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Eli Courtwright
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Cat (vs) Raccoon

Raccoon gets kicked off porch, calmly shuffles down the stairs making its way to the water aaaaaand ...then proceeds to sit and aim it right at the cat!

He's clearly done this before.
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For those of you who like pictures of our cat :)
Gilly's Adventure at the Alexandria Monthly Meeting Spring Picnic
June 15th, 2015 We found our cat, Gilly, under the front porch at our Quaker Meeting in September 2013.  He was a mostly starved, barely weaned, bright orange scrap of fur at the time. And so its not surprising I ended up adopting him. The Sunday school kid...

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Zen and the Art of Meditating with your Dog.
So I've discovered something kind of odd. Some background: I'm a Quaker.  But we're a weird, sort of hippie-ish people, so I occasionally enjoy worshipping with other faith traditions and experiencing spirituality through others' eyes.  This spring, I was h...

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Theres a new puppy in the neighborhood - a teeeeny tiny, very young golden retriever. Only 8 weeks old, and he already knows how to "sit" and "stay" in two languages. And he has adorable blue-grey eyes. I'm trying to make sure Theo is around him as much as ...

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"A dog's life is unbearably tragic."

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A walk in the Purr-ambulator
Gilly is an indoor cat. And we have a pretty small apartment. Its not surprising then, that every now and then he makes a break for the great outdoors. Usually, this takes the form of him bolting out the front door under our feet and making us chase him all...

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I recently re-listened to the Mayoral Debate episode of "Welcome to Night Vale" (http://commonplacebooks.com/) and was reminded how much I love "the weather" from that episode.  Definitely my favorite musical interlude from any of their episodes to date.

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Everyone's dealing with things now.

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Self-washing cat
The apartment complex has to turn off our water supply for like 5 hours tomorrow for repairs or something. I wouldn't be surprised if a pipe burst somewhere in the blizzard on Monday. Having grown up in a house with a well, I know the protocol for situation...

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Adorably tragic.
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