catkid · humor · Jack · Tuesday Chatter · whatever!

Jack chats…

Hi, Everybody, it’s me, Jack.
I am doing Tuesday Chatter today.

I had a kinda scary morning today.
I had an appointment.

It started with this
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A cage! With the door locked!

I was not happy!
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I would not look at Mama
no matter how sweet she talked.

Teddy told me that when you go in the cage and the door is locked
it means you are going in a car to see the vet.
Last time I went to the vet wasn’t so bad,
but still, this cage thing was uncalled for.

Well, we got to the vet place and I was freed from the cage
so I could walk around in the exam room.
When a man came in I ran out the door.
I just wanted to explore.
Mama doesn’t let me out of the apartment except on the balcony
and from the little I can see when she opens
the front door the hallways look very interesting.

Anyway, back in the exam room.
The vet, he was a very nice guy, put me on a table.
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I wasn’t too sure about it.
But it was okay.
I was weighed (perfect 10 pounds)
and poked and scoped and kneaded and
SHOT TWICE!

But I was a good boy.
The vet knew what he was doing and did it very well.
He said I was a perfectly beautiful cat.
This guy really knows his cats.

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He knows perfection when he sees it!

jack

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musings · thankfulness · Thursday · Uncategorized

Thursday, thankful for just enough…

Diamond Paperweight 8-24-09 1

Image by stevendepolo via Flickr

I was reading some news on-line and saw an amazing story. (see the story here) It seems a basketball player and a star got engaged.  He gave her  a diamond engagement ring that cost two million dollars!

She said it was almost like a fake one she got at Macy’s as a teenager.  It’s perfect.  He said he just wanted it to be big.

How wonderful for the two of them they both got what they want.  And for only 2 million dollars!  I wonder what the first anniversary gift will be.  Traditionally the first anniversary gift is to be paper.  Maybe he could give two million in dollar bills.  I mean really it’s going to take some doing to top the ring thing.  He shoulda thought of that.

To get serious here though, I think this whole thing is kinda sad and makes me a bit angry.  Ok, they have scads and boodles of money and it is their right to spend it the way they want.

I don’t know these people so don’t have a clue, well maybe a bit of a clue, as to their values and ethics but I am curious about what they give to the less fortunate.  It is possible they are very generous and don’t flaunt their charitable giving, which would be commendable, and if this is the case I humbly, (ok more sarcastically than humbly) ask their forgiveness for my questioning of their values.

Today I think that though it is wonderful to imagine having scads and boodles of money I am thankful to always have just enough.  I would, of course, be thankful for more, but maybe not as thankful as I am for just enough.