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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Crash and Burn

Hi there, Crash and Burn here.  We just wanted to show you the new scratchy thing mom bought us.  We both like it, that's very unusual.  Instead of buying this and a new scratching post, mom should have bought two of this.
We take turns sitting and sleeping on it.  Sometimes I  just stand there and stare at Crash until she decides to get up and leave.  Then I just jump on and rest.

We just love our new scratchy thingy.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Burn Speaks

Hi, it's me Burn.  I'm a little late this week.  We got confused with the 4th of July holiday.  Did you have a good one?
I did.  It was much better than where I used to live when I was just a kitten.  There were so many fireworks banging and banging and popping and I used to get so scared.  Now, it's so nice and quiet, I don't mind at all.
Crash and I haven't been getting along too well lately.  She comes up to me all nice and sweet, she sniffs me and then she takes a swing at me.  I'm too surprised to do anything except just sit there.  Sometimes I give her a nasty look, but mostly I just stand there and then she walks away.  I just don't know what's gotten into that cat.
We got a new seat/scratcher and if mom ever puts the pictures in the computer, I'll show you how comfortable it is.  Crash and I take turns sleeping on it.
Well that's the latest from here.  Talk to you soon.

Friday, July 4, 2014


Wednesday, July 2, 2014


This morning I was at my local supermarket for a few things.  As my purchases were being rung up, the woman at the register and the woman packing my groceries were chatting.  They started out talking about being outside in the sun with or without sunscreen.  I chimed in that since I had a few blistery sunburns when I was a child, the damage was already done.

The packer remembered that her sister used to use baby oil and iodine to get a tan.  Then the woman at the register asked if that was the sister who had had breast cancer.  The packer said yes, but that her sister had used hormones to get through menopause.  We all agreed that was a bad idea.  Another added that she has had hot flashes for 15 years. 

Somehow the conversation went to the fact that drinking wine causes our faces to get very red and hot.  Another woman misunderstood and asked if drinking wine really helped with hot flashes (or as someone once called them "personal summers").  I said that it didn't, but it might help you not care.

We all got a good laugh out of that.

Who knew grocery shopping could be so entertaining.

Monday, June 30, 2014


Today was a very good day.

First, the Supreme Court ruled that home health care providers who care for a family member in the home are not required to join a union and pay union dues.  It seems so obvious that I can't imagine why it had to go all the way to the Supreme Court.  Parents who care for a disabled child do get some money from the government for this care, but I'm sure they would provide the same level of care without the money, although it does help I'm sure.

Then, the same court decided that small family corporations are not obligated to go against their religious beliefs and offer abortions with the mandated health care covered by Obamacare.  Again, this seemed obvious to me.  If a company doesn't offer coverage for abortions, you are not obligated to work for that company.  There is no one saying that you have to work for any particular company (at least not yet).  You have the right to choose.  Isn't that what feminists are always saying, that a woman has a right to choose what to do with her body.

Finally, the FDA approved a new drug for diabetes.  I bought stock in the company about a year ago and it didn't do anything.  Today, there was a little movement although it did close a little lower.  I have renewed confidence in the company now.

I also have a little more confidence in the government too, specifically the Supreme Court and FDA.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Crash Speaks

Crash here.  I'm sorry that I'm a little late tonight, but mom went out to dinner and stayed out way too late.  It's almost bedtime.

Well, things have been pretty good here, but somebody got in trouble today.  Mom heard someone scratching on the furniture and she yelled.  I don't know who it could be, but I was sitting at mom's feet.  So, she went to the store and bought us some new scratching things.  One is a scratching post with two toys attached, I liked that right away.  The other is a sort of seat or couch that we can use as a scratcher  I was a little afraid of it at first, but I got used to it.  Mom didn't take the time to take any pictures of us with our new toys.  Maybe next week.

Mom has been in and out all week.  She's getting very social.  I don't like it one bit.  She's supposed to stay home and keep Burn and me company.  I heard rumors that she's going to be taking a trip soon.  I guess that means we'll be left alone again.  I really don't know why she likes going away and leaving us home.  I'd really like to take some of those trips with her.  Maybe some day I'll sneak into her bag and then she'll have to take me.

Well, it's time for bed, talk to you soon.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Today, I'm in trouble.  This morning I mistook the rug on the floor of the guest room for my box which is in the bathroom.  Boy is mom mad.
She forgot all the times I've been very good.  Like earlier today when I let her go on the computer before me so she could rant and rage about current events on my day to write.
Well, just to show you that I'm a really good cat, here's some photographic evidence that I share my food.  This is Crash and me both looking longingly at a dish of food.

I think mom was talking to me and I took my eyes off the food.

Now you can see that I walked away and let Crash eat all the food.  Aren't I a very good cat?