That hog Oldest shot? Yielded 95lbs of “parts” at the butcher. Easily would have been over 100 lbs if we had kept the shoulder he shot through. That does include ribs, which should have enough meat on them for eating. It’s at the butcher’s, and so we wait for them to finish; much sausage to be had.

That reminds me, I need to call that taxidermist to ensure he picked up the head. Getting it european mounted. I was surprised tho. I immediately nixed getting a full mount of the head because I figured Wife wouldn’t want it. To my surprise she actually wouldn’t have minded it, so long as it stayed mounted in Oldest’s room. 🙂  I actually wouldn’t have minded it because after I washed all the dirt off Mr. Hog, his fur was actually very pretty. It’s thicker hairs so there’s more of a “rod” to catch and diffuse light; couple that with the deep dark brown-red color and the way the fur looked in the sunlight was actually very pretty. But just as well, because Oldest actually prefers the Euro mount since there’s more skull to see… the anatomy/biology of it all is interesting to our own Mr. Science.

Geez… and some 15 years ago I never would have thought I’d be hanging dead animals on my wall. People change.

Tax paperwork is done and I drop it off later this morning with my accountant. First time doing taxes for my LLC, so this will be new and novel. I hate the fact it has taken me so long to get my paperwork in. Usually I have it all ready by the start of March, not the end. But life’s been crazier and more hectic than I’ve experienced in many years and I just wasn’t able to get it done until now. But on the good side, I think that was a big source of my stress as of late, and I feel a lot better now. I may even get some chores done this weekend.

Heck, I might even catch up on my blog/RSS feeds this weekend. I forgot that I have NetNewsWire on my iPhone and since it’s all synced via Google Reader well…maybe in bed before I fall asleep I need to read instead of playing Angry Birds. 🙂

Julie Golob keeps posting awesome recipes to her Facebook page. I commented that she needs to write a wild game cookbook. She “liked” my comment. So folks you heard it here. If Julie writes a cookbook, it’s all because of me. 😉

Anyone ever install a cat door on a house interior door? I’m wanting to put a few cat doors on our interior doors (e.g. one into the laundry room where the cat box is; let cats in, keep the poo-eating dog out) but you know these interior doors are just cheap “shells”. I’m afraid if I cut into a door it’s just going to collapse, or that there isn’t enough structural integrity in the door to actually support a cat door. Anyone have experience with this?

And that marks all I can write about right now. Just been too stressed and living a hectic time to be able to write much. *sigh* But thank you for sticking around and reading. 🙂

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  1. Does it have to be a kitty door? or would an extra tall baby gate with a built in door & cat door work: http://www.amazon.com/Carlson-0941PW-Extra-Tall-Walk-Thru-White/dp/B000JJFNJK/ref=sr_1_2?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1301084057&sr=1-2

    We put one of those in the house when we got the puppy, keeps him in the living room/kitchen area and lets the cats have free roam. If you install it on the correct side of the door frame you can even shut the door still (though obviously that would block the cats).

    • Yes in a few of these situations it does need to be a cat door. We have one of those gates in one place in the house to allow the cats a place to eat without the dog coming in. But we are needing true cat doors in a few places as well.

      • Well in that case, I’ve had some of the cheap hollow core doors with holes in them that didn’t fall apart (apartment living is wonderfull….so glad we have our own house now) so in theory at least they should hold up as long as you’re carefull about the cutting.

        • OK cool. I figure if worse comes to worse I can always replace the door… just want to avoid that expense and hassle if I can. 🙂

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