xnera: Black and white icon of Sora from Kingdom Hearts. (kingdom hearts)
Finished Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories tonight. Woohoo! I plan on writing long posts about it tomorrow. A bit too sleepy for that now.

But not sleepy enough that I can't immediately go start Kingdom Hearts II. :D

...damn. Cat just jumped into my arms. *sighs* Guess I'll have to wait a bit.
xnera: Icon of my cat, Raina, stretching in the sun. Caption reads "life is good." (life is good)
THUNDERSTORM!!! *dances*

Mild one, but still.... THUNDERSTORM!!!

And Rain of the soft and furry kind purring in my arms. :D
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[livejournal.com profile] kittenbreak is doing its occasional thank you for donations (of both kitty pics and finances). Since I greatly enjoy [livejournal.com profile] kittenbreak, I tossed a few bucks their way, and am now trying to figure out which photo of Raina to submit. I've been meaning to send in one of her photos for a while now, but never got around to it. Today seems like as good a day as any.

I like many of the photos, for various reasons. It's so tough to decide! So hey... how about a vote? Your choices: (click on them to see larger view)


Raina!
Looking Out
8006006-R1-038-17A
*bliss*
8006006-R1-030-13A
What's that?!?!
8006006-R1-036-16A
Bathtime!



[Poll #854503]

PSA

Mar. 28th, 2006 07:18 pm
xnera: Icon captioned "Geek". (geek)
If you come across a "LJ Pirate" meme, don't do it. It's causing some issues, like spreading spam and stuff. Not nice! It's one of those "Type your name, select from the drop-downs, etc" and then post the answers type.

Might also be known as "Your LJ Pirate Crew" and "Your LJ Zombie Crew" and quiz/meme things from blogquiz.net

(Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] legomymalfoy for the heads up on this.)

In other news, Wendy's has some damned good ranch dressing. Yummy!

Also, Raina is in for a night of fun, as I picked up new toys and treats. Yay!
xnera: Icon of my cat, Raina, stretching in the sun. Caption reads "life is good." (life is good)
I have been rather envious of the gorgeous Lucy photos that [livejournal.com profile] dorrie6 keeps posting. Because they are QUITE gorgeous. And everytime I see them, I get the photography itch.

I especially itch to photograph Raina. I love the Lucy action shots, and so I'd love to have some Raina action shots. This is nigh impossible to do, though, unless I get someone over to play with her while I burn through a few rolls of film.

However! I now have some gorgeous stills of Raina-chan! These were taken LAST summer; I'd honestly though I lost the roll of film. But lo and behold, it turned up in the batch of film I got developed today, and oh, am I happy. :D

BEAUTIFUL Raina behind the cut! )
xnera: Photo of my cat sniffing a vase of roses  (Default)
Okay. So you're likely aware that I spend a lot of time reading LiveJournal when I have nothing else to do. Lately, I've taken to read [livejournal.com profile] customers_suck, [livejournal.com profile] bad_service, and [livejournal.com profile] stupidpetowners.

I'm glad to have found that last, because I think it's made me a better kitty mommy (though the Paxil has helped, too). I'm much better about cleaning Raina's box these days, and we've been playing together a HECK of a lot more often.

[livejournal.com profile] stupidpetowners can be upsetting at times, though. I've read some horror stories about idiots who have ignored their pets or mistreated them terribly. I wouldn't recommend reading it if you get easily upset.

From [livejournal.com profile] stupidpetowners and cats.about.com, I know how important it is to "speuter" your pet. I also know what a horrifying procedure declawing is (it's the amputation of the FIRST JOINT OF THEIR TOES.)

Which brings me to my rant.

Raina was a stray. She was about a year old when I got her. Maybe 1.5 years. Obviously came from a home, as she's front-declawed.

But she wasn't spayed.

WHAT KIND OF IDIOT DECLAWS THEIR CAT BUT DOESN'T SPAY HER??!?!

It just makes me so, so mad. It's possible Raina was a mommy. Cats can get pregnant at six months old. So it's possible she had kittens, but SHE DOESN'T HAVE TOES ON HER FRONT FEET. I keep apologizing to her and saying "your poor, poor feet!" and I wasn't even the one who declawed her. I worry that her litter is too rough on her feet, or that it hurts when she pounces. And I read yesterday that cats use their claws to help them stretch, which means Raina can't enjoy a full body stretch anymore.

I know it's not my fault, and that there's nothing I can really do but take care of her and give her a happy life, but still, it makes me so, so mad. People are really idiots.

(and yes, that's Raina in my userpic.)
xnera: Icon of Kyo from Fruits Basket, captioned "BORED". (BORED)

IM000709cropped
Originally uploaded by xnera.
I was uninspired today, so you get photos of my cat. I fear she may become a popular subject.

Uncropped version. And the full set.
xnera: Icon of Harry Potter. Caption reads "Yeah, I like Draco. Got a problem with that?" (Harry Potter: Gay and proud.)
So, I woke up really early this morning, took a shower, and checked my email--to find out Amazon had sent HBP via UPS.

*headdesks* I was afraid of this. Because it'd be just my luck that they'd try to deliver while I was taking Raina to the vet or I was out at session.

Raina did wonderfully at the vet. Was only gone a half hour, and immediately checked the front door to see if there was a sticky or (better yet) a box. Nope to both. Left a half hour later--but I left a note on the door, telling UPS that I authorize them to leave the box if they came while I was gone.

Came home from session two hours later. No sticky or box. Hooray! This means they will come later, and I'll be home to get it. :D Not upset that I'm getting it late in the day, because I'm still rereading OOTP.

On a whim, I went and created spoilerchatbot. If you IM the bot with "invite me" or "spoil me", you'll be invited to an AIM chatroom where you can discuss the book to your heart's content. I am making this a free-for-all, open to everyone, so feel free to join in and pass the word around. Do NOT come crying to me if you get spoiled for the book while in chat, though. In other words, enter at your own risk.

I am not reading my friends page today. I was going to, but a quick glance told me that while people ARE using LJ-cuts, they aren't being as careful as I'd like. So no reading of the friends list until I finish HBP. I will clearly mark all HBP plot posts as spoilers, and will not indicate even the emotion I had while I was reading outside of a cut, because even THAT can be a spoiler.

Looking forward to chatting with you all! Have fun with the bot, and let me know if you have any troubles with it. It's a quick-and-dirty implementation based off the NA bot, so my apologies if it starts babbling about [livejournal.com profile] nocturne_alley.

edit 2:29 p.m.: IT'S HERE!!! Looks like Amazon did a special arrangement between UPS and USPS, because UPS delivered it to the USPS, who delivered it to me. It came in a special box that was stamped with the title and the words "DO NOT DELIVER BEFORE JULY 16th." Cool!

Now, do I continue my re-read of OOTP, or jump right to HBP? I still have half of OOTP left. Decisions, decisions.
xnera: Photo of my cat sniffing a vase of roses  (Default)
So I put catnip in Raina's Kittywalk, which finally got her to go into it spontaneously. She is now zonked out on the top level. Hee!

RAINA!!!!

Dec. 13th, 2002 02:22 pm
xnera: Photo of my cat sniffing a vase of roses  (Default)
Will someone PLEASE tell my cat to stop drinking Mommy's water? BAD RAINA!!!!

ACHOO!!!

Oct. 9th, 2002 04:15 pm
xnera: Photo of my cat sniffing a vase of roses  (Default)
So if you haven't figured it out already, yesterday I was in The Dark Place. Survived by burying my face in Raina's fur, which means I have been sneezing non-stop today. Snot tastes so lovely... NOT! But there's a nice drawback to the misery of the allergies: it makes me feel alive and normal, which I so sorely needed today.

Also quite glad I have a session with my therapist tonight. Perfect timing, that.

TsuKata: have fun tonight! I know you will, 'cause you're evil. *grin* SEND ME DETAILS!

Only forty more minutes and then I get to go home, yay!

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