Friday, August 19, 2005

Summer weather and cat behavior...

It's the middle of August, which means that it's 98 F, but feels like 105. I am definitely going to have to take this into consideration for my work in progress (my first actually set in Texas).

Also, it means I find it impossible to run (even in the AM it's a bit humid), so have been swimming at the Town Lake YMCA and at Deep Eddy Pool. Which brings me to some weird cat behavior: after I have swum at the Y (and showered with soap), our white cat, Blizzard, finds it necessary to groom me. Vigorously. Like I was covered in catnip. Since he is a long-haired cat, this is a fairly slobbery and sand-papery process. This does not happen after I've swum at Deep Eddy (a natural and constantly recirculating spring pool, they don't add chlorine). So apparently, there is some odd cocktail of chemicals in the chlorine and soap that is deeply tasty to him...

Anyway, thanks for all the birthday wishes!

2 comments:

Peacebound said...

Happy Birthday, Greg!

So... did you work in a can of Spam into the celebratory dinner?

Okay. I'm ducking now ;)

Give Cyn and the kitties hugs for me.

Haemi

devast said...

You swim Deep Eddy? That is one cold pool, as well as Barton Springs. You're a brave one.

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