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Terrified Insouciance

December 31, 2007


Coolidge has always been expressive with his face, ears, and paws. He speaks newsreels with every twitch. This expression is one he has refined over the past 9-1/2 years: terrified insouciance. He couldn’t care less what It is that terrifies him; whatever It is, It is terrifying.  His paw language is rhythmic.  What he didains, he buries with long, deliberate stroking motions with his forepaws.  What he tolerates, he shreds, using brisk, percussive motions with his mighty back hocks and paws.

Other refinements hallmarking our year include the transformation of our kitchen cabinets from drippy 1970s “honey-birch” varnish to Dover white enamel…and the main bathroom received an image overhaul as well: new tile walls around a new tub.  Really, it takes so little to keep us home.



The green tile on the left is original to our 1950s house.  We were unable to replace the same colors, and so used modern maze and white for a compatible update.

Whatever time has done to us and still has in for us, here we are, thankful for the blessed year it has been and the New Year that is to come.


As we sang yesterday, given us by Isaac Watts,

Our God, our Help in ages past,
Our Hope for years to come,
Our Shelter from the stormy blast,
And our eternal Home.

One Comment
  1. kamelda permalink
    January 8, 2008 12:03 pm

    I saved the picture. It’s beautiful.

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