Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Christmas already??

KLTY started playing their Christmas music yesterday. And I'm not just talking about a smattering a Christmas mixed in with the rest. I mean 100% Christmas music. And on a day where the high reached well above what is respectable for mid-November.

We're supposed to have a cold front move in today, and it may get as low as 32 degrees tonight, but still a high of 60 tomorrow. I'm happy with that, though. It will be good fall weather.

Friday's about to have his rite of passage from boyhood to neuter-hood. That's right. This coming Monday he will go under the knife and come away a lesser kitty. We've decided not to have him declawed. So far his claws haven't been a problem; he only uses his powers for good, not for evil. I suppose if they ever get to be a problem, then we'll reconsider. The problem for now seems to be his sharp little kitten teeth. We need to get some caps for those things or something!

Today I saw Friday jump up to the windowsill by himself for the first time. He's been using his scratching post to climb up there, but I decided it was time for him to figure out that he can jump two feet up to the window by himself, so I moved the scratching post. And he did it! He likes to watch what goes on out the window by our table. Of course, that window faces a very blank yard housed by a very blank fence. But it keeps him occupied, evidently. I would think the front window would be more interesting because there are cars driving by and people walking, but he seems scared of it in the same way he's scared of the door. Maybe it's too close to what he used to have living outside. I think I'd like to put a bird feeder outside Friday's window so he'll have something more interesting to watch.

Something Friday has started doing lately is sitting on my lap while I'm working. But not like a normal lap kitty. No...he has his back paws on my lap and his front paws on the desk/table so he can watch what's happening on the computer screen. Occassionally he gets excited and lunges for the cursor or something, but normally he just watches. What a silly kitty. :)

That's all for today. Was just going to mention the Christmas music but I got chatty. :)


  1. On the Christmas note, yes, I have already been shopping for a new Christmas ring tone for my cell phone! And, oh the sales at Hobby Lobby have called my name! On the Friday note, I think this cat is an otter like his mother! (We saw otters at the Cameron Park zoo this weekend...they're so fun!)

  2. There are otters at Cameron Park Zoo now? Cool!

  3. Yes, there are! They're in the new Brazos River Valley exhibit which is pretty cool...practically doubled the size of the zoo. Waco is moving up in the world!

  4. Where have you been all week? You haven't been online once...either that or you blocked me. :(

  5. Cliff,
    I haven't been blocking you! Sorry about that, but I've been offline. I've had to be very disciplined last week and this week to get a lot of stuff done in a short time period. I thought it would just be last week, but it turns out I'm still not finished. Hopefully today I'll get my deadline met. The good news is that I've been working so much past normal working hours that I think I can take some time off next week when Jon's off for Thanksgiving break! When things slow down a little (hopefully today or Monday) I'll see you back online!

  6. I was in Dallas the other day and totally was listening to a Michael W. Smith Christmas piece, I thought, "Hmmm, are they gearing up for the holidays?" But no, the madness continued. That is just wat too early for me. At least the Houston station is waiting until after Thanksgiving!
    oh, p.s. I updated mine for you!