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Oct. 5th, 2016 12:01 pm
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When I got up this morning the sick cat didn't appear to be breathing any more. I expect to get home from work and find she hasn't moved. My mother had emailed overnight to offer to pay for the vet, but also noted that the humane society will pick up a body (which she probably knows from experience). That's where we got that cat. I'll call them today.

I don't use the cats' names (or anyone's really - autism, man) but my wife named her Chiana, because she's gray, and always called her Chia. She is survived by Mei-Mei, named after Simon Tam's nickname for his sister. Whatever it is that got Chiana didn't seem to inhibit her quality of life till the last day.

Thanks to all who had well wishes and offers to help.
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Before my wife got sick, and even most of the years during, feeding time for the cats was when it got dark. They have a crunchy food dispenser all the time next to the water dispenser, but when the big cat got thyroid problems (That eventually went away? I didn't know that happened but it's what the vet eventually told us.) and had to be medicated, we put the daily pills in gooshy food and created a daily gooshy food habit. Dark was feeding time because I wanted them to associate feeding time with when I turned the light on in the kitchen, so they wouldn't bother me before that. Then the last year of my wife's life she spent half of it in homes. Gooshy food time became about ten thirty p.m. because that's when I'd get in. Inadvertently but inevitably the big cat got trained that feeding time is when I come through the door. For the last two or three years she's greeted me at the door when I got home from work no matter how light out it was.

Today she didn't.

(I posted this morning at Tumblr I didn't see her when I got up like usual. Neither of them. The little cat was in the laundry basket in the back room; that's her new favorite place which I also tumbld about yesterday. I seemed to have disturbed the big cat when I went looking to see where they were. I saw her using the back room catpan and I saw her go into the office where the other catpan is, and that was all I saw of her this morning.)

Today after work the little cat was in her other favorite place, on top of the big cardboard box of clothes in the hall (well, I say "hall" ...) but the big cat didn't come out till I sat at the laptop in the office to upload today's Three Faces (for some reason WS_FTP times out all the time on the tower since I moved it into the living room). I don't know where in the office she had been - we moved into this house two months before the brain tumors were discovered and the office is a few layers of never-unpacked boxes. While I was working at the laptop the big cat came loudly out into the living room and flopped onto the floor next to the chair with the tower's monitor. Once I was out in the living room and the light in the office was off again she went back in there. She's hiding because she's ill, I think, like the cat we had in Louisville who took to hiding from us and then died two days later.

I don't have the money or the wheels to take her to the vet. I fear she must just weather whatever this is, or not.

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Jun. 2nd, 2016 08:48 pm
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  • Wed, 21:43: The big cat seems to have figured out that if I head for the kitchen after the oven beeps it'll have nothing to do with her.

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Jun. 1st, 2016 12:57 pm
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  • Tue, 20:40: SHIELD's done, Jamestown on PBS is disturbing. We turned to NCIS NOLA till POI comes on. Aaand it's the one we've seen.
  • Wed, 09:35: If I keep scissors in the bathroom and snip a fur mat off the cat every time, either I'll get all the mats or she'll stop bothering me there
  • Wed, 11:59: So where does Rebels fit in the chronology? Before IV I know, but how long before? Might it catch up with IV?
  • Wed, 12:04: @aedaily Thanks! Exactly what I wanted to know!
  • Wed, 12:10: @allyngibson Thanks!
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  • The only way we'd be unable to tell which timeline the new Star Trek series is on is if it has an entirely new stardate system.
  • Do I want fishsticks for supper badly enough to put on pants and go get some?
  • If there had been no timeskips at AKOTAS we'd now be in the middle of one time that was skipped.
  • Or condensed. The "sketch hiatus" sketches were all set in the time being skipped, prorated for the hiatus length.
  • Right now we'd be at a time between this one and the next one:
  • One of the cats thinks the center of the narrow corner hall is where several beanie babies belong.
  • a half hour nap at 21:30 might not have been the bright thing to do but maybe I can finish that cartoon now after all
  • Napping and then drawing worked well last night. Let's try it again.
  • OMG DANCING MEN #elementary
  • Phe frequency that two-item shopping lists send me to both far corners of the store irks me.
  • Somebody asked me whether The Force Awakens is really two hours and forty five minutes and I had to say, "I dunno."
  • Today's shopping list: cat litter and toilet paper. Something for everyone.
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Looked up an AKOTAS gag and suddenly I'm rereading the last year. Perhaps this'll be AKOTAS week at 3Faces.
some of this dialog is REALLY GOOD

Forgot to take my meds Wednesday morning, left a cup of milk out. The good news is the cats don't get on the stove while I'm gone.

Photoset: He’s smiling when he says it. He’s delighted. She still comes back with a conditioned response.

Chat logs show how 4chan users created #GamerGate controversy - wilwheaton: This story is a few months old,...
The unique efficiency and speed at which GG defenders respond to its merest mention on Twitter only enforces the air of extremism around it
.@MeagenImage Not like this. The rapidity of these responses from nonfollowers never heard of before or again is unique crossing into creepy
.@MeagenImage It's like they've set up patrols. So much so that I'm convinced they have.
.@MeagenImage If I weren't male I'd be afraid to tweet about it. My mother IS scared for me.

About half the main title cast credits of The Wrath Of Khan are gone.

Well, they got lost on that bus that time. RT @washingtonpost O’Reilly says he saw conflicts firsthand. Is that true?

Nothing like a huge backup in one lane to remind you that you meant to take the other one today

Still getting mail in my wife's name of course. Seed catalogs and life insurance offers.

I wonder how much bother it would be, or how useful to readers, to have the chronological archive index broken down by sourcework too.

That man's voice sounds familiar. JUBAL EARLY #elementary

On what was originally International WORKING Women's Day, I salute ye all the women you've never heard of.
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[Feb 17] Six month anniversary of when she went. To the minute.
not counting calories today

Just as I leave work for bell choir rehearsal and won't be at a keyboard for two hours, a blogpost starts composing itself in my head.

Panel Says Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Is A Disease, And Renames It - "Systemic exertion intolerance disease"...

A God who plants dinosaur bones as a test is not above planting tests in Scripture.

There need to be places you can drive through for a gallon of milk.

RT @LOLGOP Beginning to think that a guy who pretends to save Christmas every year on his "news" show may not have to worry about his credibility.

RT @washingtonpost There are more men on corporate boards named John, Robert, William or James than there are women on boards altogether

I hiss at my cats. RT @robertjbennett RT if you bark at your dog sometimes just to keep them on their fucking toes
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Since last weekend when three other people were here doing move prep, both cats curl up on me every morning.

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