July 27, 2014

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Cat carrier 2.0

On Saturday Lloyd’s school was having a garage sale. When Rachel and I met up with the boys, we took a look around. I bought a new cat carrier!!

It’s pretty snazzy. It’s a Martha Steward Pets carrier, so you know she made it herself. It has some pretty cool features: a pocket on the side, two zippered entrances: side and top, an interesting collapsible feature and most of all – LOTS of space. Look at it compared to the old one!

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I kept playing with it on the way home. It’s bigger than my suitcase! As I zipped and unzipped it I felt pretty confident that if I had to travel with all three cats, they could cozy up together inside.

The height isn’t anything special – 11 inches. Just an inch bigger than the other one.

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But the length? 24 inches end-to-end! 21 inches of inside space! That’s so00 much space!!

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Er.

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The pictures were all blurry, but as Ralph circled it, I realized he is a couple inches longer than the thing. And a couple of inches taller, too.

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But cats collapse on themselves into tiny bundles, so I think he’s going to be just fine.

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Yep. Just fine.

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Especially compared to his previous quarters.

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4 Responses to “Cat carrier 2.0”

  1. Brad Said on:

    I’ve seen all kinds of carriers at work. The coolest looking one was an old one that looked kind of like luggage from the sixties. I felt sorry for the cat in it though. It was tiny.

    The one you have there looks very comfortable. Martha Stewart did a good job making it.

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  2. Beth Said on:

    That last picture made me laugh out loud…which is a little embarrassing, because I’m in a Nebraska State Department of Ed meeting… Bahahaha!

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July 27, 2014

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Cat carrier 2.0

On Saturday Lloyd’s school was having a garage sale. When Rachel and I met up with the boys, we took a look around. I bought a new cat carrier!! It’s pretty snazzy. It’s a Martha Steward Pets carrier, so you know she made it herself. It has some pretty cool features: a pocket on the […]

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July 26, 2014

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A weird Saturday

Today did not go as I had envisioned. It all worked out in the end, but in a nutshell: * Was going to go to an auction with Lloyd. We decided that he would go in with Sam and I would follow with Rachel later, giving me time to work on a presentation for Wednesday. […]

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Lloyd had a rough day.

Apparently Sam did, too. On one of the hottest days of the summer they had a 2-hour wiring job go wrong, and wound up sweating and muddy for seven hours. There’s more to the story, but I wasn’t there and I can’t tell it. Sorry, guys. I had sprinkler play day. Wheeee!

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Beth’s Old House – On the road!

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July 23, 2014

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Our fan broke.

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It’s not white… it’s pearl!

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