Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Morning Report, September 30, 2009

Mandarin, Little Brother, Rosenquist, Nico, Bucky, Trinidad, Fuji, Honey Bunny and Horsey ate this morning. Nico was present at first, but he later showed up on top of the POD (Portable On Demand) storage unit that's in our driveway. Shortly after I saw him he jumped on the house and then he probably climbed down the Crepe Myrtle in our neighbors' yard. He shared a bowl with Rosy.

Sammy is integrating into our household nicely. He runs through the house with several of the other cats and generally gets along with them. He went to the vet Monday (9/28) because we found evidence of worms and he got some treatment for this along with a booster of some of his original vaccinations. He can be pretty vocal, especially early in the morning. He's also very affectionate, although we still have to be careful with him as he might "latch on" to our hand or arm and tear it up. He hasn't done this for a week or so, and that's a step in the right direction.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Morning After Report, September 23, 2009

Saw one of my favorite bands last night, Overnight Lows from Jackson Mississippi, who were playing at Beerland, Texas. They were GREAT!! Another intense, hard driving set. Don't have any vids from last night's show up yet, but here's a sample from last December - this was at a Ground Zero Texas house party aftershow:
"Picked Apart, Left To Rot" and "So Well Read"

There were only a few people at the show unfortunately, mostly due to a competing show down the street at Mohawk. That and the fact that it was a Tuesday night. We had fun though and I got to talk to members of the band. And bassist Daphne gave me a bunch of buttons to go with the t-shirt I bought.

The other bands were also rad, Mig & Min Ven, and Haje Haole, both from Denmark (not sure about all the spelling of their names). They report that they ate some awesome barbecue earlier in the day at Sam's BBQ. Sam's does have some great barbecue.

Morning Report, September 23, 2009

Mandarin, Little Brother, Rosenquist, Nico, Bucky, Fuji, Trinidad, Honey Bunny and Horsey ate this morning. They're all so cute when they're eating together.

Sammy is doing well. He ventures out of his room periodically and some of the other cats go into his room from time to time. The only he may have an issue with at this time is Simon, and it's not really overt trouble. Having said that, Jazz and Doria don't seem to be interested in having anything to do with him so far - they hiss at him a lot. He hasn't grabbed my hand or arm and bit it for over a week, although I think he did bite Anne in the last week. He's pretty exotic looking, having a long neck, legs and body. I need to get some pics of him uploaded.

We had a good rain yesterday, maybe near 3 inches! Everything is turning green again - yay!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

New live videos - whooohoooo!

Here's a clip from a recent in store show by Wild America, recorded at Sound On Sound in Austin.

And another from last year that I just posted from the Marked Men (yay!) at one of the last shows for a long, long, long time (booo!):

xoxo ~ dr

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Morning Report, September 12, 2009

Happy Birthday Dennis! It's my brother Dennis' birthday. He's a great guy and a real anchor for the family.

Mandarin, Little Brother, Rosenquist, Nico, Bucky, Fuji, Trinidad and Honey Bunny ate this morning. Sammy is pretty wild. He bit the crap outta me this morning. I was petting him and got my arm too near his tummy. He latched on with his front paws, started "bunny" kicking me with his back feet and bit me pretty hard, all in about half a second. I yelled at him and he let go and ran off. Crazy cat.

It rained more during the day yesterday and is still raining off and on today. This is great - the trees and everything are getting a good soaking for a change. We won't have to do any watering of the Airport Blvd. trees this month. What a relief!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Morning Report, September 10, 2009

Mandarin, Little Brother, Rosenquist, Nico, Bucky, Fuji, Trinidad and Honey Bunny ate this morning. Rosenquist has a spot on his back, sort of between his shoulders. Looks like a bald spot. It doesn't look like ringworm really, but we'll have to watch it for changes.

I saw Horsey eating last night. He looked handsome as always. He'd come by after Anne took their food out for the evening feeding.

Rock n Roll In The Morning

New videos posted this morning from Gun Outfit (Portland, Oregon) and Love Collector (ATX) - whoop whoop whoop!
Gun Outfit, August 31, 2009

Love Collector, August 15, 2009


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Morning Report, September 9, 2009

Mandarin, Little Brother, Rosenquist, Nico, Bucky, Trinidad, Fuji and Honey Bunny ate this morning. It was cloudy early, then it started raining intermittently throughout the morning. Yay!

Still cloudy in the early afternoon.

Also, I saw the first Schoolhouse Lilies of the season - nice! They're also called Oxblood Lilies. They are popping up in most of their usual places in our yard. Welcome back Lilies!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

New live video!

Gun Outfit from Portland, Oregon, recorded at Club 1808 last week, 8/31/09.


Morning Report, September 8, 2009

Mandarin, Little Brother, Rosenquist, Nico, Bucky, Fuji, Lloyd Trinidad and Honey Bunny ate this morning.

Sammy is quite affectionate, but he's also pretty excitable. He bit me pretty hard last night while I was petting him, enough to draw blood (I got a wound I think from his teeth, although it might be a good scratch). He's really pretty wild, kind of like Simon was and how Max still is. Max is tamer now but I would not try to rub his belly at this point, maybe ever. He's wicked with his claws.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Morning Report, September 5, 2009

Mandarin, Little Brother, Rosenquist, Nico, Bucky, Trinidad and Honey Bunny ate this morning. I'd put some food out at 2:30 a.m. or thereabouts when I got home from Emo's, so some of them may have eaten before we got up.

Big rain yesterday evening - yay! We got 1.48 inches at Camp Mabry according to the Weather Underground.

Sammy loves a petting!


Went to Emo's tonight and had a great time, even with the Extravaganza cancelling their appearance (Cody has an injured hand). Cassingles (or is it the Cassingles?), the Open Casket, Scrabble Robot and the Hex Dispensers were all super tonight. Really great! Really fucking great!!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Morning Report, September 4, 2009

Mandarin, Little Brother, Rosenquist, Nico, Bucky, Fuji, Trinidad, Honey Bunny and Horsey ate this morning. Not sure exactly when, but while getting stuff ready to feed the outside crew, I heard several birds on the block sounding the alarm (making a bunch of noise). I looked up and saw a hawk fly directly overhead and down toward the dead end. It was probably a Cooper's Hawk based on its size and appearance. Smaller birds are some of the Cooper's Hawk's primary prey. The cats are most likely OK as they are as big or bigger than this hawk species, or at least their bodies are. I used to worry about the cats and these hawks until I found out more about them.

Horsey drools. I pet him when I first set their food out to give some of the other cats some time to have a bite to eat before letting Horsey take over the bowl they may be eating out of, because he will (he’s a big cat). When I’m petting him, he drools and he drooled all over my foot this morning. Horsey loves a petting.

Sammy didn’t make as much noise during the night as he did previous nights. I petted him quite a bit this morning. He’s a strong cat, not too big but really bigger than he looks and very, very solid. His neck muscles are like steel. Sofia visited him some more this morning. I think they'll get along OK. Sammy bit or nipped Anne this morning while she was petting him, so technically, he needs to stay inside for 10 days to ensure he doesn't have rabies.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Morning Report, September 3, 2009

Mandarin, Little Brother, Rosenquist, Nico, Bucky, Fuji, Trinidad, Honey Bunny and Horsey ate this morning.

Sammy howled a fair bit during the night. I'm guessing he hates being in a kennel - it is totally different from his life up to now. Anne petted him for the first time yesterday and I petted him for the first time this morning - wow! That was fast. I didn't anticipate being able to touch him for quite a while. He seemed to really like it - wow!

Sofia (who we think is his sister) visited him last night and this morning. He seemed mildly interested. We think we'll be able to let him out of his kennel this weekend.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Speaking (loosely) of rock n roll (more) . . .

I picked up a 6-7-10 split last night at bowling! It was in the 10th frame of a very close game 3 and helped us win the rubber game of the night against a very, very good team. We got the series win 5-2.

Speaking of rock n roll . . .

Saw a great show Monday night at Club 1808. Woven Bones from Austin, and Gun Outfit from Portland, Oregon. Cry Blood Apache (Austin) was also supposed to play but they didn't show up (didn't call or nothin'!). Woven Bones was going on tour starting the next day and I bought some merch so they'd have a bit more gas/food money. Gun Outfit is near the end of their tour and this is their second show in Austin (played at Beerland in early August). Got a Gun Outfit CD too that is killer!

Great stuff from both bands. Look for video on YouTube in the very near future, although I may need to check with Woven Bones first - they had someone there with a pro-style video cam shooting some of their set. They may want to control what goes up on the Web, but I'll post some soon if they're cool with it.

Morning Report, September 2, 2009

Mandarin, Little Brother, Rosenquist, Nico, Bucky, Fuji, Trinidad, HoneyBunny and Horsey ate this morning.

Sammy is inside at this time and it looks like he is Sofia's brother based on their interaction when Sofia went into his room. Also, Anne petted him today and he really liked it. He did bite her (more of a "nip") during her 2nd petting session and she thinks he just got overly excited by the contact.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Evening Report, September 1, 2009

Mandarin, Little Brother, Rosenquist, Nico, Bucky, Trinidad, Honey Bunny and Horsey ate this evening.

I'm not sure what Anne's plan for Sammy is regarding him staying inside permanently or going back outside. He did not have his ear tipped.

Morning Report, September 1, 2009

Mandarin, Little Brother, Rosy, Nico, Bucky, Fuji, HoneyBunny, Trinidad and Horsey ate this morning.

Sammy is inside at this time. Anne was able to trap him last Sunday and we took him to the vet yesterday. He checked OK - YAY!! No bad diseases. He seems to be doing OK this morning but is still a bit freaked out I think. He got out of the carrier during the night but otherwise has stayed inside the carrier the whole time he's been inside since bringing him home yesterday afternoon. I still think he's Sofia's brother. She seems very interested in him and we hope to re-introduce him to her soon.

Yay!! Sammy's OK!!!