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I've had vacation. Four lovely weeks. The first two were spent at home, the third in Norway meeting lots of lovely people, and the last week was at home again. Now I'm back at work, where nothing much happens at this time of year. Before I left, the office AC wasn't up to cooling the building; now it's too cold instead. In the most recent reorganization, I've got a new boss and a load of new colleagues. In other words, the stuff I do now belongs to a different department. This is probably a good thing, though I will miss my old boss whom I really liked. The new boss seems very good too, though, so I don't think it'll be any problem, but it's always a bit sad to lose a good working relationship.

The cat problems ended with the girlfriend's cat getting a new home. The girlfriend noticed that he's been a lot more tense since they moved in with us, and has been constantly trying to keep himself in a dominant position. This was very apparent when we took Tusse and Arthas to the vet for a day (Arthas got neutered, Tusse had a few teeth extracted due to FORL). As long as they were away, Mao was his old cuddly self, but as soon as they got back he went back to sitting on the highest shelf and monitoring the others. He now lives with Calle's brother, girlfriend, about two years old son, and two dogs. They live about 30 minutes drive from here, in an area with very few cars. We think he'll be a lot happier there, and hopefully so will Zeta once she gets the courage up to go upstairs so she can see that he's gone. And when we were at the BILs home, we found that their neighbours' cat had just had a litter, and one kitten was still not spoken for. It turned out to be a male, grey with some white, and we "booked" him. So in September there'll be a new small one around the house.

It seems Melanie, mother of my foal, will be rideable. So far we're working her at a walk and the occasional slow trot, and her lameness is pretty much gone. You can notice that she doesn't put her right foreleg forward as much as the left one, but that's about it. She seems very happy to be doing something, and I am of course delighted to be back with her. And my own horse is growing, and is right now a bundle of teenage hormones - which can be a handful given that he weighs around four times as much as I do. He's perfectly good natured, there's no viciousness in him, but he doesn't want to take orders right now. We'll be gelding him in a couple of months, when the flies won't be so bad.

That's about all I can think of at the moment, except that the girlfriend has got me hooked on Criminal Minds. So instead of going "just one more thing" in WoW I'm now going "just one more ep" at night, and sleeping too little. And plot bunnies are running around in my head. Buffy/CM crossover...

Date: 2009-08-07 08:10 am (UTC)
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Kitten! *want*

Although I think 4 cats, one large dog, one 2-year old and a Tap is enough....

Date: 2009-08-09 05:30 pm (UTC)
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Heh, I can see that... Note that I'm not even commenting on which of them may be the most trouble :-P

It seems only right that the girlfriend should have a cat that's hers - the three that are here right now were with us before she came into our life, and they are mostly attached to me and Calle. She has had to put down one cat, and now she's given up another - she should have one of her own (as much as any cat belongs to any one person in the household, but you know what I mean).

Date: 2009-08-07 09:14 am (UTC)
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I can see how BAU could be interested in a town where so many people turn up dead, or just goes missing...

Date: 2009-08-09 05:26 pm (UTC)
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Yes; I have a plot bunny that involves Elle making a wish to a certain vengeance demon, and then the team gets called to this little town in California...

Date: 2009-08-07 08:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Nice to read about how you are going on and about the cats and the horses. I had 7 weeks vacation but time flies and I have to work again on Monday.

I understand how it feels with good relationship at work. I also use to feel sorry when a kind co-worker or boss will stop working with us.

On the icon I am feeding the horse at our open air museum. But I am not real skilled with horses. This horse is easy and used with tourists who want to pet him or give him some hay.

Date: 2009-08-07 09:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Noodles has been so much less hassle since he was gelded.

Good luck with your boy!

Date: 2009-08-09 05:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
We've always planned on getting him gelded. He's a nice well-built horse, but not exceptionally so. Also, his sire is one of the most popular ones in Sweden right now, so it's not like he's needed to pass the blood line on. And it's a bit of a hassle owning a stallion, it's hard to find a good stable that takes stallions.


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