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Tuesday, June 06, 2006

"Cat Among the Pigeons"

or at least, "Molly Among the Bird Salt and Pepper Shakers". She kept wanting to bite their little heads when I first brought them home, but now she just lounges companionably next to them.

We saw bunnies in the yard this afternoon. We've had them before, and raccoons of course, and at least one possum. Skinks and snakes and turtles and frogs and the inevitable birds and squirrels. Mice too. The lab in Michigan is away from the city, and apparently the employees sometimes see deer from the window. We see wildlife from our lab, too, but it's a different kind, mostly because there are at least two homeless shelters in the neighborhood. I look at the street where I work a bit differently now ... is the razor wire on the parking lot fences really necessary? Sadly, the answer is probably yes. It's really kind of appalling. One gets used to all kinds of things.

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