Sometimes the weekends are just too much for any cat. I was up most of last night playing THoE and trying to catch a bug on the ceiling. It's exhausting being the mancat of the house. Despite all of my training, I still get tired. Oh well, it's a hard job, but I gotta do it!
My human came back from Atlanta. I was hoping to post about what she was doing while she was there...but instead I have very sad news. Many of you have been asking about whether my buddy Drebin ever came home. This morning, Drebin's human found him...but it was too late, he had already gone to the Bridge. Drebin's human Max is so very sad. If you have a moment, please stop by his blog and send him some purrs.
My human left yesterday with her bags and I heard her say she won't be back until Thursday. She had to go to someplace called Atlanta for her day hunting. If you see her can you send her back to me? I heard whispers that she may be hanging out with woofies during her day hunting. I think she's a bit of a traitor! I'll get all the details when she returns!
Eight years ago America, as we knew it, changed forever. We became a more cautious nation; always looking over our shoulder and always on alert. We also became more patriotic; more fiercely loyal to those who lay their lives on the line to defend us. Eight years ago, we were attacked on our own soil. Today, we remember. We remember the ones who lost their lives in those towers, in the planes, in the Pentagon, in that field in Pennsylvania. We remember the sorrow and the anger.
Today, we are participating in Project 2996, which was created to remind us all of the people who were killed on 9/11. Every participating blogger is assigned a name of a victim and is to research the life of that person then post a tribute to them. The terrorists will never win, because we will never forget.
This post is in honor of Adriana Legro. This beautiful, vibrant woman was 32-years-old on Sept. 11, 2001. The youngest of four children of Colombian immigrants, Adriana was the only one in her family to graduate college. Known as the “achiever” in the family, she worked as an institutional sales broker at Carr Futures on the 92nd floor of the second tower. Her family last heard from her after the first plane hit the towers. Her body was not found. She is still listed among the missing.
Adriana is more than just a name and number on the list of victims. She was a young woman with hopes and dreams. A woman who worked hard at her career, but every night went home to Elmhurst, Queens to take care of her 92-year-old grandmother. Friends say that Adriana seized each day. She wasn’t one to sit around and complain about life. She loved to travel, meet new people, try new things. Her sister describes her as “bon vivant” -- “always the life of the party.” In February, 2001, Adriana ran her first ever marathon with Road Runners. Then, on a bright blue September morning, she was gone.
Adriana Legro left behind her grandmother, parents, siblings, nieces, nephews and her Pekingese Lucky.
“Time is passing. Yet, for the United States of America, there will be no forgetting Sept. the 11th. We will remember every rescuer who died in honor. We will remember every family that lives in grief. We will remember the fire and ash, the last phone calls, the funerals of the children.” ~Former President George W. Bush, Nov. 11, 2001
Now that I'm a ManCat, I am finding that there are some things that I just can't do anymore. One of those things is lying on top of the cable box. I used to love this spot; it's nice and warm. But now it's a bit of a tight squeeze...
I was tagged by my pals The Kitty Krew last week to play the awesome game. I'm supposed to give 7 reasons why I'm awesome and then tag others to play. The hardest part of this game is narrowing the reasons down to just 7!
I'm awesome because:
I'm an official Mancat now. I took my training seriously and learned many impawtant lessons along the way!
I can catch flies like a character from the movie Karate Kid. I catch them between my paws. And then I eat them. Yummy!
I can wake my humans from a deep sleep by playing THoE and knocking things over. And if all else fails I attack their feet.
I love to cuddle with my humans and I can admit it!
I scare off the birds that gather outside my window
I have claimed an entire loveseat for myself!
And last, but certainly not least, I'm awesome because, well...I'm a CAT and we are all awesome!
I know that many of my friends have already played the awesome, but if not, I tag you to play!