Tuesday, April 21, 2009

War and Pussycats- More Twos on Tuesday

A proper cat scan.

I was so tickled last week to join in on the Women of Mystery’s Two Sentence Tuesdays I thought I’d give it another go this week.
It keeps me writing, for one thing, and for another it forces me to tap out something that I can share with the blogging world without cringing.

This is something we read this week. My husband reads me a bedtime story and has done so virtually every night for the 19 years we’ve been together. We received the Warriors series for a Christmas gift from friends and we’ve just started it. I absolutely love it and can’t help but refer to it as “War and Pussycats.”

Here are two sentences from Warriors: Into the Wild, by Erin Hunter, Avon Books, 2003.

“After a moment’s pause, several of the cats moved forward to lick Redtail’s bedraggled fur. As they groomed they purred hushed phrases to the dead warrior.”

My contribution is from the novel I started late last week about a mirror that randomly plays back images it has reflected.

"Light bounced around the room from the mirror. In its face a man in his mid 30s slapped his forehead and raised his arms to the ceiling."

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ll be out for most of the day. In keeping with the theme of the today’s post I’m off to the U of A Hospitals for a cardiac CAT scan.


MizFit said...

wait what?!

CAT scan? just a check up??

Crabby McSlacker said...

Hope the scan says everything's fine!

And too bad there are no actual cats involved in cat scans.

the Bag Lady said...

Looks as though Mike already had HIS scan - all that kitty love that was going on!

Good luck with the scan today - hope everything goes well.

Leah J. Utas said...

Mizfit, long story. Flipped back into Atrial Fibrillation a while ago and will get matters taken care of with an ablation. Said scan is to sort out what part of the heart is out of rhythm.

Crabby, thanks. I'd much rather be scanned by kitties. It's more soothing.

Oh, yes, df Bag Lady. Mike's was done by a proper cat.
Thanks. I'm sure they'll find what they need to cauterize.

Terrie Farley Moran said...

df Leah,

I hope your scan goes really well.


Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, df Terrie.

solarity said...

I can hear the purr coming right out of the screen.

Mary Anne in Kentucky

Leah J. Utas said...

Mary Anne in Kentucky, It was loud enough and contented enough that I'm sure you can.

R said...

How sweet is that! I tried to get hubby to read to me too, but alas...NCIS won :)

AHH, I hope the scan goes well!

Have a great day!

Crystal Phares said...

I hope the scan goes well, and I can't wait to read more about the mirror.

Leah J. Utas said...

R, the bedtime story is great. He does the voices, too. Thanks.

Thanks, Crystal, on both counts.

Clare2e said...

Bedtime story with voices? You never said you lived in shangri-la!

Thanks for joining in again this week and good luck with the less adorable cat scan.

Travis Erwin said...

What a great premise. Lots of places for you to go with that one.

Leah J. Utas said...

Clare2e, I don't want to sound like I'm bragging, but I do have it pretty good here.
I'm happy to participate. Thanks.

Travis, thank you. I haven't gotten very far with it because I have so many choices. That is in no way a complaint.

Reb said...

Damn, if I'm not too late, stop by when you are in the city and I will lend you some Terry Pratchett.

Love your premise and will have to look for that series.

Missicat said...

Kitties are defintely the best scanners! I should know..

Hope all goes well.

Hilary said...

Lovely post all around.. except that you need to attend to medical issues. I hope your CAT scan turns out purrrfectly.

Redbush said...

Love the two moose! Hope your scan goes o.k. I like your original cat scan picture!

Thomma Lyn said...

A CAT scan -- I hope all is well! I will be sending you lots of good thoughts.

With four cats in the house, I get cat-scanned every day. ;)

Puss is so beautiful! I just wanna scwatch her fuzzy wuzzy widdle head, hehe.

Barbara Martin said...

Intriguing sentences for a neat premise.

How lovely you are read to at night.

You're going to be fine.

Leah J. Utas said...

Reb, next time. Sorry I missed your comment. I'd love a loan of Pratchett.
Series!? Oh, my. Let me see about getting one written.

Missicat, thanks. I'd love it if real kitties did the scanning.

Thanks, Hilary. LOL.

Glad you like the header pic, Redbush. And the proper cat scan.

Thanks for the good thoughts, Thomma Lynn. I'm sure you enjoy your cat scans more.
Puss is a raven-furred beauty, no question.

Barbara, the bedtime stories are the best. And thanks.

carla said...

how was the scan?

(and Im still amazed about the story reading. that is BEYOND COOL)

Leah J. Utas said...

Carla, it went well. The dye that gets injected causes an interesting sensation of warmth all through the body.
Thanks for asking. I won't know for a while what showed up. It was to sort out which area of the heart was out of sync so it could be cut, burned, frozen, or otherwise destroyed. Then I can get off the soul-crushing meds and get on with bouncing around the mountains like I'm supposed to.

The reading is absolutely wonderful. It was Mike's idea. He insisted I needed a bedtime story. Of course he was right.

Frank Baron said...

Glad it went well and hope the follow-up is non-invasive, effective, and lasting. Soul-crushing meds are no darn good.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks so much, Frank. I'm going for an ablation at some point and then things will be all sorted out.