1. I haven't actually put my car rack to use yet, but the birds have! We have a nest on our side porch by the door, and the car rack makes the perfect spy location for hovering parents to watch us go in and out of the house, making sure we don't mess with their babies. Happily, our cat Willie doesn't seem to know the nest is up there.
3. I just finished reading an interesting novel called Sight Hound, by Pam Houston, and fell in love with a short passage written from the dog, Dante. I thought I'd share:
Aren't the humans perfectly marvelous creatures? Doesn't it make you double over with laughter the way they remain committed to the idea that they're the only species that feels deeply, because--what--they have words to talk about their feelings? Has it not ever occurred to them that perhaps the reason they need so many words, the reason their words constantly fail them, is that they are so much poorer at interpreting their emotions than we are, that interpretation, per se, is a step that in the dog world we just skip?
4. Speaking of dogs, I think that there are dog people in the world and there are cat people. Sure, you can love both, but it seems like all of us have a preference. As much as I love our dog, Scooter, I am definitely a cat person. Paul is more of a dog person, although he likes cats.
5. At Pierce's school, they are having a drive to collect money for the tornado victims. All the teachers have big jars with their pictures on them, and kids can put money in the jar of the teacher they MOST want to see hit in the face with a pie. Unbeknownst to me, Pierce cleaned out his Darth Vader bank and took the change to school. He deposited it all in his gym teacher's jar. He adores his gym teacher. He came home and told me about it, and all I could do was smile at a kid who's willing to donate his pocket change to a good cause and a pie in the face. I decided to contribute, and the next day he took my change and put it in the principal's jar. I can't wait to see who the winner is!
Readers, are you a cat person or a dog person?
This post linked with Random Friday at A Rural Journal.