September 21st, 2009


The stray cat has been granted a temporary stay permit until his claws grow back (the vet cut them real short). We call him Gray and he can predict the weather. Well, sort of.

When he’s crouched in a dark corner, with a moody look on his face and refuses to budge even when you tempt him with delicious wet food, you can expect rain in about half an hour. I’m pretty sure a lot of cats out there have similar reactions to impending bad weather but none of my other spoiled cats do this so it’s a new experience for us. Does your pet do this?

Read: Oscar the cat predicts patient deaths (or caused their deaths? LOL)

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September 18th, 2009

Bad Sleep Day - Polyphasic Sleep Update

Despite being really tired yesterday (running around a number of places lugging two heavy bags continously for 6 hours), I was well-rested and productive at night:


6.30am-12.30am: Sleep
1-7pm: On my feet
8pm-11pm: Slept 3 hours. Woke up refreshed
11pm-6.30am: Work

Today is a different story. I had 3 interrupted sleep periods and was very sleepy and unproductive the whole day.


7am-9.45am: Slept for 2hr45min, woken up by a phone call
9.45am-1.45pm: Work
1.45pm-2pm: Decided to do some light workout. Still sleepy
2pm-3pm: Took a nap
3pm-4pm: Phone rang. Talked for an hour
4pm-9pm: Home
9pm-11.30pm: Intended to sleep for 3 hour but awaken by cat at hour 2.5. Another interrupted sleep cycle means waking up feeling terrible.

Here’s a nicely illustrated article on How to Nap. It should have included the all-important tip — “Remove cat from room.”

Improvement to the current natural polyphasic sleep system: I will limit my afternoon naps to between 20 and 45 minutes on days I’m expecting an important phone call by setting an alarm.

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September 17th, 2009


My 3 cats sleeping together peacefully instead of fighting with each other

More days like this please.

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September 16th, 2009

How Long Does It Take To Fall In Love?

A stray cat that hurt his leg in a fight with another stray has been in my care for the past two weeks. He was more than a little hesitant about taking his antibiotics the first few days. After a few more days, I gained his trust and he has been a really good boy ever since. He likes it when someone sits near him and will meow loudly if he wants company. I just gave him his last dose of medicine. He’s doing really well. :)

My heart is heavy with the thought of letting him go soon. :(

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September 6th, 2009

I Made You a Cookie but I Eated It

This video of munchkin cat named Beibei standing on its hind legs has been a favorite of mine for some time now but I didn’t realize it was the same cat of the “I made you a cookie” fame, one of my favorite LOLcats ever.

I made you a cookie but I eated it. LOLcat legend cat Beibei

Thanks Beibei (and owner Jimmy Leo) for the smiles! :)

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September 3rd, 2009

A Cat and A Dog

My cat is at the vet’s office. Well technically it is not my cat. It’s a stray that visits us every now and then for food and company. It hurt its front leg, possibly from a fight with another cat. He has an abscess so that part of his leg is really swollen and he walks with a limp. I’m picking him up later in the evening. We’ll need to care for him for the next week or so. Ah cats! I love them but they cost so much time, money and heartbreaks!

Cute sleeping cat illustration

I saw something really cute at the vet’s today — a huge, beautiful Golden Retriever just coming out of anesthesia. Still groggy, the dog attempted to walk and then fell back into a pile of golden, furry cuteness.

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