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Posting schedule and a new bed for the cat

Well, I'm finally officially on holidays. I don't have to go back to work until January 4th, so this means I've got some time to write. I'm not going anywhere. I plan to stay here in this beautiful city I live in, and have all the fun I normally have to think twice about, due to my being a super busy person most of the time. I've got parties, lunches, movies, drinks, and coffee planned with various friends. I don 't want to do anything for the next few days, however, because I seem to be coming down with a cold. At least it's not the flu, like it was last year! I can write through a cold, but not through the flu because of the having to stay in bed factor. I'll be posting Chapter 20 of Slave to a Gladiator on Saturday night, probably late, as usual. I hope to get Chapter 21 out before the end of the year, but if it happens, it will be very close to year's end. Now that I have holidays,  I have more time to write, but I also know that my betas are busy people at this time of year with their own Christmas plans, so I can't presume too much on their time!

My husband bought the cat a nice new kitty bed. It's doughnut shaped with a round, padded floor. Since I had already gone through the disappointing experience of not once, but TWICE having bought the cat a nice new bed that he subsequently turned his little nose up at, I warned my husband not to feel too let down if Fluffy refused to sleep on his new bed. My husband scoffed at my warning and assured me that the reason the cat didn't like the beds I bought him was because I have absolutely no idea what the cat needs. As I am Fluff's primary caregiver, I naturally bristled at this charge and said, "Well, you'll see! He's not going to like your bed. He's going to continue to sleep on the bathroom mat and the sofa like he always does."
The bed was duly fetched out and placed before Fluffy, who viewed it with trepidation and backed away, eyes rolling. He's a bit of a Drama Queen, our Fluff.

"See?" I said.

"Wait," said my husband.

Fluff proceeded to ignore the bed for the next 24 hours. "SEE?" I said, keeping the glee out of my voice with a certain amount of effort.

"Hmm," said my husband. He then proceeded to pick up the bed and stuff it under my computer desk. The next time I sat down at my computer desk, Fluff followed me like he always does. You see, Fluff knows exactly who his primary caregiver is, and he follows me from room to room, to my husband's great amusement. My husband followed Fluff this time to see how he would  react to the bed. I shook my head in sympathy with the poor man's naive optimism as Fluffy once more regarded his new bed as a loathsome and possibly dangerous addition to his familiar environment.

"I tried to tell you," I said. "Have you still got the receipt?"

"Wait," he said. Well, about thirty seconds later, we heard loud, ecstatic purring coming from under the computer desk. There was our foolish cat, eyes closed in bliss, ears pointing forward, kneading rhythmically at his new bed with his front legs outstretched like a kitten pushing at his mother's milk.

"SEE?" demanded my husband.

"Go. Away." I pointed at the door.

I HATE it when he's right! And he's right quite often, I have to admit. But the worst part is his superior certainty that he's always right. I'm thinking of getting him a tee-shirt for Christmas that says "I'm right!" like that annoying guy in the bank commercial.
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