Category Archives: Life

Another cat comes around Pt II

Back in February I wrote about a nasty little beast who started showing up around the house.  He scared Buddy and Spook, chased them both (treed Spook once and cornered Buddy by the patio door) and sprayed the backyard.  Dark … Continue reading

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Some thoughts, one month later

It’s been exactly 30 days since Buddy died in my arms.  As is hopefully understandable, it’s been really hard.  He’d truly become a part of my family and his sudden absence has been really painful.  So many things that I … Continue reading

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Goodbye, my friend.

Buddy died in my arms today, at 7:20 AM. I’m heartbroken. I’ve had three cats in the last 30+ years.  He was by far the most congenial, best-tempered of the trio. All he ever wanted was a warm lap and to … Continue reading

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Another cat comes around.

I’ve been recounting stories of Buddy, a ginger cat who loves my lap and Spook, another ginger cat, who drops by whenever he gets hungry.  We now have a third cat who’s shown up.  Do they have a network or … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

I wish each and every one of you a very Happy New Year.  May it be your healthiest, happiest, most prosperous yet.  I also wish us all peace, joy and love. May 2017 be just the beginning of a long … Continue reading

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Dinner with vegetarians – a survival guide

I’m pretty lucky.  My sister and I are both vegetarians (she’s vegetarian, used to be vegan, and I still pretend I’m vegan) so long ago my mother learned to cook for or “deal with” vegetarians at holiday time.  But not … Continue reading

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A good reason to have pets.

I have mentioned several times before that Buddy, the stray that adopted me, has an affection for my lap.  He seeks it out in all weather, at all times of day or night, and whether I really want him there … Continue reading

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Open letter to men

Sexual harassment and assault have been much in the news lately.  It’s unfortunate that it’s become a hot discussion topic based on some really obscene comments, but in a way we should be grateful that it is being talked about. … Continue reading

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This is why I’m not allowed out in public.

Our refrigerator up and stopped working the other day.  I came home, settled in on the couch, Buddy curled up on me and I heard a “click.” Hmm?  What’s that, Buddy?  Did you hear it?  Buddy was mute. I moved on, … Continue reading

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Why I bought my mother extension cords for Mother’s Day.

Every year my sister and I struggle to come up with something to give our mother for Mother’s Day.  She’s retired and, like most older people, is trying to get rid of stuff rather than accumulate it, so we can’t … Continue reading

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