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Prompt for the Day: “Roaring Laughter”

The comic people from the Daily Post division of Word Press came up with the prompt for today of “Roaring Laughter“.  They also asked two additional questions-“What was the last thing that gave you a real, authentic, tearful, hearty belly laugh? Why was it so funny?”

Don’t seem to Laugh Roaringly Anymore

Not sure where the laughs went.  Life just doesn’t seem funny today for some reason.  Occasionally break out in the case of the annoying giggles at the worst times!  That type of laughter can have a real damper on your partner’s sex drive, even if you were not laughing at him.  When he is just trying to pop your back into alignment, you can’t be giggling at anything.

Occasionally, laugh a little when our cat falls off the top of my husband’s recliner.  That happens when the mail is delivered, the trash is picked up by the trash removal service, or he just falls off for no discernable reason at all!  There is a reason we refer to him as dorky, after all.

Dorky is better than calling him stupid, in my opinion.  If someone walks by on the sidewalk in front of our house, he sometimes falls off just because he seems to be scared of anything and everything!  When it starts raining, he is scared of the noise of the rain hitting our windows.  He actually seems to think we control the sun’s ability to shine each day.

Please Help Fight this Evil Disease

The medicine my neurologist has put me on for my multiple sclerosis is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is nearly impossible. I remember when I first started on the drug the amount the facility tried charging me was well over $2500. There was no way my husband and I could afford that every 28 days! Biogen (the company that manufactures the drug) has been helping us with some of the cost of the drug, but will not continue helping indefinitely. So I have started a Go Fund Me campaign. To contribute to the fund, click on the following link: https://www.gofundme.com/zfabhdes

 

Prompt of the Day: “My Favorite”

The possessive people at the Daily Post group of Word Press came up with today’s creative prompt of “My Favorite”.  They asked a single intrusive question followed by a single sentence of instruction-“What’s the most time you’ve ever spent apart from your favorite person? Tell us about it.”

Personal Favorite

Would have to be my husband.  Forced to spend a month away from him while I was sent far out of state.  At the time, we were living in an apartment in a suburb of Chicago, IL.  Had to spend an entire month in the LA area of California.  Not only was I very lonely, missed an entire month with the two kittens we had just adopted!  When I finally made it back, my cat ignored me for about an entire week!

My husband met me at O’Hare airport when I flew in.  After we got back to our apartment, dropped my bags on the floor and things got interesting.  He proved how much he missed me physically.  Was a great coming home party of two, if you know what I mean!

One of the other computer people in the LA team actually tried hitting on me, even though I had clearly let them all know that I was happily married!  The geek actually pursued me after my husband and I relocated to Colorado.  Had my husband attend one of our company’s meetings so he could show the idiot how much bigger than him he was.

Please Help Fight this Evil Disease

The medicine my neurologist has me on for my multiple sclerosis is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is impossible. I remember when I first started on the drug the amount the facility tried charging me was well over $2500. There was no way my husband and I could afford that every 28 days! Biogen (the company that manufactures the drug) has been helping us with some of the cost of the drug, but will not continue helping indefinitely. So I have started a Go Fund Me campaign. To contribute to the fund, click on the following link: https://www.gofundme.com/zfabhdes

All help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your generosity!

Prompt for the Day: “An Odd Trio”

The prompt for today given to us by the devious people at the daily post division of Word Press is “An Odd Trio“.  They also gave us the following further instructions “Today, you can write about whatever you what — but your post must include, in whatever role you see fit, a cat, a bowl of soup, and a beach towel.”.

Considering we have adopted a grand total of three cats

From various  humane shelters the problem of including a cat, will not be challenging for me.  Our cat carriers have always been lined with an old bath towel.  The requirement of a beach towel would have been a problem until we adopted our newest animal after the other two had passed away due to bad health.
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Our newest addition to our family

He uses a scratch pad in the front room of our home.  The house’s main floor is completely covered in either linoleum or fake wood flooring.  This means the scratch pad will not hold still through the animal’s violent outbursts of scratching.  So we put an old beach towel down on the floor and put the scratch pad on top.  Now he scratches to his heart’s content.

Am not a fan of soups myself.

Soups and I do not get along, since I end up wearing them when I try to eat them.  My husband swears by tomato soup.  He occasionally will eat other ones, but tomato soup with cheese makes him feel better when he is feeling ill.

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Ghosts currently haunting (or not) my Life

My husband and I adopted two kittens from the Downers Grove Humane Society in Illinois.  Mine was jet black with 5 single white hairs.  His cat looked a lot like Sylvester from the Looney Toons cartoons.  We learned after a while, his animal was also cross eyed.

When my husband and I moved into our house in Colorado with our two adopted cats, never expected them to meet and befriend a ghost cat in the house!  My black cat would play with it for hours on end.

They would gang up on our other cat.  Then ignore him!  Guess even the ghost community has their own bullies!  The ghost cat and our black one would thunder up and down the stairs from the upper level down to the garage level.  Stopping to jump on and off the 6 foot cat tower to annoy our other cat, who ended up running into everything, because of his sight problems.

After 7 years of living in the house we relocated to a home in WI.  The ghost cat unfortunately did not join us.

Had a couple more moves before settling here in Minnesota for good.  We lost the cross eyed cat back in 2006 because it had be put to sleep due to its illness.  The black one held on and arrived in MN with us alone in 2008 still missing his brother.  He survived two lonely years brother-less.  In 2010, he was euthanized because of continuous vomiting.  Still see him out of the corner of my eyes when I am feeling sad.  My husband says he sees both of the two brothers, the one with sight trouble following my black one faithfully.

We adopted another animal from the humane society to help me get settled into the apartment with out an animal.  My ghost cat does not like our new pet!  Now if I could only convince my ghost cat to knock the crap out of our current cat, who’s favorite past time is biting me!

The two ghost cats followed us to reside in our house here in Saint Paul, MN.  See my black one whenever I am feeling lonely or depressed.  My husband sees the other one following it faithfully, just like when they were kittens!

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Prompt for the Day: “Can’t Drive 55”

The evil people from the Daily Post group of Word Press came up with the daily prompt of “Can’t Drive 55“.  I accuse them of being evil, because I no longer am able to drive at all!  Hate being constantly reminded of this terrible tragedy!  Started driving when I was the wise old age of 12 on our family’s farm property.  Hit the public roads at the age of 14!

They suggested we do the following instruction to craft our latest work “Take the third line of the last song you heard, make it your post title, and write for a maximum of 15 minutes. GO!”.  The song “Hotel California” by the Eagles gives me “Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering light“.  Made the mistake of spending an entire month alone in California.  Was the longest month in my life.  Never want to return to that hell again!

Missed the first full month with the two kittens we had just adopted into our family.  My kitten wouldn’t even come near me for days!  Those two animals would end up moving to several different states with us.  Wish I could get that month back with them!

Unfortunately, my husband’s cat passed away first.  He had survived four different states of this country with us.  Alas, he never made it to the fifth and final state of our journeys.  My cat mourned the loss of his brother and traveling companion severely.  We made him travel to a new and final state alone without his brother for his amusement.  He lived a weary two more years.  He was sick continuously, so we had to have him put to sleep one final time.  Was not able to be with him as he passed, because the vet’s office was not handicap accessible.  My husband had to help him meet up with his brother, after the cat missed him for so long.

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Prompt for the Day: “Immortalized in Stone”

Why does the prompt for the day’s topic get me thinking about death?  The only way I could foresee being immortalized in stone, is if someone disobeyed my request to be cremated and decided to waste valuable land to bury me somewhere!  That is why I hope never to be immortalized in stone like today’s prompt wants me to write about.  Officially, the prompt for today is “Immortalized in Stone” as suggested by the Daily Post group of Word Press.

Guess it is possible, to have your ashes deterred in a place that holds your name written in stone to remember your existence on this Earth.  Why waste land for a memorial of someone, who has done nothing that makes any significant difference to human life on this planet?  Sort of why I prefer cremation as opposed to burial in the first place.  Just scatter my ashes on the ground somewhere, so I can give back to this planet, once and for all!

Have no reason to be remembered for all of prosperity by the world.  Considering how much the medicines cost to just help me survive, am more of a drain on others than a benefit!  Have made no Earth shattering discoveries in my life time.  Doubt anything will occur to me in the future, so why continue to waste money?

Did rescue two cats along with my husband back when we lived in upper Illinois, U.S.A.   The pair traveled to several different states of the country with us.  Unfortunately, they both have passed away.  We adopted another cat after our last animal was put to sleep due to illness.  Current animal likes to alternately chew on either me or my husband.  Evil cat!

Try to help others as much as I can.  It is sort of hard to do when you cannot drive anymore.  I blog on the internet so that maybe I will be able to inspire others to do good in this world.  Who knows if I am actually getting heard y the people who need help?

 

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Today’s Prompt: “Life’s a Candy Store”

The evil word smiths from the Daily Post division of Word Press want me to get fat on things I should not eat, that’s why they devised today’s post of  “Life’s a Candy Store“.

The only candy store I ever remember going into as a child was “See’s Candies“.  Used to think it must have smelled like heaven would smell if I ever died and was lucky enough to go there!  Went there with my mom before Easter every year.  Still never managed to see what a rabbit had to do with the whole Easter story from the Bible.

Can rabbits even eat chocolate, or like most dogs and cats are the allergic to it?  There were several old-time candy stores in “Silver Dollar City” when our Girl Scout troop visited it back in grade school.

My life has been like a box of assorted melted chocolates, some nice and sweet, others with disgusting centers that makes you feel extremely ill.  Some sick and twisted evil magician must be involved in the creation of my candies.  The poisonous centers to weaken and crumble your very will to survive!  Hope the manager of the candy store that provided my body with it’s contents rots in hell for all eternity!  Not in a good mood today (in case you hadn’t figured that out).

Could candy possibly give you a back ache?  Maybe if you made a life time of over indulging in fattening foods that put a strain on your body.  In that case you ended up with what you deserved anyway!  But if you kept a healthy weight and lost the ability to walk, it wouldn’t actually be your fault, would it?  Doesn’t help in my situation.

Maybe they had just been inspired by watching the movie “Forrest Gump“.  Who knows where they arrive at these daily prompts?

 

 

 

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Prompt for the Day: (try # 3) “To Sleep, Perchance to Dream”

The first prompt presented today did not stick any sort of chord (never mind the elusive “G” chord) with me, neither did the second one they offered. Finally the third offering reminded me how short of sleep I was running on lately, so I am using a quote proffered by the literary wizards at the Daily Post division of Word Press. Think it was actually from Shakespeare’s work entitled “Hamlet”. The prompt for today that I am using is “To Sleep, Perchance to Dream“.

Left off my favorite part of the quote: “ay, there’s the rub“.  Dreams can be really good, but they tend to be extremely evil in my case.  Have experienced on going nightmares most of my life.  (The scary thing is I have actually been awake when the real nightmares occurred as a child!) My nightmares could scare the strongest Navy seal who has lived through bloody incursions in defense of our country!

My sleep is  much better, now that we live in a house that we are in the process of buying.  No noisy neighbors to keep me away all night now.  Just a stupid cat that enjoys raiding the bedroom trash can in his endless search for a used Q-tip that either me or my husband disposed of in the trash.  Now there is no longer a trash can in the bed room for him to wake us by rifling through our discarded bits of trash.

Liked the animal when it was an innocent kitten.  Now he has grown into an ultimate terror on my sleep.  If not going through trash, he barfs loudly.  A vomiting cat is not my personal favorite type of morning alarm to wake up from!  Why can he not just settle by playing with his singing bird or chirping cricket?  Am I asking too much from the animal I feed and water daily?

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Set 3 goals for Blogging 201

We started our exciting excursion today into the WordPress class Blogging201.  Finished 101 earlier this year.  Have never taken any of their writing classes.  I might try writing 101 in the future.  Been successfully slaughtering the English language since I spoke my first words as an infant.

Our first assignment was to write down three goals we want to accomplish by finishing this course.  So here they are in the barest black and white.

My 3 goals are quite simple.
1: Help other people who are weakened, by either illness or old age.
2: Make a profit from blogging.
3: Protect children and animals from harm.

Numbers 1 & 3 come from my personal beliefs.  We should stand up for the underdogs in this world whenever and where ever  we can.  Number 2 just needs to be done to help support my family:  My husband, me, and a dorky cat we adopted from the humane society.

Need to start making money to justify the cost of hosting my own web presence on the internet.  Am starting to regret asking my husband to let me purchase an internet site for my own use.  Was told by the people I follow on blogs that having your own site was the way to profit from the internet.

My mother taught me not to believe everything I read in life.  Seems she was right once again!

Have to learn how to get my badge from the 101 class displayed on my site that I now own on the internet.  Have it proudly displayed on my WordPress site, but would like to be able to show it on my private site as well.  Wonder if any of my classmates have figured out how to move our badges onto other sites?  Will have to pursue this investigation further.

Curious as to what our assignment will be for tomorrow’s class.  What challenges will the present us with to try to confound our writing skills.  Mike skills need sharpening!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily prompt for today was : West End Girls

West End Girls
This just makes me think about a really bad song from when I was in junior high school. Was by a group from the U.K. called Pet Shop Boys back in the late 1980’s. One of the inspirations for this creation came from TS Eliot’s poem The Wasteland.

TS Eliot is one of my favorite authors. His book Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats inspired Andrew Lloyd Webber to write his famous musical “Cats“. My husband and I have went to two different showings of the musical, first in Springfield Missouri and once while we lived in Colorado. Can’t even rent the musical now because it reminds me of the two cats we adopted in 1997. They passed away due to illness and old age. I still miss the two on a daily basis.