Day three. And this one hurts a little. One of the great double-edged swords of our modern mobile-technology age is that everyone–and I mean damned near everyone–almost always has a camera with them. And more likely than not, that camera has internet access. This means that those people can post cute pictures of their kids, … Read moreThe Twelve(ish) Guilty Pleasures of Christmas
Those among you who have read last week’s entries will recall that we had taken Etta and Gus in for their declawing. Of course, I do know that there are those of you who also drop in here once ever week or so and read backwards…So skip back a week and read forward for … Read moreThe Cat Update
Assuming you read this the day after I write it (which is what most of you do), by the time you read this, Etta and Gus will be at the vet to be declawed. Oh, there are probably some of you bemoaning the fact that we’re taking away one of the cats’ natural defenses, … Read moreThe Claws Are Coming Out
Felines We said our final goodbyes to Pippin this fall. She’d been a great cat and a great companion for just about 21-and-a-half years. She’d seen the arrival of two other cats, a dog, a couple of hamsters, some fish, a wife and three kids, and outlived most of them. She was as much … Read moreThe Second Day of Christmas – 2012 In Pictures and Memories
You stand warned now: it’s difficult to write this. You see, Etta hopped up on my lap about 10 minutes ago as I was seated in front of the computer pondering this evenings missive, and has not shown any inclination to get out of my way. In fact, a short time ago, she ended … Read moreInterference
Oh trust me. I know. I know that really, the entire reason for you visiting the site these days is to see Dr. Henrietta von Flufflebutt and And Guest–Etta and Gus–and find out what their latest hijinks have been. And I could very well indulge you. I could. And I will, at some point. … Read moreWho Am I Kidding?
Oh hell. I don’t know why I’m even going to bother not trying to write about the cats for a while. It’s been so long since any of us have had kittens that it’s fun to relive this phase again. We’ve gradually been introducing Etta and Gus to new parts of the house each … Read moreAll the Cats Who’ve Come Before
For the whole two of you out there in the world who haven’t been told, texted, e-mailed, or seen it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or our Tumblr account, we are new parents. Yeah, okay. So this really only shows the male cat and not much of his sister. But you can see more of them … Read moreAdditions
Yes, my cat is sleeping with the top of her head down…
Since today’s as good a day as any, Happy Birthday, Pippin. Here’s how she chose to spend some of it: Trust me, she’s happy. Garden work is underway. Lots done, lots more to go. See you tomorrow.