Friday Cat Blogging – 3 April 2015

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They say that no box is complete without a cat on top of it. As you can see, Hilbert agrees.

Catblogging will be a little iffy for the next couple of months, because tomorrow Hilbert and Hopper will be going to my sister’s house to stay for a while. This is for hygienic reasons, since obviously Marian could take care of the cats by herself while I’m gone. However, my transplant doctor told us that although indoor cats probably weren’t a problem even with a compromised immune system, it would be a good idea to board them somewhere else for a couple of weeks before the stem-cell transplant and extending for a few weeks after I get home. So the two furballs will be with Karen for about two months or so. In the interim, catblogging will depend on (a) whatever pictures she sends along, and (b) my ability to post them.

I’ll be off at City of Hope next week starting the stem cell collection, so I thought I’d leave you with more than just catblogging. Spring has sprung, and our garden is full of blooming flowers. So here they are for you to peacefully zen out to. In comments, I expect everyone to figure out exactly which flowers these are.

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