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Amazing Maru.(Big news!)

Mar. 24th, 2017 10:30 pm
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Posted by mugumogu

この度、世界で最もYouTube動画を見られたアニマルとして、
まるがギネス世界記録に認定されました!
Maru was certified as the most views for an animal on YouTube
by Guinness world record!

公式認定員の石川さんが認定書を持ってきてくださいました。
Maru got an authorization document.

イギリスのギネス本社から撮影隊がやってきて、認定式の撮影。
Filming location.

数時間の撮影でしたが、知らない人が苦手なはなは二階に避難。
誰が来ても気にしないまるは、箱に入ったり、
石川さんからおやつをもらったり、もっとくれと催促したり、
普段通り。


Thanks!

 

Huddleston Greatest Hits (so far!)

Mar. 24th, 2017 10:07 am
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Posted by Laurie Cinotto

I put together a little video this morning of a few adorable Huddleston moments.  If you follow us on Instagram, you may have a seen a few of the clips, but there's a lot of never-before-seen stuff in here too!

I do hope you enjoy it!



 Have a great weekend!

まるです。

Mar. 23rd, 2017 11:00 pm
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Posted by mugumogu

 


まる:「ねずみとったどー。」
Maru:[I caught the mouse.]


久しぶりのねずみ捕獲に興奮したのか、
目を丸くしてキョロキョロしながらふみふみが止まらない。
Maru seemed to be excited at a mouse after a long absence.


まる:「ねずみ、捕まえた。」
Maru:[I really caught the mouse.]


まる:「ほんとに捕まえちゃった。」
Maru:[I did good job!]


現在開催中の写真展も、残すところあと5日となりました。
すでに多くの方に足を運んでいただきありがとうございます!

ギャラリー内はこんな感じ。

写真展に行ったよ! というメッセージ・メールもありがとうございます。
中でも特に『顔型タオルが使えない!』というコメントを
多くいただきます。

どうしても手を拭けない! という方は、スタイホルダーを付けて、
前掛けとしてのご使用をお勧めします。
食事時に装着すれば、ご飯食べる気満々な人になれます。

まる&はな:「食べる気まんまーん!」

それも無理という方は、シンプルに部屋に飾ってもOKです。

まる:「夜トイレ行くときびっくりしないでね。」


最終日の28日は13:00までとなります。

 

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Posted by Laurie Cinotto

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Everything is absolutely a-ok right now, but little Beau gave us a big scare this weekend.  

Saturday morning, when I went in to feed the babies their breakfast, everyone came running but Beau. I put their plates down,  he slowly climbed out of the basket, then limped over to his dish. I watched him as he ate and it was clear that he didn't want to put any weight on his front right leg.  Once he cleaned his plate, Beau slowly hobbled over to the basket, sat down, and held up his limp paw.

I picked him up, felt his paw and leg, but couldn't detect any tenderness, so I tucked him into bed and moved the litter box close to make things easier for him.  I wasn't overly concerned at that point. I just thought he must have injured it slightly while wrestling with his siblings, or climbing the kitten cage.

Things didn't improve that day, so Saturday eve, we took a trip to the emergency vet. Doc examined him, didn't think he had a break but thought that maybe there was some bruising or a sprain. He did have a slight fever, but otherwise, everything seemed OK. We left with some pain meds and instructions to keep him contained and alone for the weekend, and to see the Humane Society vet on Monday.  

Beau and I came home,  I set him up in a larger kitty carrier with all of the necessities, and that's where he spent the night.

The next morning when he came out of the carrier for breakfast, he was still limping.  He sat down to eat his breakfast, but this time, he wasn't putting any weight on the left paw, not the right paw like the day before, but his left.

I called the emergency vet, and they advised that we come back for another examination, so we did. We saw a different doctor this visit. She didn't think it was an injury but instead suspected it was Limping Kitten Syndrome -- a reaction to the Calicivirus vaccine he had earlier in the week.

Apparently, this vaccine can cause temporary lameness, stiffness and joint pain -- kind of a transient arthritis.

Doc said to continue with the pain meds and schedule a follow-up appointment with the HS vet. She thought he should return to normal in the next few days.

And he did -- he's 100% fine now. No limping, no weakness, just regular old Beau.

I thought I had seen it all, but that was a new one for me! I've witnessed other sorts of reactions to vaccines, but never Limping Kitten Syndrome! I'm so glad it was temporary and that our boy is all better now!


まるです。

Mar. 22nd, 2017 11:00 pm
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Posted by mugumogu

 

昨日の続き。
The yesterday’s continuance.


はなが一通り遊び終えたところで、まるが大好きなおもちゃに
チェンジ。
After Hana played, I exchanged the toy.

このねずみ、遊んでいる最中にねずみの鼻とはなの鼻が
ごっつんこしたことがあり、それ以来、
はなはこのねずみを見ると逃げるように。
ねずみの鼻がプラスチックなので、ちょっと痛かったのかもしれません。
ただもう一年くらい経っているので忘れているかと思いきや――
Maru loves this toy of the mouse.
However, Hana is weak in this.
When she saw this, she ran away to the stairs.


はな:「あのねずみちょー危険。」
Hana:[That mouse is dangerous.]

ちょっと見ただけで階段に逃げていくほどの拒絶っぷり。


まる:「ねずみちゃん久しぶり~♪」
Maru:[Hey mouse,  after a long absence!]


まる:「アチョー!」
Maru:[This is very interesting!]

はなが嫌がるので封印していましたが、久しぶりに出したら
まるが大興奮。

surgery note

Mar. 21st, 2017 04:08 pm
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Hand surgery yesterday...

https://www.tcomn.com/wp-content/uplo...

Will be offline for a couple of weeks. See, I did bring a note from my doctor...

Ta,L. Ow.

posted by Lois McMaster Bujold on March, 21

まるです。

Mar. 21st, 2017 11:00 pm
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Posted by mugumogu

 


まるが遊びたそうにしていたので、大好きなお風呂場遊びを。
Let’s play in the bathroom!

と思ったら、珍しくはな参戦。
(はなはあまりお風呂場では遊びません)

はな:「あたしに任せて!」
まる:「うずうず。」
Hana:[Leave it to me!]


はな:「とうっ!」
まる:「うずうずうず。」
Hana:[This is very fun!]


まる:「出番ぷりーず。」
Maru:[When will my turn come?]

こうなったらはなが遊び疲れるまで少々お待ちください。
Please wait until Hana is tired.

Names for the Gray Babies!

Mar. 20th, 2017 09:13 am
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Posted by Laurie Cinotto

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You got a peek at our gray babies last week, but now it's time for formal introductions.

Please say hello to Mr. Hurley Huddleston!

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Here's Spencer, his brother!

Umm, Spencer? You got something on your nose.

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"Thanks! Got it!"

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And last, but certainly not least, the darling and delightful Lovey Huddleston! She and Spencer look similar, but she's got little lynx ears, which makes her easy to identify!

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It's a pleasure making your acquaintance, dear Huddlestons.  We're so happy to have you here!


Productive Day!

Mar. 20th, 2017 02:40 am
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Today we did a burn on the weeds in the garden, I weeded a bunch more by hand, planted some stuff I'd been meaning to get in the ground, dug up some ground covers and transplanted them to ground that needs covering. Then I made more pendants for Texas Furry Fiesta next weekend, prepped some bags-and-boards for prints, wrote a Hidden Almanac, and did a podcast interview with New Moon Girls in Minnesota.

It was very productive. I am trying to be glad of that and not to feel guilty when tomorrow and yesterday prove not to be nearly as productive. Still, I'm going out birding in Texas last week of March, and I'll probably have some evenings free to get some writing done, finish the latest kid's book worth of edits, maybe work on a novella that's been lurking for nearly a year, or even doodle on my iPad. I am feeling that itchy art brain of "MUST DO ART!" but it's slamming into the wall of having to finish the latest hamster book's worth of illustrations. Still, only a few more weeks of hamsters, and then I can draw any weird thing I want!

Really looking forward to that bit. I am very proud of the Hamster books, but they're a serious mental investment. It's worth it, and I'll do as many as they buy, but I want to draw other things for a bit and remember who I am when I'm not a respectable children's book author...

まるです。

Mar. 19th, 2017 11:00 pm
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Posted by mugumogu

 

ごはん棚、その後。
Afterwards of the meal shelf.


まるがごはん棚の中で食べることに飽きてしまったようなので、
現在は横置きにしてごはん台として使用中。
Maru got tired of eating in that.
Therefore it became the meal stand.


まる:「やっぱりご飯は広々したところで食べなくては。」
Maru:[I want to eat at a wide location.]


はな:「あたしはどこでもいー。」
Hana:[I am good anywhere.]

まるはフードだけでなく、場所や、お皿も、
飽きると食べなくなってしまいます。
お皿に入っていると食べないのに、外に出すと完食とか。
その点はなはなんでもガツガツと食べてくれるので助かります。
その勢いでまるのも食べてしまうので、まるが食べ終わるまで
そばで付き添います。
Maru is fickle.
When he gets tired of a place and a dish and food, he do not eat it.


食べ終わったらこぼしたカリカリもきれいにして、
すでにピッカピカなはなのお皿も一応チェック。


まる:「あのチビめ、一粒くらい残しておけばいいものを。」

元々まるは極度のダラダラ食いだったので、
食べたいときに食べたい分だけ食べるのが、
本来のまるのリズムなのかもしれません。
はなが来たことで、9割がた一度で完食できるようになりましたが、
時々きまぐれが発動するのでしょう。

The Last of the All-Tabby Pack!

Mar. 17th, 2017 09:26 am
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Posted by Laurie Cinotto

I would like you to meet your new boyfriend. His name is Beau Huddleston, and OH, this fellow is a charmer. He won the "First to Purr" award in this party of five.

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And here's number five, our final Huddleston.   Her name is Tillie, and she's the smallest in the set.

She wearing a little breakfast on her nose, but when you're this dang cute, anything looks good on you.

You wear it well, Tillie.

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In the photo below, that's big brother Beau with a protective arm over sister Tillie.  They have similar features, but once you see their coats, you'll see they are actually quite different.  Equally adorable, but quite different.


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So what do you think? Are they cute or are they cute???

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One last thing before we go this morning -- to our local friends, if you're free on Saturday, please swing on by the University of Puget Sound campus for their annual Flea Market and Fieldhouse of Awesome Stuff.  It's part vintage market, part craft sale, and always a great show.  I'll be there with my crafts, and I'll be debuting some new kitty art pieces, too.

 I've been printing some of my favorite kitten photos on cotton paper and mounting them on birch panels. The surface is coated with several layers of gel medium, each layer is sanded, which makes a linen-like surface. Even though they're photographs, they almost have the quality of a painting. They measure six by six inches and are about and inch thick.

It's always fun to create something new and send it out into the world. I am curious to see what the response is at the show.

It's always so nice meeting you in reality, so I hope some of you can stop by!   For show details, click HERE. I'll be in booth #40 on the main floor.

Have a great weekend! We'll see you on Monday. I'll be sharing the names of the rest of the crew then.

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Not dead!

Mar. 17th, 2017 06:09 am
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It appears the last cross post didn't crosspost. Doh!

Well, nothing of interest is happening except that I am pacing the floor waiting for someone to tell me Dogskull Patch will never be mine. And I have six more weeks of this! Arrghhbleghhhh....!

Wintersowing technique worked great for everything but peppers and tomatoes. Those died in our recent cold snap. Fortunately I have back ups!

Dogs continue to dog. Cats continue to cat. Kevin continues to Kevin. I continue to me. That's all.

まるです。

Mar. 16th, 2017 11:00 pm
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Posted by mugumogu

 


まる:「べしっ!」
Maru:[I beat you!]


まる:「あ、ほんとに当たっちゃった…。」
Maru:[Just kidding!]


まる:「きゃー!」
Maru:[Ouch!]

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写真展、本日初日です!


まる&はな:「お待ちしてまーす。」

Mira errata update survey

Mar. 16th, 2017 02:37 pm
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We're trying to find out if the (lightly) corrected version of "Mira's Last Dance" went through on our vendors, and/or if there are ways people who bought the slightly less copy-edited version can upgrade. My own Paperwhite shows no progress. Anyone else have anything to report?

Ta, L.

3/18: I'm told the B&N Nook version is now supposed to be updated; progress, maybe...

3/18 later still: the update is now supposed to be live on all platforms. Let me know if this seems to be so from your ends.

Onwards, L.

posted by Lois McMaster Bujold on March, 21

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