Tag Archives: cats

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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Ani’s Advent Invitation: A letter from Sonu Singh …and a poem from Ritu Bhathal

So… we finally got snow and everything is looking all Christmassy. The trouble is, according to my friends, many of our two-legses think we should look all Christmassy too! And it isn’t just dogs… even cats get tortured! Mind, it … Continue reading

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Notes from a small dog: The Houdini effect or how to worry your human

No, I am not ill, no matter what she might think.  I just like to keep her on her toes a bit. You know what she’s like, into all this sickology stuff. I thought I’d have a go at it … Continue reading

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Messenger #writephoto by Joelle LeGendre

A cat god looketh upon the Earth and sayeth, “Humans be humbled.” The reverberant message, outside our hearing range, fails. Source:Messenger #writephoto | Two on a Rant

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Notes from a small dog – On duty

There’s something wrong with the two-legs. She’s not broken exactly, but she’s not working right. I keep having to remind her about impotant things… like my dinner.  ‘Off colour’ she calls it… I thought that only happened to the fish … Continue reading

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