Hello, all. Skye here, for a slightly later than usual Feline Friday. Most of this week, Anty was at the People Vet with Uncle. He is home now, and doing better, but still has to see more people vets to make sure that he stays that way. Anty is very tired and hopes to get back to her regular schedule next week. In the meantime, I will take over.
Anty did not get a chance to tell people yesterday about her post that went live on Heroes and Heartbreakers, so I will do that. It is here. I would show you a picture of what it looks like, but Anty is having computer trouble, but more about that later. I will fix it later if I can.
Anty likes Viking books very much and thinks she would like to read more of them in the near future. If you have any suggestions about books like this, please let her know. I think that would be a very good idea. Vikings come from places like Norway, the home of Norwegian Forest Cats, which are the ancestors of Maine Coon Cats. That is the kind of cat that I am, so she will think of me a lot while she reads her books. If Anty ever wrote a Viking book, she should put Norwegian Forest Cats in it. I would read that kind of book to get in touch with my ancestors. I hear they ate a lot of fish. I like that.
UPDATE: Any fixed her internet, so I can fix the picture. Her post looks like this:
Now she wants Spotify to play different songs on her laptop than on her tablet, but can’t figure out how to do that, and it is making her grumpy.
We now return to the regular blog post.
When Anty is not writing, sometimes, she is helping Uncle, especially when he has been to the people vet. She also helped my Grate-Uncle Roody (Anty’s father) and Grate-Anty Lola (Anty’s Anty) when they were very sick. They are at Rainbow Bridge now. That is not Anty’s fault. They were very old and very sick. Anty talked about helping other humans who need lots of people vet attention in an article on Buzzfeed earlier this week, along with other people who have done the same thing. Her part begins with
“There is no way to prepare, but the learning curve is quick.”
and the first graphic with words on it, about Schroedinger’s Schedule, is from her part of the article. She is very happy to be able to share her experience with others, and to read about what caring for other humans is like for different people.
This week, she also started work in earnest with Anty Melva on the story they are writing together. She is both excited and nervous to actually plunge in and tell this story along with Anty Melva.
It is a bit of a stretch for both of them, but also has one foot in each of their comfort zones. For those of you who are wondering how many comfort zones that is, it is two, because Anty and Anty Melva are humans and have two feet, not four, like kitties do. Anty will not say if there are any kitties in this book, because she does not know yet. She may have to ask Anty Melva about that. Maybe she knows.
Now that Uncle is back home, Anty can give writing more attention. This would probably be easier if she were not having yet more computer issues. Today, the left shift key of her external keyboard came off, and she is not sure where it went. This means either she has to use the right shift key only, or poke the rubbery button in the hole where the key used to be with the tip of her pen. She tried using the tip of her finger, but that was not very comfortable, judging from the sounds she made when she tried to use it that way.
Maybe the external keyboard is fighting back. It has been shutting off the internet at random intervals, as it wobbles when she has it on top of the regular keyboard (the one without the H) and those wobbles push the button that does that. Then she says words I am not allowed to use. It also likes to taunt her by telling her it does not have bluetooth, again at random intervals. She says it is because of the wobbles again, but I don’t know. I think it may be making demands.
Anty says she may give up on the laptop entirely if things continue to go in this direction and try to cobble together some interim solution with her old desktop and her tablet. The old desktop is too old to handle the Internet, and the CD drive spits out any CD she tries to put in it (and once bit her on the knee) and her tablet’s external keyboard does not work, but it does have internet. Hm. That is two external keyboards that do not like her. Three keyboards, total, if we count the laptop keyboard with no H. Does Uncle’s laptop that does not like him count? That laptop was Anty’s before it was his, so I think it might. This may be one of the reasons Anty writes historicals. I have never heard of pens and papers turning against their writers, but one never knows.
That is about it for this week, so until then, I remain very truly yours,
Skye O’Malley Hart-Bowling
(the kitty, not the book)