Wednesday, June 28, 2006
It's just about a year now since Bird walked in with a pitiful little kitty, scrawny, eat up with fleas, with a shoulder injury from a street fight and declared, "God gave us a cat!"
Indeed. Ice-T has been a constant companion for Dr. ER lo, these past several months of homeboundness, as she recovers from a broken hip and other maladies. And I continue to be embarrassed at how hard I have fallen for the critter.
My bleeding heart ...
I'm tryin' to picture ER carin' for the little feline. Him givin' smoochy sounds and luvyduvy talk. But all that comes to my mind's eye involvin' the big ol' bearded, big ol' boy, big ol' southerner is, "This here kitty cat dangsure is full of lovin', mah dear sugar-dumplin' pie honey pot. Dangsure has fun little claws 'n' such. Where's my spittoon?"
That's me and Ice-T. :-)
Greater machismo has no man than this: That he lay down his manliness before the world, to love on his kitty cat.
How is Dr ER feeling these days? I hope she is mended and well.
But she made it to a work meeting at 8 a.m. this morning for this first time since last year! I got up at 5 a.m. to make sure she got up and around and she'd done beat me and had the coffee going!
Ice-T is a fraidy-cat!
You can come up my way this weekend and enjoy some good ol' K.C. barbecue and other sites in Kansas City for the Kansas City Pro Rodeo at the Benjamin Ranch. I'll likely be headin' that way, depending on whether i get the lawn mowed and all that jazz.
If I could, and what I'd recommend, is haulin your big ol' self to the beautiful country of Greeley, Colo., for the Independence Stampede. Short go-round is always on July 4. Great rodeo, and Beutler & Son Rodeo Co. of Elk City, Okla., is providing the stock.
From your house, ER, to Greeley is about 8-9 hours. Go north to Salina, Kan., take a left, exit right at the I-470 turnpike bypass westbound to I-25, and take it north until you get to the Greeley exit, which is Highway 34. It's right there. Ya can't miss it.
I'd go, I guarantee it, if I tweren't headin' to Vegas the following weekend to get all hitched up.