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Ani’s Advent Calendar 2018! Christmas, Noelle and Garfield

Well, she finally managed to drag herself out to the shed and get the Christmas stuff… so we have a tree. It isn’t like the years when all the boys were home… and there were lots of them sometimes, not … Continue reading

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Ani’s Advent Calendar 2018! Wishes…and a little miracle with Phyllis Staton Campbell

I was not sleeping, whatever she may say… I was meditating. An expert tells me that this is the position of receptivity , so I thought I’d try  and see. Or, maybe, I was just making a wish. I’ve had … Continue reading

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Ani’s Advent Calendar 2018! Santa Claws, Alethea Kehas and Millie the Queen Kitten

Back when I was a little pup and sniffing round some really interesting boxes in the cupboard under the stairs, the two-legs told me there were Christmas trimmings. Then she told me all about Christmas… and while I was down … Continue reading

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Bird watching…

My son’s garden is surrounded by trees and they are full of birds of every variety. It is a joy to watch them and listen to their constant song every day, but, at this time of year, we are always … Continue reading

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Guest writer: Karen Hugg – The Unexpected Love of a Stray Cat

One warm day in the summer of 2005, I was headed upstairs with a basket of laundry when I heard a yowl through the landing window. I peeked out at the strip of trees and shrubs that separated our house … Continue reading

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Odd socks and the mummification of rats…

I couldn’t put it off any longer, bad back or not… the sheets needed changing and the mattress was overdue to be turned. My son, for reasons best known to himself, chose to furnish himself with one of those huge … Continue reading

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My very own pussy riot … Fransi Weinstein

Reblogged from 365 and Counting: It’s been close to 40 years since I’ve lived without a cat in my life and I’m shocked at how “still” and lifeless my apartment is. Eerily, uncomfortably so, to be honest. I’m amazed at … Continue reading

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Adopted #midnighthaiku

My son, touched by the plight of a shivering black and white cat who sought shelter in his home last winter, invested in a cat door and an automatic feeder. The local cats, feral and well fed alike, touched by … Continue reading

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Ani’s Advent Invitation: Dot (and Darlene Foster) with a letter to Santa

I had a letter from a fellow sufferer. That phrase, “You never know what my mom will make me wear…” It made me cringe… The antlers were bad enough…. and she didn’t keep them on me for any longer than … Continue reading

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