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michael-seidel's picture
Apr.16.2014
The doppelganger is dancing with us. It's an intricate movement.  I don't know the steps.  I'm trying to learn but they're very intricate. I don't know if you remember the doppelganger, a lovely ginger kitty.  Some would call him an orange cat.  He features light cream...
amy-d-shojai's picture
Apr.09.2014
In another life, I'm a playwright--and of course must include cats and dogs in the work. In collaboration with my writing partner Frank Steele, we've written our next show (book, lyrics and music co-authored together), and I'm excited to share the cast recording of the music. One more song GOTCHA...
michael-seidel's picture
Apr.08.2014
Our cats are of the indoor, no, wait, let me out - door variety.  Long haired - furred? - their fur captures stuff and deposits it as they walk around the house.  I think they inspired the Swifter folks.  The cats' fur also magically drops off as the make their rounds.  Tucker...
farzana-versey's picture
Mar.31.2014
No knock at the entrance. It was a small voice. Meow. Just once. I repeated it. Heard it again. Repeat. Loop. We began to echo each other. The meow was so persistent, so small, that I began looking for it under the table, under the bed, behind the sofa. I did not open the door.  A stray kitten...
zeny-may-recidoro's picture
Mar.24.2014
For four years since Dido the Cat was born in our home, I would always meet him at the gates upon coming home. On hot days, he'd be under the small tree, on rainy days perched on the booth or on the washing machine. On mild days, he'd be lying on the weathered concrete of the garage. He'd be...
alysa-salzberg's picture
Feb.20.2014
  “The walls have ears.” That’s what my mother used to say when other adults were around who were about to say something that she didn’t want me or my siblings to hear.  But I wonder if she knew that, apparently, we were already listening in the womb?  Today, it’s a pretty popular...
michael-seidel's picture
Feb.13.2014
I was thinking about oatmeal the other night.  Waking up from an odd dream - are there any other sort? - I heard rain and remembered Tucker, our black and white cow cat.  He'd wanted out so I'd opened the door for his exit.  That had been around 1 AM.  Although I didn't know the...
michael-seidel's picture
Feb.03.2014
Saturday night found me outside, searching for a cat, of course.  Black and white Tucker, with his long fur and thick tail, enjoys an hour of winter night every day to soothe his savage urges.  He usually goes out around 9:30 PM, responding to some instinctive alarm clock.  After...
susan-keefe's picture
Jan.28.2014
In this exciting new release by D. C. Rush the bully learns a lesson. About the book: Hershey, the notorious cat from the Robby's Quest storybook series, is still mean-spirited and a bully. Hershey is big, strong and very fast, yet uses all his skills for the wrong reasons; to prey upon the...
michael-seidel's picture
Jan.24.2014
The right door matters a lot to many humans, at least in the first world.  We talk about opening doors metaphorically.  Doors are opportunities but they're also fraught with warnings.  "Don't open that door, you don't want to go there." Turns out that Tucker the cat gives doors about...