The Sunday Post AKA What’s on my (Mostly Virtual) Nightstand 6-19-22

Today is Father’s Day in the U.S. and a host of other countries. This year, Father’s Day falls on Juneteenth, which will be observed tomorrow – probably today too. Galen will have one of his guest posts tomorrow for the holiday.

I also have the sad duty to report that Freddie lost his battle with whatever the hell was wrong with him on Wednesday. He started having seizures and just couldn’t stop. He went to the Rainbow Bridge where Mellie is probably taking up his “cat lessons” again. There were a few things he never quite got but she was elderly and he was rambunctious and some of her training didn’t take. Now  she has the opportunity to impart all the lessons he couldn’t quite sit still for.

This is one of the first pictures we ever took of Freddie, and it’s the one from which we derived his name. He tended to hang out in the bookshelves when he was feeling insecure, and with his coloring he very much resembled “Frederick the Literate” from the print by Americana artist Charles Wysocki.

We open our doors and our hearts to the little furry monsters, we take care of them for as long as they let us, and we love them forever. Rest in Catnip and Mousies, sweet boy.

Current Giveaways:

$10 Gift Card or $10 Book in the Dad-O-Mite Giveaway Hop

Winner Announcements:

The winner of the Berry Good Giveaway Hop is Kim M.

Blog Recap:

B Review: Kaikeyi by Vaishnavi Patel
B Review: The Blue Diamond by Leonard Goldberg
A Review: Love and Saffron by Kim Fay
Dad-O-Mite Giveaway Hop
B- Review: Her Majesty’s Royal Coven by Juno Dawson
Stacking the Shelves (501)

Coming This Week:

Juneteenth 2022 (Guest Post by Galen!)
Summer 2022 Seasons of Books Giveaway Hop
Legends and Lattes by Travis Baldree (review)
A Quick Trip to Moab by Kevin T. Jones (review)
Last Call at the Nightingale by Katharine Schellman (audiobook review)

3 thoughts on “The Sunday Post AKA What’s on my (Mostly Virtual) Nightstand 6-19-22

  1. I can’t express how sorry I am for your loss. I only “knew” Freddie from your posts, of course, but he was a sweet boy and was taken way too soon. He’ll be missed not only in your hearts and home, but also in the blog. Run free over the Rainbow Bridge, Freddie.

    1. Thanks so much, Susan, for your kind words and condolences. Freddie was not the cat most frequently pictured, because he would hide whenever we approached him with a phone in “camera position” which he clearly recognized! But he was a sweetie and he was much too young. OTOH he was a ham whenever Galen was in a Zoom meeting and all his coworkers miss the silly boy as well. Thanks for being part of our journey!
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      1. He made an impression, for sure!
        I made a small donation to Planned PEThood yesterday in his memory so he’ll be helping another cat in its journey.

        Take care.

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