Who are you really, and what were you before? What did you do, and what did you think?Read more "The New Kid"
It’s been about six weeks since we bid farewell to our Annie. She was getting along in years and was showing signs that she might be wrapping things up before long, but we weren’t yet ready to say goodbye when the day arrived. There’s a cat-shaped empty space in the house now. We’ve been trying […]Read more "The Stand-ins"
We lived with a wild animal in the house for 11 years. Here are some observations following that experience.Read more "Cat: an appreciation"
I’ve acquired a new camera, so expect to see a whole lot of cat pictures coming your way. I’ve had one of the Panasonic Lumix point and shoot cameras for a couple of years, and it has been terrific. Except for its Achilles heel, where the design of the telescoping lens has a tendency to […]Read more "Looking sharp"
You must have seen the sensational news stories scapegoating cats for the demise of billions of birds. That’s right: billions. A study is cited that says the annual total of birds killed by cats is between 1.4 and 3.7 billion. So it’s either one number, or a number two and half times larger. Already I […]Read more "We Rise in Defense"
At some point in the distant past, we asked Cats to come out of the wilderness and join us in the civilized world. Knowing cats as I do, it is no surprise that the mercenary core of the species quickly determined that Civilization was a good bargain. Still, we see evidence of the Cat hedging […]Read more "We have a deal"
It used to be that the cat would tolerate being pet for eight seconds. Exactly. After the :08 clock ran out, you’d best have a sturdy set of petting gloves at the ready. But who could resist continuing the pet for another second or two? She’s so soft. All of a sudden though, kitty has […]Read more "Pets will be Pet"
Yesterday afternoon we took a walk around the neighborhood, and right of the bat we saw three cats. Not surprising, in that there are a lot of cats around here, but a typical walk might net around four cat sightings total. So we are off to a great start. Continuing on our walk, and around […]Read more "Cat Census"
Don’t know about you, but I’ve been a bit on edge lately. My President thought it would be fun to go from a shoo-in lead to “too close to call” in the final weeks of the campaign, and the local nine decided to drop the first two games of their best of five series. Mr. […]Read more "Easy does it"
It’s been about seven years since the kitty came to live here. In this image, she’s getting in a little Neighborhood Watch action. Much has changed since that day. The dining room is no longer blue, the furniture you see here is somewhere else now, the curtains are long gone, the windows themselves have been […]Read more "This goes back a ways"