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#KeanuMovie Calendar

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Comic geniuses Keegan  Michael-Key and Jordan Peele (AKA Key & Peele)  produced and star in the upcoming “Keanu” movie  (April 29) about a kitten who  is adopted by Peele’s character only to be kidnapped by gangsters. Key and Peele masquerade as gangsters to retrieve the precious kitty “Keanu.”  Here is the promotional calendar featured in ComingSoon.net produced by the film’s promoters.

 

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It’s Not Size That Matters: When It Comes to Houses

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Jean Claude, the black Bombay and KoKo, the domestic shorthair are having a ball at CCL’s other house ( not in Brookland). Though smaller the house affords them unique hiding places and extra large backyard. This inspired me to include Mel Walters “The Smaller the Club” – the bigger the party- yeah baby.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wjoq1BkkjYo

The Return

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No, I”m not talking here  the 2003 Russian film or the 2004 horror flick with Sarah Michelle  Gellar.  Koko, the domestic shorthair and Jean Claude, the black Bombay  have come to spend a little time with me.  That means a lot of things, certain furnishings are covered, scratching posts in strategic places.The main thing is to remember to raise blinds, curtains etc. so that they can witness the world from various windows in my house and so Jean Claude continue to keep an ongoing conversation with the birds in the backyard.

 

Watching The World

Watching The World

Superheroes Walk Among Us

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Finally, time permitting I went  to see the film “The Avengers.” The title reminded me of  the British television show with  Diana Rigg (Mrs. Peel) and Patrick MaNee (John Steed) from the 1960s.   Always a lot of fun but not quite as colorful or awe inspiring as the current version in theatres featuring the Marvel Comic characters, Iron Man (Robert Downey), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) , Thor (Chris Hemsworth) , and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson).  The plot goes something like this:  Loki (adopted half brother of Thor) has formed a scheme with some other spacevillian types to destroy the Earth.    Nick Fury (Samuel L.  Jackson)  concocts a scheme to revive S.H.I. E.L.D, a sort of  space terrorist fighting organization with the reluctant heroes who  have been living on earth doing their routine – for  some extraordinairy –  routines.   In the film they come together and  save the world (or at least New York City) from destruction.  There are a lot of superheroes among us here on Earth.  Most  going on with their routine  routines  which are,  if not extradinairy,  at least awe inspirting but without special effects.   Those  persons in my life include  the male  co-worker with the even-handed humor who shows quiet strength and is always ready to do the right thing,   the friend who cares for his elderly uncle and mentors students  and my brother, a fairly new but  very present father, who is starting a business and cares for my  mom and my sister.   And of course Jean Claude,  the male Bombay cat, who  daily manages Roxie, the Japanese bobtail  and provides serenity to all he encounters.  Heroes among us.   Happy Father’s Day.

The Catfather – Dedicated to Pirate

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Cats sometimes like to bring their owners little presents. Years ago my sister “Li” owned a black cat named Pirate. Pirate used to like to roam in the woods behind Li’s apartment building. He sometimes brought home a little present, an empty can of yogurt, a dead bird, and small dead mouse. For Pirate it was love and my sister seemed to understand.

One of my coworkers told me the other day his young daughter had been particularly fond of a cat who only seemed to have love for her and her alone. The cat slept in her bed nightly, under the covers , that was until the fateful day the cat– out of love ?? — left a headless bird in her bed. Yep, the little girl pulled back the covers, just like in the “The Godfather” movie and there was the decapitated birdie. The family soon purchased a new mattress for the distraught little girl who after some months found love again for her feline friend although he was no longer allowed to sleep in her bed.