Part 5, Sept. 18, 2008
FLASH!! DATELINE: POINT ARENA, CA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 7:27PM
3 Kitty Central Debriefing and Psychological Operations Unit of the
Feline Intelligence Authority, led by Commander Blackie and staffed by
Princess Yoda is pleased to report much progress in the repatriation
and rehabilitation of THE LAP (also known as Jan). Commander
Blackie witnessed a milestone this morning as THE LAP actually put on
her own socks without assistance. The next milestone will come
when THE LAP can either fill the kitty food bowl or dry between her own
Princess Yoda, yesterday, finally dragged THE LAP outside
and down to the back fence for a patrol into frontier territory.
They were accompanied by THE SEDAN CHAIR (also known as Jack).
Princess Yoda eagerly awaits the occasion when THE LAP will be able to
pick her up and retake an alternate identity as a Sedan Chair.
hours ago, a Debriefing Effectiveness Test (DET) was performed to
ascertain THE LAP's level of return to normalcy. A
mercenary unit, Commando Clarence (a fearless but somewhat inept kitty
from a neighboring territory), was dispatched to perform a penetration
of the 3Kitty Headquarters perimeter, through a "kitty door" which was
"accidentally" left unsecured. THE LAP responded to the
alarm as Princess Yoda and the infiltrator battled in the 3Kitty
Kitchen. It can now be confirmed that THE LAP is once again able to
move quickly and repel the faux invader.
THE LAP had her first
post-op check-in with her gyn. Because of the distance from Santa
Rosa to the Three Kitty Headquarters, this was done by telephone.
Healing is progressing well with no signs of complications. There
is still no final word yet from the pathologist. The pathologist
who is doing the "second opinion" (standard practice) is at UCSF and
unavailable this week.
Although weaving is not yet occurring
(sitting close to the floor - or anything else for that matter - still
isn't an option), THE LAP has started learning the Japanese braiding
technique of KumiHimo where threads are manipulated around and across a
disk while sitting in front of the television. Because the
threads are contained on bobbins, Commander Blackie and Princess Yoda
only have a passing interest in being involved in the process.
THE LAP thinks this might be an interesting way to keep her fingers
nimble during future travel adventures.
Much review of
historical documents and images available through electronic devices
(TV) has also been occurring, as THE LAP attempts to catch up on
decades of not-enough-television-time. The 3Kitty Board of
Directors considers this a Good Thing, as it makes THE LAP much more
available for use than ever before. Research continues on
ways to prevent the occasional disruptions when THE LAP mutters about
needing to visit the litter box again.
Until next time, your Three Kitty (War) Korrespondents, Blackie, Yoda, Company Clerk Jack, and