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Baby thinks Uncle B’s beard is his mama.

It’s been a week yesterday, and he’s just starting to kitten up. He did nothing but eat, sleep, purr and poop nuclear waste for a week. We think, being the runt in a household of ten cats (did I mention this?), he was chronically malnourished. Oh, they clearly loved their animals well enough, but it was a small flat and a lot of competition.

Now he’s getting bigger by the day, he’s developed the strength to run up and down the bed like a nutcase and ruin sleep. The three of us had a pretty broken night, and the two of us that should have remembered totally forgot an early morning appointment to have the boiler cleaned. There was a hammering on the door in the wee hours and I somehow managed to throw open the front door wearing my jeans inside-out, white pockets waving jauntily.

Yep, I was all tee’d up to post about the shutdown. But frankly, you guys read the same web sites I do and I didn’t have anything original to add.

Except, maybe — thank you, O Lord, for the ham-fisted incompetence of mine enemies.


Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: October 2, 2013, 11:13 pm

It’s been over a month, & our new kitten is:
a: Waking up earlier
b: Bouncing more
c: Still shitting german chemical weapons.


It doesn’t ever get better.

Enjoy it while you can! 😀

Comment from Armybrat
Time: October 3, 2013, 1:03 am

With any luck the government will be shut down for the better part of this next year.

Comment from steve
Time: October 3, 2013, 1:08 am

I’m afraid that there is a zero chance the Dimocrats cave on this.

It is, quite literally, the political third rail that they dare not touch.

Anything that delays or modifies Obamacare makes Obamacare (or its repeal) as the key issue of the 2014 election.

They know they must avoid this at all costs…….

Comment from bds
Time: October 3, 2013, 2:48 am

I’d feel a bit better about the incompetence of the Democrats current PR if I thought there was a chance in hell that low-info voters would actually see it. If they see it at all, it will be with ‘context,’ and outweighed by a thousand times as much wailing about how evil Republicans are, etc.

Comment from J.S.Bridges
Time: October 3, 2013, 4:01 am

I swan, if you keep on posting these “Awwwww-w-w, so cyuuuute!, an’ pwecious, too!!” pics (and I surely hope you do – right, folks?), I’m ‘onna have to start takin’ a slug of pickle-juice or something before tuning in, or go into sticky-sweet overload…

There’s far worse ways to go, of course –

Meanwhiles – Day Three: Amurricans Held In (Unjustifiable) Big-Gummint Duress dawns, as The Obamanation (for the Execrable), Hairy Weed and Nanny Pee-lousey (for the Congross), and Teary-Eyed Jawn Da Boner (for – we devoutly hope – The Win!) do a sit-down at The Big House over at Penn Ave.

Would just lurrve to be an NSA spy-eye “intelligence agent” manning the Office-Cam for that li’l contretemps!!

Hang tough, Teary-Eyed Jawn – don’t let ’em corner ya, it’s not called The Oval Office fer nuthin’…

Latest interview with Li’l Barfky quoted him as “frustrated” – is it true that that sort of “frustration” makes Baby Jeebus send down extra-special sunbeams?

Comment from BJM
Time: October 3, 2013, 5:01 am

Rush lost his beloved Punkin recently and has a new kitteh too:


Comment from Paula Douglas
Time: October 3, 2013, 7:09 am

The poop stinks, sure, but at least you know it’s there. Wait until you get out of bed and put your stockinged feet into a puddle of cold spit and fur. Or turn over in bed and discover the spot where he gakked up Friskies.

Comment from Oceania
Time: October 3, 2013, 8:11 am

I propose that we go with the name ‘Harry’ for the Ginger Kitten …

Shall we have a Name Pool?

Comment from Becca
Time: October 3, 2013, 11:24 am

We were the lucky recipients of TWO black-as-Mamaw’s-skillet kitties yesterday. Just in time for the Halloween season.

Named them Nero and Nox.

Let the wild rumpus start!

Comment from Deborah
Time: October 3, 2013, 12:27 pm

Amazing how a near weightless scrap of fur and purr can be so endearing. All this kitten talk is making me crazy. I’ve been looking at the shelter ads.

Comment from Nina
Time: October 3, 2013, 12:52 pm

I think this is where we say SQUEEEEEEEE, right?

Comment from Argentium G. Tiger
Time: October 3, 2013, 2:36 pm

The kitten’s weapons-grade excrement is a pretty succinct and accurate description of U.S. politics right now.

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: October 3, 2013, 9:09 pm

Stoatie, I do believe you have a Daddy’s boy on your hands…

Comment from Oceania
Time: October 4, 2013, 4:52 am

Yes, beware, but it is usually pure breeds that adopt alpha males …

Comment from JuliaM
Time: October 4, 2013, 1:14 pm

He’s adorable!

Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: October 5, 2013, 7:14 am

It’s really important to do “jaunty” at least once every year or so.

I adopted a kitten some 30 years ago. One weekend, Missus had gone to be with her sisters. I was stoked to have a lonesome weekend. Just me, some videos, and whatever I wanted to consume!

I brought home 3 pounds of Atlantic shrimp that had been doused with “Tony Chachere’s Magic Seasoning,” and then put in the steamer to end their lives, and make them delicious.

I was eating them, and the kitten kept begging for pieces. She couldn’t eat them fast enough.

She quit about 15 minutes in, and 20 minutes in, she started making distress sounds, I realized I’d let an 8 ounce kitty eat 4 ounces of food. I looked after her while the gigantic load of nearly pure protein moved through her,quickly.

I cannot ever describe the smell of that poo. I’ve been in equatorial mourges with no ventilation. I’ve been in slaughterhouses that were beyond filthy, but that kitten’s post-gluttony poo was magnitudes worse.


Comment from J.S.Bridges
Time: October 7, 2013, 2:34 am

Ah, yes, but Bob…think, just think how everlovin’, squeaky-clean that li’l kitty’s innards must’ve been post-“emissions”, as it were –

Physicked (with emphasis on the “…sick…” part) By Seafood, yes?

Though, I should imagine that “Magic Seasoning” may have had a hand in the proceedings, as well…

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