A Shady Friendship

“Hey, buddy. I noticed you were having a tough day, and so I just wanted to sit with you and let you know that you’re not alone. Because that’s what friends do: They stay by each other through the good times and the bad times.Β ButΒ when the sunlight hits the inside of this cone in a few hours, I’m outta here. Just sayin’.”


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33 thoughts on “A Shady Friendship

  1. dubravkamcvmd July 13, 2016 / 3:31 pm

    Double awwwww!

  2. 6rabbits July 13, 2016 / 3:31 pm

    “Nothing personal. I just don’t do heat.” πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ This needs to be written on my tombstone! And perhaps a tee shirt…and a tote bag…and a bumper sticker…

    • allein July 13, 2016 / 3:45 pm

      “I told you it was too hot outside.”

      • AJ July 13, 2016 / 7:00 pm

        But it’s a dry heat. It’s the humidity that gets you every time.

        • Murray C. July 13, 2016 / 7:42 pm


        • Faye July 13, 2016 / 7:58 pm

          That cracked me up. Get the butter and salt.

        • debg July 14, 2016 / 9:52 am


    • Juno July 13, 2016 / 4:47 pm

      On mine, too. But–what cat has ever declined to be in the sun??

    • Kar July 13, 2016 / 8:38 pm

      This is why I left Florida.

      • 6rabbits July 14, 2016 / 10:31 am

        This is why I will _never_ live in Florida!

  3. Doug July 13, 2016 / 3:35 pm

    “He’s not heavy, He’s my brother”

    Unless I have to get up .. then he’s heavy

    • Murray C. July 13, 2016 / 5:34 pm

      And depending on what he’d had for lunch!

      • Phred's Mom July 13, 2016 / 8:07 pm

        Murray, how’d it go?

        • Murray C. July 13, 2016 / 8:40 pm

          Okay! I did write on one of yesterday’s posts but wasn’t sure if anybody would see it. Basically, I have two issues, arthritis and a r.cuff tear. The doc is a bit concerned about the extent of the arthritis because he told me that the success and subsequent durability of the repair can be compromised. So what we’ve agreed I should do is have him take a look at it, do the repair if it looks feasible, otherwise close the incision and I’ll live with it as is with the help of cortisone shots until a replacement is called for. Surgery day is Sept. 1st, 4 weeks of immobilization to follow. Now I have to start practicing doing everything (EVERYthing) with one hand. πŸ˜† And thanks for asking.☺️

          • Gigi_the cat lady July 13, 2016 / 9:43 pm

            Is it you right or your left shoulder and are you right handed or left. I had an operation years ago to remove a tumour in my left hand and managed pretty well with just my right for a month since I’m right handed but I think the other way around would have been more difficult. Still where there’s a will there’s a way I’m sure you’ll manage.

            • Murray C. July 13, 2016 / 10:04 pm

              I’m right handed, so it is a bit difficult. One of the things that’s been hardest is that it hurts when I paint – just with my arm resting on a drawing board and working closely. And it’s amazing how much it hurts to delete emails from my phone or tablet! I was out in the garden pruning and sawing and digging – not a thing – but small movements can be incredibly painful. I’m sure I will manage. If there’s anything I’ve learned it’s that we’re pretty adaptable creatures.

              • Faye July 13, 2016 / 11:02 pm

                Murray you have a wonderful attitude. That will serve you well through the whole ordeal.

                • Haha July 14, 2016 / 12:11 am

                  A hopefull illustration; my father in law had his dominate hand and arm immobilized for a while, we now joke at how many things he is able to do ambidextrously! He gets to choose, “Am I better with this, or this hand?”
                  All the best from a difficult situation to you!

                • Murray C. July 14, 2016 / 12:24 pm

                  Aw, thanks.

              • Phred's Mom July 14, 2016 / 6:03 am

                It helps to think of it not only as material for a sitcom, or
                farce, but as a game to train your left side. Haha is right,
                and you will be impressed with your new skills. You’ll
                do well. And you can always vent in this direction, y’know.

                • Murray C. July 14, 2016 / 12:25 pm

                  Phred’s Mom, you wrote this a few days back but I meant to tell you how funny it is and how much I love the idea.😝

              • debg July 14, 2016 / 9:51 am

                Murray, keep us posted. I would not be able to function without two working hands, so my heart goes out to you.

                • Murray C. July 14, 2016 / 12:31 pm

                  Four weeks is really not long – it might seem like it is at times, but, really, in the scheme of things it’s a blip. And I can kvetch to all of you!!!πŸ˜ƒ

              • 6rabbits July 14, 2016 / 10:39 am

                Murray C., I can’t imagine being without my right hand! (I tried to train my left hand when I was a teen, and my whole right side is just too dominant.) you have my utmost sympathy! At least since the left side of the body is controlled by the right side of your brain, during recovery from surgery you can assure people that, yes, you ARE in your right mind!πŸ˜‹

                • Murray C. July 14, 2016 / 12:29 pm

                  Hee, hee.πŸ˜„ When I was young I wanted to BE left handed and tried to write with my left hand. But what I can do and never had to work at it, is mirror writing; that’s when you write simultaneously with your right and left hands starting in the middle and working outwards so that one side mirrors the other. I was so surprised the first time I did it, writing my name on a blackboard.

                  • allein July 14, 2016 / 12:34 pm

                    For some reason, I can write reasonably okay on a chalkboard with my left hand. On paper, I can’t write legibly at all.

                    • Murray C. July 14, 2016 / 3:42 pm

                      It’s because it’s a larger muscle group – you’re using your whole arm on the blackboard – the fine motor skills are trickier, I think.

                    • allein July 14, 2016 / 3:50 pm

                      (can’t reply to your comment, Murray C.)

                      Yeah, but I couldn’t write as well on a white board. Maybe I just hold the marker differently than I do a stick of chalk. Haven’t tested this out in years…maybe an experiment is in order…

                  • 6rabbits July 14, 2016 / 3:45 pm

                    I have heard of mirror writing but never known anyone with that skill! I am totally impressed! 😎 Since you can do that it might not be too hard to switch!πŸ‘πŸΌ

  4. Faye July 13, 2016 / 7:59 pm

    If it fits I sits!

  5. sugitomo July 13, 2016 / 11:42 pm

    Soooo sweet, or soo throwing salt into the wound…

    • debg July 14, 2016 / 10:33 am

      With cats, you never know.

      • sugitomo July 14, 2016 / 11:35 pm

        So much truth there.

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