Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The Tragic Death of Zachery Ty Bryan II and What Happens Now

Not an actual picture of the deceased.

Afternoon Readers,

Today, I have a touch of some sort of evil virus, so I'm checking in to let you know that it hasn't killed me yet, and to also mention here that the apple cider I'm drinking is delicious.

Seriously, it's like sticking a straw straight into an apple.

Oh, and I need to keep you up to date with what's going on...

Although I announced it a few days ago on Facebook, some of you may have missed the unfortunate happenings of our resident mouse, Zachery Ty Bryan II (not to be confused with the real ZTB, who I hear is doing fine and not, to my knowledge, living on pancake leavings behind our stove).

The mouse was found and presumed the loser in a battle with Husband's car. He will be remembered for his fondness of dog food and scaring the crap out of me, if I happened to be up late working or searching for something to eat at midnight.

He will be missed. I lied. He will be missed sort of. I lied again.

We're getting a cat.

Why this is at all interesting to you as a Reader (I capitalize because I care): 

1.) Neither Husband and I are really cat people but we're going to try.
2.) Although Husband says he's not a cat person, he's displayed unusual zeal for picking out said cat.
3.) Our dog may not be a cat person. Our children may not be cat people. And the cat may not be a person cat.

I can't think about it too much right now. Updates as they come in. I'm off to finish this cider and observe the children not caring I'm sick by poking me in the ear and shouting directly into my face.

Until Next Time, Readers!


24 comments:

  1. First of all, my condolences, as I saw this on Facebook earlier this week but wanted to give you your time to grieve. Now I would also like to give you your time to grieve for surfaces of your house that will no longer be immune from cat hair. Now I like my cat enough--she's super sweet--but turns out I am NOT a cat person. Or really a people person. I suppose it's more me than her.

    Anyway, I look forward to reading about your new adventures in feline friendship and am sure it will be a lovely addition to your family, unlike the flu. Get well now (not soon, as that just sounds like I want you to suffer.)

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    1. That's what I'm terrified of, the hair. Flea already sheds so much, I find hair on every single thing in the house. Combine that with a new animal, and we might as well turn this place into some sort of local museum of ..well, hair.

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  2. Get a short haired calico cat. They are pretty enough to get away with the things they do.

    Get well soon.

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    1. Definitely taking that into consideration. If I can find a cat that doesn't shed and can bring me beer from the fridge, he's a shoe-in.

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  3. Get better before the twins take over completely--I hope it's not too late!!

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    1. It's been a delicate balance, trying to keep the house in one piece...;)

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  4. Oh, how I've missd you.

    A cat? Really? We just adopted a rescue mutt. At least I know we are dog people. For the most part. And the dog is fo sho a person dog as she won't leave my freakin' lap.

    But enough about me...Good luck with that project, my friend.

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    1. Thanks, Sue! I'm not sure if what avenue we'll take to get the new cat, although we've ruled out stealing attractive ones we spot around the neighborhood and friend's houses.

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  5. Feel better and so been there that the kids don't seem to notice or care that I am under the weather, but when they are it is like the world is truly coming to an end!!

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    1. Spot on, my friend. Spot on. There's no crying in motherhood! Ok, I lied. There totally is.

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  6. "I capitalize because I care" -- you are so funny!

    yes, we have considered getting a cat by process of elimination. Mostly that I wouldn't have to deal much with the poop.

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    1. Because I do! Yes, that is one perk. At least the cat can go in the litter box. Whereas, the dog's main goal is to turn the backyard into a mine field.

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  7. Whether your cat is a people cat or an angry loner, one thing's for sure - someday soon you'll find a cat hair in your apple cider. Because car hair gets everywhere. But cats are cute and you'll love yours, so no worries - you'll drink the cider anyway. ;)

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    1. Cat hair in my cider ...is there any way that can be turned into a book title? Either or, I'll probably still drink it.

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  8. Here's hoping it was your husband who found the remains...

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    1. Alas, it was not. But it was dear Husband who got to clean it up when he got home...;)

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  9. So I realized that although I consider you a BFF, you might not feel the same. I used to blog. Then I got tired of the lack of comments from lurkers who considered me their BFF. My, how the tables have turned, you wretched thing, you (and by you, I mean me).
    Okay, I commented. Now we can shop for shoes together and such. Oh, and I can look for you on FB and you can ignore me if you like/must. I'll just drip sad tears into my cider, but it's okay.

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    1. You had me at "Now we can shop for shoes together." Seriously, when are we going???

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  10. We accidentally got two cats over the past few years. They catch mice, birds, squirrels, moles...these things are beasts!! I don't have a litter box or cat hair, they stay outside, and I AM a cat person, just not a cat-in-my-house person. (One does come in sometimes but she goes back out pretty quickly). Cats are great, they dont need all that pesky attention like dogs. Good Luck and get well now! :)
    <3 Devan

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