Saturday, September 12, 2009

The Time! The Time!

Which I just noticed.  This is a Good Thing™ since my kids really should take their night meds sometime before midnight!  Now, granted they are both teenagers now.  Oh wait, what was I thinking?  ::stares about innocently, whistling tunelessly, and rocking back and forth with hands folded behind her::  What was I saying?  Ah, yes!  The time!  It's about time for the Changing of the Cat Guard™ as well.  Oh you thought I was just making that up, huh?  No no no no no!  That graphic comes from vaaaaaast vaaaaast, make that vaaaaaaaast experience of the Changing of the Cat Guard™.  I've already Changed the Cat Guard™ at least three times tonight.

At any rate, I did manage to finish uploading all, and I do mean all (oh I'd kiss my computer but that would mean moving!!) of the Witchy Woman, Magic Man, Witchy Kitty, and Magic Cat graphics into Kat's Kats.  muahahahahahahahahahaha!  Oh no!!  Now I have to put them in!!  arrrrrrrrgh!  That's okay.  I just wish I could figure out a) how to make the link to the blog not look like... typing... ewwwwww. and b) now to nest things so that you don't have to see everything at the same time.  grrrrrrrr  It bugs the heck out of me and I don't know enough about programming to do doodleely squat about it.  PoohBears!!

::sigh::  That's okay.  I'm going to find a Good Book™, a Good Cat™ (or two... or three... dare I say it? four?), and Go to Bed™!!  Have a Good Night/Day!

Whence Cometh the Cat... or Who is Emo Kitty?

Okay, so I lied.  I'll take a few more minutes before I take a break.  I thought I'd let you know who is the inspiration for emo kitty.  ::sigh::  I have to admit it.  It's Zaphoid Beeblebrox.  It's tragic really.  He was just a normal sable point Siamese mix.  Lounging gracefully.  Demanding the best of food, pettings, spots in the sunlight.  But something changed.  One day we looked and there.. there... there... on the bed... in that very same pose...

emo kitty.

It's true.  I swear.  And he's been like that ever since.  Okay, sometimes he lays his head on a pillow instead and gives us That Look™ or hangs his head off of the bed and sighs theatrically while giving us That Look™.  As a result, we come into the bedroom, take one look at the bed, and say...

emo kitty still emo.

Busy Morning!

Whew!  I've got to take a serious break before I put these up but I managed to finish all of the graphics for the Magic/Witchy section.  Now I'll just have to put them up.  Which, oddly enough, usually takes longer than making the graphic itself.  meh.  At any rate, for those who are interested, this is what will be upcoming...

Witchy Kitty 1 & 2
Witchy Kitty Cane Cat 1 & 2
Witchy Kitty Chair Cat 1 & 2
Magic Cat 1 & 2
Magic Cat Cane Cat 1 & 2
Magic Cat Chair Cat 1 & 2
Witchy Woman 1 & 2
Witchy Woman Cane Cat 1 & 2
Witchy Woman Chair Cat 1 & 2
Magic Man 1 & 2
Magic Man Cane Cat 1 & 2
Magic Man Chair Cat 1 & 2

I'm sure you've noticed the trend of having a Cane Cat & Chair cat in my designs.  There's a reason for that.  Actually, two reasons.  First, I've had friends all my life who've had to use canes or chairs and it's always kind of bugged me that there weren't any cool shirts etc designed for them.  Then my knees went out when I was 26 and I started to have to use a cane or chair off and on through the years and noticed, gee whiz, there still aren't a lot of really cool shirts out there with regular people using canes or chairs.  We now return you to your regularly scheduled blog.

A Strange Thing Happened Last Night...

Now it's not unusual for me to have a cat either on me or near me when I go to sleep.  However, normally it's usually Oberon or Zaphoid.  Last night I saw neither head nor hair of them.  Until a certain black cat came slowly, carefully creeping up my legs to my lap.  Could it be?  The Ninja Kitty aka StarWalker, who never ever comes up to anyone but is known to lay at the foot of the bed?

In a strange turn of events, Star sat in my lap and made it known that it was time to put down my book by beginning to lick my left hand.  You see, it's rather hard to hold on to a hardback book and read when one has a cat doing such a thing.  Ergo, I took his suggestion, and laid down my book and glasses in their appropriate places.  He continued to lick my hand as I began to pet him and got calmer and calmer... sleepier and sleepier.  Which was a rather odd thing.  For, you see, I had been having a bad day.  My fibro had been flaring hard and my pain levels were up, even with meds.

While this was going on, Oberon bounced his way onto the bed, noticed that his usual spot was taken and proceeded to flop all of his 15 pounds onto my husbands lap; making it difficult for my husband to work his crossword puzzle!  I turned off my light and Star settled down and began to curl up into my lap.  So I went to sleep on my back instead of my side, which is my usual sleeping position, because I didn't want to disturb him.  I woke up in the middle of the night, on my side, and he was sleeping at my feet; which where he normally sleeps.

The interesting thing is that Thomas rarely comes to sleep on the bed anymore.  He used to sleep with me when I was with my ex and after we split up.  But then I met my husband.  Thomas evidently approved.  Every time we were together he would come up to use and sit across us and purr.  Now we'd both been burned before so neither of us wanted to commit to a serious relationship or admit that we were falling in love with each other.  But for some reason, during a Titan's game, we turned to each other and said "I love you".   The rest is history, and now Thomas doesn't feel obligated to come on the bed that often.  When he does, he bosses everyone around, for he is obviously the Top Cat™.  So now you know.

It's all Thomas' fault!*

*I made my husband a shirt that says that!  ::grin::