That said, I have been spending a lot of time in a chat room lately, learning how to be more social and generally being friendly with people. Several of the people with whom I've chatted have kitty cat personas, which is interesting, since I'm not built that way, and it's ridiculously entertaining for me to watch. (Actually, there's a ton of mutual entertainment happening between all the kitty cats, and that's what is really fun to see.) So, I'm not a kitty myself, but I do have a kitty story...
I did get to do a little trancing the other night, which was wonderful, but had a pretty abrupt ending.
I'm sitting there, all relaxed and comfy, (and approaching hot and bothered), and vaguely aware that the cat is being pretty vocal in the background...but it really just didn't matter at the time. So I have a little mantra I'm chanting (or trying to chant, talking wasn't my strong point at that moment) and the cat is adding a nice descant in the background (which I am hearing less and less) when...
I'm pretty certain that what I said at that point was something reminiscent of a certain christian deity, got pulled utterly and completely out of trance, turned around and...
...well the cat was under the bed, and a lamp that shouldn't live on the floor was reclining quite comfortably there, and most of the small make-up items from my make-up table were strewn on the floor around it...but other than the yowling (which was apparently getting louder in real life while it was getting quieter for me) and the crashing, my hypnotist couldn't tell what happened, so I will have to use my imagination and extrapolate from the available evidence.
1- There are raccoons in my neighborhood this time of year.
2- My cat feels honor-bound to protect all living things from the horrors that are raccoons.
3- The raccoons like to tease my cat by perching outside the bedroom window and peeking in at her.
4. The window sill on that particular window is about 2 inches wide
The cat's vantage point to see out of that particular window is on top of the cabinet/small fridge/toaster oven tower that I keep next to my desk. She climbs up (floor to desk to printer to fridge to toaster oven) and can stare out the window. When the raccoons are out, she stands on her hind legs on top of the toaster over and paws at the window glass in an effort to get to the evil vermin outside.
I think the raccoons were out there, and she, pushed to her breaking point, tried to get up on the 2 inch wide window sill and attack the furry fuckers. And fell off, bouncing off the toaster oven and into the lamp, and across the make-up table and to the floor, at which point she decided she was under attack and ran and hid under the bed. I think.
All I know is that the age-old question of "will Noelle stay entranced if something loud and unexpected happens in the background" has now been answered!
(And the cat is just fine. I lured her out from under the bed with her favorite dead-fish tasting treat and that was enough to make her feel safe, and she has no broken bones or pulled muscles that I can tell, and is currently doing what she always does this time of day, namely sleeping.)
There may be more on what that session was actually meant to accomplish later...