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My Cat Has Mono

Monochrome disease, that is. A complicated problem, not simply black and white. When a cat has lost its colors, it might just be good night. My silver tabby cat has more stripes today, thanks to the shadow lines thrown by … Continue reading

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From Jubilate Agno by Christopher Smart (1722 – 1771)

From Jubilate Agno by Christopher Smart (1722 – 1771) All cats deserve an awesome poem, here, Smart writes what is certainly the most awesomeness ever penned for a cat.The brilliant John Frederick Nims relates, “After Cambridge, Smart supported himself in London … Continue reading

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John Charles Fremont the Explorer

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John Charles Fremont The Explorer

Have I ever posted a picture of my cat? I adopted him under the name of Fremont which I have since extended. Here he is tonight, eyeing me from his cat perch as I watch television from the couch below.

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Alley Cat Allies

This is a picture of Skippy, from the front of the holiday card Alley Cat Allies (external link) sent this year. This non-profit specializes in helping feral cats, now often called community cats. The policy they advocate is called trap, neuter, … Continue reading

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Pet Peeves

ob·fus·ca·tion noun The action of making something obscure, unclear, or unintelligible. “When confronted with sharp questions they resort to obfuscation.” In America, the authorities now refer to a police dog as a canine unit. And you don’t give away cats. … Continue reading

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The Trouble with Siamese: Postcards from Delaplane

As if I didn’t have enough problems, the Siamese cat has moved her kittens out of the garage. She favors my shirt drawer but has settled, a little grumpily, for a carton box in the bathroom. I must be careful … Continue reading

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On a Cat Ageing

On a Cat Ageing He blinks upon the hearth-rug, and yawns in deep content, accepting all the comforts that Providence has sent. Louder he purrs, and louder, in one glad hymn of praise for all the night’s adventures, for quiet, … Continue reading

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Third Person Narration, Present Tense

Tycho’s Lament. With Apologies to F. Scott Fitzgerald. He approached the plastic food bowl warily, as if it were an unexploded bomb. His nose twitched, seeking out acceptable airborne molecules. There weren’t any. Placed on an inverted bowl, the food … Continue reading

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