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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Ah, Saturday!
Well, I was asked to lead the Bible study tomorrow morning, so I studied up on it while breakfasting. Love it!

Then I scooped out Rosie's kitty litter.

Then I swept down the basement stairs - what a mess! Cat hair and litter and dust!
Then I got online to start studying up on the majas (accent on second syllable, fricative j) which is the local name for the paca, a large rodent akin to the guinea pig. I found this video which you may find quite interesting:
www.youtube.com/
watch?v=mmgg5WcfZ00

I find it helpful to look at not only still photos but also videos to get an idea of the animal's movements. I watched tons of animal documentaries as a youth (who remembers Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom?)

And I love learning new things - like, I didn't know the beasty could swim underwater! Just look at THIS video!
www.youtube.com/
watch?v=a3h8jC8inDg

In my search, I also learned it's related to the black agouti

and the green achouchy (which is smaller and has more of a tail than its cousins)

www.youtube.com/
watch?v=wa6wNA3nUY4

These two look more squirrely than the large paca.
Anyway, I plan to focus on the majas today. Eventually, I will have to do an inventory of what all I have in stock. I haven't participated in any art shows since 2015, although I do get calls for special orders from regular customers (mainly for dogs, but some like to collect the more exotic animals too.)
Here's a sample from 2013.








Anyway, after "arting" I plan to go out for lunch with my friend Carol. We've been friends since 9th grade, age 14 - so that's 51 years of friendship!

After that, I will probably do some more purging of my workroom, which is where I stow works-in-progress. ANd I might paint some of the things that have dried, if I have the inclination.

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  • ALIHIKES
    LOVE seeing the film clip about the very interesting animal.. And REALLY love your clay creations!
    559 days ago
  • LUCYCAN7
    emoticon the Wild Kingdom show.Not
    as much as my Dear Mother did!Thanks for
    sharing,enjoy the Fall weather! emoticon
    559 days ago
  • INFLATED
    You have a lot of art work to inventory.
    559 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    LOVE that definition of friendship! TRUTH!!!!!

    Hugs and thanks for those videos. I used to watch Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom as a kid, too. I remmber thinking "Jim, I wouldn't do that if I were you." Lordy!
    559 days ago
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