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Chen, Pippin, and Ollie. The cat above them is not real. They are standing on top of the refrigerator.

It’s been a while since I’ve updated with a picture of the cats: since it is Saturday, here are some cats!


A musical interlude

Sorry, but I didn’t see this until late on Saint Patrick’s Day (the actual day, not the day that I thought it was).

Don’t wake sleeping cat

Oliver is resting just a bit right now, before he gets back to studying Microbiology. Enjoy your Break! Click the picture for a special Bonus Opportunity!

House S7EP01 “Now What”

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A few new episodes under our collective belts, then repeats through the end of the term. They are new to ycpmicro, so I’ll diligently put an entry up. Monday’s episode is a repeat of the season opener, where we learn what happened to House and Cuddy after their big hookup from last May, and whether the relationship will work. The suspense was killing me over the summer; how about the rest of you? Read the rest of this entry

Saturday: A cat and a dog

Well, as promised last week, here is a picture of one of our dogs. This is Daisy (original name Chelsea) who also came from the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA. Although she looks to be pretty much a Jack Russell, she’s actually pretty much a mix, with terrier and beagle in her in equal measure. We think that she was a hunting kennel reject, where they breed dogs for running outside, drop them off in the wilds, and then the ones that make it back home go onto bigger and better things. Yes, I know that is pretty abhorrent, but it’s worked out well for her, as Daisy much prefers sleeping inside, and so was probably happy when she got picked up to go the shelter, then to our house. As you can see though, there is definitely a ‘pecking order’ when it comes to dinner time. Something a dog just shouldn’t have to put up with, but the cat isn’t really interested in eating the food, just asserting his dominance.

UPDATE:  I was asked about the cat in the picture, who is denying Daisy her dinner so emphatically. Some say he’s wanted by the CIA, and that he sleeps upside down like a bat… all we know is, he’s called the Stig.

Added something to Blackboard

I learned something new over the weekend, and am trying it out here. I will add announcements for the course in this forum, which will allow comments!

I am going to throw in some interesting Microbiology-related links as I find them, and there may even be special bonus point opportunities for participation.

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