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susan-keefe's picture
Oct.09.2013
Kitten Diaries: Kitten Diaries contains two stories about two different kittens in two vastly different situations. The first, ‘Chanel’s Story,’ is about an ugly shelter kitten who gives herself no chance at being adopted. After many disappointments, she discovers that there are people willing...
michael-seidel's picture
Oct.08.2013
It was time for bed.  Tucker and I were the only remaining entities awake in the house.  Awake is a loose term.  I’d been napping in the office recliner, a book open on my chest, preparing to go to bed.  Tucker had spent time on my lap but had retreated to his standard refuge,...
katherine-gregor's picture
Oct.06.2013
VIP transport was arranged for her relocation from Ukraine.  Her immediate members of staff, had moved to London ahead of her to get everything ready.  The flat, in a quiet, tree-lined street, was furnished; the fridge was stocked with her favourite delicacies, and shelves filled with...
eric-p-nichols's picture
Oct.01.2013
This conversation took place yesterday at about 7 a.m. Catch: Meow! Me: Hi Catch. How may I help you? Catch: Me-e-ow. Me: No, you can't go outside now. Catch: Moww? Me: Allow me to direct your attention to the thermometer on the tree. It's 30 degrees. Catch: Me-ow-oww Me: I understand, but I'm...
michael-seidel's picture
Sep.27.2013
Quiet Friday work morning.  Emails were answered and tasks planned.  Finishing a cup of coffee, I read Telegraph articles about the Nairobi Mall seige and some of the heroes and escapes.  Finishing, I went into main part of the house. I'd opened the blinds earlier.  Rain and...
melissa-ousley's picture
Sep.20.2013
I like cats. Some of my all-time favorite cats were Trash, a sad, malnourished stray kitten my family found at a dump and nursed back to health (she grew up to become a beautiful Russian Blue) and Anastacia, a.k.a. Stinky Annie, a Siamese rescue with bad teeth who, when shown affection, expressed...
marilyn-jaye-lewis's picture
Sep.17.2013
Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me. Yes, the very dear Good Shepherd of Psalm 23 -- it has gotten me through these last two days somehow. I am feeling a little better today. I am noticing the majesty of love. Even while my house is still bustling with ten beautiful cats, I feel so keenly the...
marilyn-jaye-lewis's picture
Aug.19.2013
You know, it's been an eventful month, but a really difficult one. The thought of posting here doesn't even register in my consciousness most days, because I am just so overwhelmingly busy. Well, right now, actually, there is a tiny bit of breathing room. And so here I am. My boy-cat, Buster,...
jodi-bowersox's picture
Aug.04.2013
I have a funny, little cat named Scooter, who has gone way beyond what anyone expected of him.  When he was born his back legs were bent the wrong way. I took him to the vet, who said it was a birth defect probably caused by breeding too close in the family tree. And he offered to "put him...
michael-seidel's picture
Jul.27.2013
The casket, lined in satin, makes the dead white man look small.  He was not big but he wasn't small but that inconsequential category, average  He'd neither been born nor had he died as James Carl, that was just the name used because the family had given him that name.  Official...