Post 324: A video update from David & a great cat and kitten blog

There are days when I toss up my hands in despair…well, frustration, because I haven’t a clue about what to post. Today is just the opposite! I could do three posts very easily with what I want to do. I’ll combine two in this one, then work on the third one later.


David continues to do very well recovering from major heart surgery February 3rd. I think he looks and sounds amazingly great when you consider doctors split him wide open, chopped on his heart, put in a new part, then stapled him back together! No matter how delicate the operation actually was, it is amazing somebody said, “I believe I can…” and did come up with the protocol to repair hearts like David’s, in the way they did!

(I know he’s feeling a lot better because he wanders at first talking about things that are inconsequential when one knows our big questions are about that huge wound in his chest! 😉 I say that in a bemused way, not as criticism.)


I don’t get involved in blog awards because they have a chain letter feel about them. There are blogs, however, that are consistently notable for content, whether it be text, videos, or other elements like, well, extremely beautiful photography of some of the cutest kittens I’ve even seen!

The latter refers to one of my favorites: ThreeCatYard. I’ve attached a link to today’s edition. I highly recommend taking a few minutes to visit this and older posts to see how the two kittens, Rhea and Davout, captured my heart! Tell me you don’t want one of each after you see them in action! Impossible!

Especially cute in today’s ThreeCatYard is Rhea’s little cave where she’s been hiding out.

kitten toys

Is there a pet or child alive that doesn’t love the box the toy came in better than the toy? Or just any box for that matter?

The kitten brothers are no exception. The photo shows a three-box construction that got the boys through their early kittenhood. They play outside it now since they are too big to enter it comfortably, but there was a time…!

Yeah! The kittens defended this fort to the death many a time, much kitten fur was lost, but I think this eyesore is just about ready for the trash bin.

“Just about ready for the trash bin” means it was trash weeks ago, but I couldn’t bring myself to toss part of the kitten brothers’ kittenhood! How ridiculous! They are boxes that are trash, having served a purpose or two.

That’s Andy, above. You can see those characteristics of a smoke Persian that makes them such a pretty cat: the silver hair in the black, the black points and band across the shoulders. Dougy’s pelage shows something of this Persian variation, but he is darker overall.

Speaking of pleasure, here’s another favorite Kat of mine, Kathleen Battle, singing a favorite Handel aria of mine.