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I got some more of the giant mat last night and a bit more twice this morning, and then when I was sitting in the recliner with my cranberry juice, he dashed around like a crazy kitty. Every time he stopped, he licked at the bit still connecting the mat to his skin and pulled at it with his teeth. He probably did this at least ten times. I took the juice glass into the kitchen and when I came back, he was licking his back and the giant mat was in the recliner! He pulled a little close to the skin, so I wish he'd've let me finish, but his back hasn't twitched all the time I've been home. The giant mat is 4.5" long, 3.25" wide, and .75" deep. And that's about a third of the width already off.
I headed off to the library for bookgroup which grew from about six of us to 15 plus baby. We went to a place at the other end of the county called Dixie Bones which had really fabulous barbeque. I ordered a giant potato with butter, sour cream, cheese, and pork barbeque. This is the smallest meal they make and I couldn't finish it. I didn't bring it home because I was pretty close to done, but I did bring a slice of coconut pie after someone who lives close said how good it was. I'll have it later. It's not a big deal for us to eat closer to the library, since they're there anyway, but it's nice to eat at their end every now & then.
The cats wanted food as soon as I got home, of course, and I've scooped the litter boxes. Now to read LJ & ML, and the WashPost.
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