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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:

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!

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)

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