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Friday Cat Blogging

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Okay, I am going to give this another try. I attempted to post a picture of Cinnamon sitting in an open window last Friday, but for some reason could not get the damn picture to show up on the main post. So, here goes again.


Because Kittens Are Cute

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Yesterday Kinda Sucked

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First off, Quiz had to be put to sleep yesterday. Turns out she had a mass in her abdomen. She always had a round, solid belly, unlike either Lucifer or Cinnamon, who's bellies hung down when they were overweight. Anyway, my girlfriend, Norene, has been watching Quiz for the last year. Last week Quiz stopped eating. Yesterday morning I guess she started moaning. Even I know cats do not normally moan. So, Norene took her to the vet and x-rays showed a large mass.

Yes, I cried like a blubbering baby. Not right away mind you. I had to tell the ex-girlfriend about Quiz. She was going to tell The Fuskers™. After telling her I hit the fitness center and put myself through a rigorous workout. For me it was rigorous. For others it would be a light mid-day walk. So, after finishing my workout, and on the short drive to the Rock Creek Motor Stop Cafe, I started crying. Hard. Like I have not cried since the passing of my brother in 1991. I had to take my glasses off, the tears were so heavy. Which is not a good idea, considering I am pretty much blind at night without them. Oh, and I was going 70 mph. Obviously nothing happened, since I am typing this today.


The thing is, I did not particularly like Quiz. Everyone who knew her agreed she was Queen Bitch towards other cats. If there were two paths through a room, one short and away from other cats, and one long but would take her by the other cats, she would take the long way and give the other cats a good swipe. Lucifer would just take it. Cinnamon would fight back, and being the bigger cat, usually drove Quiz off. However, every once in a blue moon Lucifer would take it in himself to teach Quiz a lesson. I would usually have to break them up. Not because of any harm Lucifer was causing, but because Quiz would start yowling and screeching. She would not fight back, just make an unholy racket.

Yet Quiz was very loving and affectionate towards people. She was most definitely a lap cat. She did not start that way though. When the ex's daughter brought Quiz home about eight years ago she hated everything and everyone. In fact, within the first hour of being brought into the house, she managed to get out in the garage and hid under my dad's old tool chest. She stayed there for two days! When I finally decided to pull her out she tore the hell out of my hands. Eventually, though, she mellowed out and showed herself to be even more inquisitive than most cats. Hence the name Quiz.

She will be missed.

On a more positive note; yesterday was my sobriety date. 27 years dry and sober. Another 3 years and I will have my own DNR spotter truck following me. I am getting to be so dry I am turning into a fire hazard...........

Oh, okay. I will behave now.

Friday Cat Blogging

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Yup, it must be the end of the world. I have done Friday Cat Blogging two Fridays in a row. Sure enough, in looking out the window I see an asteroid is streaking through the atmosphere. Well, I guess I best post the picture before all comes to an end.

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If you must know, Cinnamon is getting her Demon Eyes on because I was paying more attention to the computer than to her. No. They are not signs of the coming Apocalypse. Sheesh! What some people believe! Silly humans.

Friday Cat Blogging

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I am not sure why I decided to cat blog today. I have been wholly inadequate to the job these past several years. But, what the hell. Here is a picture of Cinnamon laying contently (thought irritated by my taking a picture) along side my bookshelf.

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Okay, that is all. I am done with craven social following for the time being. Really. I find the in thing is so out.

Randam Acts Of Linkage

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First, Philosoraptor asks a question.


Next; search Jeff Foxworthy on Minnesota and I come up first in the list. Well, at the time I did this post. However, that my blog should come up first on the list ought to tell you how far from popularity he has fallen.

And finally, though not really a link, it is a fun picture taken with my new Blackberry given to me for my job.

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Friday Cat Blogging

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I have been meaning to lower my standards and once again perform that base capitulation to popular blogging culture and post a picture of my cat, Cinnamon. So, without further to-do........

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This is the little princess making herself right at home on my warm comforter. It is warm because I had just made my bed after coming back from the laundry.

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Here she is up on the cabinet. She is upset with me because before I took this picture I was vacuuming.

Yes, that is right. I actually vacuum. And do laundry. And shower too.

Smart asses.

Friday Stolen Code Blogging

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Friday Blogaround

Here's the week from the LC:

- A Blog Around The Clock: one huge spider.
- archy: vile hyperbole.
- Bark Bark Woof Woof takes on Pat Buchanan.
- Bloggg: I wonder who Moi wants to win the Series.
- Dohiyi Mir: family news.
- Echidne Of The Snakes: reader appreciation day.
- Florida Progressive Coalition Blog: mail call.
- ...I Am A Tree: band on the run.
- Left Is Right: Chamber of Commerce pwn'd.
- Pen-Elayne on the Web: There's a rep for that.
- Rook's Rant: limp Republicans.
- rubber hose at the movies.
- Scrutiny Hooligans: how to run for city council.
- Steve Bates: money talks.
- Stupid Enough Unexplanation: getting humble.
- The Invisible Library reviews The Demolished Man.
- WTF Is It Now?? Hitler vs. the Balloon Boy.
On to the World Series...
Spiders!?!?!?! I hate spiders. Sigh. But I still have to leave the link. Thieves can not be choosers.

Oh, and on a related note; sorry, no Friday Cat Blogging. My camera's battery died earlier this week and I have yet to unearth it's charger from the myriad of boxes still sealed away after the move. Do you know how hard it is to find a place for all your belonging when you move from a 3 bedroom house with full basement to a 2 bedroom apartment?

Friday Cat Blogging

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In this post there would be pictures of cats, but I have not yet found my USB cable for my camera. However, I have not given up hope. Stay tuned. Or run and hide. Your choice.

If you didn't run and hide....., well it is too late. I found the USB cable.




Sunday Cat Blogging

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Okay, okay. I admit I occasionally weaken, succumbing to societal pressure, and do Friday Cat Blogging - about twice a year. But, for the most part, I stand strong and steadfast in my desire to remain above such superficial cultural activities. Unfortunately, some pictures are just too damn cute not to post. By way of Jonathan Turley, I give you Sunday Cat Blogging; because Friday is just too damn far away.


Tears Of A Blogger

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The following two videos brought tears to my eyes, but for different reasons.

Hat Tip andante of Collective Sigh.

Saturday Cat Blogging

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Because I'll be damned if I'm going to follow the crowd and cat blog on Friday.

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