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The kittens are pretty much permanently hiding behind the washer right now. However, I'm tricky! I set up a motion-detecting webcam so that I could see when/if they came out and what they did. Lo and behold, I caught one of them going walkabout for a few seconds. I'm hoping they start exploring soon. Maybe when they get hungry?


OK, I'm not sure I want to admit this but we're all friends, right?

I was in the grocery store this evening, reading the labels on various cat foods. OK, I was trying to, and cursing the small low-contrast print that was used for nutrition info. I eventually gave up and headed for another department. As I turned the corner out of the pet aisle, I came across an endcap that was full of reading glasses. Hrmm. I grabbed a pair at random, and put them on, then went back and tried to read a cat food label. Much to my shock and horror, I could. I grabbed a can, went back to the endcap, and tried on several different strengths, found one that worked pretty well, and bought a pair.

It's official. I'm getting old.



towercam

I snagged this image from the Mt. Wilson observatory webcam a couple of minutes ago. Yikes! Here's hoping for a speedy containment of the fire, and for everyone in the area to be OK.

(OK, I probably violated copyright by doing this, but I'm guessing they wouldn't find it objectionable.)
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mspurrmeow
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Time:2009-08-31 07:24 am (UTC)
Geek-stalking your own kittens? What's next?
Oh yeah... reading glasses.
*hugs*
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whitebird
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Time:2009-08-31 07:42 am (UTC)
I should probably get reading glasses. Bah.
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ts4z
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Time:2009-08-31 09:22 am (UTC)
Sounds like our cats. One came around; the other took maybe a year to get interested in us. Now he's obnoxious to me, and tolerant of Jenn.

You've got the right idea with the cats. You might put some tuna out for them, then leave the room; next time, put the tuna in the room with you, and then step away.

Baby food works well as a treat, too.
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adb_foldem
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Time:2009-08-31 04:22 pm (UTC)
A little yogurt as well.
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adbjupe
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Time:2009-08-31 11:04 am (UTC)
Cat owner here.

And user of reading glasses for maybe 3 years. Not being able to read the small print was obvious. My arm was just to short to keep it further and further away. The less obvious problem was reading low contrast menus in restaurants with poor lighting conditions. I hate candle light for that matter.

Another problem: my wife is near sighted, so we can't swap glasses.
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silveredboy
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Time:2009-08-31 12:59 pm (UTC)
Heh. I went to a restaurant that had the lights dimmed. The waiter asked if he could get me anything. I told him, "Yes. A flashlight please." Moments later, the lights came up. LOL!
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rmd
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Time:2009-08-31 02:51 pm (UTC)
ADORABLE KITTENS.

but yeah, i've got a pair of drugstore reading glasses i have had to use on occasion already. the LASIK fixed my distance vision, but the close-up vision problems are inevitable and age-related.

AND YOU KIDS GET OFF OUR LAWN.
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prock
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Time:2009-08-31 03:30 pm (UTC)
I'm hoping they start exploring soon.

I'm not the best at reading. I scanned this as:

"I'm hoping they start exploding soon."

Which does kinda sound need. Self-immolating kitties.

Gotta love kitties.
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jpmassar
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Time:2009-09-01 06:10 pm (UTC)
You need reading glasses that explode.

And I need a better vocabulary. I always that that 'immolate' meant specifically to destroy by fire, but while it is associated with the use of fire, it's primary meaning seems to be to sacrifice a victim or to offer a victim in sacrifice, and its secondary meaning the above.



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laren
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Time:2009-08-31 03:39 pm (UTC)
When kittens or cats first come home they usually hide out for a day or two or three, the fact that they're coming out at all is a good sign. They're just kittens and kittens are pretty resilient so I'm sure they'll show themselves soon.

If you're looking into serious food go for Innova EVO if you can find it- it's the best money can buy. In lieu of that, go for Science Diet or something else vet formulated. Purina, Iams, etc. are terrible.
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bellaballanda
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Time:2009-08-31 04:43 pm (UTC)
I got reading glasses at 23....
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bldrnrpdx
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Time:2009-09-01 05:44 am (UTC)
You put the reading glasses over your regular glasses?
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