Cat Life

First there’s some king-of-the-castle battles – the chair next to my desk is apparently prime real estate:


Later there’s the mutual washing session, when they realize they can both fit on the chair:

Spring Flowers

Spring comes *fast* in the desert. One day everything is dusted with snow; the next there are flowers. This one popped up in our front yard:

No idea what it is. Previously it was just the spiky green leaves at the bottom.

Right beside it is what I think is a prickly pear cactus; you can see the old plant in dull green, new-this-year parts in bright green, and potential flowers starting around the edges. Apparently people eat these…..

And this is (from what I’ve been told) Indian Paintbrush. It’s all over the desert right now. Not sure why, but red flowers always come out first; yellow and purple ones come later.

Cat What?

There’s this car parked up near some storage units beside the airport; finally stopped by to figure out what was going on:

Now I’m not a fan of Lincoln Town Cars, but I wouldn’t go so far as to paint that on the side….

Turns out there is a lens cleaner brand named “Cat Crap”. No, I am sadly not kidding; you can even buy it on Amazon. (And no, I did not check out the list of ingredients). So apparently this was (literally) a marketing vehicle for the products.

Now if that’s a marketable commodity, I can get you some wholesale.

And if you thought that was scary, it gets worse:

New bike time

OK, so been working on building this since last year…. I’m not going to win “fastest mechanic of the year award”, but it was fun to build.

The picture barely does the paint justice; it’s officially “Neon Yellow” and, well, good thing I ride while wearing sun glasses. GT’s old race colours were blue and yellow, so I got all the bits I could in blue to match. (Blue bits are all made in England too).

And *right* on cue the old bike destroyed a wheel bearing. Guess it’s jealous.


No, not the oh-so-nice cars, the wild animals…. there was a sighting recently of a wild jaguar in the United States:

Photograph courtesy Conservation CATalyst and the Center for Biological Diversity

This was south of Tucson, Arizona – 60 miles north of the border. The theory is that he came up from Mexico (where there are wild jaguars). Hope he does well.

Interesting that jaguars have a LOT of spots compared to some other cats I know; but they are larger (about 5 feet long plus a 2 foot tail).

Not sure what the President thinks about an illegal Mexican immigrant who is roaming around, and stalking the locals….