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Daily Photo: So Funny!

Of course, it’s really a yawn though it looks like a laugh. Kitten yawns are just about the cutest thing on earth, no matter what else they look like! We’re participating in Selfie Sunday with Cat On My Head! . . . . . . . What other photos did

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Oh Very Young…2010

I first posted this in November 2010, a month after we had lost Peaches, but we still had our senior tortie team Cookie and Kelly who got the Senior Tortie Lunch Special each day; technically, they were geriatric, older than seniors. Mewsette, who was three years old at the time,

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Daily Sketch: Laundry Day

Today was a busy day around the household with several weekends taken up with activities and busy weeks in between recently. Though I’d planned some yardwork when warmer weather was forecast for today, it turned out cold and rainy with dangerous roads in the morning, a great day to do

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Daily Photo Reprise: Who’ll Stop the Rain? 2011

On a rainy November afternoon in 2011, Cookie was so unhappy with the cold wet rain that she decided to make fun of my habit of quoting lyrics and titles from  pop songs. I’m not sure which of us was acting more absurd: her for wandering around in the rain,

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Caturday Art: Coincidence of Color

Mewsette carefully watches my green apples, and I carefully watch the coincidence of color between the apples and her eyes. True, I did desaturate everything else in the image to be certain it was glowingly obvious. . . . . . . . We are part of the Caturday Art

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Your Backyard Wildlife Habitat: Feeding More Birds Than Squirrels

FOR MANY OF US feeding the birds is somewhat of a luxury, and purchasing new or more expensive feeders is not always in the budget. I’m a miser with bird seed and to see all I’ve put out for birds spilled all over the ground where many birds won’t eat

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Daily Photo: Seven Black Cats in Four Square Feet

Looks like I may need a bigger cabinet!I finally got all seven of them up there at once—they do this at least once a day, but one jumps down or is completely hidden or the photo is just too blurry and the most I’ve posted on the cabinet so far

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How Old is “Senior”: Life Stages of Cats and Human Equivalents

Above, geriatric and kitten—Cookie at age 15 was technically geriatric, and Jelly Bean at four months still a kitten. They all liked Sister Cookie, and respected her. So just how old is a senior cat, and when do cats go from being kittens to being adults? And are there stages

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Daily Sketch Reprise: First Light

Mimi on the bathroom windowsill, watching the birds and the leaves. This is a little more than a sketch, but I wanted to pursue the idea I saw as I finished my shower. Mimi moved around as I quickly snapped a photo, grabbed a robe, dried my hands and got

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Daily Photo: We Passed Our Exams

“So we get gold medals for this stuff? What are we supposed to do with gold medals?” I don’t want to tell them they are only rabies tags. Today was the day for our annual whole house exam with our house call veterinarian who has taken care of my feline

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