I'll be writing up a very long post (hopefully tomorrow evening) summarizing my weekend after I get done with work and chores like placing my new dresser in the bedroom. To summarize: I'm very pleased with how the last three days went and I enjoyed every minute of the trip. It was relaxing but productive -- for example, I fixed most of my pickup truck's issues and spent a lot of quality time with my family. The only way this vacation could have been any better would be to make it a few days longer! My family certainly seems to agree with that sentiment, but there is one dissenting voice: Ra. Right now the poor little bugger's clinging to me and maiowling piteously, resting his chin on my collarbone and kneading my shoulder as he lays across the back of my chair. When he gets chatty like this its a way of telling me that I'm in trouble with him for "abandoning" him for "too long." What's amusing is that with Ra "too long" is a variable amount of time... sometimes he's upset when I'm gone for an hour, sometimes he's upset that I've been gone for a few days. It's hard to believe but it's true. I've reached the conclusion that like every other pet my family has owned my cat is a "special needs" animal, which is to say he's broken in some way. I don't just mean the IBD and CP that he's afflicted with. Let's face it, my cat is psychologically unbalanced. I don't know what else to call it when my pet is codependant and suffers from abandonment issues.
But still it's heart-warming in a silly kind of way. I mean, it is good to be loved..... even if it is only by a harfy black kitty cat.
Just like smoke through the keyhole