Tag Archives: pets

My new best friend.

At least once a day someone – usually me – makes the slip of the tongue, which may actually be a slip of the heart. “Chloe”, we say, fully intending to summon Lily. Ah, it is hard to let go, … Continue reading

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It’s Caturday: 4 authors who get it write.

Every morning at first light of dawn, The Countess makes a balletic leap onto our bed and settles herself, sphinx-like, between us. As she swished her tail under my nose this morning, it occurred to me that I have fallen … Continue reading

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Summer ends; new beginnings.

Is there anything more fleeting than summer? Question for God: Why, the very moment summer begins, do you begin stealing a minute of its light at each end of the day? Good thing Lily pounced on it from the get-go … Continue reading

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Vigil.

I’m not good at many things, but – and yes, I’m just going to brag a little bit here – I believe I could win a medal if they held an Olympics for Avoidance and Denial. No one is better … Continue reading

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Hitting the paws button.

A funny thing happened while we waited for the wheels to fall off. I know it’s been chaos for some and tragedy for others, but for us, with our unimportant and insignificant place in the universe, we’ve somehow washed up … Continue reading

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Caturday: from cats to cat-a-combs.

We go way back with cats. We’ve been spoiling them since 1977 when we adopted our first stray, “Gray Fluff”.  Apparently “Kitty Hook” was another of her monikers judging from her personalized Valentine cake. Time flew by, and while I apparently … Continue reading

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One more brief paws…

I promise we will get back to the books next week. But today I’m on a different page, a last chapter, and somehow can’t move on until I say goodbye. He wasn’t our dog. But he was our very dear … Continue reading

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Hacked by a Russian!

Regret to inform you the reading recap has been temporarily interrupted by a Russian invasion: It’s been all cat-caphony here since he arrived. His arrival to us, from Seattle to Ontario, CA, to us was quite a caper, but nothing … Continue reading

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Cat’s out of the bag.

Ah, Christmas came early this year. You know what would be at the top of the list of “Things We Need Like A Hole In The Head Two Weeks Before Christmas”? Yes, exactly. A cat. The CE made a detour … Continue reading

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I’ll love you fur-ever.

I know how you’re supposed to fill in the blank. But I’m no Dorothy. My go-to rejoinder for “There’s no place like ________________” is “the next place on the map, please.”. My favorite trip is the one I’m planning during … Continue reading

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