In Memory Of An Anonymous Cat

Walking the dogs this morning in the cold rainy darkness, I found a cat on the street, barely alive. She was panting like it was difficult for her to breathe. She was a small calico cat, all wet and miserable.

I had a problem with the dogs, I couldn’t just let go of their leashes, so I tied them to the cable that supports a light pole.

I went back to the cat and held her paw. She made a little meow sound. I was going to move her off the street so that the next car that came by didn’t run over her. But I thought I might be the one killing her, if she had a spinal injury.

Very lightly, I traced my finger down her spine, it felt ok. I gently picked her up and moved her into some thick brown grass away from the road. She made a sound just like our cats when you move them because they’re laying where you want to sit.

I got the dogs, who were getting loose because of the crappy knot I had tied. We walked up the road a little ways, visualizing how I was going to take her to the vet, how I would call the vets emergency number, which box I’d use to make the bed to carry the cat there.

When I got back to her, she had moved a little from the spot I laid her in, but she was dead. I put my hand on her and told her I was sorry, and I hoped she met all my cats in heaven.

I tried to remember all the cats of my life: Marshmallow, named by my sister, Blackie 1&2, when I had two black cats and thought there was only one. Abus, in Hawaii, Toby, who moved to Cayman with me. Shadow, Albie, LT, all from this house.

Cats usually just disappear, and you never know what happened to them. I guess they know they’re going to die and run away. It’s not nice to see a cat suffering, wet and dirty like this morning. Cats are very clean and confident and they have it all together.

We now have 5 outdoor cats and 1 indoor cat. I sure do hope none of them ever end up on the side of the road like that cat this morning.

I hope somebody misses the cat I found today, maybe bury her and have a funeral. I hope she was loved, and had a good life and spent time sunning and laying on someones lap, purring while they stroked her soft fur.

I’ll probably go bury her this afternoon if she’s still there.

This morning made me very sad..


This is another “Oh WHY didn’t I think of that!” post.

Monkeytail moustache! How cool! How stylish! Start yours today!

The only thing you have to worry about is – clockwise or anti clockwise!


Top 5

This morning I saw a shooting star that was one of the top 5 of my life. It was huge, traced across half the sky, horizon to overhead at least and had a distinct candleflame body with a long, long lasting tail. After it burnt up and faded out I waited for several seconds, thinking I possibly could hear it. (I couldn’t)

Google pictures of shooting stars and hey show mostly comets. How tawdry. I cannot find an image that suitably represents what I saw this AM.

Got my covid shot number one yesterday, no pain or discomfort or symptoms. 02 Feb is the second one.

Have a nice day!


Today at work I’m allegedly getting the Pfizer-BioNTech covid vaccine, shot number one of two. Wednesday is my regularly scheduled monthly covid test. I’ll keep you posted.

Yesterday, walking the dogs in the early morning darkness, I saw what looked like a shiny plastic bag, blowing across the street. As I got closer, I decided it looked like a cat, looking straight at me, the street lights making his eyes shine luminously. Which was almost impossible because of light reflecting and cat eye alignment characteroptics. Then I realized that whatever it was, had it’s source of illumination somehow, as it moved off the road and disappeared. I have no idea what it was. The most rational thing I can come up is some kind of animal with a lighted collar of some kind, but really I have no idea what it could have been.


Have a good day!

New Blog Post

Typical Monday weekend review. Friday night it was crystal clear and so still and hot that I closed the windows and turned the AC on. Saturday morning, it was cold, windy rainy and cloudy. Took me completely by surprise. It was a stay at home weekend reading and watching Qi on TV.

Now it’s a normal Monday back to work routine.

Have a good week!

First Friday of 2021

Finally Friday. I never thought it would get here, which is not the same as “I thought it would never get here.” In one instance, I thought about it, in the other, I didn’t. In my case, I didn’t.

Have I mentioned that 8’m readers the Mortal Engine series? Each one is so good I can hardly put them down. I’m on book 4 now, there’s 7. I just found out that the internet says there’s 4, but I have 7. We”ll see when I get there.

Have a great weekend!

Quarantine Over!

The wife got out of quarantine yesterday evening, after taking her second covid test yesterday in the morning.

We’re a family again! The dogs were especially glad to see her, a softie among us after four weeks of my iron fist rule.


In other news, the week is flying by. They go quicker when I enter the week with no hope of ever finishing it, seems like. As I did, first week of a new year after almost three weeks of vacation.

Wife and I are going out to dinner tonight Sushi, probably

Have a great day!

Made It Thru

I made it through the first day at work this year. It went slow in the afternoon. Did you ever notice that it’s the first five days after the weekend that are the hardest? After that it’s not so bad…

The weather has been good! Cloudless skies, crisp coolness in the shade and stinging hot sunshine. Perfect! Scooter weather, beach lunch hour weather.

The wife should be out of quarrantine by the weekend. Looking forward to it. She left December 8th, we expect her to get out on the 8th, one month in captivity.

And it’s now time for me to head out to work. Have a perfect day!