Day 3205: Catching a break

As Joan the cat continues to heal slowly, she’s been catching a break every day from the cone that prevents her from over-grooming the broken skin on her tummy and leg.

There she is, catching a break in her favorite tunnel toy. When we catch her licking the problem area again, we have to catch her and put the cone back on, which breaks my heart. However, Joan seems to be a lot cooler and more comfortable about the cone than I am. She can even catch mice (who can’t seem to catch a break around here) when wearing it.

There’s Joan with cone, catching a break while I’m catching up with my morning routine of writing this blog. I’m imagining that she is suggesting that I catch a break from my worry about her wearing a cone for so long. I know that soon we all will be catching a break when Joan’s cone comes off permanently.

Here’s our other cat, Harley, catching a break from Joan’s relentless efforts to play with him.

Is anybody catching a break in my other images for today?

We hope to be catching a break from our broken shower (which caused a lot of hidden damage) with extensive repairs, including getting new tiles installed. We were catching a break at Home Depot last night checking out the tiles there, including the ones that are already on the bathroom walls.

I’ve been catching a break by sending out tweets on Twitter.

It says a lot about the state of the world that I’m having trouble catching a break no matter how noisy or quiet it is. I’m going to try to catch a break and enjoy any quiet I can find today.

It looks like the Daily Bitch can only catch a break when she gets some pizza.

Is anybody interested in catching a break by singing along to this song?

I look forward to catching any comments you leave about this catching-a-break post, below.

There’s no catching a break from my gratitude, which never stops!

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20 thoughts on “Day 3205: Catching a break

  1. Let’s hope we all catch a break and find a permanent solution to the treatment of all cancers.

  2. Do you mean that Home Depot still carries the same bathroom tiles?.That would be awesome

    It is such a shame that your shower leaked. Water can be as destructive as fire.

    Joan and Harley always make my day, when it starts with photos of them. Thank you

  3. puella33

    I’ll have my breaking at the table by the ocean 😉 Have a nice day, Ann

  4. That is one well-loved cat. You can see it in her expression:).

  5. I’m catching a break, watching Joan, the amber tigress with Buddha and master sage, Harley.

  6. looks like harley is keeping a poker face about it all as if to say, “really?” i love to sing to ‘free fallin’ by tom petty. i think that i’m magnificent when belting it out in my car, and i may just be, judging by the attention i get from other drivers when pulling up to a light while singing. ) p.s. i think joan is getting signals from space with her cone. i wonder what she’s telling them about humans…

  7. After many mishaps and mistakes I think I need a break from technology. Ironically I’m sharing that here but your blog is a safe space where I can count on things to work.

  8. Joan’s face is looking a little fuller these days. I think she is eating well and feeling loved.

  9. I have sung along to Quarterflash while driving in my car many times in my life, Ann.

  10. Those skulls! 😮

  11. I love seeing Joan able to play freely without her collar! It is amazing how adaptable she’s become to it all, especially hearing she can still catch a mouse!

    I am taking a break right now, just visiting with you! 🙂

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