Rain, Rain, and Work

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It’s been raining all day long. I’ve been working on preparing the first six chapters of The Temptation for my editor, while Patty toils away through the infinite amount of paperwork required by the government to get Aunt Joan on Medicaid. Our cats have conked out. Even the traffic on this blog has slowed to less than a crawl.

Anyhow, check out the picture–a beast of this general description plays a dramatic role in Bell Mountain No. 10, The Silver Trumpet. It’s not a nice animal and it doesn’t do nice things. But it is an interesting animal.

Time to stop writing for a while: I’m kind of tuckered out. I’ll be back when it’s time for a cat video.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations.

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23 responses to “Rain, Rain, and Work

  • UnKnowable

    It definitely doesn’t look friendly. 🙂

  • Linda Sorci

    Gee, if I saw this critter in my backyard, I don’t think I’d be frightened – it has a rather gentle expression 🙂

  • Phoebe

    I just had a weird vision of this animal featured in the equivalent of a cat video. But with a neck like that, it might be injured. I won’t say anything about the photographer being injured, since I haven’t yet seen the animal’s teeth or learned anything about its habits. What is it, anyway?

    • leeduigon

      It’s a reconstructed version of a predatory dinosaur, probably something in between a Tyrannosaurus and a Velociraptor. In my story, I’ve taken some liberties with it. So in terms of exact taxonomy… I dunno what it is, either.

  • Linda Sorci

    I’m not worried. Animals love me 🙂 – and the feeling is mutual.

    • UnKnowable

      My loving little cat grabbed my wrist this morning, bit my hand and wouldn’t let go. I’m not certain of how I caused offense, but obviously I had.

      • Linda Sorci

        Awww – maybe she just didn’t want you to leave 🙂

        • UnKnowable

          When I dress for work, she tends to get upset. On weekends, I usually go about things in a different order and she seems to sense that if I leave the house, it won’t be for very long. Come Monday, she gets grouchy again.

          • Linda Sorci

            That sounds about right 🙂 She loves you and I’m sure she misses you when you’re not home. She doesn’t understand where you’ve gone.

          • UnKnowable

            She thinks I am an oversized kitten. 🙂

          • Linda Sorci

            I’m beginning to think so too – with typing skills 🙂

          • UnKnowable

            Well, she does see to it that the hair on my head is groomed to feline standards. 🙂

          • leeduigon

            I used to have a mouse who groomed my mustache. She did a better job of it than I did.
            She had nine babies, and divided them into three piles of three so she could keep better track of who’d been nursed and who hadn’t.
            I’ve had middle school students who couldn’t have done that.

          • UnKnowable

            Proverbs 30:24
            Four things on earth are small,
            but they are exceedingly wise:
            25 the ants are a people not strong,
            yet they provide their food in the summer;
            26 the rock badgers are a people not mighty,
            yet they make their homes in the cliffs;
            27 the locusts have no king,
            yet all of them march in rank;
            28 the lizard you can take in your hands,
            yet it is in kings’ palaces.

            The Creator’s wisdom is beyond our reckoning. When we see animals do amazing things, it gives us insight into the wonders of our Creator.

          • leeduigon

            I had an ant farm, too.

          • UnKnowable

            I always wanted one of those.

          • leeduigon

            It only gets to be a problem after you start giving names to all the ants.

          • UnKnowable

            Or even worse, when you decide that you need to take an ant name.

          • Linda Sorci

            Perfect! 🙂

  • Linda Sorci

    A friend of mine once had a worm farm. I must admit there wasn’t much to see most of the time.

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