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Coloring Club Plus — 10/19/19

Oct 19

Bonus Pics:  I’ve got a foster kitty that is staying here.  Right now, I’m seeing if she and Mlady can get along.  She’s been here since Tuesday.  Her name from the Shelter is Elphaba, but I think her name will change.  I’m leaning towards Dotty or El Dotty as, well, she has some big dots.  I thought about Domino, but I like pet names that end in the “ee” sound.   She’s a tiny cat physically but she has a big personality.  She was in another shelter for 3 years, and has been at the one I work at for a year.  She’s been known to bite, but after having to survive for 4 years amongst a lot of bigger cats, it is understandable.  I grabbed her too quick and she instinctively went to bite but didn’t complete the deed.  I’m being mindful of gentle pats that come to her where she can see them, which is working.  She’s getting used to the place and exploring every square inch of the house, which Mlady didn’t do to the extreme she is.  I think she’s looking for hiding places if Mlady comes after her.  Mlady is an unhappy camper right now.  She’s hoarse from hissing at me and Dotty, but so far only one quick tangle that ended with Mlady running away and Dotty chasing like a Halloween Humpback cat.  Nobody got hurt.  She is very affectionate and wants to be near when she’s not exploring.  A really cool thing about her is she has learned how to run on the exercise wheel, which shelter workers said has helped with her anxiety.  If she stays, I will start saving for a wheel for her.

Dotty is dotty 101919

Elphaba El Dotty exploring house 101819

Blue is the fourth studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell, released June 22, 1971. Exploring the various facets of relationships from infatuation on “A Case of You” to insecurity on “This Flight Tonight”, the songs feature simple accompaniments on piano, guitar and Appalachian dulcimer. The album peaked at number 3 on the UK Albums Chart, number 9 on the Canadian RPM Albums Chart and number 15 on the Blllboard 200.

Today, Blue is generally regarded by music critics as one of the greatest albums of all time; the way Mitchell’s songwriting, compositions and voice all work together are frequent areas of praise. In January 2000, The New York Times chose Blue as one of the 25 albums that represented “turning points and pinnacles in 20th-century popular music”. In 2012, Blue was rated the 30th best album ever made in Rolling Stone’s list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”, the highest entry by a female artist. It was also voted number 24 in Colin Larkin’s All Time Top 1000 Albums 3rd Edition (2000).

“Little Green” is a song Mitchell wrote in 1967 about the daughter she had placed for adoption in 1965, when she was a poor folk singer in Toronto. The existence of her daughter, originally called Kelly Dale, was not publicly known until 1993, when a roommate from Mitchell’s art-school days in the 1960s sold the story of the adoption to a tabloid magazine. Mitchell commented on the situation in an interview quoted in a 1998 article: “I was dirt poor. An unhappy mother does not raise a happy child. It was difficult parting with the child, but I had to let her go.” Mitchell was reunited with her daughter, Kilauren Gibb, in 1997.

Born with the moon in Cancer
Choose her a name she’ll answer to
Call her green and the winters can not fade her
Call her green for the children who’ve have made her, Little Green
Be a gypsy dancer

He went to California
Hearing that everything’s warmer there
So you write him a letter and say, “her eyes are blue”
He sends you a poem and she’s lost to you
Little Green, he’s a non-conformer

Just a little green
Like the color when the spring is born
There’ll be crocuses to bring to school tomorrow
Just a little green
Like the night’s when the Northern lights perform
There’ll be icicles and birthday clothes and sometimes
There will be sorrow

Child with a child pretending
Weary of lies you are sending home
So you sign all the papers in the family name
You’re sad and you’re sorry but you’re not ashamed
Little Green, have a happy ending

Just a little green
Like the color when the spring is born
There’ll be crocuses to bring to school tomorrow
Just a little green
Like the night’s when the Northern lights perform
There’ll be icicles and birthday clothes
And sometimes there’ll be sorrow
Songwriters: Joni Mitchell

15 thoughts on “Coloring Club Plus — 10/19/19

  1. Another voice that identifies the era.
    We have two cats – they definitely don’t get on, but the house is big enough that they stay out of each other’s way. Except at breakfast, when they’re both too interested in eating.

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    1. Good info to know. I have two separate stations (food, water, kitty litter) set up at opposite ends of the house. I’ve already discovered El Dotty doesn’t like dry food but will eat canned, and Mlady is just the opposite, so they are well-matched in that regard.


      1. It’s good that they can probably eat in peace. Our girl will sniff the boy’s backside and it just puts him off. Our’s both eat wet food so we don’t designate it – if we did they’d just end up eating each other’s to be awkward!

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  2. Love those dots…she is beautiful… Nice Mitchell song. Love her lyrics to it.

    Took Martha back to the breeders and she taught us how to give shots. We gave shots to six Saint puppies for practice. I was in heaven around all of those.

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    1. Quite the adventure there. Not sure I would like to give shots to my pets. We have Tractor Supply here where they offer pet immunizations on the weekends for cheap. How’s Martha doing? Or should I say how much has she grown?

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      1. It’s nice to know how if we need to. Can’t do rabies…we will take her for those… but they take so much in booster shots.
        We can tell when we pick her up…she is growing…she is longer now and those paws are getting big.

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            1. ❤ I remember going to a place before I found the lady I got Chauncey from. We walked through the door and were mobbed by a whole herd of Boston Terriers of all ages. I fell in love with them as they were so welcoming and knew the right puppy would come along. This place seemed like a puppy mill, as if they would all be put back in their cages as soon as I left 😦

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  3. I hope all works out with Dotty!
    This is such a heartbreaking song. Women did not raise children out of wedlock back then. I can’t imagine how painful that must have been, and to carry the burden in secret for so long. (K)

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    1. Yes, it must have hurt a lot. I feel for her daughter, also, who learned how famous her mom was. I’m guessing the daughter thought mom chose music over her… That daughter is in her 50’s now I think…

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