Au Floof

Au Floof (floofinition) – An animal who helps cares for children or does domestic work for a family in return for room and board.

In use: “She adopted Lucy as an emotional support dog, but Lucy was so smart, she became an au floof, fetching slippers, the newspaper, mail from the carrier, and numerous other tasks, as well as providing security.”

A Cat Dream

I was at some way station among people who I know, including a young child. It was a cozy place, a little dim inside, rain beating against tall narrow windows, mild rain battering them. A crowded place. Tables, overstuffed chairs, bookcases, brook stone fireplaces with fires going. Noisy.

Meanwhile, I’m giving the little girl a gift: a small cat. This cat is purple, white, gray, and pink. Really sweet little critter. About ten pounds. Of greatest interest, the cat has a set of controls in its side. See, the cat is a radio. It’s a live animal and it’s also a radio. I’m telling her, “Look at this. Listen.” Showing her the controls. But you can also lightly tap the cat to increase the volume, or tap it in another place to change the song.

The little girl is fascinated. Runs off. Comes back. Time and again as the cat hangs with around me, rolling around on the ground, being petted.

But there’s more! Besides the little cat, there’s a larger, almost identical purple-white-gray-pink radio cat. This one is much larger: forty to fifty pounds. And not as friendly. Or playful.

I’m playing with the little one. It’s on its back. I’m about to rub its belly. The little girl comes running up. “No! Don’t rub its belly! It doesn’t like to have its belly touched.”

I’m petting the belly, though. The little one makes a distressed meow. The big one comes running over through the crowd. Gives me an angry look and some serious tail switching. I leave off petting the little one, who gets up and rubs against me.

It’s time for me to go. I get up and dust off, look for the door, and make my way across the room.

Dream end.

Sunday’s Theme Music

Salutations, my fellow travelers on this space ship called Earth. Shipday is Sunday, October 17, 2021. Sunrise in my ship sector took place at 7:26 AM this morning. They had the area thermostat set on fall chilly, with an overnight low of 42 F. Showers are planned for this area, limiting the high temperature to 56 degrees F in accordance with ship seasonal doctrine. Sector sunset will take place at 6:26 PM. You will note that they continue to reduce the hours of sunlight in our sector and the sun’s warmth level here. They have scrubbed the air. The AQI remains a healthy 13.

Several days ago, some deviant neuron started playing Tom Cochrane’s “Life Is A Highway” from 1991 in the mental music stream. Although the song is popular with the neurons, many did not want it repetitively played and shut it down. Enough neurons wanted it that the song kept being resurrected. It’s overwhelmingly strong in this morning’s mental music stream today. I think the only way the neurons are going to let go of this is if I release it to the net. So, here you go.

Stay positive, test negative, wear a mask as necessary, and get the vax, if, when, you can. The neurons inform me that it’s coffee time. I will acquiesce to their demands. Enjoy the music. Cheers

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