Thanks for waiting.


Retail Stole My Life was a pretty interesting read.  I think it strikes the right balance between observant and acerbic.  As a retail slave here in the states I particularly enjoyed reading what similar jobs in the U.K. are like.  At any rate you can buy it yourself here and there is also a Facebook page for the book maintained by the author here. Enjoy!

The next QT goes up tonight. In the meantime, I’d like you to meet Go Mifune (Migo, for short), one of the reasons for the delays in updating.

Go Mifune 11-17-2013Migo, hard at sleep

Migo is my 14-year-old cat, who was diagnosed with intestinal cancer earlier this year. It’s one of the more treatable forms of feline cancer, and he might have 2-3 more good years of life with treatment. Nursing him through the worst of his illness has taken up a lot of my attention and time; you can still see the shaved part of his paw where the doctors put the tubes in him; he has a matching stripe on the other paw. When the illness was at its worst, my husband and I had to feed him by hand with a syringe, and when he was feeling terrible, he just wanted me to let him sit on me for hours, doing nothing but holding him. So I did.

The good news is that he is responding to chemotherapy. It is still touch-and-go, and our time might still be cut far shorter than I would like. But he is not in pain, and is eating on his own, and has been spoiled absolutely rotten. Which is a pretty good quality of life for a cat.

-Linda Howard, cowriter/letterer