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Yard Trek: Diplomatic Incidents

These are the exploits of Basement Cat: her continuing mission to explore strange new grass, to seek out new life and new noms, to boldly go where no cat has gone before!

Basement Cat’s Log: Yard Date 8.19.16

The quadrant seems to get more populated every day.  A feline family and several  solitary citizens occupy the quadrant, and rather than utilizing their own rations, attempt to pilfer them from Yard Base. Sometimes they simply loiter. Lieutenant Jack handles Yard Base border security.

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Lieutenant Jack keeping an eye on a quadrant resident loitering near Yard base.

The newest resident of Yard Base, contrary to my initial fears that he was using mind control, has proven to be an eager recruit. Cadet Loki accompanies Lieutenant Jack on border patrols and while he can be a bit over-eager, has proven reliable.

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No incursions to report, sir.

The same ethics cannot be said of our senior Gallus gallus resident. She regularly steals the other Gallus gallus’ rations and has even been so bold to steal mine.

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Fleeing the scene after stealing rations.

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I would not be surprised if one of the Gallus gallus files a complaint.

It isn’t just the gallus either that have displayed unwelcoming behavior. Citizen Diamond expelled Cadet Loki from where he was docked, visiting Admiral Nom-Giver. She claims she had reserved docking privileges.

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Citizen Diamond is a known dissident and should be watched.

One could argue that such behavior is to be expected from undisciplined civilians. Unfortunately I must report that our own Captain Marble was reprimanded by Admiral Nom-Giver for willfully venting her waste port within the boundaries belonging to one of the quadrants canine citizens. He was quite vociferous in his complaints. I imagine any aspirations towards a diplomatic career are no longer possible with that sort of action in her file. She has also been caught taunting feline citizens at times and laughing at them. Despite the reprimands, she seems to show no remorse at all.

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It’s highly aggravating, that’s what it is! She corners me and all that fur, all that slobber…it’s traumatizing is what it is.

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What in the quadrant is wrong with her?!

I suspect the long stretch of heat and rain forcing everyone to remain within the confines of Yard Base is to blame for much of this. Cooler temperatures should prevail soon and Captain Marble can find entertainment that does not involve harassing Citizen Lovey.

Basement Cat, signing off.

 

 

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Yard Trek: A chick in distress

These are the exploits of Basement Cat: her continuing mission to explore strange new grass, to seek out new life and new noms, to boldly go where no cat has gone before!

Basement Cat’s Log: Yard Date 5.14.16

In an effort to maintain citizen diversity, Admiral Nom-Giver recently oversaw the establishment of a civilian Gallus domesticus colony after members of the prior colony fell victim to various fatal encounters.

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Our single remaining gallus regularly roams the sector, and it is our conclusion that without a gallus community she finds herself without company. This has led to several acts of piracy on her part, namely threats which resulted in her illegally confiscating food resources from myself. Lieutenant Zeke also reports that her incursions into Yard Base are bold and she regularly helps herself to resources she finds.

I am not certain that providing company will deter these incursions. I feel stricter methods, such as deactivation of her flight mechanisms, would be more effective.

In any case, the new members are youths and require special environmental controls until they adjust to their new environment.

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Lieutenant Zeke and Captain Marble are suspected of violating the prime directive and interfering with the colony. Both have been reprimanded and additional security measures have been added to the colony’s habitat access port.

In Captain Marble’s defense, Lieutenant Zeke was seen most frequently attempting to access the port. In addition, when one of the colonists wandered out of the habitat, she attempted first contact.

First contact did not proceed well, but Admiral Nom-Giver suspects no permanent damage to diplomatic relations. As Captain Marble’s negotiation skills involve licking newcomers (new recruit Loki has told me of a similar initiation), I can understand the colonist’s distress.

Lieutenant Zeke relayed the distress signal and Admirals Nom-Giver and Soup King conducted a reconnaissance mission, at which point they intervened in first contact and ordered Captain Marble back to Yard Base. The colonist was returned to her habitat and I can report that all has been well since the incident.

Basement Cat signing off.

Yard Trek: Infiltration

These are the exploits of Basement Cat: her continuing mission to explore strange new grass, to seek out new life and new noms, to boldly go where no cat has gone before!

Basement Cat’s Log: Yard Date 12.12.2015

My worst fears have come true. As much as civilian Diamond and I disagree on the operation of Yard Base, she reports that the new arrival has successfully infiltrated Yard Base and now has complete access.

Civilian Diamond is reluctant to take overt action, but she’s informed me that she has made it a habit to harass the intruder when opportunity allows. I appreciate her efforts, meager though they are.

Everyone from Admiral Nom-Giver to Captain Marble, to Cadet Zeke are totally accepting of this new intruder. This means one thing.

Mind control!

I will bravely hold out for as long as possible, but I am uncertain of our future. The cuteness level of the intruder appears to nullify all defenses.

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Surveillance image showing Civilian Diamond keeping her distance

Basement Cat, signing off.

 

 

Yard Trek: Final Frontier

These are the exploits of Basement Cat: her continuing mission to explore strange new grass, to seek out new life and new noms, to boldly go where no cat has gone before!

Basement Cat’s Log: Yard Date 10.15.2014

A mere five days ago marks the last time Captain Millie, Captain Marble, and Lieutenant Zeke went on an away mission together.

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They explored the vast reaches of the dog park. Shortly thereafter, Captain Millie’s advanced years finally began to take their toll. During a routine maintenance sweep of the yard her guidance system malfunctioned and she found herself trapped in a neighboring system. Lieutenant Jack proceeded to issue a distress signal until Admiral Nom-Giver’s rescue mission successfully guided Millie back to Yard Base.

After the guidance malfunction other systems began experiencing decline and malfunctions.

Basement Cat Wannabee was busy plotting galactic takeover and I suspect was unaware of the situation, however the rest of us, civilian Lovey, Lieutenant Jack and myself said our goodbyes.

Captain Millie has proceeded to the final frontier.

Her company during Yard Base perimeter sweeps shall be missed.

Millie Las Ride

Basement Cat, signing off.

Yard Trek: Snowpocolypse

These are the exploits of Basement Cat: her continuing mission to explore strange new grass, to seek out new life and new noms, to boldly go where no cat has gone before!

 

Basement Cat’s Log: Yard Date 2.12.2014

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We have retreated into Yard base. Captain Marble has volunteered for away missions to the back yard and will supply updated reports on conditions. As per orders, I will hold position in the captain’s ready room. I have experienced several attacks by the civilian malcontent known as, Diamond, but I have successfully deflected her attempts. Tensions are high, but Admiral Nom-Giver assures me that we can return to normal operations soon.

Basement Cat, signing off.

Skipping around the interwebs…aka Blog Tour

Some wonderful writer associates are letting me play on their blogs. In each blog I’ll discuss something about writing, be it style, inspiration, or encouragement for aspiring writers.

The first post can be found here, at my publisher’s blog. Each post that I share also comes with a small excerpt of Fated Bonds.  Check out each post as I link them for new little bits.

While you’re there, check out their blogs.  I’ll let Basement Cat handle the rest of the PR.

A message from Basement Cat:

You clicked the link, right? Don’t make me get up from here to check.

Don't make me get up from here to make you click the blog.

Yard Trek: Live Long and Bark

These are the exploits of Basement Cat: her continuing mission to explore strange new grass, to seek out new life and new noms, to boldly go where no cat has gone before!

Basement Cat’s Log: Yard Date 5.10.2013

I sadly report the disappearance of Junior while on an away mission. His status is unknown and it is hoped that he may one day return to Yard base.

He shall be missed.

He shall be missed.

In other news:

  •  Jack and I maintain our perimeter sweeps and have successfully countered attempted invasions.
  • Admiral Nom-Giver has embarked on a beautification quest. I wonder if this is the reason so many seek out our Yard Base.

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    Yard Base front Yard

  • Captain Marble inadvertently caused the death of a resident Gallus gallus domesticus. I hear the loss was not in vain and made an excellent soup. When asked, Captain Marble said that she regrets her rash actions, but cannot deny that chicken is delicious.
  • Rumors abound that more Gallus gallus domesticus will join our current residents. I will report on that as events unfold.
  • Finally, Millie is coming up on 15 years of age. She wishes to share her life philosophy:

     live long and bark….

At EVERYTHING, and for no reason at all, and at two a.m or five p.m., or maybe just all day.

I cannot particularly claim I agree with this philosophy. I find that stealth mode is far more effective. However, she is fifteen, so maybe there’s something to it.

That is all for now.

Basement Cat, signing off.