Spot, My Pet
If there are two staples of the "personal page" on the web they are
Well . . . I have both on my site.
I have a pet.
She is (or more properly, she used to be) female.
She is all black.
She is a cat.
And, I named her Spot.
She is the second all black cat that has lived with me. The first one left a bit over 20 years ago. He was also named Spot.
When Data on Star Trek Next Generation named his cat Spot, friends called me to remind me that
I hadn't had a pet since then.
Then, I decided it was time for another cat. My colleagues directed me to cat rescue shelters in the area. Now, when you call one of these shelters and tell them you are specifically looking for a black cat, they investigate you rather thoroughly. Seems that some bad people do bad things to black cats.
After all my screenings, one of the shelters called with a candidate: an all black "female" that had been completely declawed: all four paws. She needed a home where she could be an indoor cat.
I was looking for an indoor cat, so a match was made.
That was in 1998.
No. She is not a show cat. No pedigree at all. But she is my Grand Winner. She gives me her love and affection. She wakens me in the morning by licking my eyebrows. And she waits for me to return home at night by sitting in the window.
And, she sits above my keyboard on a shelf I installed for her. Sometimes she leans over and tries to type. Her HTML skills aren't very good.
Most pet pages have a picture. Mine doesn't. I have a black lacquer bed with black sheets. It didn't work. Even all my digital photo manipulation couldn't make it work. You'll just have to imagine.
Spot is very tame, and very friendly. But she likes to pretend that she is a ferocious panther. She stalks the papers on my desk. She likes to "attack" my toes under the sheet. So, since she likes to pretend she is a panther, and since panthers are one of my favorite cats, and since I don't have a good picture of Spot (yet), I'm using a graphic of a ferocious panther for this page.
Links Spot Likes
Cat Stuff: This site celebrates one of the most wonderful creatures in the world: the domestic cat. You'll find graphics, a huge library of articles, games, a message board, free software, and much more. (www.xmission.com/~emailbox/catstuff.htm)
Where Are the Navbars?
They are at the bottom of the page. They take a bit longer to load. They are at the bottom to permit the rest of the page to load before it stops for that process.
The Navbar Stack
Are You Looking For Your Navbar?
Some ringmasters are looking for the navbar for their webring before they approve me. The navbar for your webring will not display until you approve my membership. Read my page about the "pending" and "suspended" bars.
Navbar Stacks For My Spot Page
Load Time for Full Stacks
Webring Sections and Subsections
The Webring Section is a large section of my website. I have divided it into four major "subsections".
each "subsection" has it's own special "logo".
As you travel in the various subsections you will find, near the bottom of each page, links to pages within that subsection and also links to the other subsections. To go to any subsection, just click on the "logo" or on the text link for that subsection.
Webrings: General Information
This subsection includes general information about webrings. Webrings can be hosted by a variety of different services. This section deals with the overall concepts and issues, not with any one particular "brand" of webring.
The WebRing.com System
This subsection includes specific information about the WebRing.com system.
While not the only webring system on the net, it is the best known and the most used. I own many webrings in this system and belong to many webrings in this system. (I also own and belong to many webrings in other systems as well.) Click here or on the graphic.
The Wazillion Navbars Project
This subsection is a historical section about the Yahoo! WebRing system. It was begun during the early days of problems with the Yahoo! WebRing system in September 2000.
It ended when the Yahoo! WebRing system spun off into the independent WebRing.com system in October 2001. I maintain it for the historical record. Click here or on the graphic.
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