A post about our Alaskan adventures is long overdue and coming soon.  It is, as they say, “in progress.“

Part of the reason for the delay is that it is simply getting much more difficult for me to write. My left hand is losing its capabilities... and as for my right hand,  the following story will give you a picture of the situation.

The Internet is chock-full of cat videos. Among them there is one that gave us a chuckle a few years ago: a sullen cat pushing various objects off a table.  And then came a day few weeks ago when I reached for a remote control sitting on the table right next to me. Rather than grabbing it, I pushed it off the table. It was impossible for me to pick it up with my right hand, which is now in a more-or-less permanently clenched fist.

Dee’s observation: You have now officially become a kitty.

And, alas, she is right. But at least I don’t have to lick myself all over.  


  1. You'll need to start practicing your "whip around and look wide-eyed and startled" posture. Best done in mid-self-lick.

  2. Ah, if I could only lick myself.
    I would call in sick more often.


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