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I Spy Mystery: 11/13/06
When Sean was one or two my mother's friend Linda gave him I Spy Spooky Night for Christmas which has been a favorite of his books since then. This past weekend we found this older copy of I Spy Mystery (the newest edition has a photograph of marbles on the cover) and I'm this book will become one of Sean's favorites too.
The I Spy books are a play on the children's game of "I Spy" a game I played often during long car trips except that each book is themed. I Spy Mystery centers around buried treasure, a sunken ship and some other shenanigans. Most of the items photographed are miniatures and toys though what is often being sought in the riddles isn't as obvious as the photograph would first imply. The photographs themselves are deceptively simplistic. A photograph of a green house would appear to be nothing but flowers but may in fact hide things like anchors or race cars.
I Spy Mystery seems to be a tougher book than I Spy Spooky Night. I've read the book now twice and still haven't found all the mentioned items!
This morning Ian took Caligula to the vets for her booster shots. Caligula is now eleven years old but in very good shape for a cat of "advanced years." She has good reflexes which she demonstrated by hitting tools out of the doctor's hands. She's agile which she demonstrated by jumping off the examination table. She's thin which she demonstrated by hiding under a bookshelf with a 1 1/2 inch clearance.
The doctor wanted to do blood work on her to check for some common senior problems but she wouldn't have anything to do with blood work. It would cost $380 to have her put under general anesthesia to get the blood drawn and a urine sample taken. We've said no to the tests for now and will do them next summer when Ian is making summer pay. A cat who can beat up a doctor and a nurse can't possibly be sick!