Category Archives: Cats

Throwback Thursday: Our Son Max

Call me a terrible mother. Max was ten weeks old the first time I left him alone. I had to pee and didn’t want to carry 10+ pounds of baby up the stairs to the bathroom with me. I left him … Continue reading

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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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Siamese Cats? Faux Siamese Cats?

Our family has always owned Siamese cats that look like this: After our beloved T-Rex passed away, we pined for another Siamese cat to keep our old buddy Brutus (and us) company. That’s when I got the brilliant idea to rescue … Continue reading

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A Tribute to Kimi the Ragdoll Cat

Our family’s great friend Carole had two glorious ragdoll cats for many, many years. My best ragdoll buddy Jordy went to Heaven in October 2010 after a long illness. And just yesterday Kimi, quite unexpectedly, joined Jordy in Heaven. Carole is crushed. Our … 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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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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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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The Beep Ceased! But So Did Everything Else with Today’s Lost Power

Friends, friends! I can once again get crushed ice on demand (the main reason I chose an in-door icemaker on our new refrigerator). Yes! Our incessantly beeping GE side-by-side refrigerator/freezer is finally fixed! It took 3 service calls within 12 … Continue reading

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First Looks: The Greater Bluffton, S.C. Area

My husband Mike and I have been on the hunt — “Operation ReloSouth” — for the perfect retirement location. We want to live in a less-expensive, more relaxed area of the country near water. With better weather (no snow) than what … Continue reading

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Dream Date: Backstage at the San Diego Zoo

Yesterday was a Top Ten day in my life. I visited the San Diego Zoo. I stayed for 6.5 hours. And for 1.5 of those hours I was part of a small group of like-minded animal lovers who got to … Continue reading

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