Monday, September 6, 2010

A Bit of News

I was going to do a full fledged entry today, but I am still a bit under the weather (sinusitis) and I am worried about my cat Midnight. Last Tuesday Midnight developed a limp in his right leg. By Friday evening he has lost use of his rear legs. He does seem healthy otherwise. He is alert, has been eating well, has been using the restroom (metaphorically speaking), and can actually move pretty far on his front legs. Today he has been to move his right leg, although not enough to walk upon it. Not being able to get him to the veterinarian over a holiday weekend, I want to get him there tomorrow. I am thinking given his relative health and the fact that movement is slowly returning to his rear legs it is going to be something easily treatable. Still, I can't help but being concerned for him and a bit sad that he is not able to move around like he used to (he was always the most active of our cats).

In other news, Elizabeth Page Bissette has a page dedicated to her great uncle, the legendary pulp writer Norvell Page and the creator of The Spider. The Norvell Page Page is a must for anyone who is a fan of The Spider, the works of Norvell Page, or the history of the Page family (one of the First Families of Virginia). Elizabeth also kindly republished my article on The Spider's 75th anniversary from A Shroud of Thoughts, "The Spider Turns 75." Even if you are not familiar with The Spider or the career of Norvell Page, I encourage you to check it out. There is a good deal of fascinating material that would interest even people who have never read a pulp novel!

In yet other news, I must sadly report that this week begins our peak period at work. As usual I will publish my usual minimum of three posts a week (with any luck more) , but I will probably only be able to do my typical in depth articles on the weekends (provided no one dies--this year has been like that). I do apologise to my few regular readers!


Raquelle said...

After 1,500 posts you deserve a vacation. You should take some time off. You deserve it! Especially if you have a not-so-well kitty and you are not feeling 100% yourself.

Toby O'B said...

Hopefully there's some good news on the Midnight front?

Mercurie said...

Thanks for the kind words, Raquelle! Toby, Midnight seems to be doing a bit better. The past few days he has been a lot more active. And he can move his back legs now, even if he cannot yet stand on them. I am hoping that means he will make a full recovery!