It happened again, a week or so ago. And this time, I have a 50-second video to prove it.I've explained before how we acquired Zeus, a cantankerous cat who foisted himself upon us in 2005 and who is now widely known as "whitecat." We've never been sure this animal is an actual felid.
"No good deed goes unpunished." That comment was made to me a week or so ago by NSU President Steve Turner, during an email exchange unrelated to the newspaper. But if he were in my business instead of the education field, he could say the same thing, and it would be just as germane.That's probably true in every occupation these days. People distrust the motives of others, don't appreciate their missions, and look for any little niggling thing to criticize.
Every time I mention pets and their antics, my meager fan club seems to gain a couple of dozen people, mostly women of a certain age - mine and older. It's a good thing, too, because when I mention politics sometime later, I'll lose a couple dozen. It all works out in the wash.People nod in sympathy when you explain how you let your litter box go one day too many, and the cat left a gift in the doorway.
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Selecting a term
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