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ZOMG, it’s midnight and I haven’t posted anything. Get me a cat picture — STAT!

Here’s he latest shot of Mad Jack, lounging in the garden. Nooo, we didn’t buy the cat a hammock; he’s seen here stretching out the top of the plastic mesh fruit cage.

Thing is, I think he’s stopped growing. By our reckoning, he’ll be a year old at the beginning of August and I don’t think he’s put on any bulk in the last couple of months. He’s a little squirt. Has a kitteny face, too.

Still a heartbreaker, though.


Comment from Scubafreak
Time: July 10, 2014, 11:13 pm

Heh. A Porn Parody. Nice…


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: July 10, 2014, 11:18 pm

Size on the outside doesn’t matter much, especially when you live with pushovers like MME Ermine and Uncle Badger.

Live long and prosper, Jack!

Comment from Nina
Time: July 10, 2014, 11:21 pm

Awwwwww, Jack!

I love kitties !

Comment from dissent555
Time: July 11, 2014, 1:11 am

Hiya there, Jackie! Lookin’ good young feller.

Comment from Armybrat
Time: July 11, 2014, 1:59 am

My beautiful princess died July 4. She was 17 and had been in a slow decline. Her decline speeded up when we got word my best friend died suddenly of a brain aneurysm and we headed to the Midwest for her funeral. Buried my friend, traveled back to Beantown only to have my princess die 8 hours later. Sorry to be a Debbie downer….last week was a shit one in my house. Thank God I’m heading on vacation to Munich tomorrow where I can drink away my sorrows with good damn beer.

Comment from J.S.Bridges
Time: July 11, 2014, 3:42 am

…stretching out the top of the plastic mesh fruit cage.

Doubtless said “cage” being to prevent undue avian critter predations upon the fruit crop, yes? Can’t imagine you actually needing to cage the fruit itself otherwise, whether it’s domestic or “wild” in origin…

Handsome young feller-me-lad, that Jack is, Mad or not – has he “mellowed” somewhat in recent days, at least relatively-speaking? Despite the “kitteny” face, he does have a bit of mildly-baleful stare at the camera lens, there; though, that may also be seen as an “about to take a bit of a nap” look, I s’pose.

Armybrat, condolences on your late princess – 17 is/was pretty advance age for her, though, and at least you were able to be with her to the end…When in Munich, take care, I can testify that those big glass steins of Deutsche bier are some heavy-duty stuff – guaranteed to drown sorrows good an’ proper, though.

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: July 11, 2014, 4:41 am

German beer is good for drowning lots of things, but sorrows are the best thing to drown in good German beer, yes.

Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: July 11, 2014, 6:17 am

We have a mostly feral ginger boy who’s been hanging around the ranch for a few years. I keep wanting to catch him and gentle him down.

Comment from SCOTTtheBADGER
Time: July 11, 2014, 7:46 am

i am sorry for your loss, Armybrat. They do become family members, don’t they?

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: July 11, 2014, 11:28 am

So sorry, Armybrat. I hope the beer does the trick. Life can be a bitch.

Comment from Oceania
Time: July 11, 2014, 11:37 am

Prince Harry, the little Ginger Bastard!

Comment from Tibby
Time: July 11, 2014, 3:25 pm

Sorry for your losses Armybrat. I was going to say some days really suck, but so do some weeks, months, even years. Hope yours is better within the week. This past year has been hard here. Lost two lovely old lady cats, BW and Missy in November, lost our lovely daughter-in-law in February. This years sucks. It’s getting better, but it still sucks.

Comment from Can’t Hark My Cry
Time: July 11, 2014, 4:29 pm

Sorry to hear, Armybrat and Tibby. Sometimes it seems that it all falls in on you at once. Hope things get better soon for both of you!

Comment from Nina
Time: July 11, 2014, 6:25 pm

Yeah, it’s been a heckuva month here too, but fortunately nobody died.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: July 11, 2014, 6:42 pm

Wow. Sorry for everybody’s lossy 2014.

Comment from Argentium G. Tiger
Time: July 12, 2014, 6:44 pm

Those furheads sure do work their way into our hearts, and leave us too damned soon. *rubs eyes* Must be dusty in here.

Stoaty: Don’t worry, Jack will start “loafing out” at about age 2…

Comment from ed
Time: July 17, 2014, 5:01 pm

Mad Jack is a good looking cat. And you have my condolences ArmyBrat. We get them, live with them and love them but their time is always very limited. My only advice is to take a sample of fur and a happy picture and then put the two into a frame. You’ll find that every now and then you eyes will wander to that frame and all the wonderful memories, and yes some of the grief, will come back. But over time the grief will lessen while the memories will continue to be happy.

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