Sunday, July 08, 2007

Meet the Cats: Kittens--Valerie, Fitzgerald and Cecilia

Here they are! From left, to right, Valerie, Fitzgerald and Cecilia. The separate picture is Fitzgerald (I added it because you can't see his markings when he's sprawled on his back.) Isn't it amazing how comfortable kittens can be in almost any position? Fitzy is a bit under the weather right now, but I'm giving him antibiotics and hopefully he'll be as right as rain soon. (Cecilia suffered from the same thing, but a few days on antibiotics seemed to do the trick.) I will, of course, hate to give these little sweeties up for adoption, but with all (something)-teen of our other cats, we just can't keep three more. These three have great personalities already, and I'm sure that our vet will find them all good homes. (sniffle!)


Lora said...

From my cousin in Austin.
Lora (of TP)

Subject: A Cat's Version of Hamlet,
by Shakespaw ~

Courtesy of Sue via Larry Morningstar

To go outside, and there perchance to stay
Or to remain within: that is the question:

Whether 'tis better for a cat to suffer
The cuffs and buffets of inclement weather
That Nature rains upon those who roam abroad,
Or take a nap upon a scrap of carpet,
And so by dozing melt the solid hours
That clog the clock's bright gears with sullen time
And stall the dinner bell.

To sit, to stare Outdoors, and by a stare to seem to state
A wish to venture forth without delay,
Then when the portal's opened up, to stand
As if transfixed by doubt.

To prowl; to sleep;
To choose not knowing when we may once more
Our readmittance gain:
Aye, there's the hairball;
For if a paw were shaped to turn a knob,
Or work a lock or slip a window-catch,
And going out and coming in were made
As simple as the breaking of a bowl,
What cat would bear the household's petty plagues,
The cook's well-practiced kicks, the butler's broom,
The infant's careless pokes, the tickled ears,
The trampled tail, and all the daily shocks
That fur is heir to, when, of his own free will,
He might his exodus or entrance make
With a mere mitten?

Who would spaniels fear,
Or strays trespassing from a neighbor's yard,
But that the dread of our unheeded cries
And scratches at a barricaded door
No claw can open up, dispels our nerve
And makes us rather bear our humans' faults
Than run away to unguessed miseries?

Thus caution doth make house cats of us all;
And thus the bristling hair of resolution
Is softened up with the pale brush of thought,
And since our choices hinge on weighty things,
We pause upon the threshold of decision.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jane!
These new little ones are precious and I can only imagine how attached you and Wayne must be to them.

I see that TP hasn't changed their thread since last night and it appears that it's totally troll-infiltrated. I don't even feel the urge to post when I see that going on.

I've also noted that they are not keeping up with the breaking news of late. Other blogs have timely threads posted well before 8:00 AM to catch the early risers, working people, and some of us who are "addicted" the it all. TP seems to be falling down on the job.

I've about had it with the name hijacking - the last straw - for me.

Hopefully, the idiot trolls will realize that, unless there's a "newbie" on the thread, no one else is willing to dialogue with them.

Maybe we should have another "walkout"?? Is a quasi-walkout already in progress?

Hope you have a great day - enjoy your little furry friends!

Roseann (Veritas)

Anonymous said...

Hi, Lora, hi, Roseann, thanks for stopping by!

Lora, that "Shakespaw" is great, it describes cats in general, and in particular our 'Tippy', to a T.

Roseann, I understand how you feel about the troll-shit on TP. I just don't know if I can abandon TP and leave it entirely to the likes of Mr. P, m12, michael, jake and the other idiots. I'm willing to give TP a little while longer to get their act together before I give up. After that...well, there's other blogs out there that we can try where they're less tolerant of trolls.


Anonymous said...


I didn't know 'Veritas' was a she.(I enjoy your work)
Maybe I'm not as alert as I imagined.

troll alert

Anonymous said...

Hi Troll Alert! No point in remaining anonymous although some of the gender-biased (mentally challenged) trolls assume us to be less virile due to gender so I've kept it under wraps.

I love your posts, too. Now if we can only slog our way through the shenanigans of the trolls each day....

It's so much more peaceful when kindred spirits can engage in dialogue without having the trolls attempting to hijack our brains.

Happy day! Peace to you and both Wayne & Jane. I love your website!


Anonymous said...

Thanks Veritas.

I believe the word veritas is Latin meaning truth.
Keep up the good work; whatever your gender.

troll alert.

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