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Day 1136: More comfort zones

About a year ago, I was comfortable enough to write a post named “Comfort Zones.”

Yesterday, a therapy group at work  was comfortable enough to focus in on comfort zones. And I was enough in the zone to take all these photos:





Which of those photos zone more into comfort zones for you?

Every day, I’m moving into more comfort zones about

  • working,
  • playing,
  • singing,
  • writing,
  • speaking,
  • being comforted, and
  • comforting others

… by challenging AND inhabiting my comfort zones.

More comfortable thanks to all who helped me create this post and to you — of course! — for your comforting presence.

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Day 668: Cat people

If you know the difference between a cat


and a dog


… then you probably know the difference between “cat people” and “dog people.”  Speaking for myself, I’ve read and heard lots of discussions about how Cat People and Dog People differ. (If you want to read some of these comparisons, check out this, this, this, or that) (fetched for me, just now, by Google, which seems kind of dog-like to me).

As I was deciding which articles and quizzes to include here about Cat People vs. Dog People, this conclusion stood out:

Cat lovers are smarter than dog owners, study claims.

Since I am a cat person, you COULD assume that the links I chose for reading materials, above, are good ones. Whether you choose to visit those links probably depends on the kind of person you are.

So why am I writing about Cat People today?  As usual, I have lots of reasons (which may be related to my being a Cat Person) (or maybe not):

  • I realized I hadn’t been showing photos of our two cats, Oscar and Harley, in my blog lately.
  • I therefore took some photos of them yesterday.

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  • We recently found out that our neighbor cat, Mambo, is male, so now we can say, “What a good boy!” with impunity.

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If our cats read this blog, they might get the impression that we like Mambo more than we like them, but they don’t and we don’t, either.

If Michael reads this blog, he might have felines, I mean feelings, about what I’ve included here, so far. If he does, I can change this post, as he requests.

I like being respectful of the preferences of people I include in my blog, whether they are cat people, dog people, or other kinds of people. I especially want to be thoughtful about Michael’s wishes, today, because tomorrow is the fourth anniversary of the day we met.  Yes, my boyfriend Michael and I met …

…. on Halloween.


Eeeeek!  I hope I didn’t scare you, just now, with that other neighborhood cat (whose name and gender I do not know).

I don’t find our anniversary scary at all, even though Michael described himself as more of a Dog Person when we first met. From knowing Michael for four years, I would say he’s one of those rare people who appreciate cats AND dogs, for what they are.

Last night, Michael and I followed our usual Wednesday evening norm of visiting a local pet-store-with-cat-shelter, where we saw lots of cat people and dog people. The self-avowed cat person in the couple (which would be me)  took all of these photos:

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Michael, as usual, made me laugh out loud, LOL, crack up — whatever cat, dog, or other people want to call it — last night, with this commentary about that product above:

What is this? A laser printer? We can’t poop in this! We’ll get into trouble!

In honor of our anniversary tomorrow, I am posting a song that Michael, I believe, likes better than some of the other music I choose for this blog:

(official video of the theme from “Cat People,” sung by David Bowie, found here)

I don’t know if our different tastes in music have to do with Michael and I being primarily cat people or dog people. I do know that I like David Bowie, too.

Also, in honor of Cat (and, perhaps, Dog) People, I’m including one of my favorite cat videos, from YouTube:

(“Ninja Cat” video found here on YouTube)

Some things just sneak up on you, don’t they?

Thanks to Michael (of course), cat people, dog people, cats, dogs, and you … no matter what kind of person you are!

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