The Joy of Old Friends and New Family

In early August, while the girls were at camp, I spent a lot of uninterrupted time with Tessie-cat. At almost-19 years, she’s even older (in cat years) than I am. I call her “my geriatric cat,” which is what she is. All she did for the whole week was to sit on the back on […]

Bits & Pieces 2012-10-04

Links and things that I’ve run across recently. When a Cat Takes Over Your Life I apologize for being absent this week. We’ve had a small family drama… involving our cat. If you subscribe to my Facebook profile, you know that Tessie-cat got sick and then started acting seriously weird. As I’ve mentioned before, Tessie […]

A Crazy Cat Story

When my Beloved and I went over to our friends’ apartment to pick up Tessie-cat (then only a Tessie-kitten) in early 1994, we found her cowering behind a couch. Now, over 18 years later, she still loves couches, but now mostly as a place to sleep, all day, every day. Those of us who are […]

A Cute Kitten and a Poinsettia

This Friday, I’m posting a couple of fun links, because I’m too lazy— er, I mean busy to write anything original. First up: kittens! You may have already seen this video. Over 12 million people have, according to YouTube. Or the same person watched it over and over again 12 million times. Either way, I […]

What’s in a Cat?

Proof that God has a sense of humor is that he created cats. We share our apartment with a sleek, black cat, whom we call “Tessie,” a high-strung Burmese (or something thereabouts). I call her my Spooky Cat, because she has always been terrified of any living creature, and a few dead ones. When we […]

Cats in Sinks

Ran across this site, thanks to StumbleUpon. The title says it all. Cats in sinks. Yup. Pictures of cats in sinks. This site delighted me not only for the off-kilter humor of the concept, but also because it’s genius from a marketing perspective. It appeals directly to cat-lovers, but with a twist that just makes […]