CATS IN HIGH PLACES

September 10, 2012

All cats like to be above the fray. If you watch Jackson Galaxy on Animal Planet’s “My Cat from Hell” you will see him continually suggest that his clients install a cat tree, climbing shelves or some other apparatus to get their cat off the floor to give him a safe haven or an escape […]

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CAT = LILY

September 3, 2012

Tom was talking to our neighbor, Katie today. She was with her son Charlie who is somewhere between one-and-a-half and two years old. Katie told Tom that when Charlie sees a cat he calls it “Lily.” Since Lily Olivia spends most of her daylight hours across the street, I guess this isn’t much of a […]

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NAMING YOUR CAT

September 1, 2012

Once you name a cat, it is no longer a stray. It is a member of your household. Friends have claimed they are feeding a cat that has been hanging around but haven’t named it. They just call it Cat or Kitty or some other generic moniker. Hey…that’s a name! My friend Tammy, who my […]

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A BIRD IN THE HAND

August 29, 2012

We went away for a couple of days and just returned home to seven cats eager to get outside. The house was not wrecked…probably because Chris was here to clean today before we got home. However, two kitties—Fiona and Astrid, our escape artists—were collarless, and Lily Olivia was missing her bell. A quick search has […]

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CAT IN A BOX

August 26, 2012

In 1993 Chloe became the first calico cat to become part of our household. At that time we had Skooter, Steamer, Daphne, Thelma and Louise. None of them had ever met a calico cat and neither had we. And for some unknown reason they took an instant dislike to her. This lasted throughout her lifetime. […]

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MY CAT’S BETTER THAN YOUR CAT

August 24, 2012

Who am I kidding! My cats are no different than your cats, your neighbor’s cats or even cats in foreign countries. Though I have found those in other countries speak a different cat language than those in the U.S. The din from all of you disagreeing whole-heartedly with me is deafening. But admit it, all […]

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BELLS ARE RINGING FOR ME AND MY CATS

August 21, 2012

Cat Bells: Early warning system for birds and humans. When we brought our first kitty, Skooter, home we decided immediately to get him a collar with a name tag. We have done this with every cat since, even those not allowed outside unattended and those who are microchipped. With cats, like Fiona and Astrid, who […]

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NIP HEADS

August 17, 2012

Yesterday, Chris, our house cleaner and local catnip pusher, brought the kitties a large zip-loc bag of dried catnip. She also brought six fresh cut stems each about three feet tall with lots of seeds for me to plant in my garden. Tom immediately put the bag away. We learned our lesson years ago with […]

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KITTY HELPER RETURNS FROM LONDON OLYMPICS

August 14, 2012

Tom returned home late last night from his Olympic adventure so the washer and dryer are running non-stop today. He kindly added a note about this web-site to his Facebook page today. If some of you are new readers who found me through his announcement, WELCOME! I hope you will visit often. Anyway… Usually when […]

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ANGELS, LISBETH AND ASTRID, TURN ONE

August 13, 2012

I adore kittens. They are cute, cuddly, rambunctious and full of surprises. They have boundless energy that constantly gets them into trouble. And they are precious little lumps of fur when they are sleeping. But I love kittens most when they get to the one-year mark. Each develops his or her own special personality totally […]

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