We have a new kitten. Her name is Minka and she is a blue mink ragdoll. So far, she seems like she’s going to have the perfect demeanor we adore in our cats. When she plays, she is aware of her jaw and paw strength so when she touches human skin, she is careful not to apply so much pressure that she could puncture the skin. If I’m wearing shorts and she wants picked up, she reaches her paws up onto my legs but keeps her little claws retracted. That is difficult to teach but a great cat instinctually knows it. She craves human affection and will sometimes cry if she thinks she’s alone. So far, she’s sleeping with us every night. The cutest thing of all though is how she loves to play with her little caterpillar at the end of her fishing pole. Speaking of fishing poles….
Part 3, the Finale:
At the time of my accident, I was working on an important project at P&G. Being the single largest project ever and due to the type of work it was, we had a need to co-locate our couple hundred personnel. We were renting an office building but it was built before all the handicap requirements were mandated. Because I was using crutches, (and later, a cane for awhile), my office was relocated to the first floor. Even getting into the first floor is a bit difficult when you’re on crutches and there are three concrete steps to navigate, but I managed. I kept my office there for maybe nine months or more, until I got off of the cane.
This is Part 2 to last week’s story.
In the morning however, just like a hungry baby, I awoke, ready to howl my lungs out. They were trying to time my morphine crash with the surgery timing so with each ticking minute, the onset of the pain in my leg grew. When finally I could take no more, they wheeled me down into the surgery prepping area. And ‘there’ is where the real fun occurred.
I really miss running and running sports. How about I begin this week’s story in this way. You see, I damaged my left knee in 1997, damaged it so badly that I had to stop all running sports. It was a lifestyle-changing accident.