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I'm sorry I keep forgetting

Did half a day at work yesterday, my arm didn't fall off. Went to a we are wolves gig, where it bloody nearly did, even though we only went for the headliner (which I don't like doing, you never hear anyone new that way) and didn't linger. So I'm at the stage of convalescence where you're fit enough to work but not fit enough for fun, I know that one well. Tends to coincide with work being demanding as you've been away for a while.

Harder to use the computer at the moment, too, so I have a build up of strips wanting finishing -- they're not going to get what they need, at least for a bit, so I'll chuck em up as is. Furry physio is supposed to have bright, vivid colours, magic marker-ish. Saturday's child is supposed be in municipal shades, all magnolia and complex pastels. Off the map in a self-coloured wash or pale dusky colours like White Night in January.

I also spent some of yesterday discussing wedding plans with glittertigger, who's looking much better. Amusing, and a little surreal.

physio cat says pain is progress!
physio cat says pain is progress!
My little furry nurse in action. Wait, that doesn't sound so good.

saturday's child - detail
saturday's child - detail
self-pitying stuff, still in the rough

off the map - detail
off the map - detail
You have to imagine the colour on this one, sorry.


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27th Feb, 2009 13:03 (UTC)
Furry cat nurse FTW!
I love the idea in the first four panels of "off the map" but then I dunno, it is not surprising like the first panels were.
27th Feb, 2009 16:17 (UTC)
new directions
I think that strip'll take a few goes before I get it right.
27th Feb, 2009 13:13 (UTC)

I once heard some wacky theory discussed on the radio that exposing bones to the frequencies of a purring cat may actually promote bone healing somehow. The 'evidence' for this is that cats heal bone injuries quickly, they purr when they're in pain as well as happy, and they instinctively sit on injured limbs of humans and purr.

I don't believe it for a moment, but does your cat prefer to sit on your poorly arm? And gaze up at you, eyes full of ancient Egyptian healing wisdom?
27th Feb, 2009 14:09 (UTC)
colour me unconvinced
But I think his preference for my broken arm has a lot to do with how it's often elevated on a pile of soft, comfy pillows.
27th Feb, 2009 14:22 (UTC)
Re: colour me unconvinced
But what about the magical healing powers of Bast!
27th Feb, 2009 16:02 (UTC)
Teasel's skills lie more in the desructive areas
respect my authority!
27th Feb, 2009 14:20 (UTC)
I'm going with this theory. I wouldn't be surprised if the cat purring did some kind of cell-vibration stimulating healing. When I had my chest surgery, my cattypuss would not stop jumping up on me to lay across my dressings.
27th Feb, 2009 16:16 (UTC)
well, cats' purrs do include ultrasound
-- and ultrasound is used as a treatment for problem fractures, so there certainly is a possible cause and effect, though whether it actually works like that? I couldn't find any papers. It's hard to find under the various "my cat is a healing goddess" type sites, but I tracked down the proposals for an actual study from (I think) the New Zealand veterinary Organisation -- so maybe we'll have a definitive answer in a few year's time.
27th Feb, 2009 13:36 (UTC)
These strips are extra- -good, especially the Cat Physio one.
(Probably while he's administering ultrasound, he's getting off on the exquisite reek of ripening cast, but I believe in that ancient Egyptian healing wisdom, too!)
27th Feb, 2009 16:10 (UTC)
a fine cat
I may joke, but I certainly think he's been helpful while I've been convalescing!
27th Feb, 2009 14:28 (UTC)
I'm going to have to send the CatPhysio strip to a chum. She's just had surgery on her spine and is going through some agonising physio. I think she'll appreciate it!
Which just goes to prove my theory that there's always one person just 2 degrees of internet separation from you having a worse time. (Annoyingly.)
27th Feb, 2009 16:00 (UTC)
trumped from every angle
As has glittertigger, and my first thought was "I didn't think you knew her" but of course she's not at the physio stage yet ... so it must be someone else ... and today I meet with my boss and discover that the CYPF web editor is off work with a broken leg...

Broken wrist = small potatoes!

28th Feb, 2009 00:38 (UTC)
Do you want me to add these to the Weekly Strip archive yet or should I wait for the finished versions?
28th Feb, 2009 09:36 (UTC)
Put 'em up as they are, I can replace them with the finished versions later. Maybe.
28th Feb, 2009 23:33 (UTC)
I’ve given them publication dates spread through February, which seems approximately correct. Let me know if you want to change the dates.
28th Feb, 2009 23:54 (UTC)
Those dates re ptreetty much exactly accurate actiually

damn I may need to go to bed....
6th Mar, 2009 16:57 (UTC)
Cast crafting idea!

7th Mar, 2009 15:14 (UTC)
I'm kind of grossed out by the fact that he gave himself an open fracture to pull that stunt...
20th Mar, 2009 21:59 (UTC)
I congratulate the furry nurse on her sterling work (now she has finished you must send her out to work at the JR!) Good to see you in full working order again Jeremy - great cartoons!
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