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Thanks to all of you who have helped me in some way after Mousie.

Your words and thoughts travel through these funny old interwebs and help a lot. The brave new digital world is not as cold as some would have us believe.

The kindness of 'strangers' keeps the Earth on its axis IMO.

I will get through this somehow. The only way out is forward so I have to keep moving. The sharp pain will turn into an ache of melancholy. When that occurs, I will be able to handle the memories of Mousie. Right now the edges are too cutting.

For all of this, I wouldn't have missed any moment.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sun Mar 23, 2014, 03:45 PM (10 replies)


One of the first things I have noticed is how quiet my apartment is without Mousie. I was befuddled when I first realized this. Mousie didn't make much noise and yowl around at the top of her lungs.

I wondered if it was simply psychological. There was one less presence so maybe it seemed emptier and quieter. I wasn't sure.

Then it hit me. I talked to Mousie all the time. She responded in different ways. Scat is deaf and while I still talk to her, it's minimal.

Mousie was a good listener.

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sun Mar 23, 2014, 12:19 AM (15 replies)

Would you let your kid watch this movie?


Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sat Mar 22, 2014, 10:40 PM (119 replies)

A Georgia man says he couldn’t possibly have raped a woman at a CVS store. He’s just so good looking

Man charged with rape uses ‘good looks’ defense

A Georgia man says he couldn’t possibly have raped a woman at a CVS store. He’s just so good looking.

That’s Darrious Mathis’ defense in the second trial of a kidnapping, robbery and rape case out of Cobb County, according to Atlanta’s WSB-TV. Mathis used the same defense in September 2013 trial that resulted in a hung jury.

The 24-year-old victim says two and a half years earlier, she was making a quick midnight stop at an Austell CVS store when Mathis kidnapped her at gunpoint and raped her.

“He had told me to get in the car and I actually begged him to take my car. I had pushed my wallet that was in my hand and my keys toward him and I was like ‘Please take my car. You can take my cards and everything,” she said.

Mathis says the above did not happen. He says he was at the CVS, selling pain medication in the parking lot when the victim approached him to buy some pills.

Any sex following was consensual because of his charming personality and handsome features, according to his defense team.Mathis is also facing additional weapons and assault charges.

I can't even......
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sat Mar 22, 2014, 06:41 PM (2 replies)

"Animal Instinct" A group of cat-loving vigilantes tracked down a sadistic killer.(WARNING-Graphic)

@longform: "Animal Instinct" How a group of cat-loving vigilantes tracked down a sadistic killer: (@Billyjensen, @RollingStone)

It's five o'clock in the morning on May 26th, 2012, and John Green's iPhone is buzzing with an incoming Facebook message.

"Hey, you might want to see this video," it reads. "I think it's that Luka guy you've been looking for."

Still under his covers, Green clicks on the link.

A man is laying face up tied spread eagle to a bed. He is nude, with a video camera positioned between his feet. New Order's "True Faith" is playing. A poster for the movie Casablanca hangs above the man's head, which is shrouded with a white cloth. And a figure in dark clothing is standing next to him. The figure leans over the man and touches his blindfold. The video cuts. The dark figure is now straddling the man.
"There's this unwritten rule of the Internet," says Vacuumer Kitten Killer groupmember Green. "It's called rule zero. And it's you don't mess with cats."
(WARNING! There are graphic and disturbing descriptions of cruel acts of violence to animals.)
Much more:

It's disturbing to think of the cruelty being done. However, it's heartening to know there are people who will track evil to the ends of the earth.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sat Mar 22, 2014, 11:40 AM (8 replies)

You won't forget this nun!

It’s too bad pride is a sin because Sister Cristina Scuccia should be full of it.

The nun from Sicily auditioned for the show Wednesday night and her cover of Alicia Keys’ ‘No One’ got the holy four-chair turn around.

Best part of it all? The 25-year old sista chose to join Italian rapper J-Ax’s team. GIRL, PREACH.

It’s Pope Francis’ real, cool world ya’ll, we’re just livin’ in it.

Rock on Sister!
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Fri Mar 21, 2014, 06:01 PM (4 replies)

Moving on.....

I haven't posted because I didn't want to be a continual downer.

It is painful without Mousie. Scat keeps looking for her. She will periodically walk around the apartment meowing for her. She comes back looking puzzled. I don't meow but I think I do that too without realizing it.

It's weird without her because we were like three planets who had settled in familiar orbits around each other. Now that Mousie's gone, the orbits are out of whack. We had developed many patterns that I wasn't aware of until she passed.

I was not the sun in this arrangement. I may have been the biggest with more responsibilities, but Mousie and Scat each had qualities that had just as much pull. The love and constant company were as important as anything I did if not more.

I have not had roommates so we were the 3 amigos for 17 years. We are still the 3 amigos in many ways.

I will add 2 tiny amigos at some point. Scat and I will know when and who at the right time.

Until then.......

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Fri Mar 21, 2014, 08:57 AM (40 replies)

Mousie went across the Rainbow Bridge at 6am.


RIP baby.....
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Tue Mar 18, 2014, 06:58 AM (233 replies)

Mousie wanted me to send you this:

She wants each of you to metaphorically roll down a hill and laugh as you go.
Having fun is what she does best.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Tue Mar 18, 2014, 01:37 AM (8 replies)

I took Mousie to the vet at 8am.

They checked her out and said her organs were functioning fine. She isn't much better. She lays around and stretches. She can't walk.
I left her there for observation and they gave her fluids.

I brought her home at 5pm.
She really, really hates the vet. She was hissing at everybody when I got there.
I can give her fluids and talk to her. She does respond to me.

So this is the last roundup. It's been one hell of a ride with her. I couldn't have had a better partner. I wouldn't have missed it for the world.
Unless she has a miraculous recovery, she will cross the rainbow bridge tomorrow.

Thanks for your support and kind words.

"But the ending always comes at last,
Endings always come too fast,
They come too fast
But they past too slow,
I love you, and that's all I know."
-Art Garfunkel
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Mon Mar 17, 2014, 06:23 PM (62 replies)
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