Pop Culture. Ice Skating. Attitude.
November 9, 2015
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Kitty is tired and has seen it all, but still is full of love and curiosity.
I think I have written before about Louis, the Panfur who lives across the street. Our yard is part of the territory that Louis patrols, up the driveway, around the house into the back yard and out through the back gate into the lane. Louis was grounded for a while this past summer because he adopted another family and allowed them to feed and give him a bed. The old, I’m just going out for some milk, not sure when I will be back story.
Anyway Louis is back at his first home, and is again allowed out on neighbourhood patrol.
I was watching the birds around the feeders yesterday, when a yowl arose just outside the Lane gate and two cats, panfurs, ran through the yard, Louis in close pursuit of the interloper.
Well, the birds scattered.
I saw Louis sauntering by this morning. His kingdom was again secured.
Hello, lovely kitty. We love you too.
It’s funny to me how much my Sundays have freed up since I no longer watch football. It was that one journal article that showed the tauopathy in former players’ brains that was the nail in the coffin for me. Some of the brains looked like patients with advanced Alzheimer’s. It’s starting to become difficult to watch hockey too. Too bad they don’t show curling on US television. 🙂
There is discussionl in curling right now to put helmets on players. Brad Gushue, Olympic medallist from Turin took a nasty fall last week opening the discussion.
I wonder even more about figure skating now with so many jumps and lifts and throws.
This discussion will and needs to continue.
When that paper came out (I think I commented on it over at the mothership at the time) I was truly appalled. Perhaps there will be ways to mitigate the damage, and perhaps there will be rule changes to prevent damage in the first place. But if nothing else, there can be informed decisions by athletes (and coaches and organizations) about what they want to do and if they want to play.