Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Coping With A Growing Kitten
Scooter is now an obnoxious teenager and eats or destroys everything he encounters. Yet, once he tires, he always sits wherever I am, curls up, purrs and takes a nap. When he does, Sam and I nap, as well. It's the only peace we get.
When he awakens, his first trek is to the food dish and then off for his wind sprints around the house, He cares not who (or what) he runs over, he just has fun. Sam hisses and I yell, but to no avail.
Besides breaking glasses and dishes, Scooter also managed to chew through the cable of my web cam, rendering it useless. I got it as a gift from a Nascar executive and, although it isn't very expensive, it worked well.
It won't be long, however, for his visit to the vet to be neutered. Although I'm hoping that this slows him down a bit, previous vet trips with different cats show me that it won't slow him down too much.
Until then, the house will remain in disarray and Sam and I will still be frustrated.....
The News As I See It: Pope Francis met with Mark Zuckerberg at the Vatican, and it was revealed that the Pope doesn’t actually have an official Facebook account. In other words, he wants to connect with millions of Catholics worldwide, just not the ones he went to high school with.
Anthony Weiner is back in the news with another sexting scandal. He's like the Michael Phelps of sexting. He keeps saying he's going to retire, but every four years he's back.
This November, Californians get to vote on whether or not to legalize recreational marijuana. They can either forget to vote in person, or forget to vote by mail.
Kim Jong Un reportedly threw a huge outdoor dance party on Thursday to celebrate the successful test of North Korea's ballistic missile. Residents described the party as fun, exciting, and mandatory.
This Date In History: 1887 Thomas Edison received a patent for his "Kinetoscope," and moving pictures were born. 1888 Mary Ann Nicholls, considered to be Jack the Ripper's first victim, was found murdered in London. 1962 Trinidad and Tobago gained independence from Great Britain. 1980 Poland's Solidarity labor movement had its beginnings when an agreement ending a 17-day strike was signed in Gdansk. 1994 Russia officially ended its military presence in the former East Germany and the Baltic states. 1997 Princess Diana and her companion Dodi al-Fayed were killed in a car accident in Paris. 2012 Armenia severed diplomatic relations with Hungary, after the pardoning of Ramil Safarov. In 2004, Safarov was convicted of killing an Armenian soldier.
Picture Of The Day: The kitten has grown.....
Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) Have you ever noticed that people who spend money on beer, cigarettes and lottery tickets are always complaining about being broke and blaming it on society? 2) Kentucky Hallmark Card: "Happy Birthday, Uncle Dad." 3) You know your choice of your HMO is questionable when directions to the doctor's office include "Take a left when you enter the trailer park". 4) I got a postcard from a blonde girlfriend of mine. It said, "Having a good time. Where am I?" 5) If I take the Ginko, I might be able to remember where I put the Viagra.....and that's five !
Today's Horoscope: Virgo - August 31st: The stars are aligned for you today and if you ever enjoyed the antics of "Soupy Sales", you're in for a treat. Additionally, it's "hump day" so you've got two good reasons to have a great evening. Chance of romance is 64.71 percent. Do not attempt to fry bacon in the nude.
Birthdays: Georg Jensen, silversmith 1866 Wilhelmina, queen 1880 Alan Jay Lerner, lyricist and librettist 1918 Van Morrison, singer, songwriter 1945 Itzhak Perlman, concert violinist 1945 Richard Gere, actor 1949
The AREA 51 Retirement Home Bar And Grill: A young reporter was interviewing a woman who had just reached her hundredth birthday. The reporter asks, "To what do you attribute your remarkable good health?"
She said, thoughtfully, "Well, I've always eaten moderately, worked hard and I don't smoke or drink." The reporter asked, "Have you ever been bedridden?" The elderly lady replied, "Well, sure, but don't put that in your paper."
Two cows were grazing on the side of a hill and one turned to the other and said, "Mooo." The other cow replied, "Damn, I was just going to say that."
The Hits Just Keep On Coming: According to the Knight Rider News Service, the inscription on the metal bands used by the US Department of the Interior to tag migratory birds has been changed.
The bands used to bear the address of the Washington Biological Survey, abbreviated as "Wash. Biol. Surv." until the agency received the following letter from an Arkansas camper:
Dear Sirs: "While camping last week, I shot one of your birds. I think it was a crow. I followed the cooking instructions on the leg band and I wanted to tell you that it tasted like shit."
The bands are now marked "Fish and Wildlife Service."
Thieves robbed and bound a Miami man yesterday. They gagged him with a piece of rope and covered his eyes with masking tape. He was able to chew through the rope after two hours of trying. His inspiration came from remembering his wife's pot roast.
That's it for today, my little moon pies. Remember, sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug. I'm heading over to AREA 51 for happy hour.
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