Category Archives: Animal Tales

The Furminator for Cats: The Woman. The Tool.

Twice a year the inside of our home looks like the aftermath of a Nor’easter. Why? We own three cats, 1 Siamese and 2, ummm, faux Siamese. The Great Whites , as we fondly call them, shed when they’re happy. They … Continue reading

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When Cats Attack: Tiny Christmas Tree 0; Cats 5

This Christmas our tree was much smaller than usual. 18 inches tall (or short), to be precise. It didn’t take me long to decorate the tiny tree with small sparkly red and green balls. And I have to admit, it … Continue reading

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And the Lizard Asks, “Would You Care for a Dog Poop Bag?”

When I was walking along the sidewalk at Hampton Lake in South Carolina I saw this delightful machine. It dispenses free pooper scooper bags. And it was manned by … a lizard?!

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Food and Water: What Every Body Needs

My electric teakettle sits under the double window that looks out on the bird feeder and bird bath in my side yard. Yes, I am one of those people. I feed the birds and give them fresh water. Year round. … Continue reading

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Birds, Birdfeeders and Snow

It started in the morning, about 3 hours before it was anticipated. The fat flakes fell all through the day and into the night. The snow piled up against our front door. The wind blew more snow against our back … Continue reading

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When Are Siamese Cats Not Siamese Cats?

Yesterday we took our two rescue flame-point Siamese (ahem) cats for their annual checkup and shots. Our cats were great with our long-time vet’s new associate. She listened to their hearts (all good), took their temps (again, all good), weighed them … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico: When a Wild Dog and a Bat Visit

My sister Cindy and her husband Bid are vacationing with my husband Mike and me  in sunny Dorado, Puerto Rico. We are staying at one of our fave Hyatt timeshares, the Hacienda Del Mar. So far, we’ve survived two hit and … Continue reading

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When Siamese Cats Are Bored

Our two flame-point Siamese cats are gangsters. When they arrived last December  they were chubby white bundles of fluff. I never own a classic apple-head Siamese before so it’s been a revelation how much kibble these kits can stow in … Continue reading

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A Dream Fulfilled: Whales!

After many unsuccessful “whale watching” trips on both the East and West Coasts (and Hawaii!) over a period of many years, I finally got to see a whale in the ocean. Yes! Not only did I see one. I saw … Continue reading

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Key West: Dolphin Safari Charters

You know how sometimes you do something for the first time and you know right from the outset that it’s gonna make a wonderful memory? That’s what happened yesterday when my husband Mike and I jumped on Captain Kenny’s boat … Continue reading

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