Cat Problems

Yesterday Evening Ashy, our new indoor cat, jumped off the balcony, 12 feet to the ground.


There’s no way she could getback up if she wanted to.
We found her outside, apparently enjoying herself, as she ran away several times when I tried to pick her up.

The Wife is very upset. She’s wanted a grey cat named Ashy as long as I’ve known her. We either have to close all the windows and doors and run the AC, or worry constantly about Ashy running away. The Wife is talking about finding a new home for Ashy. This would also devastate the wife.

Half our living area is outdoor porch and we can’t keep Ashy prisoner.

It’s a delimma with no happy ending in sight.

Wet Wednesday


It’s Wednesday morning. I’m sitting out on the back porch and it’s raining trying to stay dry.

I did an image search for wet Wednesday, it must be a big day for all the strip clubs, because I got tons of sexy pictures on google images. For example:


It was raining yesterday when I went to work, but then it got sunny and I went to the beach for lunch, that was nice. Hopefully it will do the same thing today.

Yesterday I went to grocery shopping and today I have to start cleaning the house for the cat / dog sitter.

I guess that’ll do’er for today.
Havva goodun.

Thursday Thoughts


It’s Thursday. Two days till the weekend. It seems like only the first five days after the weekend are the hardest though. That’s good….

The wife gets back from Miami today at about noon.

Yesterday morning Ashy the cat had disappeared. I looked everywhere and could not find her. I called the wife to give her the bad news. while I was on the phone I found the cat in the closet behind the clothes hanging on the hangers. (see above picture) Ashy still hasn’t approached Sheba yet. Sheba wants to be friends.
I have never seen a dog that has such empathy as Sheba. She seems to know how others feel.

This morning at 4:30 we had quite a strong storm. I should say microstorm. Very strong winds and very heavy rain for about 10 minutes.

Wish me luck at work today because I anticipate a rough day.

Ashys 13th Day



The cat’s been here about 13 days. Sheba is surprisingly good about the whole thing. I am amazed by her tolerance for the cat. Sheba definitely, obviously, openly wants to be friends, but Ashy’s still reluctant.
I never knew Sheba was so good till we got the cat!

Tomorrow is Friday!

No News Is Good News

It was a great weekend! Friday I stayed home while the Wife went out to Oktoberfest. Not my cuppa tea)

Saturday I went to the beach, wife had to work (only for two hours). The beach is full of seaweed, and I had the whole 7 Mile Beach to myself! Didn’t see another soul. The sea’s been pretty  rough, with the wind coming opposite the normal direction. Good sand n sun tho, it was great!

Sunday, we took Sheba to the beach at Barkers, not much seaweed there, came back, gave Sheba a bath. Then I trimmed the tree in the back yard. It had branches hanging down almost to the ground. After that we went to a friends house and hung out by the pool.

And I watched Football, Redskins won,  Dallas lost.

It was a good weekend.

Super weird dreams last night though. I had a brain twister about the anomalies of the number 96. And a different dream that someone was building real structures of optical illusions. There was a corner of a building, a house really, that was up on a pole. It had a still-alive woman from olden days, still young and not affected by time. And more illusions. Too weird to retain in the brain. Waker-uppers. I got up and laid on the back porch for a pretty long time, since
sleeping wasn’t comfortable. 

But it was a good weekend! I feel pretty good this morning, despite lack of sleep. We’ll see now the day goes.

Have a good week!

Happy October


Hard to believe it’s October already. When I was a kid, it seemed like the first half of the year went faster than the second, now it all goes fast. I remember when I turned 40, I thought “This is about half way through my  life.” Let me tell you, the second half is going a lot faster than the first. Turning 40 seem like about 5 minutes ago.

I guess most of the people who read this know I don’t drink, a big part of my not drinking is daily prayer. I pray for help staying sober, and freedom from anger, depression and self-pity, among other things. I really don’t hear much back  from God, I haven’t drank for almost 25 years, so that’s good, but this morning I got angry about 2 seconds after my prayer. As soon as I get up, the cat starts meowing. She’s staying in this giant kennel at night and when we’re gone, till she gets used to the place. We don’t want her running away. So, as agreed, I put the  cat in the bedroom, with my wife, and close the door, as discussed. Well, my  wife gets up, and closes the door better because the cat got out. She said “the cat got out”. No harm no malice, but it took it to mean “You didn’t do a good enough job putting the cat in the bedroom.” So I prayed again: “Ya know God, a little feedback would be nice. I got angry two seconds after I prayed for freedom of anger. A normal person would quit praying. I pray every day and don’t hear anything back. Maybe you have some divine way of operating or sending me a message, but if you send messages I can’t understand, what good is it? I gave up swimming after work because I need to come home and take care of the animals,I gave up studying in the mornings because I need to take care of animals. Do I need to give up my morning exercises too, to take care of animals more? WTF?”

My poor old Ditto is gone, maybe I can start swimming after work again.

That’s how I’m doing this morning.

Nuke Att



Ashy the new cat is here! She’s a real cutie! So far things are going well.
Ashy and Sheba are giving each other their space. Sheba is more eager to be friends than Ashy.

Weird thing happened this weekend. Saturday morning I went to feed our outdoor cats and their bowls were gone. Usually I stack them up and put two scuba weights in them. We found them later, and the weights near the fence, like something dragged the bowls and weights to the fence and couldn’t get them under.
Freeky deeky!

New Cat Friday

This week was NOT fast like the previous two. I’ll be glad to get home tonight after work.

We’re getting a new cat tonight, an indoor cat. The lady is bringing her over tonight and we’ll see how she (the cat) gets on with the dogs. We’ve set up a kennel for the cat to spend her days in, and hopefully she won’t jump off the balcony.


The Wife has already named the cat Ashley. She’s been looking for a grey cat for along, coming to the conclusion that there were none on the island, when Ashley shows up at the Ritz.

So we’ll see how it goes.

Have a good weekend!

A Cat Drinking Water


I tried to post from my phone, but WordPress isn’t set up on it yet, so I emailed this photo to my tablet and I’m posting it here. The Wife has found a new cat she wants, an indoor cat. We’ll get her if we can. We have two dogs and five cats already, but the cats are all outdoor cats. The dogs are indoors.

Bad headache this morning. My neck. Owie! Plus bad brain damage from sleeping.

Ciao for now!

C.A.R.E. Quiz Night


Last night the Wife and I went to the monthly Cayman Animal Rescue Enthusiasts fundraiser. She’s the team captain of our trivia team, The Hammerheads.

We won third place and got a $25 gift certificate for PDs Sports Pub.

It wss fun. I was a standby player because there were too many people on our team.

It was hard to get up again this morning. Blah blah blah.

Tomorrow is Friday! TGTF!