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Truth in Palmyra

By Wally Fry

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That’s How to Scratch an Itch!

How To Train a Human – An Update

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That’s Percy. Of course, most readers know Percy as I have written about him before. Today’s post is about how to train a cat. Well, ok, not really as the title suggests.

Now, contrary to popular belief, cats are quite teachable. Any little furry friend is teachable through food, praise, and repetition. Even a cat is.

Percy loves his little cat treats, and we keep them on a shelf above the washer. So, it seemed like fun to teach Percy to come to the washer, hop up, and sit down and wait for at treat. It went really well, and eventually all we had to do was say, “treat!.” and Percy would run in, hop up, and sit. Pretty cool, actually.

Unnoticed to us, things began to change. At first, when somebody would come in the laundry room, Percy would run in, hop up, and sit…and get a treat. Still pretty cool.

This morning an odd thing happened. Percy ran in, hopped up and sat. With NOBODY in there. He then looked around the door at me in the bathroom and just stared and kind of trilled a bit. I immediately walked in, got the treat bag, and gave Percy a treat.

Who just got trained here?

Update: Now, King Percy has at least one of the humans trained so that if he just walks in and sits BY the washing machine, that human will pick him up and put him ON it. He doesn’t even have to jump anymore. For the record, it’s not me!

King Percy is NOT Amused

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Are You Looking at Me?

Nothing like watching TV while the cat watches you

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Percy Says Goodnight

The View From My Porch

What can I say? I’m blessed

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Random People of Israel

Life in the Holy Land is….complicated. I won’t even pretend to try to describe all the different peoples living there today, as even those who live it every day probably don’t understand all the intricate relationships that make every day life possible. From the outside looking in, it seems as if the strife, trouble, and violence is ongoing and daily. To a certain extent, it really is; on the other hand within the confines of the Nation of Israel today, some semblance of getting along seems to happen fairly often. This is just sort of a snapshot of the folks we saw during our trip. Blessings and enjoy!

Gideon’s Spring

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The desert Mountains of the Judean Wildernes are made of limestone and just full of caves. This was one above Gideon’s spring

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This should be instantly recognizable as the very picnic tables where Gideon and his men rested after their war with the Midianites.

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Jericho

This is modern day Jericho. We were fortunate to be able to drive through the town, as in the past it has been the site of considerable conflict, from simply rock throwing to rocket launching. It’s formally Jordanian, now Israeli, but still Arab Palestinian in populace. It’s very complicated over here. In fact, it is so complicated even people in the middle of it do not always understand the relationships that drive things.

This is a Sycamore tree. It’s not my friend Zacchaeus’. It may or may not even be in the right spot. I had to include it, of course.

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