Well, it happened again. Mom brought me north! My goodness, that’s a long ride. I was definitely displeased and made my displeasure known for most of the ride up! Anyway, enough negativity. Upon arriving, Mom put me in GrandCatParents’ bedroom while she finished unpacking the vehicle. Once things were settled, it was time to let me out of my carrier. How glorious that was! Mom was worried that maybe, with my Wobbly Head Attack back in September, that I might not remember being up there in July. She needn’t have worried. I remembered where she’d placed my litter boxes before, where the screen house was, and best of all – where the stairs were! I settled in quite quickly, and spent that first night sleeping with my Mom, curled up by her feet.
Don’t tell anyone, but I had no plans for Thanksgiving. It wasn’t for lack of opportunity. I had numerous invitations. I turned them all down which usually led to a discussion of how I don’t want to go anywhere for the holiday. I just want to relax and be by myself. Eventually, I began to tell people that I had plans and thank you very much. Read more …
It’s been a whole year since we launched the blog. You wouldn’t know it from the content, but it has been quite an eventful one. Read more …
Veterans Day began as Armistice Day to commemorate the end of the Great War (a.k.a. World War I) at the 11th minute of the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. Many events are scheduled to honor veterans, but I’ve got a pretty simple plan for my day.
To begin with, the VFW issued a haircut challenge which I accepted. Of course, I went somewhat above and beyond by buzzing it off. (This will likely prove somewhat uncomfortable in this chilly November Michigan weather, but I can deal.) Maybe later today, I’ll send out a message to my brothers and sisters who helped me get home alive and safe. In the meantime, I’ll be spending much of my day the way I’ve spent every Monday recently, going to school… and loving every minute of it.
So, my GrandCatParents wanted an update from me, so I thought I’d update all of you as well.
I don’t celebrate my birthday, for a variety of reasons. Mostly it’s because the dates of September 11 to November 3 are something of sore spots for me; not to mention, it seems like every year something insane happens between those dates (this year is no exception!) that shake things up in my life. That being said, since my birthday has passed, let me take stock of the past year.
Things have slowed down, for the moment. BearCat’s dental surgery has been put on hold until all of his neurological symptoms have disappeared. He is still slightly stumbling and falling, but also seems to be working around this quite well. Like, instead of leaping out of the litter box (which will cause him to either stumble or fall), he is lightly stepping out of the litter box. He’s a lot less playful than he used to be which, I assume, is because he’s still adjusting to the dizziness in his head. He still has a head tilt when he walks. But he’s adjusting much better than I thought he would. Read more …
Since it’s been a while since any photos have been taken, let alone posted, these photos are from the entire summer season. Enjoy!
After all those times I thought my schedule may lighten, I decided to force the matter. I loved the work I was doing, but I recently quit my job. The reasons are numerous and various, but the bottom line is I just didn’t respect the organization that was paying me. So I am once again unemployed, but now I’m going to school full-time. So I won’t make any promises on becoming a better blog editor, but chances have significantly improved. And while you’re waiting for me to get myself back in some kind of order, tell us your truth.
Greetings, all! I thought I’d give everyone an update on me, while I’m between naps. It seems like a lot has happened since the last time I updated, but then, in some ways, not much has happened.
Hi there. I could use some warm, loving, tender thoughts sent my mom’s and my way. See, last Wednesday, I stopped eating. Mom had had her eye on me for a few days, thinking that something was “off” with me. I’d been slightly ill, but I’d recovered, devouring my food. But I seemed a little different somehow. And then, Wednesday happened.
Since I’m completely tapped out of lists of 10 things to make, I thought I’d take some questions from my friends. Here are 10 questions that I’ve been gifted with and will answer. Enjoy!
Bradley Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison. Some have called his sentence too harsh since none of the information he leaked was really all that damaging. He could easily be free within a decade, though. That has me feeling that it may have been much too light.
Bradley Manning said he opposed the war in Iraq. Others called him disgruntled and wanting to get out of his contract. Both of those descriptions would fit many people with whom I served including, at times, myself. Then again, Nidal Hassan was also disgruntled and opposed to U.S. forces in the Middle East, and he’s facing the death penalty. Read more …
There have been some new developments in the Life of Lord BearCat lately. First! After the awesomeness that was the 4th Up North, my human has been allowing me to stay in the apartment during the daytime hours when she’s not there. This is awesome news, since about once a week people come by riding these really scary machines called “lawnmowers”, which I think means “big loud thing that scares away cats.” I’m not a fan of them, that’s for sure! My human is still trying to work with me on my nighttime need to roam, but she’s not really getting anywhere too quickly with that. I stay inside during thunderstorms, but there haven’t been too many nighttime storms this year. As a side note, the lack of storms is making my human quite grumpy. But I digress. Read more …
I’ve been feeling slightly nostalgic, and songs tend to be attached to memories of mine. So, here are 10 songs that make me remember good (or bad) moments from the past.
This week is still killing me, but next week looks a whole lot better from where I’m sitting. There’s still a chance something will ruin all my hopes and dreams for the next seven days, but let us pray.
In the meantime, tell us your truth. You know you want to.
I am happy to report that things are slowing down for me now. In fact, I’ve spent at least two days this week doing little more than sleeping. This means I might actually be able to recover and get myself back on track with some actual posts and maybe a little proper blog editing now and then. Here’s hoping.
Of course, you can always help out and tell us your truth.
While driving recently, I looked down at my right arm while I was at a stop light, and noticed the scar that’s mid-way up my forearm. That triggered my thinking about my scars, both emotional and physical, and I quickly ruled out writing about the emotional (there is a word limit in these posts, and no one wants to read, nor do I want to write, that much about myself!). That being said, here are the stories behind 10 physical scars that I have. Enjoy!
My schedule has continued to be busier than expected. I also still have a couple more deadlines to meet and missions to accomplish. So this next week still isn’t looking its best. I do, however, have several ideas and might even put a couple of them to use. Now if someone wants to clean my house for me, I’d be in even better shape.
I see some birds outside my window. Maybe one of them is a flying pig.
1. Lake Superior. I miss the Lake. I truly do. I miss the cool breeze it gives in the summer, I sometimes even miss the lake effect snow from it in the winter. It’s a magical place, one that I can’t describe to people. You just have to experience it for yourself. However, you also need to respect it, and that means avoiding it when it’s a volatile beast. Read more …