R.I.P: Conrad the Kat (Our Beast)

It is with profound sadness that I tell you our dear Kat, Conrad, who we affectionately called “Beast” is no longer with us. He lived a long and happy life: 17 years and 4 months. We absolutely adored him. Well, everyone who met him adored him. Conrad was the friendliest cat I’ve ever known. He knew no strangers. He would… Continue reading

Replay: The Week in Review

Really enjoy the Replay iOS app, which makes creating a video from your media crazy simple. I blogged previously about the app at this link. The video below is comprised of photos and video shot on my phone over the past week. It features an appearance by Conrad the Kat on his birthday, my Halloween selfie (nothing special), the new… Continue reading

Happy Birthday Conrad the Kat

Conrad the iBeast Conrad the Kat, our animaux sauvage, was born on November 1, 1999. Today is his birthday. He is 15 years old! He actually has a really good life. He spends it demanding his fresh kill at 5:30am and again at 5:00pm. He suddenly, and for no apparent reason, runs around the house in unexpected fits of uncontrolled… Continue reading

Vacuuming Our Cat

Conrad the Kat, also known as “Beast” and “Animaux Sauvage,” is a total fur factory. He generates more fur than any critter alive. He sheds everywhere. Enormous fur bunnies lie in his wake as he saunters around his lair. I’ve given up the idea of having fur-free dark clothes. A colleague told me she vacuums here cat and that her… Continue reading

Three Deer & a Cat atop the Mountain

Click to enlarge. This apartment complex is beautifully situated atop, at the very least, a “hill” that overlooks the beautiful, mostly undeveloped hills, mountains, and valleys of the wine country. The views really are gorgeous. As we are mostly out “in the woods” up here, I’ve seen a lot of deer casually meandering about. Three spent the day outside the… Continue reading