Kisster, the precious faced little dilute tortie on the right I adopted while I was still in Georgia. What a bill of goods I got sold with her! I got her home only to find out she has some weird condition that causes her to cough like she's trying to cough her insides out. She takes medication for it, but we're always trying to keep it under control and just barely doing it. It doesn't seem to affect her too badly, but that coughing is awful. Also, I was informed that she was spayed, but about a year after moving to Montana, she started getting a little round in the middle, if ya know what I mean. Now, I gotta admit I was really mad at the folks I adopted her from about this, but as with most things, it turned out alright. I was with her when she gave birth which was a very cool experience, we got to have 4 cute little fuzzballs running around the apartment for a few weeks, providing days upon days of entertainment, and we managed to find them all homes. (Don't mention the one that ended up hawk food - we think.)
The other one - Tuner is fairly new to our home. Tuner was so named by her previous owner because she'd sit on his shoulder and help him tune his guitar. She's still fairly young - under 2 years old and has a lot of kitten in her. It's hard to get her to sit still for a picture! She and Kisster did not do well at first and actually I think they still pretty much just tolerate each other. In the past, I've had male cats - I think Kisster was my first female. I've always heard not to put two grown females together and now I know why!
In my opinion, cats are the greatest housemates in the world. They can take care of themselves for a few days at a time. They take their own baths. They are loving, but not needy. They make great sounds and vibrations from their bodies that feel great to my body. My life is a lot more sacred and a lot more fun with these two around.
Hi. I'm Angela. Eclectic Recovery is my blog and I welcome you to its pages.
ER began as an exploration into my ongoing issues with addiction/mental illness and the solutions I employed and experiences I went through attempting to navigate a course to health. Mostly they have been unsuccessful and ridiculous. Such, I find, is much of life.
My own problems with addiction have led me to catch onto the fact that virtually the entire world is addicted and that a forced detox is imminent. Peak oil, climate change & continued destruction, imperialism, corruption, global financial and food insecurity - these things will not go away just because we don't look.
My recent intense self-education into these issues still feels way behind the curve. At the same time, I realize that the majority of folks still can't stomach the topics and are in deep denial of our dilemma. But becoming informed and taking action, accepting responsbility and stepping up to the plate are going to, at the very least, make it much easier when you release that last breath. At best, you could get to be part of a revolution for change that will move us from an oiil-based, patriarchally defined way of life towards a reverence based society wherein all life is honored and we become, again, just another part of that life.
There's a lot of information out there and I believe I've gotten pretty good at separating the wheat from the chaff. I am called to provide anyone who happens to visit ER the good information I'm finding and attempt to engage them in action.
ER is no longer just a personal blog. It's political, too.