today, so everybody's circadian rhythm is a little whacked, but the weather was excellent, some fall color at last, and a fine day to walk/be dragged by the dog to the far end of the park and back --- 

since robt was along to help chase him down, should that need have arisen, dog had his first off-leash experience in the piedmont park dog park and it couldn't have gone any better --- the most tense moment was a big black mastiffish dog sniffing all over his back, which got kenny's hackles up, but that all passed --- his introductory run around the dog park was a great success, and proved again what an amiable pup he is --- i loved guinness deeply but he wasn't all that good with other dogs, or humans for that matter --- too bad i was too busy watching him to take any images

31 October 2019

getting ready for cold weather

unfortunately i did not get a photo of dex washing kenny's  head, but i love seeing them like this

sweet neighbors gave him a little doggie rain jacket and insulated jacket

hometown heroes --- atl utd!

so the fkrs lost, but that's ok, a bakers dozen of atl utd matches since april has rocked my world --- and i was able to facilitate rocking the worlds of ms kidd, robt, mary, wood & bates, douglet, and bc along the way ---

next season can't start soon enough







28 October 2019

fauna on the thirteenth floor

the animals are going way beyond toleration and have quickly become playmates, much like guinness and dex used to be 

fogbound

the fog rolling in from the east this morning, back lit by the sun, is fine —

Crumbling is not an instant’s Act
A fundamental pause
Dilapidation’s processes
Are organized Decays — 

"Tis first a Cobweb on the Soul 
A Cuticle of Dust
A Borer in the Axis
An Elemental Rust — 

Ruin is formal — Devil’s work
Consecutive and slow — 
Fail in an instant, no man did 
Slipping — is Crashe’s law —

emily dickinson

12 October 2019

the dog

as of today, he's been here a week, made himself right at home, and put my life back together, as it were --- first ride in the car today was flawless so there will be many more 


10 October 2019

appliances

arranging delivery of one's new fridgidaire, which is actually a kitchenaide, to metropolis is a pain in the ass, what with coordinating best buy's stupid delivery schedule and freight elevator reservations here, which, mysteriously, are not automatically tied to loading dock reservations --- first world problems --- the new phone camera takes a nicely distorted real-estate-agent image of my kitchen

next up: a new mattress


meanwhile, the dog is adjusting to a new place, new people, and what not --- he purty much likes all people and all dogs, in addition to the urnge cat





excellent fall weather at last --- 58 feels brisk in the morning, and low 70s is just right for the evening

it takes effort, but one can put the awfulness of trumpistan aside from time to time and remember what life is all about: new fridgidaires and puppy dogs

08 October 2019

war games

the detente with the cat has quickly evolved into war games i guess --- last night they decided to play hide-and-seek in the bedroom, but that's ok i guess:  it means they like each other

06 October 2019

detente

because dex is the best of all possible cats (except for the gimpy ear), establishing detente with the new dog took less than 24 hours --- dog slept snuggled up against me and for a little while this morning, dex dook up the other side --- i couldn't ask for it to go any better

05 October 2019

meet kenny!

once again, i have a dog snoring at my feet ---- dex is not thrilled with the situation, but he'll adjust --- 

03 October 2019

dog: take IV

dex is in for a surprise --- i talked to the beagle-rescue person this afternoon, and kenny is ready to go --- I'll see him saturday morning ---  I decided that i needed dog more than the plush tickets for the soccer match on sunday, so robt and doug are going, and i'm staying home with the used dog ---

like guinness, he got lost and picked up by animal control, so it might take a little time for him to adjust --- but i've got a month at least where he can be by my side, using trips to the grocery store to see how he does by himself --- in the meantime, we're gonna do some walking, dog!

this ought to work out for everybody --- even if it's not all goodness and light between the cat and the dog on saturday, I'll have a good idea about whether or not they'll ever tolerate each other, which is kinda the minimum standard

01 October 2019

may you live in interesting times

finally, they initiated impeachment proceedings on his sorry ass, and it was like a great weight was lifting --- there is a long way to go before we're rid of him, but this is a beginning --- i no longer dread waking up in trumpistan with no way out

also too i've been binge watching sixteen hours of ken burns' take on country music, so that the misses kidd escorted me to a "night of georgia music" at symphony hall was really fine --- i had heard of robt mcduffie for decades but was blown away as he turned his 1735 violin into a spectacular fiddle --- i need to go to more musical events




funeralizations sometimes provide the opportunity to interact with cousins one actually cares about and take awkward photographs of them

and on top of impeachment and what not, i have the prospect of a new boon companion --- 5+ yrs old beagle --- i'm trying to work out the logistics for getting him here --- he may hate me or the cat or the elevator or vice versa, but if not i'm ready to walk the dog