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Creek Running North
March 20, 2005
It's hard to believe it was a year ago today that Mr. Attitude here came to live with us.
His expression in this shot is the result of being chased around the yard a few times. The routine goes like this: I follow him around and around the yard until he remembers that when he goes inside, I stop chasing him. This is much easier than our protocol a year ago, which was actually trying to catch him. It also works better in the rabbit psychology world: the animals are much happier if they feel they make the decisions. He's got a choice: go inside, or continue being chased. This is a much less degrading situation for a higher being than being ignominiously caught and carried inside. Which, as it happens, is what happened shortly after I took this photo: he cornered himself in the compost bin, and I took advantage of the situation.
Yes, that is the exterior house paint color I chose. Why do you ask?
Added later: I'd forgotten that we'd brought Thistle home on the vernal equinox. How pagan of us!
Posted by Chris Clarke at March 20, 2005 10:25 AM
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he's a lucky bunny.Posted by: Craig at March 20, 2005 10:40 AM
What color is that, anyway?Posted by: Kathy at March 20, 2005 02:33 PM
The house color is fine, it's the rabbit's coloration that looks tweaked. Except for the obvious life in his eye, he looks "plush"; must be very soft.Posted by: OGeorge at March 20, 2005 02:47 PM
The house color was called "jalapeńo" in the paint store, but they put a different base in (semi-gloss instead of matte) and so it came out looking more like persimmon.Posted by: Chris Clarke at March 20, 2005 08:02 PM
I had that happen when I tried to paint a small bathroom a mute red shade. It turned out hot pink, simply due to the gloss. We repainted, but it never seemed right.
Love the bunny pics, btw.Posted by: KathyF at March 21, 2005 12:29 AM
Actually, your house color looks like it's the same as the (in)famous Canter's deli in L.A.:
Scroll down a bit...Posted by: Kathy at March 21, 2005 07:43 AM
Looks like I've bumped into another Kathy. Would you like to go on my Kathys only blogroll, the Chatty Kathys? So far there's three besides me, all spelled with a K.
Chris, you're bringing Kathys together. The Order of the Kathys will reward you one day.Posted by: KathyF at March 21, 2005 07:55 AM
God, I haven't eaten at Canters for probably twenty years. My ex's family has a Canters story they like to tell about her brother (Becky's ex) and the Bowl of Schmaltz...
KathyF, I want pie. But no British tallow in the crust. please. My brains are scrambled enough as is.Posted by: Chris Clarke at March 21, 2005 08:13 AM
Pie? Or pi? I can do either, and no worries on tallow. I've a tallow-free household.Posted by: KathyF at March 21, 2005 08:54 AM
the only difference between british tallow and american tallow is that the british finally had to admit they had a problem and we haven't had to.
Remember David Suzuki and "The Nature of Things?" They did a two part series on mad cow that I.. um... acquired... and it made it seem that the brits are now being far more careful than we are. And Japan even more so.
Of course, its TV, so...Posted by: Craig at March 21, 2005 09:11 AM
what a honey!Posted by: Anne at March 21, 2005 10:44 AM
Of course I would love to be a "Chatty Kathy."
When I was 3, my parents bought me "Suzy Smart," who was no Chatty Kathy, let me tell you.Posted by: Kathy at March 21, 2005 11:03 AM
What with the tallow and the schmaltz, it's getting pretty slippery in here...Posted by: Kathy at March 21, 2005 11:31 AM
Yep, the American cattle industry until very recently was doing exactly what the Brits were doing. I have no idea why everyone assumed American beef was safe, except that virtually no cattle were ever tested.
And Kathy, you're in!Posted by: KathyF at March 21, 2005 11:33 AM
If you're name isn't Kathy, are you still allowed to post comments here?
Congrats on a fine choice of equinox happiness to chase around the garden, Chris.Posted by: Pica at March 22, 2005 09:38 AM