Friday, October 31, 2008

Fostering a cat

My new Sharjah kitty. I'm fostering her for the Dubai Feline Friends Organization that saves vulnerable cats, finds fosterers and then adopts out the cats. She reminds me of a combination of two of our Wyoming cats -- Moose and Sunshine. She is 10 months old.

Uptown Mirdif

Uptown Mirdif cafe

My friend and mass com colleague Ralph Berenger and I ventured out to Uptown Mirdif this weekend. Mirdif is a neighborhood near Dubai International Airport. Uptown Mirdif is an outdoor mall modeled on the round-about of three circles. Each circle contains shops, indoor and outdoor restaurants, and apartments on the second and third floors. The ground is covered with Emirati-styled tiles, giving it a cobble-stone look. The Center is so well organized that underground parking is just minutes away from entrances. The architecture is blended Emirati and European. You can see airlines flying over for landing and take-offs from Dubai International Airpot. Charming. This link tells you more about Mirdif.

Bird in my backyard