Sunday, January 3, 2010

Writing Under Pressure

I'm not talking about the pressures of production. No. I'm talking about the whims of my cat. Anyone with a female (unspayed) cat knows what I'm talking about. My cat is in heat.

I haven't slept at nighttime now for a good four days. Thank God for the days off, because without them, I probably would have crashed my car or killed a co-worker (the car on accident, the co-worker, accidentally on purpose.) I feel like a mom with a new baby. I have to sleep when she sleeps, because there is no sleeping when she is awake and yowling.

Last night I wore her out, to the point of near exhaustion, playing laser tag. Today, I tried waking her every time I saw her little head start to nod off (why should I be the only one going psychotic from lack of sleep, right?). Tonight, as I strove for my 3k (fell a little short by 230 words or so - I'll get that tomorrow!) she was sleeping. I knew I should have said to hell with it and got in bed. I kept trying to wake her up, so she'd be tired when I was done. To no avail. Sure enough, I finish the scene, I update my sig on AW, then start to turn off lights, and she starts to yowl. Laser pointer it is.

The Free-Spay-And-Neuter-Month can't come too early. I just hope I make it till then.

9 comments:

  1. Is this her first heat? Anyway, good luck with both miss kitty and the writing.

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  2. Poor Sammich, and poor kitty. :(


    Adam

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  3. No- second heat. And yes... poor both of us.... sammich has a sad...

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  4. Sammich wanna hug?

    Sammich can haz a hug.

    *Hugs Sammich*

    Adam

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  5. Did I detect a hint of sarcasm? :D

    *Hugs you again anyway*

    Adam

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  6. no - no sarcasm! hugs is good! I like hugs! :)
    bettielee
    ^devoid of sarcasm! :)

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  7. That's alright then! ;-)

    *Yet more hugs*

    Adam

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  8. I have nothing but sympathy for you having to live with an unspayed cat! My daughter's cat stayed with us for a couple of weeks before it got spayed and drove everyone crazy.

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