Category Archives: Videos & Slide shows

Fishing on the Snake River near Wawawai: The Video

My husband made a video as he piloted Companion Star on her trial re-launch on the Snake River and I fished.

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Effie’s Daring Leap II: The Movie

As Effie sprang to the top of the refrigerator this morning for her leap to the pantry,  my husband was prepared to record the high-action thriller, this time in video.

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Effie’s Little Drinking Problem

Effie maneuvers a hi-tech faucet and pours herself a drink, and one for the floor, as well.

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Effie and the Mouse Drawer: The Movie

Bag Star Wars. For a big-screen season spectacular, here’s Effie, opening my desk drawer and selecting a new mouse after losing the one she retrieved a day earlier. I implemented the Mouse Drawer because it is so much easier than retrieving her errant mouses from beneath cabinets, organ pedal boards, etc. Besides, the drawer is the most appropriately advanced toy I have found for our genius kitty.

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Effie AeroCat: The Movie

My husband took this footage as I encouraged Effie’s estrangement from terrestrial gravity. She’s always very much at home in hyperspace.
For reference, the seat of the chair behind her is 19″ high.

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Dancing with Mouses

I decided to assemble a slide show with highlights of Effie’s adventures with her interactive kinetic toy. I also decided that it was okay to use a photo that I had just published with another post, because, (a) it was in its proper context, and (b) I like the photo a lot.

And, some updated information concerning the toy: I have found it a good idea to stow it at night in a place where Effie cannot access it. The squeak, the squeak–it’s cute while she’s playing, but kind of an acquired taste throughout the night. . . .

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Watching Effie Watch Things

I spend a fair amount of time taking Effie outside because she loves to go out. Mostly, I watch her watch things. She watches birds, bugs, the space between grass blades–all kinds of things–and I, her affectionate keeper, watch her watch them. Sometimes she also eats the things she has been watching, especially grasses and bugs. What a blessing it is to have the spots of time to keep vigil on my cat’s vigils! Several times a day, I dedicate somewhere between 15 and 45 minutes to our vigils together. Here are some highlights from our 45-minute outing this afternoon. It’s less than a minute long, I promise.

Vigil from Lauren Bottomly on Vimeo.

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