Sunday, June 10, 2012

Life Gets In The Way

Well, I started out the weekend with An Agenda for getting things done. It seemed pretty reasonable, too. Then this happened:

Thursday evening, just when I was settling down with my laptop, my neighbors banged on my window to tell me that one of their dogs had just chased a tiny kitten into my parking area. It had climbed up under the hood of my car, and so I lay on the ground and coaxed it out with food. Its eyes were just about crusted shut, and it was filthy and terrified. I wrapped it in a blanket and carried it, squawking and wailing, up to our guest room.

Clearly that does not sound like the cat pictured above. One trip to the vet for flea/mite meds, antibiotics, and eye drops, about a pound of wet food, and many hours of sleep later, he's feeling pretty perky. He's very playful, and enjoys a good belly rub and snuggles. If our cat ever forgives us, we may just keep him.

What this all means is that those revisions I was planning to have done by today are still awaiting my attention. BIG SIGH. What can I say, sometimes life gets in the way. I'm heading up to the corporate mothership tomorrow for the week, so hopefully I'll have some downtime in the evenings. And maybe, just maybe, I'll finally get to some reading that I've had to put on hold. Here's hoping!


  1. That is the cutest distraction ever!!

  2. Awww.... very cute. Sometimes these things happen. This is life. And sometimes these things are meant to happen:)

  3. life is ALWAYS getting in the way of my writing but so goes life. And dang if your little fluff ball isn't the cutest interruption ever.

  4. He is very, VERY cute. A cat had kittens on my mother's porch two months ago - she's running what she calls the 'kitten hotel,' because in order to tame them you're supposed to separate them, so they all get their own room. They've literally taken over her house. :) But she's going to take care of them, make sure they all get fixed and go to good homes, so I'm very glad she's the one who got stuck with them. I feel the same way about this story - that cat is very lucky. :)

  5. You are so wonderful to help this terrified and lonely kitty. He must have been scared witless and then to have you come in and show him that everything is okay. I love it. Doesn't hurt that he's such a cutie too!

    1. Aw, thanks! He's turned out to be a delightful pet :) I just posted a few new pictures of him on Twitter yesterday...