Friday Cat Blogging (Bonus Round!) – 1 June 2012

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I have to end my week guest blogging for Kevin in the only appropriate way. It’s Friday. And you know what that means:

Photographs by Heather Digby

Photographs by Heather Digby

That’s Rhubarb, my 15-year-old lap warmer, lolling on his chair in the garden.

(I have had the pleasure of meeting Inkblot and Domino in person and let me tell you they are even more impressive than they look in pictures.)

Many thanks to Kevin and the fine folks here at Mother Jones for making it easy and thoroughly pleasurable to blog here. Have a great weekend, everyone. And come visit me at Hullabaloo.

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Corrupt leaders the world over can (and will) try to shut down the truth, but when the truth has millions of people on its side, you can't keep it down for good. And there's no more powerful or urgent argument for your support of Mother Jones' journalism right now than that. We need to raise about $450,000 to hit our online fundraising budget in these next few months, so please read more from Monika and pitch in if you can.

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