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02 April 2019 @ 10:39 am
Possible Kitties on the Horizon?  
It's the last day to vote for Idol this week! We're down to the Top 8, and the voting is extremely close. My entry is here, with a link to the poll and all other stories at the bottom. They're quick reads! Please check them out and vote. :D

We finally got ahold of a live person to talk to about a cat we're interested in adopting. Petfinder has an online inquiry form and direct email contacts for the various rescue organizations, but the people at those organizations seem oddly reluctant to actually answer either of them.

We both send emails a week ago about the same cat... *silence* I submitted the inquiry form last Friday... *silence* Then HalfshellHusband called the phone number on the rescue org's webpage, where a person finally responded.

The gray cat we're interested in has a shy sister who is very attached to her, and we were wondering if the org was really hoping they'd be adopted together. We could actually do that, barring either cat taking a psychotic dislike to us, which seems unlikely. So, they should be coming to the house tomorrow morning to meet us. *hopes* \o/

In other news, we're slowly getting caught up on The Blacklist. It has taken a very dark, unhappy arc this season, so we've had to gird ourselves for each installment over the past month or so. Just finished Bastien Moreau, Pt. 2, which resolved a lot of agony but also introduced some new elements of Noooo!! That was one of our 'escapist' shows for the longest time, but starting around Season 4... not so much. We still really like it, but I think our 'happyish' shows are down to The Rookie and our current Dexter re-watch, which is really saying something. And I know where Dexter's headed, so that won't last either.

The Indian Detective was kind of fun, but it was only four episodes! So, not a long-term solution. ;)

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michellecertainthings on April 3rd, 2019 12:46 am (UTC)
ooh. best of luck with your kitty adoption.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on April 3rd, 2019 03:02 am (UTC)
I'm excited for tomorrow. Hope things go well!
passing_through: basket of yarnpassing_through on April 3rd, 2019 02:45 am (UTC)
Yay for the possibility of sister kitties!!! I hope all goes well and you're a perfect match for one another.

I read all of the Idol stories and they were all so good. Halfshellhusband's was great. I read the entire Stanley series and it's so cute and hilarious. I also voted so I'm excited to see who progresses.

I'm catching up on The Blacklist as well. I'm watching it on Netflix and I'm on episode 16 in season 4. I'm not sure how many seasons Netflix has so when I run out I'll have to find other options so I can become current.

I was such a huge Dexter fan while it was on the air. Some of the later seasons, not so much and definitely not a fan of the ending but overall I enjoyed the show.

The Rookies sounds like fun. I had to Google it to see what it was about. I recognized the title but couldn't remember the specifics.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on April 3rd, 2019 05:48 am (UTC)
I'm so glad you gave all the Idol stories a try-- and went back to read HalfshellHusband's other Stanley stories! I get such a kick out of that series. :D

It looks as if there are 4 seasons of The Blacklist on Netflix. S6 aired this year on NBC (just finished), so you might have to hunt down S5 and S6. It's possible that the S5 episodes may get added to Netflix soon, now that S6 has finished airing.

The Rookie is a fun show! I sure hope it gets renewed... :O
cindy: soup of the daytsuki_no_bara on April 4th, 2019 02:16 am (UTC)
i'm highly amused that one of your "happyish" shows is about a serial killer. heh. and the blacklist really is going to some dim places this season, isn't it. the most recent episode is just more "nooooo!" fair warning.

good luck with the kitties!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on April 4th, 2019 06:28 am (UTC)
It seems odd, doesn't it, though the early Dexter seasons are kind of sunny and bright and humorous apart from the, you know, actual killing.

Thinking good thoughts about the kitties. Right now, they're absolutely petrified, which we haven't dealt with before. Here's hoping they warm up soon. :O
witchwifewitchwife on April 5th, 2019 05:14 am (UTC)
Hey! I went to go and vote for you, but I was a few days late. Darn. Where is Idol being run out of now? I checked the old LJ page and it didn't look like it was still running unless something is going on with my internet.

Any update on the kitties?
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on April 5th, 2019 07:41 am (UTC)
Hiya!

This mini-season of Idol is happening over at Dreamwidth, as an experiment to see if it can spread interest beyond LJ. Same community name as at LJ, and the entries are public, so you should be able to see everything over there. :)

I should post an update on the kitties! They're in our house, the idea is that we'll adopt them... but they are both super-skittish. They spent most of yesterday and some of today wedged in the space between the fridge and one surrounding wall, where we can't really get at them. The black one is especially nervous-- they've been acting like they're terrified. They have moved around a little at night, and I barricaded off that hiding spot tonight after the black one finally got out of there. ;)

The gray one wanted some pets and some playtime tonight, which was a huge development, so we'll have to see where it goes. We really don't want to have to send them back, so we'll give it some time. But not what we expected! We were thinking that they might be hesitant about being picked up or sitting on our laps. NOT about being approached altogether. :O
witchwife: Nichwitchwife on April 5th, 2019 11:47 pm (UTC)
Awesome! Thanks for the info. Will definitely check it out over there. Our kittens are super affectionate, but Tom's pittbull that he inherited when his dad passed away last March has been...difficult. We got the kittens in December and they love Mia (the dog). Just want to cuddle with her nonstop. The trouble is that they don't know when they SHOULD be skittish around her as her moods change towards them on a whim. We never have them out together unsupervised, but it's been a pain in the ass. Mia either whines her face off when she's locked up or if the cats are stuck in their room for too long, they'll piss on the bed in rebellion. I wish we could combine our cats' dispositions!