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Accidents do happen and feeding the cats.

So I have reached an age, one during which many could/would wonder … now what or ….. what’s next? Especially during these times of economic turmoil, real estate upheaval, job scarcity and even less resources, currently affecting so many in this country and around the world. Scary times.

Being alone, with no children, I cannot help but wonder what will become of me. Now that I am in my autumn chicken years, long past being a spring chicken, I cannot help but ask who will be there for me when and if I (1) get sick , (2) get hurt or (3) get dementia. What will happen if I truly do end up homeless and penniless, and ultimately fall through the cracks. It is very frightening and it is keeping me up at night, a bad thing when I really need my rest now that I am getting on in years.

I found myself the other day figuring out how many years I might be expected to live versus how many years each of my cats would be expected to live and when and at what age should I not adopt/rescue any kittens versus my life span. It is probably time for me to only adopt/rescue elderly cats.

I have also on several occasions done something rather foolish in my house, involving the climbing of ladders/step stools and other dangerous objects to accomplish a task, only to lose my balance, flail about and come close to falling or actually fall, which got me thinking. So far, my past falls have not resulted in too much bodily damage aside from the terrible bruise last time on my hip along with both thumbs being sprained and still healing. But what would happen to me if I did fall, with a really bad injury which prevented me from getting up and what if I ended up either in my fenced-in back yard or in my house unable to get up or call for help. I could realistically die there. I don’t have that many people in my life, what with my being single, not dating, not too many friends, well, not any that call me every day to check on me. I have one friend who does that, calls me every day to make sure I am okay, however, I don’t know what he would do if I didn’t answer the phone. He lives far away and doesn’t have a car. I really don’t want to put that to the test , BTW.

Further contemplation of the above scenario made me realize this: my cats would eventually and very possibly eat me. I would still be, even after my passing, feeding them. I have heard stories about that happening and for some strange reason, it was not a disturbing contemplation but one of “that’s okay, how so very apropos”.

I would just want them to wait until after my passing; no early snacking! That would be rude and probably hurt.

My first rant/blog

I have agonized for days over exactly what I want to say in my first post/blog. I am a total novice at this and a perfectionist on top of that. I don’t want this to be only about my love of nature esp. my rescued cats nor to I want this to be stupid. I would hate that.

Instead I believe I would be more comfortable just talking about my observations and thoughts.  The world sucks right now, the economy is awful, the political scene seems to get more annoying every year, and what I envisioned my world/my life to be at this point in my life…..Well, wishful thinking. So here goes….some thoughts/observations.

1.  My mid-life crisis consisted of returning to college to get my degree. Twelve years later, this is what I remember from all those classes and book learnings:  that at approximately 18 months of age, a child usually reaches one-half (1/2) of its adult height. I found that hard to believe but for the most part, it is true. I measured bunches of kids.

2.  Judging from the amount of cat hair that my cats shed in my house and I have to sweep up daily, why aren’t they all bald?

3.  Chuck Lorre is a literary genius. If you haven’t watched “The Big Bang Theory” yet, you should. Hilarious.