Category Archives: Family

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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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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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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It’s pretty interesting.

I was sitting with Buddy last night (okay, we were both asleep on the couch) and as I petted him, I thought to myself ‘man, his fur is soft!’.  And that’s interesting. In case I haven’t talked much about his … Continue reading

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On getting old.

My mother and I went shopping today.  As I’ve said before, she lives with me in part because she’s older and needs some help with day to day things.  Nothing major (yet), but some basic things. We went to a … Continue reading

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