Tag Archives: cats
Done Your Job
One of the hardest issues a pet owner has to deal with is expensive veterinary bills. I like the way Gwen Cooper talks about it in this excerpt from her book Homer: The Ninth Life of a Blind Wonder Cat, ©2015: Animals are luckier than humans, because animals get to live in the now. They …
Why Are You?
Anyone who has ever owned a cat has wondered this at one time. ButtPoems by J. Smith is on the web HERE.
Books and Cats
“We have noted that a passion for books and a fondness for cats are very often points of intersection on the Venn diagram of personality.” ~Bill Richardson, in Bachelor Brother’s Bed & Breakfast, ©1993
Most people saw this several years ago, but somehow I missed it. I’m hoping a few people will get to see it for the first time, and a few more people will enjoy seeing it again.
I can’t embed this, so you’ll just have to trust me that it’ll make you smile and is worth a click: Cats by Zhaobangni It’s silly, but fun.
Even anonymously, behind the shield of a url, it’s hard for me to open up. I intended for this blog to be a lot more personal, but it ends up being book excerpts and favorite quotes. My wife Mona writes much more from the heart, and I thought she did a good job talking about …
Man, God, Cats
I know the Hindu hierarchy puts man at the top, but I’ve never really bought into that. I think it’s sort of a species-based narcissism, and it wouldn’t surprise me at all to find more enlightened beings than myself inhabiting animal bodies just for the fun of it or to take a break: God: Oh, …
Au clair de la lune…
I love the way the moon is reflected in the window, and the way the grainy texture looks like the night.
19th Century Cats
A wallpaper design from 1898, via Windy Poplars Room
Lights of my Life
Amanda (she’s 17) likes to curl up around Mona’s ankles in the morning. 🙂
If you own a cat, people will give you cat figurines.
Cats and Mermaids
The original source is HERE, but I found it HERE.
That’s our cat Melody. I like the peaceful feeling this evokes; the carpet, the sunshine, the napping cat. Cats can be a hard subject to photograph. We have three, and they all respond differently. Sam is the easiest- he’s curious to see what’s going on, but not curious enough to actually get up and go …
Cats and rats and elephants, and long-necked beasts…
Our cat Amanda (seen HERE) makes a bee-line for my lap every time I sit to chant my rounds. I really believe she must have been Hindu in a previous life. From the first time she heard the sounds, she was all over me. She’ll even leave her food dish– without looking back– when she …
Ádám Miklósi studies cats: …he and his colleagues created two puzzles: one solvable, the other impossible. In the solvable puzzle, the researchers placed food in a bowl and stuck it under a stool. Dogs and cats had to find the bowl and pull it out to eat. Both aced the test. Then the scientist rigged …
I just learned yesterday that lilies are super to toxic to cats. (source) With Easter just around the corner, be watchful of your furry little buddies!