Not in the habit

I’ve got to get started writing some stuff here, but man! It’s hard to remember to squeeze this in between all the other stuff I’m writing.

You probably don’t want to read 2300-word essays on the latest educational theories. . . .

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The Wallenda Brother of cats

What is it about cats (at least my cats) that make them want to walk across me — literally stepping on me all the way — when they could more easily jump over me.

If I’m lying in bed, and a cat jumps from the floor to the foot of the bed, he will undoubtedly, on his way to the head of the bed, walk up my leg, across my stomach and chest, and only disembark from the good ship Karen when he reaches my neck (I draw the line at walking across my face!).

It’s some sort of instinctive cat rope-walking trick, isn’t it?

Next question: what law of physics makes a 10-pound cat feel like 50 pounds when he’s walking across your bladder region in the middle of the night?

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Don’t expect much yet!

Steffen on the keyboard

Assistant editor Steffen keeps an eye on the neighborhood wildlife as he helps me work on the laptop.

I’m just setting up this blog, so don’t expect tons of content for a little while.

But hey, you’re a dressage rider — you know all about patience!

Oh, and the house cats (to whom I am a devoted servant) want you to know that they’ll be involved in this, too. Normally, their contribution will look something like this: jjjj6vjjjjjkljjjjjjjj lljjjjjj jjjjjccjjjjjjjjjjjjjhghgjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj   vnjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj as they walk across, and then sit on, the keyboard. It probably means something profound in cat language.

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