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An extraordinarily cold morning here in Providence, or so it seems to me. Since I woke, the temperature has soared to a balmy 18F (though, factor in the wind chill, and it feels like 4F). An incredibly cold and windy night. All night, the wind buffeted and battered the house. We slept with the fireplace burning, which we've never done before.

I was an utter slug yesterday. I did almost nothing. I tried to remember to breathe. Oh, wait, I bathed.

And Spooky went out and adopted a new cat. He is Linus Beane Thumbknuckle (he came with the Linus part attached, and it fit so well, we kept it), a three-year-old polydactyl Lynx-point "Siamese" mix. Though, to me, he looks more bobcat than any manner of Siamese. I deem him a mutt. He has six toes on three feet, and five on one back foot. Almost a whole extra foot's worth of toes, so he's a proper Hemingway cat. Skittish as hell, and poor Hubero just wants to play. Linus spent the night in Spooky's sewing room, but he's beginning to venture forth into the vasty world beyond. I think he's even explored the front parlor. Linus weighs 8.75 pounds, to Hubero's 11. By the way, two cats is the absolute feline limit for this household. No exceptions.

A medium-bad seizure last night. Sometimes they come whether I rest or not.

And Vince has turned in the final illustration for A is for Alien. The platypus swears that A is for Alien is what all the cool kids are giving for Solstice presents this year, even though the publication date isn't until February. The best presents come after all the crazed holiday hoopla. Or so says the wizened monotreme.

There are two photos from yesterday, behind the cut:

Yesterday morning. The snow from my office window.

Last night, while I was recuperating from the fit, Linus joined me on the bed. Look upon those paws and be amazed.


( 18 comments — Have your say! )
Dec. 8th, 2008 04:26 pm (UTC)
Aaahaha. Linus has the 'tude in that photo. 'I not know why lady wear spiederz on legs. Dese hoomans iz weerd. But I keep dem anywai.'
Dec. 8th, 2008 04:28 pm (UTC)
I realize that he doesn't have quite enough toes, but you didn't name him "Ichthyostega"? (I have to say that he looks like an incredible cat. Be careful: I may have to swipe a tissue sample so I can grow my own.)
Dec. 8th, 2008 04:29 pm (UTC)
Linus is beautiful, if very un-Siamese looking. I am suitably jealous that you now have two cats.
Dec. 8th, 2008 04:38 pm (UTC)

He is a total mutt. I love his "wild cat" coloring.
Dec. 8th, 2008 04:43 pm (UTC)
He is a gorgeous colour and his fur looks so thick and velvety.
Dec. 8th, 2008 04:54 pm (UTC)
Off Topic
I don't know if you've seen this Cthulhu wreath yet, but it reminded me of you.
Dec. 8th, 2008 05:00 pm (UTC)
He is Linus Beane Thumbknuckle (he came with the Linus part attached, and it fit so well, we kept it), a three-year-old polydactyl Lynx-point "Siamese" mix.

Hey, Linus! He is beautiful.
Dec. 8th, 2008 05:29 pm (UTC)
Pretty view and a beautiful kitty cat!
Dec. 8th, 2008 05:49 pm (UTC)
Beautiful kitty and lovely, fat feet - perfect for ruling the universe.
Dec. 8th, 2008 06:11 pm (UTC)
eeeeeee he is so cute. I love his little grumpy-old-man face and his huuuuge feets.
Dec. 8th, 2008 09:26 pm (UTC)

He's really slender and fine-boned, so his feet look extra huge when he's walking around. I love our little mutant. The boys just had a close-up with no hissing, but they're both keeping a good bit of personal space between them.
Dec. 8th, 2008 06:45 pm (UTC)
What a lovely cat. He's like winter sky.
Dec. 8th, 2008 07:51 pm (UTC)
I hope you're feeling much better today.

Linus looks like a cougar! I love his cougar-coloured nose. are there claws in each of those toes? What a pretty kitty.

Dec. 8th, 2008 07:57 pm (UTC)
Those spidery pajamas are in Kat's collection of comfy pants.

We were disappointed that Target didn't have new halloween PJs this year.

Dec. 8th, 2008 08:09 pm (UTC)
What a gorgeous cat. That grumpy expression and extra toes. . . I do believe you have a winner. =)

I recognize that shirt! Actually, I usually use it as a sleep top, too, since it's so faded now.
Dec. 8th, 2008 08:16 pm (UTC)
I looked upon your spider-pants and was amazed.
Dec. 9th, 2008 04:54 am (UTC)
He's very much the mutt cat, which is cool, since those are usually the best ones. I love the grumpy look, because you know he really likes it...
Dec. 9th, 2008 02:04 pm (UTC)
your cat is hideous. it looks like the offspring of a siamese and a coon-cat, if such a thing is possible. I would kill it immediately, if it weren't adorable. is weren't a word?
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