NaNoWriMo: Day 9

“Well, then he shouldn’t be outside, then, should he?” Ginger snapped. “And you should be careful. Next thing you know, you’ll be all soft and spoiled like he is, and you won’t remember how to live without a human.”

“But I like Jake,” Romeo protested. “So what if he lives inside? So what if he walks with his human on a leash? Most cats like him don’t even get to go outside at all, so really, he’s luckier than most of them. He gets to have both outside and inside. That’s not so different from us, you know, when you compare us to the trainyard cats.”

Ginger’s ears flicked sharply backwards, and Romeo knew he’d hit a nerve. Without another word, she turned her back on him and pointedly began grooming a hind paw. Well, fine, thought Romeo. Let her sulk, then. The silent treatment may have been meant to be a punishment, but it was a huge improvement compared to her yowling.

Not wanting to be around to face her when she got over herself, Romeo got up and squeezed himself under the bottom of the fence. He wasn’t sure where he was going to go, but he needed to get out of the yard for a while. Without really thinking about it, he turned his paws in the direction Jacoby and his human had gone.

What was the big deal, anyway? Romeo thought as he walked. So Jake lived in a house with a human. What difference did that make? He was still a cat. He still slept in the sun and buried his business. Why should it matter where he lived?

Aby-a-Day – November 13: “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes” (Cartoon Tuesday)

Jacoby is such a ham. You know he doesn’t actually mean it…


(Click cartoon to embiggen, or you can view all cartoons in Slideshow mode on Flickr.)

Senior Somali Rescue, Sparkle, and Bring on the Nip!

Our friend Sparkle has a marvelous post in her blog today about our rescued Somali boy (as yet still unnamed), and in it, a link to her friend Beth’s blog House of the Discarded and her post about him. Beth actually helped Mandi get that boy out of that cold, steel place! (It’s no coincidence that “Hel” is a part of “Shelter.”)


Here’s a video of his rescue:

Be sure to check out Beth’s blog, “House of the Discarded.”

And as if that weren’t enough, in her post about Mr. Somali, Sparkle also bestowed an award on me!

This award was created by blogging kitty Nerissa, and with awards come responsibilities. This award is no different: “Firstly, you need to thank the cat who gave you this award and link back to their blog.

“Secondly, you have to tell everyone something you wanna celebrate. Something good that happened. That sort of thing.

“And lastly, you need to pass it along. You can pass it along to just one blog or as many as twelve.”

I can do that: Thank you, Sparkle! I am celebrating November: Jacoby in the news, NaNoWriMo, this Senior Somali Rescue, Calendars in my Zazzle store, Remembrance Day, and Thanksgiving.

And, I’m passing it along to Kelli, Emmy and Allie at Aby Antics, mainly because I played matchmaker with Kelli and Molly Ball, and I like to celebrate that, too. 🙂