October 18th, 2011


Kitten Update

We got a call from the shelter yesterday that Yoink was going in for the "big snip" surgery that day as opposed to Wed. That would be fine with us! Kitty picked him up not too long after he had had the procedure. I got home just in time for him to get his first view of FurCentral. He was groggy, hungry, and bitchy. Completely understandable. We had forgotten that he was a month older than his step-siblings so he was quite a bit bigger. That actually worked out very well. Boot kept trying to pick a fight but was afraid of this cat that was almost twice as big as he. He resorted to simply following his brother all around the house. Fling was mellow about the whole situation. There was a bit of hissing, but nothing that seemed confrontational.

Yoink was as affectionate as he was when we first met him (and was the reason we adopted him). If I sat on the floor with him he would climb into my lap and then rub his face against mine. I got many kitty kisses on my nose. We decided to just let him explore the house on his own while we went out to dinner. When we got back things were still relatively calm. Everyone was watching the others with a weary eye. There was the occasional hiss or growl, perhaps a swipe, but there was no overt fighting. We then introduced Mesa to the newcomer. He was pretty indifferent although he did give me a look as if to say, "Another one?!? Jeez!"

Hopefully the shape of things to come will be dictated by what happened at around 3am. I woke up to find Yoink sleeping between mine and Kitty's heads, Fling flopped between our bodies, and Boot asleep between my legs. Less than 12 hours and everyone was asleep in the same bed! Hopefully things will continue to settle down. Pics of Yoink to come!

Occupy Implosion

I have a feeling that the "Occupy..." movement may be collapsing in on itself. Today I heard that the Occupy Albuquerque movement was changing its name to "Unoccupy Albuquerque" because someone thought that referring to the movement as an "occupation" might be insulting to native Americans because their country is already under occupation by white people. *facepaws* There was a bright moment a few weeks ago when this fight was all about the inequalities between the rich and the poor. It was about corporate greed. It was about the government being owned by lobbyists and Big business. Now it is starting to degrade into an ultra-liberal hippie love fest. It's nice to hear a voice from the Left being heard after the cacophony from the Tea Party, but now the pendulum is beginning to swing a little too far to the left. Soon there will be sound bites like the one I heard a few years ago when an anarchist was interviewed during a G8 Summit protest. Within a few minutes he was talking about the system of government that would be established if the Anarchists were in charge. *headdesk*