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"Renaissance techie", live in the 4 Corners region, partial to bad puns and good beer, avocations include Ham radio & a Victory motorcycle. Formerly served as majordomo for a somewhat spoiled cat named Silver, aka The House Varmint (RIP, fuzzbutt).

Recent Comments

  1. 18 days ago on Breaking Cat News

    One more thing – my rule of thumb was to have at least 3/4" between the plate & bowl – makes it less likely that the ants can form a group “bridge” to get to the plate.

  2. 18 days ago on Breaking Cat News

    What I did for Silver served as an ant-proof elevated food dish…

    I took some inexpensive / free (depending upon source) china / ceramic dishware: a 6" in. diameter bowl, 6"-8" diameter dessert plate, and something about the height & diameter of a coffee mug to use as a spacer – the height needs to be higher than the bowl is deep, and all items should ideally should have a slick glazed finish.

    Glue the coffee mug sized spacer to either the bottom of the plate or bottom inside of the bowl – your choice, depends on what you’re using. If possible, leave a small air vent (keeps a trapped air bubble from forming, which makes it buoyant). What you want it a stack – bowl-spacer-plate; you put an inch or two of water in the bowl, and the food on the plate. (Being a flat plate, whisker fatigue is minimized.)

    (I hope my attempt at description & construction makes sense…)

  3. 18 days ago on Breaking Cat News

    Take what comfort you can in knowing that you always did right by Shadow, and that he knew you would.

  4. about 1 month ago on Breaking Cat News
    My most heartfelt condolences; may your sorrows heal quickly.
  5. about 2 months ago on Breaking Cat News


    The idea of a radio serial of “Our IX Lives” is kinda intriguing – room for more characters and backstory, not to mention sound effects (which cats are proficient at…)! Tales of a young Snowball Taggart and his lost love, with the subsequent hardening of his heart, perhaps?

    I agree, though, about it looking a bit “off”; seems to me that the front legs and body aren’t properly proportional to each other or the head…

  6. 2 months ago on Breaking Cat News

    Merry Christmas and many thanks for your talent, Georgia!

  7. 3 months ago on Breaking Cat News

    Another one ordered!

  8. 3 months ago on Breaking Cat News

    And I love Georgia’s rendition of Elvis’ reply “Because..” in panel 5 – that says it all!

  9. 3 months ago on Breaking Cat News

    OZ with a chainsaw is alarming enough… OZ with opposable thumbs is a scary concept!

  10. 3 months ago on Breaking Cat News

    Does this mean the imminent return of The Void???