Archive for July, 2003
As digital cameras go, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-U60 is pretty bare bones. No zoom, no manual controls, no viewfinder. But it has one unique feature: it’s waterproof right out of the box. Sure it can only go 5 feet deep, which means it’s not for scuba, but for snorkeling or fooling around in the swimming pool, it’s great (just don’t drop it). Here’s a shot (resized, sharpened) that I took with it today at the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve in Moss Beach, CA.
Pete must’ve read yesterday’s item, because she was very excited to see me today. No scratching, biting, hissing, or spitting. Lots of purring and attention. In fact she didn’t want me to leave. Then again, feeding her tuna-flavored Pounce treats probably helped considerably.
This is Pete. She’s one of two cats that I grew up with, and she still lives with my parents. (Why a female cat is named Pete is a topic for another day.)
Pete has always been a real grump. She’s not a very friendly cat, and when she bites and scratches it seems like she really means it. She is the anti-lapcat.
I have been feeding Pete and her 19 year-old sister, Cupcake, while my parents are back east. I showed up on Monday, fed Pete, and found her on the dining room table. She was very happy, purring and wanting attention. Soon, Pete decided it was time to do the old “fall down and expose the belly” trick. I decided to go for the belly rub and I paid dearly. She got up, hissed, chased me along the table, hissed, and spit. This is after I fed her for the first time in two days. Ingrate.