Stray and everyone,
Well, I really didn't do anything to fix my computer, and I've been wondering if it's at lesast in part HW, and reading your posts makes me think it is. I'm not having the trouble on other sites. But sometimes (like now) I can read a couple of posts, maybe post one myself, and then it crashes. When I tried to read this thread earlier today, the site crashed before the thread opened.
So you'll see me pop in and out, and that's about the best I can do for now. I'm reluctant to write any long posts for fear I'll crash before I can submit! LOL
I brought my feline visitor back to his house today. His family is returning on Friday, and he was getting a bit to unwieldy! He figured out which door was to the outside, and every night sat in front of it and cried, first softly, then louder, culminating in occasional wails! I'd have to bribe him with more food. He probably put on 2 or 3 lbs. while he was here! LOL Of course, I got him lots of soft, canned delights instead of his usual dry crunch. Turns out his favorite appears to be the salmon, just like my old kitty! And he looked so much like the cat I had for 20 years I nearly cried when I'd see him in the window. But even the cat I had for 20 years never got to sleep in bed with me, and Birch did and boy did he take advantage of it! Last night he started out draped over my stomach, moved down to my legs, and then finally I had to turn on my side so he decided that was ok, I guess, and he just snuggled up close. I have to admit that part was kind of a treat for us both.
I did learn that if I decide to get another cat I will want to keep it indoors, and that will mean I need one who's used to that, and preferably front declawed already. So I'll kind of search the shelters for those traits, when I get ready to look. I am exhausted tonight from keeping an eye on my little friend. Earlier today he discovered the bathtub, which is odd for a cat, but he decided to try to scale the shower curtain! Nearly ruined it with his nails!!! I almost turned the water on but didn't want him tracking water all over! I kind of miss him tonight, though. Very mixed feelings bringing him home today. But he's not my cat....sigh.
So, until next post, or next year, hugs to everyone!