Kitten On The Keys


We’re spending most of our time doing research.  It looks like Shel’s run out of good options for treating his cancer, so naturally, being the Internautes that we are, we’re Googling the days away investigating the remaining possibilities.  France or the US.  Surgery or chemo.  Both or none.


But no matter how urgent the decision or how laborious the reading, sometimes, just like everyone else, we also have to chop wood, carry water,


and unload the lave-vaisselle.


Besides, even the hardest working researcher can only take so much talk of tyrosine kinase inhibitors, pharynx resection, and post-laryngectomy voice prostheses.  Some of us can barely stand any at all.


Sometimes all we want to do is take a long nap and wake up when it’s over.


Thanks to all of you for offering a helping hand, past, present, and future.

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9 Comments on “Kitten On The Keys”

  1. Ray Says:

    sweet photos. Best Good Luck in discovering the most helpful treatment…….

  2. Nina Says:

    I have had several friends who have had their cancer treament in France, and they have greatly appreciated the expertise and humanity with which their treament was given. I also understand the pull of the familiar. I hope that your choice is all you hope it will be, and that you comtinue to write.
    I have so enjoyed French Letters. You have been living the dream that I only get to experience a couple of weeks a year.

  3. Debra Lane Says:

    Abra – At least you are in a beautiful place with amazing surroundings and food and culture. Right now in WA, it’s drizzling rain but not cold. I’m sure you will make the decision that is right for the both of you. Enjoy those kitties!

  4. islandlass Says:


    I ditto all of the above and trust that whatever choice you guys make will be the right one.


  5. Nancy Says:

    I’m praying for you: good choices, good spirits, and good outcomes. Blessings on you both.

  6. Nicola D. Says:

    Hello Chef Abra,
    Beautiful pictures. I hope your research brings you the best possible choices.
    My email is I would love to hear from you – it has been too long.
    All the best,
    Nicola D from NY

  7. Alain LAURENT Says:

    Minou est magnifique, c’est un futur informaticien à n’en pas douter…mais il aime le confort.

  8. KarenK Says:

    Best wishes, Abra & Shel – we’re thinking of you. We’re in DC now, where it’s warm but drizzly. Your kittens are beautiful and a comfort/distraction too, I’m sure.

  9. Shel is in our prayers.

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