A Catsa but not Bootsa Catsa

catsaWhat do you think this beautiful cat’s name is? I do not know. It is probably not Boots. Boots was The White Tornado’s cat when I was a little kid. He was a black cat with white boots and trapezoidal ears, at least in his later years. A cautionary tale of frostbite for those of us living in the Great White Yooperland.

I am guessing this catsa has killed a few aminals but I don’t really want to know about that. 🐗

I remember being afraid of Boots when I was a little kid. I’m not sure if he took a swipe at me or maybe just regarded me with typical catlike disdain. Or maybe it was just that I was afraid of aminals in general. Dogs in particular. The acquisition of Tigger when I was five cured my fear of dogs forever (except I don’t like them jumping on me) and for a while we had a cat too. Tigger was a member of our family until she got old and sick and we had to put her down. Twinkle the cat lasted through two litters of kittens after which The Comm adiosed her and a couple of remaining kittens to a farm family on Old US-2 or somewhere. No, I do not know why we didn’t get her spayed. We did spay Tigger. I will say that us kids and some friends (“Run down and get the Mullin kids”, commanded The Commander [no phone at the cabin]) got to watch Twinkle give birth to the last four kittens of her second litter (Butterball/Butterscotch was born before we noticed) and it was an experience I will never forget.

I enjoy other people’s aminals but I have resisted having pets as an adult. I think the GG is pretty much with me. I don’t want to deal with cleaning up after them. I can’t feature leaving them in a crate all day every weekday while no one is home. And yes, the GG is now The Pensioner but he is outta town for a week! So no one is here during most days. Except when the Prince of Denmark has a day off. The Prince of Denmark is only here for a short period and I would never saddle her with caring for parental pets in any case. I want to be able to leave town without having to arrange for pet care. And I don’t want to have to euthanize pets although I would definitely be capable of doing that if need be. I mean via a veterinarian of course 🐗

I’m done except that MS Office stuff got pushed to me at work again today and this time it worked and can I just say that MS Word 2016 is kinda pretty.

And now somebody on the EMU jazz-oriented public radio station is covering Jimi Hendrix on an acoustic guitar and he’s pretty darn good. I’ll have to figure out who he is but I missed his name and so probably not tonight.

3 Responses to “A Catsa but not Bootsa Catsa”

  1. isa Says:

    Boots’n’cats: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlL7urX56g8

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  3. Margaret Says:

    I ended up with Mari, but I didn’t really want a pet. (although I love her and she’s great!) It does make it tricky to go away.