The Monstrous Maine Coon

One of my fellow naval officers at work owns a Maine Coon. They are enormous cats, more bob than puddy. I’ve seen some up to thirty-five pounds. My shipmate has pictures on his desk of the monster and I could not help but remark about ’em.

I marveled (to myself) how wonderful it was that two red-blooded American males could discuss felines so openly. Fifty years ago, we would have been ostracized. We’ve come a long way as a nation and a Navy. FYI, here is a Maine Coon in all its glory:

Natalie Chettle lifts her mother's Maine coon cat Rupert over her head.
Natalie Chettle lifts her mother’s Maine coon cat Rupert over her head.

Resist the thought that the picture is photoshopped. T’ain’t. . .

Female Naval Officers

I stumbled across an eclectic blog of a blogger who lives in Italy. She is a freelance journalist and a writer. And when it comes to female Italian naval officers, she writes that they are called Sir:

She writes: “In Italian they call them “Sir,” just like the men. I think it works, myself, though these are definitely superior-looking Sirs.”

Yes, Sir.

Monkey Blogging

Have you heard of Roku, Hex, or Chimero? Me neither. But since I am a monkey blogger, I needed to share this late breaking story with you. These three monkeys have cells from 6 different donor monkeys.

Roku and Hex

Why was this experiment carried out? And who was its target audience? It was undertaken expressly for naval officers. The monkeys are trained at blogging so naval officers can be at work longer on your dime. And then you, the audience, get more blogposts. The facts:

US researchers said Thursday they have created the world’s first mixed-embryo monkeys by merging cells from up to six different embryos, in what could be a big advance for medical research.

Until now, rodents have been the primary creatures used to make chimeras, a lab animal produced by combining two or more fertilized eggs or early embryos together. . .

The experiment produced three healthy male rhesus monkeys they named Roku, Hex and Chimero, with gene traits from all of the separate embryos used to meld them.

I lied about not knowing who Hex, Roku, and Chimero were. See, this is your blogger:

Chimero the Blogger

In other words, I have taken over this blog. And I am taking requests.

Sincerely, Chimero

PS I have a great Bananas Foster recipe I want to share with you all. I hope you like bananas. If not, no problem. More for moi. . .