I haven’t talked much about our lone cat, Consuelo, since we
lost Tuxedo. She’s been somewhat different; before she was a solitary
cat—though she played with Tuxedo and Max when they were still with us—but she's become more social, sleeping on the floor of the living room while we watch TV
or read. And while she has never been the kind of cat who likes being picked
up, she has taken to letting me put her in my lap, where she will fall asleep
after a while.
Still, we think she needs a companion, and after having, at
one time, seven cats, having just one feels strange. So we’re getting set to
look for a new cat, and a friend who works at an animal shelter was asking what
kind we wanted: age, color, gender, all those questions. My only criteria: it
cannot be a Tuxedo because we’ve already had the best one and anything else
would be a letdown.
But we’re hoping for a younger cat that can keep Consuelo
busy but will also get along with an aging tiny dog and a couple of queens.
I'm glad you'll be giving a new kitty a Furever Home.ReplyDelete
I think we're just about ready, and i think it's best for Consuelo.Delete
I shouldn't have laughed at the "Thanks I'll Be Here All Week" joke but I did. I never understood the basis upon which Trump and his army of knuckleheads kept calling for Hillary Clinton's imprisonment. I suspect that whatever she did "wrong" was of a very minor nature compared with Trump's serious misdemeanours.ReplyDelete
I like that joke!Delete
Hillary has never been found guilty of anything or even been indicted by a Grand Jury, so "locking her up" was just a hate phrase the GOP spread that is n ow coming back to bite them in their asses.
Dearest Tux, never to be forgotten.ReplyDelete
Looking forward immensely to seeing a pic of Consuelo's new companion. Let's but hope that they get on tolerably well - or better- with each other.
I agree about Tuxedo; it still breaks my heart that he's gone.Delete
But we do need a new cat for us and for Consuelo; I hate the idea of her being lonely.
OMG a rescue kitty? Yes! Consuelo will be happy (after living with other six kitties, she's probably wondering what happened).ReplyDelete
Meatball Ron is probably get some surprises. Have you seen how Misled Zeppelin' has been attacking him? Glorious.
And duh, I'd let Thor hit it. Twice on Wednesdays (it's hump day, heh).
As for the 'lock her up' crowd, they seem very nervous about getting their Gold Calf roped in...
Consuelo did wander the house after Tuxedo died, looking for him, I thought.Delete
Poor De Fascist, getting what he deserves.
Thor probably loves a Hump Day!
And every GOP accusation is a confession ... lock him up.
So excited to meet the new member of the family once she finds you.ReplyDelete
Thor Bulow: None for me thanks. I don’t have a type; still he’s not it. Don’t ask me to explain.
We're looking forward, too.Delete
I have a type and Thor isn't it; there's something there, but not for me.
(Carlos) (Tuxedo forever)ReplyDelete
Good luck on your new kitty-to-be.
The girls adopted a cat and now
she rules the cat-dom.
I just hope Consuelo will take kindly to a new addition!Delete
The porn joke made me laugh way more than it should have. Thanks, Bob. And I am so glad I got my schedule fixed so I could hear this week's Tales of Carlos. Good luck with your search for a new feline friend.ReplyDelete
That joke did have me spit-take!Delete
Have a good weekend!
Those memories are painful and poignant but are a testament to the love you had/have for Tuxedo. John Deere and Walmart surprise me in that list.ReplyDelete
Yeah, Carlos and I were talking Tuxedo the other day and we don't know why he was such a huge part of our lives--even more so than the other cats whom we loved unconditionally--except that he loved being with us and on us and biting us and loving us.Delete
Walmart always surprises me when they do the right thing.
Thank you for the Tux and Consuelo stories. Good luck with your kitty search. I'm glad you're open to the possibility. I found it odd that Cracker Barrel was part of the LBTQ+ event in Florida. Apparently their homophobic past is behind them? I'm asking. I haven't eaten at one since someone told me about their discriminatory hiring practices back in the '90's. Thanks for the tidbits. Pass on the flavor of the day, though... too much of an ice queen for me.ReplyDelete
I've come to realize that tuxedo will always be here, and glad Carlos and I are nearly ready to bring another rescue cat into the fold.Delete
Yeah, Cracker Barrel? Who knew?
Thor is a bit icy and I prefer hot!
My heart sinks when I check the BBC for the latest news stories and I read of yet another mass shooting in the US. I know y'all hate it too, but what about the enablers? How can they justify allowing this to go on day by day, week by week, month by month, year by.....ReplyDelete
In the United States of Guns it's always just another day.Delete
Thor is a beautiful man. I am sure he loves his mother. But he is not my type BUT we can have coffee and talk about world events.ReplyDelete
Happy cat shopping. "Couple of queens" can be a hurdle in the selection process. Remember we have to keep Carlos happy.
The Denver school shooting is hitting too close to home. My condo is less than a 15 minute walk to East High School. I can see the school's clock tower from by balcony. I want to know what led to the events of him having a security plan in place, having daily searches-away from the main population of the school-now bringing a gun to the high school, shooting the teachers, and driving about 50 miles West of Denver-Park County-around Bailey, and taking his own life. Why? My heart goes out to our young people in the world they are now living in. What did his support system look like? Yes, we can go down the tired road of having discussions of access to guns and then nothing changes. The recent shoot comes a few weeks after a 16 year-old was shot and killed near the high school. Ten guns have been confiscated between the start of the school year and February. I need to know more about yesterday's shooting. What will be the tipping point for meaningful reform? What are we doing for our children to assist them in dealing with stressful life events? Keep our young people in your hearts.
The gun crisis is all too much in this country but by all means let's have Congress talk drag queens and CRT and books kids shouldn't read.Delete
Fuck 'em all.
I think Carlos must know the MITM because the same sort of (mis)communication happens here ALL THE TIME! I hope your kitten search goes well, not only for Consuelo, but for you and Carlos! At some point, we're going to realize that legislation for gun control has to override the misunderstanding of the 2nd Amendment by the ignorant, low tooth-count right wing asswipes! I heard a student after the last shooting on a school campus here say that it was sad to hear, but it's a regular occurrence now in LA schools. It breaks my heart that it's just that common for these kids. xoxoReplyDelete
p.s. while Thor is gorgeous, he's so young it's hard to even contemplate "hitting it!" without feeling like a pedo!!
I was annoyed that some of the parents first reactions to the shooting wasn't about guns, but about metal detectors at the school.Delete
Some of those Thor photos are several years old, so he's less baby faced now, and perfectly legal!
That porn joke made my day, Bobulah! I'll probably be chuckling for the rest of the day. Good luck with finding a new family member.ReplyDelete
It was a good one, right???Delete
Another kitty! I can't wait to virtually meet him/her! Meanwhile I appreciated your pictures and memories of Tuxedo and your photo of newly outgoing Consuelo.ReplyDelete
Also, fantastic news about Disney! Take THAT, DeSantis!
Yeah, we're inching toward a friend for Consuelo and another cat for us!!Delete
7: 45, at least it was AM. DeSantis is going to learn to not piss off the Mouse, especially now that Bob Iger is back in charge.ReplyDelete
Had it been PM I would not have been responsible for my actions!Delete
Good to know some common sense still exists in Floriduh! Always room for a new member in the house; they miraculously never take the place of the GOOD memories you will always have of beloved departed members. Thor? Not for me, thanks!ReplyDelete
A teeny tiny smidge of common sense!Delete
After having seven cats and a dog at one time, we feel virtually empty these days! And you're right, Tuxedo will always be here.
Thor is an acquired taste.
I was hoping for a Carlos story, so glad he delivered.ReplyDelete
He nearly always does!Delete