“Time Spent with Cats Is Never Wasted.”

Today is dreary but still warm. The wind comes and goes. Leaves are falling almost like snow. My deck is just about covered. My driveway is disappearing. It has started raining.

This is not a good animal day. Poor Henry has been sick. It started last night so I’m keeping an eye on him. My Maddie is not doing well. She wouldn’t eat today so I cooked hamburger for her. She wasn’t interested. I hope it is just one of those days. Cats can be intriguing.

It is a science fiction sort of day. I’ve been plowing through Netflix hoping to find a movie which grabs my imagination. Many of the offerings have Armageddon plots. Either we will be invaded by aliens bent on human destruction or a germ will decimate the human race. We are doomed.

When I was a kid, I read every science fiction novel in the library, the children’s side of the library. They were all in one bookcase which they shared with mysteries. The bookcase went from floor to almost ceiling. Those books were my favorites. I also read the folklore books. I thought of them as cousins to science fiction. Pecos Bill was my favorite. He had a lover named Slue-Foot Sue and once lassoed a tornado. I found Babe the Blue Ox strangely appealing. He turned blue from snow and was so huge “that 42 axe handles plus a plug of tobacco could fit between his eyes and it took a murder of crows a whole day to fly from one horn to the other.”

I’m going to stop here for now. I am going to take Maddie to the vets. She is having trouble walking.

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10 Comments on ““Time Spent with Cats Is Never Wasted.””

  1. Bob Cohen Says:

    Because my wife is allergic go cat dander, I never had cats. Of course I don’t think I would like having a cat since they seem to be the kind of animals that allow us to provide them with a home and pet them on their terms as if we are doing them a favor. I like dogs, who are more on a balance with humans and who appreciate us regardless of what we do. 🙂

    I loved science fiction when I was a kid, both movies and books. However, now that we are living in the science fiction era that we read about as kids it’s not so fascinating. Of course, we still haven’t found alien invaders.

    Today is another beautiful day with clear skies and temperature in the 70s.

    • katry Says:

      Bob,
      Cats are quite affectionate. They love being patted and reward you with purrs. They snuggle. Unlike dogs, cats have their own opinions, but they do come when you call them. They rub against your legs affectionally. Unless you’ve had a cat, you wouldn’t know how wonderful they are.

      I still read science fiction but it has to have a plot that isn’t banal.

      Rainy but warm.

  2. olof1 Says:

    I’m so sorry about Maddie and I do hope Henry gets better soon!

    I’ve always liked Science fiction and folklore as You know well by now 🙂 The folklore started when I was very young because they publish (still I think) a book series called By Gnomes and Trolls with all these old stories and beautifully painted pictures to every story. One of our most loved artists, John Bauer made several of those pictures and they have shaped our view of how all those beings look 🙂

    Science fiction came a bit later and it started with Jules Verne’s Journey to the center of the earth. I still love that book.

    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      Thanks so very much. I know you totally understand.

      I always envy the wonderful folklore you have in Sweden. I want your trolls and witches.

      I also still read science fiction and fantasy. They were my first love and have been favorites of mine since then.

      Have a good day!!

  3. Tracey Gibons Says:

    Ahhh Kat….
    All things must end.
    Very sorry to read of Maddies death.

    • lilydark Says:

      Kat, I’m so sorry about Maddie. We know one day it will happen, but loving a cat, makes one forget that.

      Much Love,
      Lori

      • katry Says:

        Thank you, Lori

        We do know that our babies have lives which are far too short, b ut we still hope they’ll last the longest time.

    • katry Says:

      Tracey,
      Maddie lived a log, happy life, but I still wish she’d hung around longer. Dear Maddie!

  4. Annie Says:

    Oh Kat, I’m so sorry to hear this sad news.
    Thinking of you.


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