Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Gent Is Now Looking for a Forever Home

Melissa took the kitteh to the Lakeland SPCA, and he's on their website now for adopting!

Awwww look at him he's such a kitteh!

I hope there is a kind and loving family in Polk County FL looking for a friendly, purrfect tuxedo kitteh who will rub their legs and purr like a Porsche engine.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Foster Kitteh Update 7/15

It's kind of a good news bad news thing.

The local SPCA agreed to take Gent in for their adoption program! Good news!

Gent is getting surgery for neutering, due to population control stuff regarding the feral cat/dog problem. Sorry, dude. Bad news.

Gent continued to behave like a gentleman when he got to the shelter, so they figure he will be easily adopted! Good news!

I miss him already. He was playful, affectionate, eager... Sniff.

I will see about stopping by in a few days and check on him.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Submission Time

I've been going through the backlog of short stories, looking to see what can be cleaned up for submissions, and I came across "Target Unknown," a scifi story that I've been dabbling with off-and-on since the 1990s that I've tried submitting before with no success.

So I cleaned it up a bit, and I found a place to shop it. (Thanks to Gwendolyn Kiste for her monthly submission suggestions!)

Electric Spec is an online quarterly, and the story fits within their guidelines, so...

Here's hoping!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Caturday: Fostering Gent w/Update

I am helping out with a library co-worker with fostering a feral kitten rescued from the Bartow Civic Center a few days ago:


He's an 11-week old tuxedo kitten who had a sibling reverse-tuxedo being fostered by someone who plans on adopting the brother. This one has health issues including an infectious respiratory illness, so I had to isolate this kitten in the guest bedroom.



He also has, sadly, a gimpy leg. Somehow one of his hind legs got broken and did not heal properly, so he doesn't sit up well. He *is* however still able to run fast, using his gimpy leg to steady himself as he does.


He purrs near constantly, wants to chase after toys, and has been receptive to a human presence. I have to keep interacting with him so that his feral instincts don't return.

I've taken to calling him Gent, because he is so well-behaved. He does not cause the property damage that Mal tends to create.

Speaking of Mal, I need to add a video of the two meeting at the room's patio door as soon as I can.

UPDATE: Here we go (had to add it to YouTube first):


Sunday, June 4, 2017

Why My Book Covers Will ALWAYS Be Blue

The dread secret at last revealed.

lean in, let me tell you...

...closer...

...closer...

(looks askance for a moment)

'CAUSE IT'S MY FAVORITE COLOR, FOOL!

NOW BACK TO WORK ON WRITING THIS DAMN BLUE BOOK!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's Day to Ocean the Wiggle Cat

Mal's too busy hiding under the bed to do it, so here's me honoring Ocean for her matriarchal instincts.





To the hoomans who adopted Zoe, Jayne, Inara, River and Simon, I hope they are well and let them know that their mommy is contently stalking the lizards at our windows...