the city chicken

05 1 2009, 8:11 am
Filed under: daily grind, Oliver

Not much going on around here this morning. I’m getting ready for some taped statements later today. Oliver is sick. I came home yesterday and he greeted me at the front door with a meek “arg”, one of his eyes total glued shut with goo. 

I hauled my little pirate off to the vet and we came home with an arsenal of all things cats hate; the pink stuff that usually ends up all over me rather than in the cat, ear drops for both ears, and an eye SALVE. Yea, try holding open a cats eye so you can smear something on it – that is going over real well.


He seems a little less lathargic this morning fortunately. Yesterday afternoon he was like a limp rag. 


Otherwise, I’ll be doing taped statements today and then studying the rest of the weekend for my final final on Tuesday!


Oliver has left The City Chicken
04 18 2009, 11:35 pm
Filed under: daily grind, Oliver

Just hours after his latest episode of the Daily Dish, Oliver made the decision to leave my blog and create his own space on the web: The Daily Dish. He told me that I wasn’t updating enough for him and it was holding his creative juices back. Good for him . . . 

He is currently chilling on the couch, flipping between CNN and Fox, taking notes on various stories for his next post. I’m guessing he will not be updating much while I’m taking my finals – he often helps me stay organized around here. But we’ll see how he does staying on top of his own little web blog.

As for me, I am just thinking about going to bed. I had a pretty productive day today but Monday is going to be SUPER busy for the clinic. Tomorrow I head to Brian’s family gathering for the April birthdays and then I will be right back here creating deposition questions.

Good evening ya’ll!

01 4 2009, 7:40 pm
Filed under: Oliver, vegan

Hola. Yes, I haven’t been updating much lately. Sorry for that. After I returned from Michigan I was busy writing a paper and getting settled in with some oddball issues here. So what is new? Well, Oliver had to go to the vet yesterday morning – he knawed a hole into his belly – still not sure what that was all about but he got a cortizone shot in the butt and hopefully that will end his insesent licking. I also will be going to the doctor tomorrow to have my thyroid checked. I’m convinced it isn’t working properly and this will hopefully put the issue to rest.

Yesterday, Brian and I went downtown to the school’s Barnes and Noble. I picked up all but one of next semester’s books – the last time I will have to do it!  We watched the Colts disapointing game last night as well. Not much good to say about that.

Today has been completely uneventful. After I finish this post I intend to go through another Spanish lesson (coming along quite well!) and just chill out. 

On 1/1, I ordered The Ultimate Vegan Guide – a book I have been wanting to get and mentioned a few posts back. Unfortunately I ordered it via Amazon’s “super saver shipping” and so they didn’t even bother to ship it until today. That is a nice way of saying “sure you have get free shipping, we will just hold your order for a week though so you never do it again”. Dicks.

I still plan to go vegan in the new year – the transition won’t be over night and will likely begin with a continuation of diet expansion rather than restriction. 

Well, time for some Spanish and a glass of wine. 


And now a note about the new futon cover.
12 1 2008, 10:22 am
Filed under: Oliver

I really like my new futon cover. I picked it out after looking at just a group of swatches so I was a little worried that it might be a bit too busy for my living room but it is just wonderful. I also picked out this cover with the cat in mind. I figured it wouldn’t pick up cat hair and/or that the hair won’t be that noticeable on it. I also assumed that Oliver wouldn’t care for the texture and would just avoid the futon all together.

Well the futon DOESN’T show cat hair, that is a plus. But I was wrong about the texture – Oliver loves it and he wants to use the whole damn thing as a scratching post!!




Busy day ahead
10 20 2008, 8:13 am
Filed under: moot court, Oliver

I got up super early this morning – I’ve been cleaning the house and I’m getting ready for a couple things I have to do today. I’m hoping to get home early and do some reading today before I have to head off to school to judge the moot court competition later tonight. I have to judge Mon. and Tues. both this week and next and probably at least one more day the following week. 

Speaking of moot court, it appears that I might be in another moot court competition myself next spring. A friend from school is competing in a special competition through another school in his home state and has asked me if I would be interested in being his partner. If I’m able to afford to go along, I think I might just do that. It certainly would be less chaotic than the competition I was in last year – the competition only lasts through a couple of consecutive days rather than over the course of weeks. No certainties with that yet so we shall see.


Oliver just crawled out of his brand new Ikea camping tent. He looks very cute in it and it was one of the few cat specific items I have been able to get for him that he actually uses . . . aside from his litter box thank god!!


Alrighty. Ciao.

Just so you didn’t think the last one was a fluke
09 28 2008, 9:47 pm
Filed under: Oliver

Yep, Oliver was at it again. Brian asked if he does this all the time. Mainly his obsession with covering up my edible remains is limited to meat products. He is particularly bothered by hot dogs, hamburgers, and pizza. I have no clue so don’t ask. And no, he never actually tries to eat anything of mine except for left over milk from cereal and occasionally cheese. 


Oliver’s odd habit pt 2.

Oliver being Oliver
09 26 2008, 10:09 am
Filed under: humor, Oliver

So this morning I had a couple hot dogs for brunch and after I was done, I sat the plate on the floor next to me while I continued to read for class. There were some bun remnants on the plate and that was it.


Almost immediately I saw Oliver eye the plate and I grabbed the camera because I knew exactly what he was going to do – not eat the leftovers. Ohhhh no. He was going to attempt to bury them!


Oliver’s odd habit


Yes, my constant companion and protector has to make sure I leave no food remnants around that might attract some wild animal to our den. He does the same thing with his food after every bite from his dish. I wonder if he’ll ever figure it out that A) he isn’t accomplishing anything and B) that no one will ever follow their nose to his food bowl besides him.