Tag Archives: katie

Conspiracies

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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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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And the verdict is…

Visiting Dr. Giggleman’s on-campus clinic is always an adventure. Yesterday, I picked an open spot at the end of the room so that B’Elanna wouldn’t have to meet-and-greet a lot of dogs. She prefers to acknowledge another dog’s presence and … Continue reading

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Now we know why Katie is the “lazy” cat

News from the vet on Katie: Her paws will be fine. In fact, only one paw really needed veterinary attention. One claw hadn’t come all the way off, and it was already getting infected. No other injuries, though. While they … Continue reading

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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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Itty bitty “Maine coon” kitty

I’ve always called Katie my itty bitty Maine coon kitty. At a slightly overweight 12 lbs, she’s nowhere near the size of a Maine coon, but her looks are very similar. To wit, the picture of a Maine coon on … 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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Waiting

In a holding pattern. Waiting. Not-knowing. These are things I’m not very good at. Waiting on test results makes me alternately anxious and cranky. I imagine worst-case scenarios, my mind a wild, undisciplined child on a sugar high soaring up-up-up. … Continue reading

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The Mysterious Case of the Disemboweled “Puppy”

I wrote this post on November 24, 2008. We had been in our new house for about seven months. Gin and Chass had just celebrated their first birthday one month earlier. (JoJo wasn’t part of our family yet.) If you’ve ever … Continue reading

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