Category Archives: Living With Cats

Newsday Tuesday — Happy Mew Year and Prayers for Smokey

Please send good and healing thoughts to Smokey today. Smokey is my mother’s cat–the one I patterned Rags–the klepto cat after. He’s in the hospital with a urinary tract blockage. Ouch! So glad one of my daughters and I popped … Continue reading

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Mindful Monday – Your Cat’s Recipe for Happy Endings and Positive Beginnings

This is a day of transition for many. We’ll all become a year older in 2019 and we’ll certainly be faced with new challenges, experiences, and lessons. We’ll meet new people, make new friends, and lose some of those we’ve … Continue reading

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Mindful Monday – True to Life Klepto Cats

Just so you know, my klepto cat stories aren’t actually as fictitious as you might think. While I may not be depicting a particular cat involved in a specific incident, my cat tales are truly and charmingly realistic. Yes, Virginia, … Continue reading

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Frivolous Friday – Unlikely Cat Friends

Is there anything as charming as watching unlikely animal friends interact? I saw a picture of a fawn and a bobcat curled up together this week trying to find shelter from one of the fires. I also saw the most … Continue reading

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Wild (and Sometimes Crazy) Wednesday – Love Those Outdoor Cats, As Long As They Aren’t Mine

Actually, I used to love having my cats with me when I puttered in the yard. But we have totally indoor cats now and it works well for us. No more painful abscesses to deal with from attacks by random … Continue reading

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Mindful Monday – When the Folks Are Away What Are the Cats Doing?

I couldn’t resist snapping this picture of Lily peering out through the window a couple of days ago, apparently waiting anxiously for my return. I’ve been gone a lot over the last two weeks and I think Lily really missed … Continue reading

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Wild (and Sometimes Crazy) Wednesday – Silly Moments With our Comical Cats

You’ve probably seen that Twizzler commercial where grumpy or serious people are tempted by a Twizzler and have trouble keeping that straight face. Cats (especially kittens) have a similar affect. Just try to be melancholy, angry, or stoic when a … Continue reading

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Frivolous Friday – Cats in Art and Collectibles

We see dogs posing for portraits wearing human clothing, horses being depicted as unicorns, and just about every animal in porcelain, ceramic, metal, wood, leather, etc. But is there any animal who is as photographed, painted, animated, emulated and otherwise … Continue reading

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Wild (and Sometimes Crazy) Wednesday – Litter Box Art

Sometimes I just can’t resist sharing Lily’s artwork, even if it comes from the litter box. Does your cat pee interesting shapes for you? Does she claw designs in the litter—something that looks like a bird or a fish, perhaps? … Continue reading

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Wild (and Sometimes Crazy) Wednesday – Your Helpful Bundle of Fur

Monday we talked about begging cats and how we facilitate them. Tuesday we explored some of the rituals we share with our cats. What about helping cats—cats who help? Here are some of the chores our two cats engage in … Continue reading

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