Happy Monday (if such a thing is possible); it’s June 13, so the good news is that it isn’t Friday the 13th. On this day in 1966, the Supreme Court of the U.S. ruled, in Miranda v. Arizona, that suspects must be informed of their rights before being questioned. Exactly one year later, Lyndon Johnson nominated Thurgood Marshall to be the Court’s first black justice. What a far cry from Clarence Thomas he was! And, of course, the Senate is still stalling on Obama’s nominee to replace Scalia. I despise the Republicans and their obstructionism. But I digress.
On this day, James Clerk Maxwell, of the Demons, was born (1831) as were William Butler Yeats (1865) and Ally Sheedy (1962). Those who died on this day include Benny Goodman (1986) and Tim Russert (2008). Meanwhile in Dobrzyn, Hili, solipsistic as usual, wants a chair in the garden:
Hili: I’m thinking…A: What about?Hili: Where you should place an armchair for me.
Hili: Zastanawiam się…
Ja: Nad czym?
Hili: W którym miejscu masz tu postawić dla mnie fotel.
Not the most exciting Gus video but as Gus’s biggest fan, you’ll like it. In the garden, he takes me over to his fuss spot. Notice how he looks back and meows to make sure I’m following.
I asked if Gus particularly liked fusses in that one spot. Taskin’s response:
In the mornings, especially, he goes to this spot (it’s in the sun in the morning) and wants to be patted. It’s also the closest he can get to where the catnip is!