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Marilee J. Layman

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06:11 pm: Yes, Snow
I think we have about 3", but the TV says we have 5" and are to continue until 9pm. I wonder if the city cancelled the parade.

A very quiet day today, so I share the cat collar camera with you. Think your cat sleeps while you're away? Well, some cats got cameras on their collars and it turns out sleeping is only 6% of that time.

I was having a lot of trouble with LJ -- it wouldn't put the pages up -- so I hope the fact that I have this page means it's fixed.

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From:mjlayman
Date:December 6th, 2009 06:26 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, I did, too, but I googled and found only the same article in many places. It was done for a pet food manufacturer and so the pictures would belong to them. They probably don't want to make them public.
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From:dcseain
Date:December 6th, 2009 05:31 am (UTC)
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We got about 4 or so here in Reston, based on what i cleared off of tomhundleyrn's car, which was parked through the whole event.
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From:mjlayman
Date:December 6th, 2009 06:27 pm (UTC)
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We did end up with five inches, but it's melting rapidly in the sun. And the shoveling guys did the curbcut and striped area next to my handicap spot without me reminding them it's in the contract.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:December 6th, 2009 05:30 pm (UTC)
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Snow, huh? Hope you don't have to go out, or, rather, didn't have to go out in that.
It's cold here, frost every morning and there's rain forecast for tomorrow evening with snow expected not just in the mountains but also at sea level. As long as I don't have to shovel driveways again (and I seriously doubt that would happen here), I'm fine with it. I plan on running errands today so I don't have to leave the house tomorrow.
Stay warm!
Doris
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From:mjlayman
Date:December 6th, 2009 06:30 pm (UTC)
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Well, I couldn't have gone out. If you can't walk in snow, you can't walk in snow. I suppose the rescue squad could come get me if I had a medical emergency, but otherwise I just stay home. I started stocking up on food for the winter in October and got about 10 weeks worth instead of the regular 8 weeks because we're supposed to have a colder and stormier winter than usual. That means I'll probably be inside more.
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From:serge_lj
Date:December 6th, 2009 06:40 pm (UTC)
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I'm glad Agatha doesn't carry a camera on her collar otherwise I'd have been exposed to closeups of her eating a chipmunk a few days ago, and of decapitating a dove a couple of weeks ago.
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From:mjlayman
Date:December 6th, 2009 06:56 pm (UTC)
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I think these are all indoor cats, but I suppose some might have caught mice and such.
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From:serge_lj
Date:December 6th, 2009 07:06 pm (UTC)
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I didn't think mice made it into our house from the garage, but one morning I found a chewed-up Mickey in the living-room. I haven't seen any more of them. Maybe the word went around that this was not a safe place for rodents.
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From:mjlayman
Date:December 6th, 2009 07:26 pm (UTC)
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I've heard that mice can get through tiny places, but we haven't had any here, even before the pest guy put out mice boxes.
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From:serge_lj
Date:December 6th, 2009 08:06 pm (UTC)
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I'm sure they can squeeze into very tight spots. It's just that I never saw any sign of them inside the house. No you-know-what pellets, for example.
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From:capemaynuts
Date:December 9th, 2009 09:29 pm (UTC)
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OK, my one cat sleeps at least 80% of the day. I can verify this because whenever I look for her, she's sleeping on the futon. The other cat spends his day guarding the food bowl or napping on the window sill. He's much more active, but he sleeps in such a way that he's up against the window. How would a collar cam be able to tell the difference between actually looking out the window and sleeping up against it? I suspect that the cats were disturbed by the camera cam hanging from their tiny necks and spent the day in emotional turmoil, hence all the activity. If the cameras were more like baby cams and the cats didn't notice them, I'd trust the results more.
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From:mjlayman
Date:December 10th, 2009 08:58 pm (UTC)
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They probably could tell which cats were disturbed by the cameras, after all, it was run by Nestle and they want it right. But I can certainly see where they might not know if a cat is looking at something or sleeping.
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