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This little one has been diagnosed with a thyroid condition. He’s lost some weight over the past few months. Our vet was encouraging, though. He’s had no side effects, and in fact, seems to be tolerating food a good bit … Continue reading

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“I can help.”

My little buddy always comes to hang out with me when the puzzle gets rolled out. It’s not the fabric so much, and probably not the pieces.

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The Cat on Mars

I don’t think the new Webb Telescope has Mars in its sights. Gambit does. however. He’s happy the project is completed, I think. He’s been carefully monitoring progress all along: Even from the first pieces, like this center of a … Continue reading

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Wordle In The Next Stage

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So Wordle

🟨⬜⬜⬜⬜ ⬜⬜🟨🟨⬜ ⬜🟩🟩🟩🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 My sister, not a real word, puzzle, or game fanatic talked about this on social media. Commentary: One puzzle a day keeps it clean. The player doesn’t go off the deep end doing it fifty times … Continue reading

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No Help

The tendency of humans to attribute human intent to non-human behavior: can I help? The real motivation, a mid-morning nap: I had been looking forward to this puzzle, but it is proving quite challenging. And I haven’t even gotten to … Continue reading

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“I Can Help”

“You didn’t really want to scale the cliffs of Yosemite, did you?” I guess not.

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Forest Scene Assembled

Another scene pieced together. My wife, who loves waterfalls, picked this one up last month and it was waiting for me to finish the last one. This brand–I won’t mention by name–is tricky. Almost all the pieces are the same … Continue reading

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A Bathing Platform, Sort Of

Not really helpful on his part. The black cloth is warmer and more comforting than when the human puts the little bits of cardboard on it.

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The sorting is complete. I thought I’d try a new technique: after the dump, go through 1,026 pieces and screen for color. As a further challenge, I never look at the box once I begin. For scenery, it’s easy to … Continue reading

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One Down, One More To Go

For me, it’s usually a winter activity. But summer sunlight was helpful to solve the subtleties in the dark shades at the top. As you can see in the shine, all the pieces were the same pattern and many very … Continue reading

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Latest Puzzle

Now the fun begins: flowers and shadows. My wife found one of Mount Rainier. That will be a good one too.

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