Category Archives: Pets

One year later

A year ago today my cat Buddy died in my arms.  Not a day has gone by that I’ve not thought about him.  I wrote one piece that day with some quick thoughts about what he meant.  The next thing I … Continue reading

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Update (it’s been a while)

I’ve been trying to get a job with a law firm and in academia and have been spending most of my free time doing that.  The job hunt has made it quite a while since I last updated what’s happening … Continue reading

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Spook news

Spook, for the uninitiated, is one of the two ginger cats who’d turned up at my house at roughly the same time.  Spook was the younger of the two and was ultimately the one who didn’t want to stick around. … Continue reading

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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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When you bring a pet into your home, it’s yours for life.

It’s pretty daunting to take an animal into your home.  You become responsible for every need: food, water, shelter, health.  The animal can’t tell you when it’s hungry, thirsty, needs to come home, or sick so it is up to … 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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Perry – Nevada SPCA Rescue

On my travels on the worldwide highway, I came across a sweet looking, scared dog that really needs a forever home.  His name is Perry.  He’s at the Nevada SPCA Animal Rescue.  Please take a look at this guy’s face.  I’m sure … Continue reading

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