For no particular reason, other than wanting to post something that didn't involve a new update to some software script or other, I would like to take this opportunity to share with you all the latest picture of Harper, my cat. He was a rescue cat -though the pound wouldn't tell us why and what he was rescued from. He did have an aversion to feet for a long time, though, so we figured he might have been the victim of some injudicious kicks in his time. I called him Harper because of the lines in 'To Kill a Mockingbird': "Remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird. Mockingbirds don't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy…but sing their hearts out for us. That's why it's a sin to kill a mockingbird." It's a sin to kick a cat, too.
Anyway, he wouldn't have anything to do with me for the first year he was at home (in Australia). Literally: he wouldn't come to me for anything, wouldn't jump on my lap, nothing. A no-contact order was clearly in place. [...]