Category Archives: Cats

WordPress 2.1 get_links() Bug?

I just upgraded to WordPress 2.1 (improvements to the editor on the “Write Post” page alone are worth the time spent on the upgrade) and have run into an issue with get_links(). The first argument to get_links is the category id. If you don’t specify an argument or pass in -1, all links are returned.… Read More »

April Showers Bring, …, Mice?

The winter of 2004-2005 brought a deluge of rain to the Bay area. Heavy rains will cause underground mice tunnels to flood and collapse. While I was away on vacation for about 9 days during the heavy rains that winter, some of the neighborhood mice decided to take up residence in the engine compartment of… Read More »

Have You Ever Caught Anything?

Saturday evening, my wife and I took our niece to see the San Jose Earthquakes play the Kansas City Wizards in a Major League Soccer match in San Jose. It was a thrilling match, with San Jose holding on for a 3-2 win. During halftime, the team mascot (someone in a ridiculous troll doll like… Read More »

Thanksgiving Surprise

Nicholas decided to be the Thanksgiving surprise. However, he easily outweighed the twelve pound turkey we had purchased, so it was pretty easy to tell that a switch had been made. That and all the black fur poking through the holes in the box.

Corny Photos

I posted a photo last month of one my cats sitting at the table about to engage in a full scale assault on an ear of corn. This was an old photo from when he was a kitten. As Alexi has gotten older, he demands access to the corn as soon as it comes out… Read More »

Chow Mein Chow

The largest of my two cats, Alexi, has always been a big fan of human food. His absolute favorite food is boiled corn, but he is more than happy to dine on bread, roasted chicken, ham, or rice. While he will eat most any type of bread, he is especially partial to sourdough baguettes from… Read More »

The Man Who Mistook His Cats for an Earthquake

After a long work from home day, which included 5 conference calls spanning most of 8 am to 6:30 pm, I decided to head out for a high speed hill climb on my bicycle. As I was rolling my bike out of the garage at about 6:40 pm, I heard a series of loud thumping noises that seemed to emanate from the living room, …