Category Archives: Living With Cats

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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Thoughts for Thursday –Olivia All Grown Up

She was the runt, they say. I wonder how big her siblings are because she shows some of her Maine coon heritage in her stature and size. At almost one year, Olivia weighs just shy of twelve pounds. And she … Continue reading

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Wild (and Sometimes Crazy) Wednesday – What Has Olivia Brought to the Household?

A bright spot in a rough year. A delightful distraction. A source of great joy. A reason to laugh. These are some of the things Olivia has brought into our lives. We have never laughed with delight as much as … Continue reading

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Mindful Monday – It’s Olivia’s Birthday Week

Olivia turns one year old Saturday—May 1 (or there abouts)—so I thought I’d dedicate this week’s blog posts to her. We lost our precious tabby, Lily, at eleven years old during the year of the pandemic. (Just when we thought … Continue reading

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