Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Presenting My Cat - Possum S. Hemmingway !

A new step in a different direction. I thought I'd show you a short cell phone video of my trusty attack cat, Shithead, and his seven toed feets. I found him about five years ago inside a garbage dumpster where some asshole decided to get rid of him.

Fortunately, I happened to be returning (afoot) from AREA 51 at the since closed Delaney Street Restaurant and Lounge, which was conveniently located approximately 100 yards from my home. I have an acute ability to hear sounds and I thought that I heard a kitten crying. After a short search, I convinced myself that I was hearing things.

When I entered my home, my cell phone rang and a young lady friend called to invite me to meet her at Delaney Street. Rather than tell her that I had just returned from there, I agreed to meet her.

On my way back to the club, I again heard the kitten crying. When I opened the dumpster, it broke my heart to see a little gray and white fur ball lying there amid the trash. Needless to say, I retrieved him, took him home and put him in the bathroom. I then drove to the local 7-11, bought cat food and litter and returned home. After feeding him, I put him in the bathroom with the litter box, and went on to my scheduled rendezvous with my friend.


After returning home later that evening, I went to the bathroom where he was curled up in a little ball, sleeping peacefully. It was then I noticed his odd little feets and the rest is history.

This was also an experiment to see how well my occasional cell phone camera adventures would come out when directly loaded from my computer. It seems to be working ok and I shudder to think of Jimmy running loose in AREA 51 with his cell phone camera.

Remember to make your nominations for this week's Cat's Ass Trophy (CAT) award. Although I haven't seen anyone make a social faux pas as yet this week, I have faith that we'll have nominees for this week. It's early yet !

The Pictures: Back To The Future - I'd like to re-introduce an amazing artist whose drawings I've posted before. His name is Don Marco, also known as "Mr. Crayola". His drawings of native Americans and cowboys, among others, are all done with crayons. As per my usual, there's always a sprinkling of some of my quirky pics.

This Date In History: 1541; The Spanish explorer and soldier Pedro de Vadivia founds Santiago, the capital of Modern Chile. 1964; The Beatles play two 35-minute shows at Carnagie Hall. Best seats in the house sold for $5.50. 2000; The creator of "Peanuts" cartoon strip Charles "Sparky" Schultz dies at age 77 in his home town of Santa Rosa, California.

Birthdays: Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the United States (1809), Charles Darwin, British naturalist (1809), Bill Russell, professional basketball player and coach (1934), Judy Blume, author (1938).

The Hits Just Keep On Coming: My brother Kirt, sent me this reminder of the old days when we used to go on a Sunday ride with our father.

A father, who worked away from home all week, always made a special effort with his family on the weekends.  Every Sunday morning he would take his 7-year old daughter out for a drive in the car for some bonding time.

One particular Sunday however, he had a bad cold and he really didn't feel like being up at all.  Luckily, his wife came to the rescue  and said that she would take their daughter out.  When they returned, the little girl anxiously ran upstairs to see her father.

"Well," the father asked, "did you enjoy your ride with mommy?"

"Oh yes, Daddy" the girl replied, "and do you know what?  We didn't see a single dumb bastard or lousy shit head!"

Brings a tear to your eye doesn't it?

And From Jimmy's Corner:

The Navy found they had too many soldiers and decided to offer an early retirement bonus. They promised a bonus to any soldier of $1,000 for every inch measured in a straight line between any two points in his body. The soldier got to choose what those two points would be.

The first volunteering soldier asked to be measured from the top of his head to the tip of his shoes. He walked out with a bonus of $72,000.

The second soldier was a little smarter and asked to be measured from the tip of his outstretched hands over his head to his feet. He walked out with $96,000.

The third and oldest soldier, a grizzly master sergeant, when asked how he wanted to be measured answered, "From the tip of my weenie to my testicles, providing the measurement is done by a doctor."

The doctor arrived to measure the old sergeant and upon starting the measurement, he exclaimed, "Good Lord, man, where are your testicles?" The old sergeant calmly replied, "Vietnam !"

That's it for today my little turtle doves. More tomorrow.

Stay Tuned !


luvrte66 said...

I LOVE Shithead! He's adorable, and lucky that you rescued him. Awww. I suspect that he wasn't really listening to you when you told him to show his paws. I think he just thought his paw was dirty. Since when do cats listen to us silly humans?!

Oh, don't worry, I've got a CAT nominee for you! I nominate the no-talent gold-digger Heather Mills. Not only is she going after Sir Paul, she is representing herself in court. Her clever tactics today included showing this video, about how being married to Paul ruined her life. Brilliant!



garnett109 said...

That cat would win a fight paws down!

shrbrisc said...

lmao I loved the jokes they picked up my spirits and you kitty is so cute I love the pictures

midwestvintage said...

Love Shithead and love that you rescued him.  So cool Jimmy.  Listening to Creedence Clearwater thanks to you.  See what you started.


ma24179 said...

Awww that was so sweet of you to rescue Shithead!! You are a sweat person. Unfortunatley, I am not able to view videos with dial up, it takes hours to load but I enjoyed reading about him. Have a wonderful night and I enjoyed the jokes! -Missy http://journals.aol.com/ma24179/MISSYZSTUFF

lanurseprn said...

That's just cool how you ended up with Shithead. He's sooooo cute!! And WOW he has a big foot! LOL! He's a cutie and I'm sure you love him very much!
Enjoyed your pictures, too!

ksquester said...

I really enjoyed the video of your cat...........(can't bring myself to call the S/head) He is really sweet and my what big feet he has!  It's a wonderful story of how you saved him.  BTW.........thanks for the decal for my journal and I am glad that you found your journal decal for yours.   Anne

rdautumnsage said...

Love the story of Possum S. Hemmingway! Weird Paws...One of my Cats Socrates has 7 toes on all feet as well. Her's are more uniform making her look like she has elongated Rabbit feet. Every single one of her kittens except one, the one we kept had the analomity too. They were quickly adopted out because of the weird toes. Thanks for sharing how he came to live with you! By the way thanks for the area 51 Membership logo. It's proudly sitting on my side bar now, and yes I did make it a link back to your journal (winks)(Hugs) Indigo

bamawmn46 said...

Good video of Shithead!! I don't have a nomination. I've kinda been out of the loop the last few days.