Tag Archives: cats

Thought For The Day: Cat Upchuck Edition

By | January 4, 2019

There are few experiences in life that provide the same je ne sais quoi as hearing one of your cats slowly and methodically working up to a full-bore upchuck on the carpet twenty feet behind you while you’re taking part in a work-related conference call. You know how it goes. At first there’s a soft gulping sound or… Read More »

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Apropos of nothing…

By | December 3, 2018

Carole really likes her tortoiseshell kitties. This one is Maggie. We adopted her in 2017.

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Ick

By | July 21, 2018

There is nothing — and I mean NOTHING — more pleasant than stumbling across a bag of old this-and-that (miscellaneous camera gear, and suchlike) which cats have taken to peeing on. For months, as far as one can tell. Our cats have been sabotaging us by going in places we really would rather they not — but this… Read More »

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The life and death of a tabby boy

By | January 18, 2018

Last Saturday, January 13, 2018, we said farewell to our beloved tabby boy, Huck. He’ll be sorely missed. Carole and I don’t have children of our own so our cats have always been very special and precious to us. Carole and I adopted a cat in the summer of 2005, a fine healthy recently fixed tabby cat that… Read More »

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RIP, Starlight “Torbie” Furr — 2002-2017

By | September 2, 2017

Rest in peace, Starlight “Torbie” Furr, 2002-2017. Starlight was a wonderful kitty, from the very first day she hopped into my lap in the visitation room at the Chittenden County Humane Society in October of 2002, right up until the end. She was suffering from bladder cancer, in pain, obviously suffering, and nothing we did (even two sessions… Read More »

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Strangeness at Night

By | January 23, 2017

Last night I woke up around 2:30 am, sitting upright in bed, with the light on, having been dreaming of trying to sign someone up for Vermont Health Connect. I think I was trying to sign my cat Starlight up for health insurance, only she already has it, so that’s okay. I knew it would happen sometime. I’ve… Read More »

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Huck On The Run

By | April 2, 2016

Our tabby cat, Huckleberry, has a perpetual case of wanderlust despite our repeatedly telling him that the woods around our house are just full of owls and fishers and other critters that would just love to eat a tasty tabby. Once in a while, despite our best efforts, he makes a desperate bid for freedom and must be… Read More »

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Cats

By | March 16, 2015

Hi, all. I’m in New York City this week doing training. Carole is back home starting her third week of unemployment. I didn’t post at the time, because it was a hard and troubling time, but yeah, Carole lost the job she’d had since June of last year because of one too many times getting caught using computers… Read More »

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Kitty Anxiety and Prozac?

By | March 26, 2014

We brought home a long-haired black kitty and a short-haired black kitty from the shelter last June. They had always been together, at their previous home, at the shelter, and then with us. I think that they may have been abused at their original, pre-shelter home. The short-haired kitty, whom we named Marie, has started climbing into laps… Read More »

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Our Four-Cat Family

By | September 11, 2013

We lost our dear little cat Thursday in June of 2013. Probably sooner than I should have, I went to the Humane Society of Chittenden County and adopted a pair of little black kitties, not sisters (technically), but nonetheless cats that had always been together, and brought them home. One was a shorthair, about two years old, whom… Read More »

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