Part 13, Dec. 23, 2008
COMMANDER BLACKIE'S CHRISTMAS MESSAGE TO THE (SUPPORT) TROOPS RE: CHRISTMAS TRUCE
am writing to Jack, Princess Yoda, Lady Robin, Princess Tiara, Col.
Jim, Nurse Donna Fuzzy-Wuzzy and the rest of the support troops to
bring you greetings and news in these few days before Christmas.
are quiet, here, in Santa Rosa. Jan and I have settled in.
Because Jack is back in Point Arena with Princess Yoda, I am allowed to
have my toys scattered all over the floor. Jan leaves the door to
the deck open just a "kitty width" and I can go out and smell the
outside. Jan even takes me out on the front landing when the
weather is good. Without Princess Yoda, however, I have to do all
the debriefing sessions by myself. I've found that THE LAP is
quite comfortable although television is boring. I tend to fall
Jan is enjoying having a Safeway nearby so she can
decide what to make for dinner on her way home from her daily
(Monday-Friday) meetings with our Knuclear Krew and their Giant
Electric Toaster. It takes the Knuclear Krew about 15 minutes a
day to toast Jan to a golden brown inside. We are both glad that
she isn't getting a suntan on the outside. Jan did make a note
one evening during debriefing that there aren't too many places left on
her body "where the sun don't shine". As of this afternoon, Jan
will be 28% through her toasting. (She prefers to think of it
that way. She actually has completed 7 radiation sessions and has
18 to go.) Her final toasting session is currently scheduled for
January 26. She hopes to be back in Point Arena by February 1.
is looking forward to Jack's return to Santa Rosa this afternoon (after
he delivers Princess Yoda to the R&R Center at Bed and Bone).
Jack will be here for a week. It looks like I'll have to take
cover in my bunker under the bed. Jack will be bringing the
Christmas tree and all those fun ornaments that I like to play with so
I guess it is a fair trade.
The Knuclear Krew did announce that
there would be a 4 day Christmas truce. After Wednesday, the
Giant Electric Toaster (the GET) will be powered down and disarmed
until the following Monday so Jan, Jack and I get 4 days of R&R
together. (Oh, joy.)
Until next time, from our remote
location, your Three Kitty Kombatants, Jan and Blackie would like to
wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, and a very Happy New
Blackie (and Jan)