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Old 07-06-2016, 09:38 AM   #1441
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davemartin, adorable picture! Assuming the cat is Squeaky, Squeaky is obviously completely relaxed with the dog to how her "innards" that way. She knows she had the upper hand.
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Old 07-06-2016, 09:52 AM   #1442
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Today we walked more than 5 miles around the very center of Vienna. Stephansdom was the focus for today.
Missed you by a few days - our church choir sang there last Thursday! We also sang at the Salzburg Dom and at St. Salvator (across from Charles Bridge) in Prague. I averaged 6.5 miles walking each day so was able to enjoy the wonderful European breads, pastries, and ice cream without gaining weight. Although I'm not generally a fan of group tours, this one went very smoothly thanks to great advance logistics by our tour company, an excellent local guide and bus driver, and a generally positive attitude by all 52 of the travelers. A fantastic trip, and it's also great to be home (although this 100 degree heat every day is not fun at all).
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davemartin, adorable picture! Assuming the cat is Squeaky, Squeaky is obviously completely relaxed with the dog to how her "innards" that way. She knows she had the upper hand.
Squeaky is the cat. We have two other dogs and she is not quite this relaxed around them but nearly so- Jasmine is our 16 year old cattle dog that probably won't be with us much longer so try not to miss a picture when it's there.

Squeaky arrived here as a kitten a couple of years ago, she just wandered in and decided to stay. Friendliest cat I've ever seen, there are two others that we see outside that arrived around the same time but we never get close to them- they do come up on the deck sometimes but at the first sign of humans, they make a run for it. They look healthy and there are plenty of critters here for them to eat.

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Yesterday I had jury duty. They get me as often as possible, every 2 years. I'm always double summoned once from DMV and again from voter registration. Even though I have appeared 15 times in the last 30 years I have never been on a jury. Amazing.

This time the defendant no showed for trial. He's now in big trouble.

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Missed you by a few days - our church choir sang there last Thursday! We also sang at the Salzburg Dom and at St. Salvator (across from Charles Bridge) in Prague. I averaged 6.5 miles walking each day so was able to enjoy the wonderful European breads, pastries, and ice cream without gaining weight. Although I'm not generally a fan of group tours, this one went very smoothly thanks to great advance logistics by our tour company, an excellent local guide and bus driver, and a generally positive attitude by all 52 of the travelers. A fantastic trip, and it's also great to be home (although this 100 degree heat every day is not fun at all).
Interesting that the world grows smaller...

It is 12:15 am, Thursday. We are back from Baden, where we visited our third wine garten. Fortunately we saw the last half of Portugal-Wales.
Earlier in the day we were at Kunsthistorisches Museum. Too much to list.
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I started the morning with coffee on the patio with the dog and the local momma fox showed up again and barked at us to leave so she could bring out the kids. We went inside and watched the baby foxes play. They are so cute. Though today they were out there for a couple of hours so I missed my morning patio time. The dog was not impressed taking orders from a fox so I took him for a walk and all was well.

We went out to a pub for lunch and I had a bison burger, strawberry margaritas on the patio later on and the rest of the day I just kind of dawdled away.
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momma fox showed up again and barked at us to leave so she could bring out the kids. We went inside and watched the baby foxes play. They are so cute.
We had a fox raise a couple of kits under the garden shed two years ago, and they are incredibly cute to watch.

One day we were watching and suddenly our cat appeared next to them (we had no idea he was outdoors) and one of the fox kits played with the cat for about five minutes until they both lost interest. It was amazing to see them chasing each other and jumping over one another. The other kit and mama fox ignored the unseemly behavior.
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Went to physical therapy for the lingering pain/swelling in my left leg from the fall last May, then an hour+ workout at the gym in the same building. By then very hungry and not in the mood for cooking/preparing anything I stopped at the pizza shop on the way home and ordered a loaded-up pizza (extra cheese, pepperoni, ham, bacon, some other kind of meat I forgot) and green peppers.

Surprising myself, I ate half of it at one sitting. I guess that PT really took it out of me. I probably won't eat dinner.
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Took my truck in for repairs. No power steering. Spent some time with the well guy fixing our water pressure problem. Happily waited around the house for UPS delivery of my new camera lens, and now off for a bike ride.
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I checked today and my first Android app on the Google PlayStore has more users than just the 4 people I arm-twisted into beta testing for me. I think it was 35 installs and 35 active (nobody uninstalled...good sign...must be working for them). I'm not going to mention the name of the app because I don't want to run afoul of the rules here. And besides, I don't want any uninstalls (99.999% chance* the app is of no use to you anyway).


PM me if you live in Addison, Austin, Charlotte, Columbia, Cordova, Fort Worth, Houston, Kansas City, Little Rock, Memphis, Nashville, Raleigh, San Antonio or St Louis because that would mean the chances change to 99.5%
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I checked today and my first Android app on the Google PlayStore has more users than just the 4 people I arm-twisted into beta testing for me. I think it was 35 installs and 35 active (nobody uninstalled...good sign...must be working for them). I'm not going to mention the name of the app because I don't want to run afoul of the rules here. And besides, I don't want any uninstalls (99.999% chance* the app is of no use to you anyway).
Is this a free app?
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Visited Schonburg and then Albertina Museum in one day. One final apflestrudel and cappuccino, also. Gonna miss Vienna very much.
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Dealt with this thing.


Some moron dropped her off yesterday night during a hellacious storm. Pathetic, wet, shaking and crying I heard her fifty yards away.

We have two small dogs and a kitten would certainly change the dynamics of the critters. Meanwhile we're trying to sell and move; a kitten would be a real PIA. Sensibility wins call animal control. Oh animal control which one? I get a number from our vet, nobody answers goes to a generic voice-mail with nothing identifying animal control. Continue to get numbers and call other animal control places, none answer their phones. Many hours later I get a call back from the first number. This person's objective is to not take the cat. "You don't live in the county", yes I do. Here's the address. "We don't take stray cats". It's a kitten! Not stray some Moron dumped it!

Finally I win and they will take the kitten if I bring it in. Some service for my country taxes.

DW called the groomer who said she'd be happy to re-home the kitten.
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Visited Schonburg and then Albertina Museum in one day. One final apflestrudel and cappuccino, also. Gonna miss Vienna very much.
I skipped Schonbrunn on this trip to Vienna having seen it twice before - but it's an amazing place, including the gardens.

The Albertina exhibit of Monet-Picasso I thought was extremely well done, and I enjoyed their small selection of furnished state rooms as well.

Definitely enjoyed the strudel as well. Hope you continue to have a great trip - I got back Monday night and am still in a little bit of withdrawal.
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Yeah, If it were a paid app, then it would become w*rk, and I don't want that!
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Got up, had breakfast, took 3 mile walk, showered, and drove off island to get a mammogram.

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