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Ya Say Ya Want A Resolution…Well…(to be sung to Beatle’s song)

Ya Say Ya Want A Resolution…Well…(to be sung to Beatle’s song)

Posted by on Dec 31, 2014 | 4 comments

WELL, here I go… So I was rooting through mama’s carry-on this morning and found the (remnants of a) list she had made when she and papa sold their business and mama had written down a To Do memo to herself, which included things like “Hug papa a lot; get in the car together and keep driving until whatever happens, happens; sing more...

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STRANDED!

STRANDED!

Posted by on Dec 30, 2014 | 2 comments

No, no this is NOT me when I was young and foolish…(she was rescued by a NYPD officer). Well, papa thought we could get back in time for mama to cook for a January 6 epiphany party that normally we throw on New Year’s Day with black-eyes peas and cornbread for good luck during the year, but guess what? THE BOAT IS FULL. Or rather, the...

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Burning Decks

Burning Decks

Posted by on Dec 28, 2014 | 0 comments

Well, a friend of mama and papa just emailed to say how glad she was that we were not on a ferry ANYWHERE (our ferry is not leaving here until the 2nd of January) because there is a burning ferry in the Adriatic with many anthros stranded and being evacuated by helicopter to safety every fifteen minutes, so I’m pretty sure everyone will survive. The...

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Beyond Courage

Beyond Courage

Posted by on Dec 27, 2014 | 2 comments

(NYT photo–the boy was to blow up this mosque) Mama read to me this morning about a young boy who turned himself in to authorities in Iraq after he had volunteered to wear a suicide vest on a mission for ISIS. It was his way of being able to get out of ISIS by volunteering to wear the vest and then turn himself in. What a courageous young man! Mama...

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Strength in Numbers

Strength in Numbers

Posted by on Dec 26, 2014 | 2 comments

Well, a really good article that papa found today talks about religion and rituals–not just the religious kind that are associated with a god or deity and church-going and such, but other kinds of created rituals that allow groups of people to get together for a single purpose of feeling better about many things and being thankful for many things and...

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Joyeux Noel

Joyeux Noel

Posted by on Dec 26, 2014 | 4 comments

Well, last night we had our little gathering with the tiny anthros and mama said it was really nice–fewer presents and earlier leave-taking…always a good thing after so many holiday feasts and gatherings.  But I was left here alone with the music from the auditorium, which I love, but papa says, “Loulou doesn’t want to hear all that...

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Bush de Noel

Bush de Noel

Posted by on Dec 22, 2014 | 2 comments

  Waiting for chocolate…(do I look a little cross-eyed in this photo; hmmm…) Well, mama says I shouldn’t write Bush because it sounds as if I’m saying something about our ex-you-know-who, but I thought it was pretty funny, since a Buche de Noel (correct spelling) is a cake that looks like a log, and so I used bush instead of log...

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Cold Sore

Cold Sore

Posted by on Dec 21, 2014 | 2 comments

  COLD VIRUS ABOVE! ECH! Okay, okay, I know that’s a horrible thing to have and no one around here has any, but mama is MIFFED, which is why I chose that title, and do you know why she’s ticked off? Because all of the family are over at the little six-year-old’s birthday (poor thing to be born so close to Christmas!) eating torta di...

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A French Kitty Waits For The Man In Red

A French Kitty Waits For The Man In Red

Posted by on Dec 20, 2014 | 2 comments

“REGARD!  Santa Chat va arriver!” Which means, that guy with the red suit might actually be lurking around our house just waiting to land next week… I would like to write more tonight, but mama has a cold and she has asked me to please hold off until she can correct my mistakes tomorrow and so I’m going to curl up right on top of...

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Joy To The World

Joy To The World

Posted by on Dec 19, 2014 | 4 comments

Singing helps! I would love it if the world were more full of joy and less pain and stress in so many places, but since I am a kitty, I can really do very little about it. Mama has a friend who tells her all the time, “If you can’t do something about a difficulty, then leave it and try to do something that you CAN do about another...

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Cuba Libre!

Cuba Libre!

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 | 0 comments

Oh, boy, are we happy about Cuba and the US being friends again and exchanging prisoners. I actually did not know when I became a member of my family that papa grew up in Cuba and used to go to school there as a boy and chewed on sugar cane as a treat and swam in that wonderful water and ate black beans and rice and fried plantains and listened to...

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In Cold Blood

In Cold Blood

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 | 2 comments

I will not write the abominable name of the murderers who attacked the school in Pakistan, killing over 100 children and teachers. This post is in honor of the children murdered by the beasts with no hearts, no souls, no brains, no humanity, no feelings, no awareness, no joyful emotions, no god that I will acknowledge, no reason for living. May they never...

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Tiger, tiger, burning bright…

Tiger, tiger, burning bright…

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014 | 2 comments

This is Josephine, bringing joy to a dear friend!  He likes me, too, but now I’m not sure…this is one adorable kitty! Now I AM sure!!! Even I am in love with J.  Maybe we could be sisters…except for the fur coats. I am so happy that our friend found a kitty after losing his beloved friend of many, many years who even used to ride in the...

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Harmony

Harmony

Posted by on Dec 15, 2014 | 2 comments

“Morning has broken, like the first morning…”  Cat Stevens, I like him! But sometimes it’s called caterwauling, in my case, haha. Well, if we all had our ‘druthers, we’d probably hope for harmony with our lives, with our friends, with our fellow kitties, wouldn’t we? But sometimes harmony for no reason at all other...

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It’s A Wrap

It’s A Wrap

Posted by on Dec 14, 2014 | 2 comments

The only reason mama puts ribbon on packages is so she can CURL IT!!! The best part of wrapping, she says… I just chew on it. Now, maybe not everyone knows what that means because it’s a sort of Hollywood thing they say when acting work is over and everyone can breathe again, but around here, it’s this: Mama walks around muttering...

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Competition

Competition

Posted by on Dec 12, 2014 | 3 comments

Where did THAT THING COME FROM? OH, boy, mama came home this morning after errands all over the place—groceries, alterations, bakery, fruits and vegetables at the open market, a pillow for her because she is sleeping on an old lumpy one, and guess what she had? THIS: And guess what else? It has a name, Picea, which is sort of cute but now she’s...

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Bent Out Of Shape

Bent Out Of Shape

Posted by on Dec 11, 2014 | 2 comments

Mama’s aunt sent these photos in an email and I just had to put them in today.  I missed yesterday because I was watching the Roma get whacked by Man City and I was too depressed to get my thoughts together online…. Also, mama brought home this weird tunnel thing that I’m supposed to go in and out of and I’m still trying to figure...

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Space Cadets

Space Cadets

Posted by on Dec 9, 2014 | 4 comments

Looks to me as if they need a bit of compost.. Oh, boy, did you know that there is a company called Mars One that is recruiting people (height between 5’2″ and 6’2″, over 18) to populate MARS? Mama and others think it’s going to be a long, long time before that happens but one of those applicants stated that he saw the moon...

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School of Scoundrels

School of Scoundrels

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 | 4 comments

Oh, boy, is mama up in arms about the very brave principal of a school in Birmingham, England, who resigned under pressure from a Muslim-dominated school board when the board “pressed him to replace certain courses with Islamic and Arabic studies, segregate girls and boys and drop a citizenship class on tolerance and democracy in Britain.”...

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Sunday, Sunday

Sunday, Sunday

Posted by on Dec 7, 2014 | 2 comments

I’m kinda wistful myself…and I don’t have a family to miss! You know that Mama’s and Papa’s song about California dreamin’ and such. Well, it seems like it’s appropriate for today, because mama is thinking of all her good friends back in that place from which she and papa came and it’s because of the holidays...

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