Daily Archives: December 29, 2008

Heartfelt Condolences

Our heartfelt condolences go out to Sissy Willis and Tuck on the loss of their Baby Cakes. “Just a cat”, is never the proper response. Our companions are more than just a cat, or a dog, or a bird, or a ferret or any other animal that shares our home. Baby was, and his sister Tiny is, a member of the household just as much as their humans are.

Our companions know when we aren’t feeling well, be it physically or psychically, and they try to make us feel better. Poor Tiny doesn’t know why her brother is gone or why her “Mom” and “Dad” are feeling so bad. But she’ll try to make them feel better.

Please go ahead and read the other posts Sissy has posted as well.

We have three cats, our tiny little Bitsy; 11 years old and the size of a six month old kitten, Liath (pronounced Leah – Gaelic for gray) who is our own Tiny and Baby look-alike although she’s short haired, and Duncan Idaho; our silly boy who kept climbing the Christmas tree when he was a baby. We call him Mini-Me because he looks a bit like our other boy, Nikita the Siberian Husky. And we can’t forget our Shih-Tzu Raven or the newest adoptee Sunshine the Cockatiel who showed up on our doorstep in early September.

Sissy and Tuck, our heartfelt condolences are sent to you with hugs.

Dave Barry's Year in Review

is here.

How weird a year was it?

Here’s how weird:
• O.J. actually got convicted of something.

• Gasoline hit $4 a gallon — and those were the good times.

• On several occasions, Saturday Night Live was funny.

Go read the rest.

Monday Morning Musings

My cousin and his wife had their third baby, her fifth, Saturday night. Happy birthday Avery! She was born C-Section because she was breech, but is a happy, healthy 10 pounds 7 ounces, 20 inches long.

Yesterday was a CSI marathon on Spike. There were commercials for My Bloody Valentine 3-D “Because nothing says ‘date movie’ like a ride to hell.” Opens January 16th! It actually looks like it might be neat.

There was an ad at Politico.com from Chrysler thanking America for investing in Chrysler. That when 66% of Americans were against a bailout. I was especially against a bailout of Chrysler. Why should America invest in private company Chrysler when their own holding company Cerebrus refused to? Keep your thanks Chrysler. If it were up to me you wouldn’t have received a dime.

We had a great Christmas. Lots of family and fun. The kids loved their presents. Little Guy built a radio with his Snap Circuits 300 kit.

Lots of movies, old and new. Memphis Belle, Tora, Tora, Tora, Hellboy, Hellboy II, Batman Begins, Dark Knight, Prince Caspian, and Horton Hears a Who.

Now it’s time to get ready for the New Year!