Welcome to Crap I’ve Been Meaning To Tell You About, 12th Edition. This edition features photos of the gingerbread house I made last year. Ebony was sick over the 2013 holiday season, so I didn’t get around to finishing my gingerbread house until April. So, though you could think of its completion as four months late, you could also argue that I finished it eight months early.
Speaking of Ebony, in the final year of her life, I developed a ground breaking system of communication which I call: Hand-to-Paw CCSL (Canadian Cat Sign Language). Because she was deaf and almost blind, I felt the need to develop a means of communicating with her. It was a Helen Keller/Anne Sullivan type of situation. I created a system of finger taps, swipes, excited gesturing and very loud yelling to converse with her. Unfortunately, Ebony despised having her paws touched, so our training sessions often ended in bickering (not that she could hear my side of things). I’m sad to report that Ebony passed away before I could complete my research and share my discoveries in a veterinary journal of medicine.
This year, I’ve learned that 2.0 falls asleep the second I start talking about my dreams and aspirations. Even if standing up. Here’s hoping I can finally tell him about my life in 2015.
Speaking of falling asleep, I hate The Notebook and Titanic. So much so that when people tell me they like those movies, I immediately think: I never want to look at your face again.
Remember when I told you that 2.0 is an Erections Specialist? He uses these forms at work:
To the person who invented that form: You’re probably a drunk, but I like you anyway.
Effie staged a short hunger strike this week when we began attempting to feed her some vet-prescribed food. After a few incredibly stressful days and a number of conversations about nutrition and doing things because I say so, she is now gobbling up her new food. To celebrate this small victory (and Caturday), I made this video in which Effie is finally permitted to play with my apron strings:
Lastly, don’t forget to enter Ginger 2014! The deadline for entries is Monday, December 15th. If you’re afraid to bake something from scratch, buy a kit and trick something out!