Question of the Day December 17, 2011 ~ Cats

Let’s talk about cats today!

We have one cat, who is great at catching rabbits and mice, but lives outside because he isn’t house trained.

One odd recent cat thing happened in the house. Yesterday a friend called in from Brunei, and brought Ailsa some of the rarest coffee in the world, that is coffee beans collected from the droppings of the civet cat (having been through the cat’s digestive system).

Can’t say that the thought of it does much for me, but Ailsa is happy.

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3 Responses to Cats

  1. Ted – Disney does one DisneyNature film a year. Just last night was watched DisneyNature’s “African Cats.” It was beyond phenomenal. Samuel Jackson was the narrator, the musical score was exquisite, and the cinematography was breathtaking.

    Cat poop coffee beans? I think our dear Miss Ailsa has done gone round the bend 🙂


  2. A bit close!
    She’s always had a need to be “different” – at every level.
    She is dealing with extreme anxiety and panic attacks that take her in suicidal directions.
    From my perspective on the outside it is easy to see and to say that it seems to all stem from accepting as true that there is something wrong about her, and all she needs to do is to reject the whole idea of truth, of right and wrong, of good and bad – and just accept the infinite diversity that exists.
    And I am fully aware that knowing such things, and living them, are two very different things.
    Her past is so much more difficult for a child to make sense of than mine.
    At least, in mine, my parents were rocks of stability and support for me.
    In hers, her father was violently and unpredictably unstable.

    I am doing what I can to be that rock for her now, and the recent past, with my diagnosis of terminal cancer, has destabilised her world to critical levels at some deep internal level.

    So miss Ailsa would seriously appreciate any magic you can make on her behalf (as would I).

    All our best to you an Len for the festive season.


    • Ted – thank you for sharing this with me.

      I have every confidence that you are, indeed, a great rock for Ailsa, and anything that threatens that stability (i.e., losing you) would be very unnerving.

      My best magic is distance Reiki — I’m on it 🙂


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