Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A Cat's Eye View

Baxter here. I'm FINALLY back. I've been waiting to Post Something for Days, but my Female Human has been Missing in Action.

I mean, she told me she was Retiring and I thought that meant I would have LOTS more time to Blog and to sit in her Lap having Quality Time. Instead, she gets up and she and the Male Human do the same things they did during the Week as they did Before. They walk That Dog in the morning and eat Breakfast and then, three times a Week he drives off someplace for the Day. Then my Female Human finishes her Coffee and Reading the Paper, and then Showers and goes off for the rest of the Day just like before! She tells me she is going to a place called The Hospital to visit her Mother and Aunt. Maybe it's like a new kind of Work. All I know is, she hasn't had time to Help ME do any Typing for Weeks now! So of course I have been Annoyed.

But finally, thanks to a Big Snowstorm, she and the Male Human are both Home for a change. And I finally get a chance to Have My Say.

First of all, the most Amusing News Story is the one making the Rounds about that Sarah Palin person writing something on her Paw so she wouldn't forget to say Stuff at that Tea Party place she was speaking at.

The NY Post article Linked Above contains a couple of great Quotes:


"Asked if she knows more today about domestic and foreign affairs than she did two years ago, Palin said, 'Well, I would hope so.'

She said she gets daily briefings by e-mail on domestic and foreign-policy issues from advisers in Washington.

'I sure as heck better be more astute on these national issues than I was two years ago,' she said."

Now, that's Kinda Scary. So the Human who was running to be "A Heartbeat Away from the Presidency" two years ago admits she was NOT "Astute" at the time?

Then, audaciously, she had the Nerve to say on her Talk Show,

"'I think that President Obama, with all due respect, his lack of experience is really made manifest in the way that decisions are made in the White House today,' said Palin."

This from a Woman who has to Write on her Palm things as Basic as, "Cut Taxes (with "Budget" crossed out), "Energy," and "Lift Spirits"??? A Woman who went to Something like Five Different Colleges before managing to Graduate? A Woman who admits to knowing Nearly Nothing two years ago when she Ran for Vice President?

It just makes Me want to HISS.

Excuse Me, I must Wash to Calm Myself.

OK, I'm Back.

Let's see, what Else have I missed?

Here's a good one (H/T to Ron Chusid of Liberal Values for posting This on Facebook, where it Caught My Eye):

The Virginia House of Delegates is scheduled to Vote on a Bill that would forbid Employers from implanting Microchips into Employees - ostensibly for privacy issues, but the bill's Sponsor also wanted to make sure that Something Else didn't happen:

"'My understanding -- I'm not a theologian -- but there's a prophecy in the Bible that says you'll have to receive a mark, or you can neither buy nor sell things in end times,' Cole said. 'Some people think these computer chips might be that mark.'"

Good going on that Separation of Church and State thing, Delegate Cole.

After all, WE all know from The X-Files that implanted Chips aren't the "Mark of the Beast," they're used by ALIENS.

On a Totally Different Subject, that was some Super Bowl game! My Humans went to a Super Bowl Party that they go to Every Year but I managed to see the Highlights. New Orleans went wild when the Saints won and gave them a Big Parade. You can see some pictures of it Here.

As for News from the Animal World, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary posted on Facebook that February is Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month. If you click on the Linkage, it will take you to Best Friends' adoptable Bunnies. I don't usually Shill for Other Species besides Cats, since of Course as a Cat I would love for everyone to adopt Homeless Kitties. But Bunnies are very Cute Pets and I wouldn't mind Sharing a House with one. Better than That Dog, in My Opinion.

Speaking of Dogs, there was a Story a week or so ago about Vicious Beagles Terrorizing Long Island. As it turned out, the Viciousness was Highly Exaggerated. The North Fork Animal Welfare League said that although it is Sadly True that Hunters sometimes abandon their Hunting Dogs if they aren't up to Snuff as hunters, the Beagles themselves are friendly social dogs. Apparently the Story got out of Control, as Usual - one woman got Scared by a bunch of loose Beagles running up to her and said they were "Vicious." This is how Rumors about Dogs get started.

Now, as a Cat, I am not Fond of Dogs in General. But I still hope the Beagles, who have been Rounded Up, find Homes. Dogs may be Giant Pains in my Tail but they Deserve Homes.

That is the News for Now. I will be Back sooner rather than Later, I hope, and My Human will be back shortly as well. Until that time, keep your Catnip Dry and enjoy the Snow.


Liz Hinds said...

As always, Baxter, you are very fair in your dealings with Dogs. And Sarah Palin.

Kvatch said...

Palin is catnip for morons.

Christopher said...


How would you feel about a micro chip being implanted under your fur to help reunite you with your humans should you get lost?

Our veterinarian is a huge believer in this technology.

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...


Please tell your human I am sorry that her family members are ill and I hope it's not serious.

Palin makes me hiss too.

And hooray for the Saints. New Orleans showed so much joy at the parade this week.

Dave Dubya said...

Baxter, old chum. Hang in there. Your folks will Come Around to the idea of Staying Home more.

You know as well as anyone how difficult it is to Train Humans. They are as distractable as Dogs and ALMOST as independent as Cats.

libhom said...

The Virginia legislation is a wonderful idea. Talk about doing the right thing for the wrong reasons.

Randal Graves said...

Does this mean there will be a separate amendment to make sure that all non-implanted chips are also non-tools of the devil?

Beekeepers Apprentice said...

Baxter, I can tell you, us Virginians are a bit embarrassed about the whole "implant" thing. Some of think the delegates have been watching way too many movies.

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