I put this quilt aside for a while because making pandemic masks seemed rather more pressing. I recently had a bit of time to pick it up and finish it. The batting is a polar-fleece throw, one of a pile I bought from Lands’ End when the combination of a sale and a promo code […]
Category: Cat stuff
RIP Jake, 2005(?) – 2013
Yesterday evening our fine cat Jake let us know his time was up and after lots of snuggles he made his last trip to the vet. It wasn’t unexpected. In January the vet discovered a large, fast-growing tumour in his abdomen. As an FIV+ cat he was not a candidate for either surgery or chemo […]
I absentmindedly pick up and throw out loose elastic bands, thanks to my old cat Tigr, who ate them (elastic bands are not good for cats). I never leave Swiss Chalet undefended on the kitchen counter, thanks to our old cat Oliver who was a fierce, fierce predator of all things Swiss Chalet. I put […]
RIP Elwood, 2002(?) – 2011
We lost one of our kitties last night. He had stones blocking his urethra that proved immovable and thus inoperable; we did the kind thing. He was a very fine cat. He came to us in December 2007 from a rescue, along with our other cat Jake. They thought he was from someplace near Keswick. […]
Passive resistance cat resists passively
(Not our cat. But likely representative of our cats’ potential reactions to the treadmill.) It’s the limp, folded-over front paws and the back paws juuussst barely keeping up that really get me in this one. Bwah!
What IS that scary thing?
M: Daddy, what is that? D: It’s a tie. M: It is? D: I understand how you might not recognize it. I haven’t worn one since… uh… (We pause to consider this question. Someone’s wedding? Maybe? We can’t recall any recent funerals…) D: … well, I haven’t worn one for a long time. M: How […]
Because they can.
Quotation of the Day for September 24, 2008 “Why then, if not to steal food, would a cat go up on the counter? Why did George Mallory try to go up on Mount Everest, which was quite a lot more trouble? Because it is there. Because of the view from the kitchen window. To lick […]
29* things to be happy about
If Mark Morford can come up with 29 things to be happy about, I imagine I can too. Central heating and a non-leaky roof. I’ve spent enough time living in tents that I really grok the utter luxury that is the concept of Inside. Get wet? No problem; you can go inside where it’s warm […]
Thanks to Abbey Cat Adoptions (go ahead, click the link and look at all the adorable kitties that need homes… I dare you….), we’ve been adopted by two new kitties. This is Jake. He’s 2 and he’s originally from Hamilton: And this is his pal (they were in the same foster home) Elwood, who is […]