Jen and Nova

A cute picture of my younger sister and one of her cats.

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Library Cats

An interesting site about cats who live in libraries around the world. Wish they had more detail but still interesting. Library Cats.

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Daria Fanfiction – Daria Gets a Cat

Daria gets a cat… one with a few strange habits, including a voracious appetite for the Morgendorffer family’s usual dinner entree. This is my second fanfic and, again, its a comedy. Notes are at the end of the piece, jokes are scattered, and trays are in their upright and locked positions. Scene 1: A sidewalk in Lawndale. The scene opens with Daria and Jane walking home from school. Jane: (a tad excited) So then Mr. DeMartino stands on his desk, drops his pants showing the whole class his USA flag underwear, puts his hand on his heart and starts singing “God Bless America.” Of course Ms. Li walks in right then with people from the state education board. (beat) At least he wasn’t mooning Kevin this time. Daria: (deadpan) Dammit, I always miss the good stuff. I guess he had forgotten to take his medication that morning? Jane: Nah, it just wasn’t working I guess. I’m sure though they upped the dosage afterwards. (beat) And that’s what happened when someone asked DeMartino about the time when Bob Hope came to ‘Nam for a visit. (1) Daria: So, is that why he does all the national anthems? Jane: For now. The lady who used to sing them had a voice that would shatter glass. (beat) So, want to come over and watch TV? I went to the store this weekend and have some cookie dough with your name on it. Daria: It’s not that sugar cookie stuff you got last time? Jane: I was in a minimalist mood. Everything was plain. My paintings, my cooking, my clothes,… Daria: (interrupts) So that’s why you showed up to school in a toga. Jane: Ms. Li didn’t like that too much but I just told here our washing machine had broken again. (beat and then with more feeling) This time, I’m going for substance. Daria: (eyebrow raised) Chocolate chip? Jane: (grin) Chocolate *CHUNK*! Daria: (thinks for a second) Sure, why not? Its not like I have to watch my girlish figure or anything. Jane: (smirk) You know, I know someone who would love to watch your figure. All you have to do is ask. Daria: (glare at Jane) I hate you. Jane: Yea, right. That’s why you keep coming back for more. Maybe I could paint a picture of the 2 of you rubbing cookie dough over each other. I wonder if I could get Trent to model. (beat. Looks at something on the sidewalk) What’s that? We see a very large orange and black tabby cat laying spread out on the sidewalk. He is reaching out to the girls and panting. He appears to be weak. As the girls come closer, he collapses. Jane: (heartbroken) Oh, the poor thing. (She runs over to the cat and kneels down by its side) It must be a stray and hasn’t had anything to eat recently. Daria: (coming up behind Jane with her eyebrows raising up) Jane, you actually believed that act? The thing weighs a ton, looks very well taken care of, and how many cats reach out like that? I haven’t It seen it sround anywhere. He must belong to that new guy that just moved in around the corner. He seems pretty strange. Jane: Oh, Daria. You just don’t understand cats. (scratches the cat) Oh, he’s so cute. Daria: Looks more like you found another guy to latch on to. Jane: With cats, it’s different. I’ve had my two for ages. I’m sure they would just love another playmate. The cat appears to be shocked for a second at the mention of...

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