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the frost at the end of the world

2012-12-22 - 8:34 a.m.

What's the story here? Do cold fronts cause especially dry weather? Or maybe it's the central heating that causes dry weather? In any event, yesterday, Nyota was on a one-lovebird crusade to raise the humidity level of the house. On Friday, the day of the Mayan apocalypse, she took at least three long soaking, splashing baths that I'm aware of. She even used the towel to dry off after the second one -- the one where she also helpfully tried to splash Cookie.

Did some adjustments on the heat lamps Friday morning, when I realized that Ronnie and Sheldon's lamp hadn't come on. A good thing too, as Friday night was very cold. Lots of frost on the ground this morning. Ronnie and Sheldon made good use of their snug, cozy nest box. Unfortunately, Courtney loves to worry me. He would not go into the nestbox last night or even sit on the new perch attached to the box, which would at least allow him to sit near the lamp. Instead, poor Dale had to drag herself out of her cozy box so that she could snuggle next to him and keep him warm all the night through. Despite their little spats sometimes, she really does care for him.

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