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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Star Trek imprint




 
 
Kate turns 2 this week. I thought she was going to be 3. I was just sure of it. Actually, I'm thrilled that she'll only be two. This explains  puppy behaviors recently, such as chewing every piece of leather in my purse last week, and, her cavorting all over the house with some prize item in her mouth!  In the photo above, she's just a baby. The photo below was taken a few weeks ago. Notice the maturity.

 
 


 
So, then I started thinking about AllieCat. Here she is last July, at about 8 weeks of age.
 
 
 
Only 6 months later, she looks like a mature cat.
 

They say that dogs age 7 years to our 1 year. I imagine that the cat ratio is similar. Rapid age was the theme of a Star Trek episode that I have never forgotten, and, in fact, it comes up in my mind pretty frequently. The command crew were exposed to radiation that brought on rapid aging. It was a race against time to find the antidote as Kirk, Spock, and the others began experiencing memory loss, arthritis,etc. I was only 13 when the second season episode aired in 1967, and it really made an impression on me. Here I am,  age 58,  and I can't seem to slow down the aging process. In the episode, entitled, The Deadly Years,  Doc discovers that adreneline slows down aging. Might be something to that. Maybe I should jumpstart mine a little bit more often.

 I've found that Facebook confuses the issue, too. I see my high school friends looking much older than I think they should be and here we are, conversing after 40 years like it was only yesterday that we were talking about Girard vs. Fairview, and where we were going to college, etc.

My nephew, Kacey, just turned 16 and I still remember the day he was born as if it were yesterday.
All of this musing about my beloved Kate can lead to only one conclusion. I need to concentrate on enjoying every moment because I don't have a Star Trek anti aging antidote handy. So, as Kate turns 2 ( I mean 14) we're going to head out for a walk and start the adrenline going.