Category Archives: Living With Cats

Newsday Tuesday – Therapy Cats and Kittens

I’ve met cats that would make terrific therapy cats—you know, those who will lay on the bed with a sick child or adult and allow petting while providing enormous comfort in just being and maybe purring. Some nursing homes have … Continue reading

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Mindful Monday – Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day

We missed Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day—the day dedicated to remembering our pets that have gone over the Rainbow Bridge. Remembrance Day was Saturday—August 28 this year, but if you’re like most adoring pet owners, a day doesn’t go by that … Continue reading

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Newsday Tuesday — Our First Trip Away From Olivia

We took a little trip recently—to help celebrate a wonderful woman’s 100th birthday. Wow!!! She’s the first centenarian I’ve ever known  and how nice that she’s also a good friend. We’ve traveled together, walked many miles together, laughed together, and … Continue reading

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Newsday Tuesday – How Has the Pandemic Changed Your Pets?

There have been many reports throughout the last year and a half about the effect of the pandemic on our household pets. Can they catch and spread COVID? Should you touch your cat or dog if you have COVID? Have … Continue reading

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Mindful Monday – Cats We Will Never Forget

Today is throwback Monday. Here’s my post from June 27, 2010—eleven years ago. A cat person who lives into their 60s, 70s and beyond, can conceivably know dozens of cats and kittens over a lifetime. I am such a person. … Continue reading

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Frivolous Friday – You’d Better Believe Your Cat Needs Grooming Help

Some cats need extra special attention because of their fur type. However, we’ve found that all cats should be groomed. It’s good for the cat’s health as she will swallow less fur when she grooms herself, it’s a great bonding … Continue reading

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Wild (and Sometimes Crazy) Wednesday – Where Does Your Cat Sleep?

We play a game around here sometimes called, “Where’s Olivia.” I’m considering that as a title for an upcoming book featuring our precocious calico. Like so many cats, she hides. I’m sure this is a trait handed down from her … Continue reading

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Mindful Monday – How Do We Cope With the Loss of a Beloved Cat?

Anyone who embraces a cat will suffer loss. The fact is that we outlive our cats. We know it and we still rescue them, bring them into our homes and our hearts, and love them with everything we have. When … Continue reading

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Wild (and Sometimes Crazy) Wednesday – Funny Cats

Cats have a sense of humor. Isn’t that one reason we keep them around? I can tell you that getting to know Olivia has been a blast and she has sure kept us entertained over these last 10 months. I … Continue reading

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Frivolous Friday – Olivia the Star

Tomorrow we celebrate Olivia’s first year. I think she’s happy with the life we’ve given her. She’s safe, healthy, and well-loved. AND, she’s now a star. She’s such an interesting being and I can see so many creative ways to … Continue reading

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