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My cats are trying to kill me. I’m absolutely convinced. And I honestly have no idea why. But here’s what happens – daily. Continue reading

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When a cat dreams

This is Jool. She likes to sleep on me. Kinda like this: Only without the “Ohmygod, I’m gonna faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaallllllllllllllllllll!!!” thing going on. The other night, she was perched on my shoulder and we were peacefully sleeping when I was suddenly … Continue reading

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Twelve years young…happy birthday, Jool!!

New Year’s Day, 2003, was a bitterly cold day, cold enough to make a little calico kitty follow a stranger and three dogs home on the off-chance she’d get a warm place to sleep for the night. Despite the fact … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Standoff

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On being well-trained

When you’re the human in the house, you expect to be the trainer, not the trainee. Alas, that is almost never the case! No matter how much you want to believe that you’re the one in control, that you “wear … Continue reading

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Looking for the good

You don’t have to look very hard to find bad in the world, do you? You don’t even have to look as far as the never-ending conflicts in the Middle East. All you have to do is turn on your … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: This is how I feel about my refrigerator right now

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You have HOW many dogs???

As you might imagine, I hear this question a lot. I wouldn’t mind except that I always hear it tinged with judgment, as in “oh…you’re the crazy dog lady everyone always talks about!” A dear friend often tells me that … Continue reading

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Sometimes, I wanna be like my cat

Sometimes, I wanna be like Katie. She’s all spunk and cattitude. She didn’t write the book on being a kitty diva, but she has definitely committed much of it to memory. Katie can be as sweet as pie. She’ll prance … Continue reading

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A pup-date, kitten-style

Some¬†good news! Miss Chipmunk Cheeks does not have heart disease! Yay!! She has turbulent blood flow in her right ventricle. The cardiologist said it’s not a cause for concern. And we all breathed a sigh of relief! Okay, I breathed … Continue reading

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