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Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 01:33 pm
I have started ripping my DVDs having lost the soft copies I had amassed when I had to reinstall my operating system. It’s tedious work, but I should have a more complete set of the DVDs I own when I’ve finished.

What I won’t have is the ‘illegal’ soft copies I’d downloaded over the years. Boo! I shall have to find them again, though some are bound to have disappeared. It’s a bit annoying, but I’ll learn to live with it. I am copying the soft versions to an external hard drive as I go along, as I learn from my terrible mistakes. Always make a back-up! At least my documents were backed up to the cloud, so that’s not an issue.

In other news, there is no other news.

Smokey is doing well, though she did give me a scare by having diarrhoea for a couple of days. I think she’d got into my left over milk from my morning cereal and upset her tummy. That seems to have settled, thankfully. Silly kitty. I’ve also started giving her a more expensive dry food, as she wouldn’t eat the cheaper Tesco’s own brand dry food. Just turned her little furry nose up and refused to countenance it. We had a Mexican stand-off for a few days and then I caved. That cat has a backbone of steel.
Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 03:24 am (UTC)
Finicky cats are among the stubbornest creatures on earth...
Thursday, May 18th, 2017 02:14 am (UTC)
I had a black cat named Pele who liked to drink coffee. Not only that, but she liked to eat fresh ground coffee. She'd hear the coffee grinder and trot right in and I'd put some grains in a small dish for her to eat. Now, she was quite fond of expensive coffee, but if I gave her cheap coffee she'd turn around and "kick sand" over the dish. Quite the connoisseur!
Saturday, May 20th, 2017 06:06 pm (UTC)
Pele was definitely quite a character and amazingly intelligent. I've never had a smart cat.
I always had to warn friends when they were over to watch their coffee cups because she'd come over and drink right out of them. It didn't matter if it was black or with cream (or fresh grounds); she liked coffee no matter how it came. I'm not sure if she'd drink it if there was sugar in it, though since I don't put sugar in coffee I never really paid attention as to whether she'd drink coffee with sugar from guest cups.