Bedtime monsters and pole dancers

I’ve started to learn a lot about myself over the last couple of weeks.

I think I will forever not be a morning person no matter how early I go to bed

I find it rather rejuvenating standing outside in the rain

I prefer to make the dinner rather than do the dishes

There is a very grey line between leaving your leg outside of the covers at night just enough to keep you cool and exposing your leg enough for a monster to grab you

This. is. Kiddie.

I rescued her off of a wooden beam. I heard her meowing when I was walking my dog. I plucked her off the pole and set her on the ground.

What am I going to do with this cat? I said to myself

Oh, I will put posters up and her owners will call!

No one called.

That was in 2009.

September 2009

She started out as “the new kitty”, something informal so as not to get attached.

When 2009 came and went and I still
had her, I dropped the formalities and just called her kiddy, but got creative
changed the t to a d and added the “ie” to the end


So, this said kiddie sleeps on my bed at night.

I have to ninja my way out of the bed in the morning so as not to bother her.

She likes to sleep close to me and occasionally rests her paw on me.

Which is cool, ya know, at 5:30 in the afternoon when I’m on the couch.

2:42am, when i leap up thinking it is the above described leg grabbing monster,

at what age do many of us develop our fear of the darkness? The stillness of night? What is it about the lights off vs the lights on that makes ones mind wander?  Why do we assume that the boogie man cannot find us under the covers as opposed to on top of them?

18 thoughts on “Bedtime monsters and pole dancers

  1. This was a fun read. I love your use of photos to advance the story. I kept wanting to read more about kiddie the leg eater. I will definitely read more infinite journey adventures! Warmth and peace.

  2. Love your approach. Feels like you are a friend on the other end of the phone. Very easy read. Much unlike my style and voice which is probably why I like it so much. 🙂

  3. what a charming post! I just love the graphics paired with your nuggets of insight–and as a cat lover, I heart the story of Kiddle verrry much (I, too, Ninja in deference) I particularly liked the pik of the fella & phone. Very evocative.

  4. I really enjoyed this post! Kiddy looks just like a cat I had when I was a kid. The black cat with little white socks. Because he had a white beard, like Kiddy, we named him Merlin. I look forward to reading more!

  5. Such a nice post, and love your kitten story! Wow! 🙂 But what happended with the pole dance, by the way I don’t miss it, is a sexist, stupid thing… 😉

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