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Macbeth

In cat school drama class, today we have Miss Opie performing as Lady Macbeth in Macbeth. Opie, Zeke, and Marigold reprise their roles as the witches in the opening of Macbeth. (Act 1 scene 1 line 1)

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When shall we three meet again
In thunder, lightning, or in rain?

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When the hurlyburly ’s done,
When the battle ’s lost and won.
  (Macbeth, Act 1.1.1)

(Act 2 Scene 1)

“Is this a dagger which I see before me,
The handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee.
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I have thee not, and yet I see thee still.
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Art thou not, fatal vision, sensible
To feeling as to sight? or art thou but
A dagger of the mind, a false creation,
Proceeding from the heat-oppressed brain?”

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Zeke

Haiku to you too / Moles

It is Haiku Day at cat school. Zeke is going to present his first one. He has been working a long time on it. Note the juxtaposition between ideas, and his skillful use of the “kireji” between ideas–Meeeeeee Owwww. The subject of the haiku is, of course, Death of a Mouse.

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DEATH OF A MOUSE

Meow, meow, meeeeeeee
OWWWW! Meow, meow, meow.
Meee ow ow ow ow!

The Land that Time Forgot

Generally, when I am showing my cats in the yard, I selectively choose which photos to present to the public.  It gives the illusion of a yard similar to Kew Gardens in the UK.  That is not the case.  The grass is frequently unmowed in the back where people cannot see.  There are woods and fallen trees.  The front is manicured to present the illusion that I care about lawns.  I have a bad mole problem in the back.  The Donald Trump of moles has been building high-rises.  There is probably gambling down there!

It is against the law in Washington to trap moles–too inhumane; however, you can sit on the back porch and shoot their little heads off if they stick them up with a .22 bolt-action.  It’s my constitutional right, I think.  Other more humane methods just drive them into my neighbors yards.  Boiling mint leaves and stems in water and pouring it down the holes is environmentally friendly and harmless; and drives them away temporarily, but you cannot quit.  I adopted a live and let live policy.  The result can be seen below.  (The figure holding the torch is “Kate” from the tv series “Lost”.  She graciously agreed to come over and have a look round.  Seems there is more to worry about than moles!)

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The land that time forgot

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Don’t let it see you, Kate!