Sunday, March 27, 2011

Book Signing, Got Feelings Hurt...

The most exciting thing lately is that I saw the author of "Homer's Odyssey," Gwen Cooper, about Homer the Blind Wondercat that I've been following on
Facebook for a while. She came to Knoxville and talked at our school, Pellissippi State Technical Community College (PSTCC). I bought the book and she signed it.

While waiting in line for her to sign my copy, I was surrounded by a few women from the Knoxville Feral Friends. One was friendly, but the others were pointedly NOT friendly. My feelings got really hurt, and instead of talking S&*% about them, I kept my mouth shut. They care about the cats, and that works for me.

One of the reasons we "get into" cats in the first place is because we don't do well with people. At least cat fanatics like myself and the gals in Knoxville Feral Friends are like that. I understand. But it still hurt my feelings.

I guess that says a lot about me, doesn't it.....

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Disaster in Japan!

Helping folks with cats seems like small potatoes when compared to the devastation, and now nuclear plant disasters, in Japan.

I'm here if you need me.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Not Sleeping Leads to Productive Hours??

beasley and queenie on chair
My wonderful Beasley is afraid of storms, and we've had plenty.  And my girls have been snuggly, so the kitties have been visiting me in bed.  In the process, they wake me up.

The bed I currently have is very shaky, and when they jump up, the whole thing jiggles.  Consequently, I wake up.  Since I don't sleep all that well anyway, I tend to just get up - after an hour or so.

This could be anywhere from 2am to 5am.

I go to the computer after I've made my coffee, and I tend to end up at the site.  So, I've updated the "About Me" page and re-ordered the "About" section.  I've put together a few e-zine issues and gotten the next one ready to go out on April 1. 

Bugs hanging on chair back

Fluffy on Duffel bag
I review the pages, update here, tweak there.

I took off all the articles that I'd collected except for 2 of them, that weren't published elsewhere.  That had to do with the newest "Google dance" and something website publishers and search engines call "duplicate content."

Of course, not sleeping leads to other problems, and I have those, too.  But last night I locked them all out of the bedroom and got a good night's sleep.  Every now and then, I do that, just to put my body to rights. I still got up before the alarm went off.  By 2 hours!

If there is anything you would like me to address, let me know.  Reply to your e-zine issue, and I'll answer you.