On Tuesday, November 24, the site will be down for c. 30 minutes sometime between 8pm and 10pm. That's about as precise a time as I can give. Our host is upgrading some of the software that underlies the site.
Not really. Snake has it's own flavour though definitely closer to birds, like chicken, than it is to, say, fish. Yes, I know this. The joys of marrying into another culture. Actually, if you've ever had frog's legs, that is closer to snake.
I love watching Lucy around squirrels. To my knowledge, she's never caught one (there have been a couple of bunnies, I admit), but she's like a cat in her total undivided attention once she "locks on" to a squirrel's movements in an "unsafe" location. She "knows" the location of the nearest tree, and the speed it will take the squirrel to get there, and she inevitably miscalculates by a fraction of a second.