Category Archives: cats

The Reluctant Traveler at home — Cats and Writers

About cats And writers. We have cats. I think most of us do, anyway. Every writer I know personally has one or more cats—oh there are a few of us who dare to own dogs AND cats. Or dogs only. … Continue reading

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Half a Cat Too Many

Hello. My name is Julianne, and I’m a packrat.  Okay, maybe a hoarder. A border hoarder. I’m able to throw things away, but it takes focused resolve and a commitment to not pull things from the Goodwill pile before they … Continue reading

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Cat Post: Gayatri’s News

This is Gayatri, She Who Sings. Also known as The Pirate Queen because one of my eyes was severely damaged when I was young. I don’t see why Shakir should have all the fun. Don’t get me wrong, he’s a … Continue reading

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Housekeeping

Housekeeping   Three months later I’m still vacuuming up dog fur, Each clump a ghost of her.   Maybe this one hair Came from the previous Shepherd, Loyal, fierce, and strong, Or this bit of fluff My old tortoiseshell cat. … Continue reading

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The News From 2Dits Farm: Nap Time

I set the stove timer for twenty minutes, which is much easier than fussing with the alarm clock. By the time I’ve taken five steps toward the great room, Gracie–who has been fast asleep all morning on one of the … Continue reading

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Cat Dances on Keyboard, Author Gets Last Word

The perp. Goes by the moniker Moonlight. I’m sure every writer has either had this happen, or had nightmares of it happening: You finish up a nice bit of work and walk away from the computer. Do you think about … Continue reading

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The News From 2Dits Farm: Mouse Wars

It’s an unmistakeable smell, one of those olfactory sensations felt nearly as much in the back of the throat as in the nostrils, and when it hits while I am dusting out in the great room, I initiate the protocol … Continue reading

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Pard Gets a New Catnip Mouse

Ursula K. Le Guin, photo by Marian Wood Kolisch

Pard Gets a New Catnip Mouse The Annals of Pard XXI by Ursula K. Le Guin Don’t worry, I can hold my catnip. I am perfectly steady on my feet.

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BVC Announces “My Life So Far, by Pard,” by Ursula K. Le Guin

My Life So Far, by Pard, by Ursula K. Le Guin

A thoughtful, truthful autobiography, translated from the Feline by Ursula K. Le Guin. Continue reading

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The Naming of Cats

Are your cats named whimsically (Puffy Paws), seriously (Bast), traditionally (Patches), or something else? The cat names in my family have run the gamut from mundane to unique.  We always had a cat or cats from my earliest memory, and, … Continue reading

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