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Best of Spirits

Those three blind mice better watch out!

As commented on Ace of Spades Saturday Pet Thread, Sep 19, 2020

I've been threatening to send pix of our cats for so long! Finally got around to it, but only after picking up two new cats!!
Photos credit: Milady Webworker.

Pic #1:

Three cats, Charlie the yellow, Ony the black, and Spirit the gray

Charlie, Ony, and Spirit are our three long-time housecats, about whom I've often told stories on the Pet Thread. I've told their "how we got them" stories in the past, but I will spare you today. They enjoy the comforts of a big rural yard and lots of cushy inside places. Working cats, as I often say, keeping the vermin down, and alerting us when some critter gets in the house that they won't eat.

Pic #2:

Two tiny new kittens

On Saturday before Labor Day, Milady and I made a rare trip to our in-town "office," to pick up some things. As "fortuitous coincidence" would have it, we found a family, heading through town, stopped for a minute in our parking lot; their two young boys were trying to catch the two tiny kittens who had come up to them. We joined in the ensuing comic chase scene (worthy of the great Duck artist Don Rosa).

Guess who ended up with the kits. Hint: not that traveling family.

Not sure what will become of them. Today (day after Labor Day) we have to decide. Our three cats were very rude to them, and we aren't really in a position to take on two new kittens. Daughter and Son-in-Law took them for a night while we were out of town, which became two nights (heh! so far). Their dog really took to them. As did Daughter & SiL.

To be continued. - mindful webworker

That two-headed cat is super cool, btw.
MH: "Has your household increased to 5 cats? All beautiful creatures."

Not our house. Our three old pheline pharts aren't taking new applicants. No whippersnappers in the retirement home.

So, the two kittens are still with Daughter & SiL. Kits have been accepted by the two young frisky dogs, the half-blind old cat, and especially the hoomans. Bonded, y'might say.

The usually-wilder of the two dogs gently plays with and guards the kittens like they're her own babies, nuzzling their bellies and interrupting them if they roughhouse too strongly with each other.

Furthermore, in totally new behavior, that dog now rests a paw (petting) on the old cat as she does the kits. And old cat even seems to appreciate it.

Is there anything kitten therapy can't do!?!

That picture of the kittens with the pair of hands that have seen some living... beautiful.

The Art of

Troubles in Old Age

Some of the Horde were wondering how to go about setting up blogs and sites and such that are independent of cancel-culture-friendly hosting companies....
Sabrina Chase

Mindful Webworks -- 25 years online as of the 17th of this month. I really had hoped to have some significant upgrades before then, on the look and interaction on the site.

"Please don't take it personally, but your site kinda sucks." -logprof, October 17, 2012 - my best review.

Alas, my domain names and site are hosted by a company that has begun doing the social injustice league stuff. It'll be a while before they get to me (website ranking: too low to matter), but if they find that one video I did about Hillary....

Unfortunately, I'm too old and busy and dumbed down to do what it takes to move the content managing system and all the content to new and trustworthy hosts. Color me concerned.

Income comes in where?
Past anniversary reflections:
Mindful Webworks at 24 — The blog is old enough to buy alcohol.
Hope Nobody Expected Anything Special — It's only the 19th Anniversary - just wait'll next year!
Eighteen Years of Mindful Webworks — Happy Copyright Free Birthday Song Goes Here
Some Recommended Webworks
Anyone Can — Universal encouragment of confident pictographic self-expression
Mind Fuel — The series that didn't quite make it.
Creativity and the Web — Pondering art in the digital age
Mindful Webworkshop #9 — Lost love, hard times, faith, insecurity, and spiritual regeneration
Invulnerable — Out of nowhere came a man with a miraculous message
Turning Circuits — From pure potentiality to self-realization
Time Traveler's Conundrum — We had the best of intentions
The Beast with Four Heads — A shaggy Gothic horror story
Head Shopping — The Head Shop Comix series starts here
Daily Doodles — look for the Gallery link in the sidebar
Updated Tao — Digital existentialism
ContagionQuest — In a time of Deep Concern, a hero arrives as plucky comic relief
2013 Oct 13 Washington DC — The march of Truth cannot be halted

Radical Incline

For Endurance of Deep Swamp Political Battles

National Guard DC Barf Award