In general I often prefer animals to people. I’ve had pets since I was young, and I’ve worked with animals in various ways throughout my career. However, I would unequivocally say I am a cat person. They have so much personality and require just the right amount of attention.
Popcorn was my first cat. She was very feisty, though she mellowed and became more of a lap cat when she was older. She had the most beautiful long white coat, with a raccoon-like mask and tail.
Last week my kitty got sick quite suddenly and passed away, so it’s been a pretty rough time for our family. Even if you guys didn’t know it, Jolee was instrumental to my blog because he always curled up next to me to keep me company when I was writing or reading.
We named him Jolee because he was a mix of black and white, therefore grey, and therefore reminded us of the grey Jedi Jolee Bindo from Knights of the Old Republic.
Yet he was so patient with our one-year-old son, and he always slept with me when my husband was on business trips. He kept me company for hours upon hours as I played video games, worked on my novels during NaNoWriMo, blogged, read, or napped. He had the softest, silkiest fur ever.
My cameras and phones have never been really good enough to get good macro shots, so here are some close-ups of architecture: Sagrada Familia church in Barcelona, Spain; the capital of a Corinthian-style column in Venice; a bench wall by the sea in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
And just for fun, I was playing with my phone today, so here is a close-up of my cat Juhani.
I took her to the vet yesterday, and the doctor asked where she got her name. I said it was a character from a Star Wars video game, and she said, “Oh, like a Jedi?” I laughed and said yes, and then she said that the staff actually makes notes in the chart when animals are named after Jedi. Either it must be common, or the staff are all geeks. 🙂
Jolee causing trouble, Juhani watching innocently.