Poor Mr. Cat

4 Sep

It’s Friday, finally, not that it’s been a restful one by any stretch of the imagination.

Half of this week was great, the other half was not so great.  I know I told you on Monday I planned to really dig my heels in and work hard on my writing.  For two of those days, my plan worked wonders and I wrote like a mad woman (a mad woman who wrote not only quantity, but quality).  As for the other two days, well, life got in the way again.

Some days it’s just so hard to focus.  I’ve had a smattering of other things demanding my concentration this week, which took some time away from writing.  Also, poor Mr. Remy the Cat, I had to take him to the vet this morning because I accidentally clunked his head on a doorknob while picking him up.  I cried a lot because I thought I’d given him a concussion.  He was a good kitty at the vet, until the doctor stuck a thermometer in a place that sounds clearly like a cat screaming and hissing (Rather violently, I might add.  The hissing, I mean, not the sticking of the thermometer.).

Fortunately, Mr. Cat does not have a concussion, and he’s acting normal, so I feel much better.  Much, much better.

Now, it’s off to Kansas to visit my husband’s family, and I wanted to squeeze in a post before we set out on our eight-hour drive.  We’ll be listening to some Ben Folds, some Regina Spektor, some Erin McCarley, and some Sandra McCracken on our drive.  And, hopefully, we’ll find several Starbucks stores on our way so we can have lattes, too.

Y’all have a great weekend.


9 Responses to “Poor Mr. Cat”

  1. Laura Best Friday / 4 September 09 at 3:57 pm #

    Poor kitty. Glad it was nothing serious.

    Have a great trip!!

    • owlandsparrow Sunday / 6 September 09 at 12:07 pm #

      Yeah, me too 😦 He was doing much better the day we left for our trip, and our friends will be checking in on him to feed him, too… It’s a good trip so far, we’re just doing some work at a Starbucks this afternoon!

  2. joannehuspek Saturday / 5 September 09 at 8:28 am #

    Hey, I like your blog! Glad to hear the cat’s okay…

    • owlandsparrow Sunday / 6 September 09 at 12:08 pm #

      Thanks, Joanne! I appreciate the compliment and the well wishes for our little kitty… 🙂

  3. teachmelife Sunday / 6 September 09 at 7:30 pm #

    Haha. I know how these type of weeks can be. You set out to accomplish a goal and it starts out great but then other things get in the way. In a perfect world we would just be able to write all day and all night and delve deeper and deeper into the magical stories are minds are conjuring up. But alas, this is not so. Life is always gonna find away to get in the way. But don’t give up, sooner or later, you will get to that last paragraph of the very last page of your novel and as you hit the last letter on the keyboard and look up at the screen, you will feel the amazing feeling that only a true lover of stories and the ability to touch others with them can feel.

    As for your cat, sounds like he will be just fine. Now go enjoy yourself for the holiday and getting ready to do it all over again…

    • owlandsparrow Tuesday / 8 September 09 at 5:31 pm #

      Ahhhh. Thanks for that awesome encouragement. Though I’m truly enjoying the writing/editing process, I imagine it will feel absolutely incredible when I reach that moment you wrote about…that thought is inpiring, in and of itself. Thanks. 🙂

  4. jenniferneri Sunday / 6 September 09 at 7:43 pm #

    Oh, little kitty! Will he give you attitude when you come home? Mine always did, usually they peed on my clothes!

    • owlandsparrow Tuesday / 8 September 09 at 5:34 pm #

      Fortunately, Remy is of the I-missed-you-so-much-let’s-SNUGGLE! attitude when we return, usually. It was like this again last night…he ran straight to the door (almost out of the door, actually) to greet us. This is good, because we read a lot of Homer’s Odyssey (Gwen Cooper’s book about her eyeless cat) on our drive home, and it made us want to see our kitty again.

      It just hit me, I sound like a crazy cat lady. I guess I’m okay with that. 🙂


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