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December 27, 2013
There're no squirrels or birds in my backyard today. I noticed it because my cat, Ronny, is especially bored this morning. He shows me in non affectionate bothering; walking across the keyboard, initiating play, but not returning the fetch, etc. This absence of wildlife activity is in contrast to normalcy. So I googled it; "what's up with that?" Sadly, marketing messaging has more clout than informational. Here I am at 60+, trying to discover the simple basics of local animal behavior. Oh, duh, the birdfeeder is empty. Erase tornado, huge snowfall and earthquake from the possible explanations. Thrill ride over.