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Annals of Pard: My Life So Far, by Pard, Part II

Quite satisfactory

I cried very loudly in the roaring moving room-thing on the way here, because I thought the awfulness and strangeness was all happening over again forever. I still always think that when they put me in the box that smells of fear and the roaring moving room-thing. But except for that I have hardly cried at all since coming here. Continue reading

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Annals of Pard: My Life So Far, by Pard, Part I

Pard Surveys His Domain

In the first place there were Mother and Sister and me with a mother and an aunty human who had a lot of kittens. Some tom humans came around now and then and either paid no attention to anybody but the queens, or were dangerous to kittens, pretty much like real toms. Mother and Sister and I kept out of their way and had no worries except sometimes the younger kitten humans, who will pull your tail as soon as their eyes are open. And some of the bigger ones played too rough, or tried to hug. Hugging, even when well meant, is horrible…. Continue reading

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Annals of Pard: Christmas 2014

And gie's a paw o' thine!

Pard’s Christmas, 2014 by Ursula K. Le Guin What’s Under the Tree? Helping Charles Unwrap

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Annals of Pard: An Unfinished Education

Ursula K. Le Guin, photo by Marian Wood Kolisch

This blog post is included in: No Time to Spare Thinking About What Matters by Ursula K. Le Guin Introduction by Karen Joy Fowler December 5, 2017 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt                     … Continue reading

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Pard and the Time Machine

Pink-Petal Peonies, Pink-nose Pard

This blog post is included in: No Time to Spare Thinking About What Matters by Ursula K. Le Guin Introduction by Karen Joy Fowler December 5, 2017 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt                     … Continue reading

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Cats, Claws, Panic

Ursula K. Le Guin, photo by Marian Wood Kolisch

Cats, Claws, Panic (Annals of Pard, X) by Ursula K. Le Guin Do cats bite their nails? I mean, do cats other than Pard bite their nails? After breakfast, Pard washes his face. Sometimes the soft swipe across the jowl … Continue reading

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Annals of Pard: The Tango

Ursula K. Le Guin -- Photo by Marian Wood Kolisch

Annals of Pard: The Tango by Ursula K. Le Guin Cats are pure predators: they hunt live prey. Carrion and other stuff dogs like is of no interest to them. They abhor sweets, and despise most vegetables, though many make … Continue reading

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Doggerel for a Cat

Pink-Petal Peonies, Pink-nose Pard

This blog post is included in: No Time to Spare Thinking About What Matters by Ursula K. Le Guin Introduction by Karen Joy Fowler December 5, 2017 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt                     … Continue reading

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What’s Black and White and Orange All Over?

Ursula K. Le Guin, photo by Marian Wood Kolisch

What Is Black and White and Orange All Over? Annals of Pard VI Ursula K. Le Guin I was defrosting the freezer, and Pard of course came down with me to survey and re-investigate the basement, which is big and … Continue reading

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The Trouble

This blog post is included in: No Time to Spare Thinking About What Matters by Ursula K. Le Guin Introduction by Karen Joy Fowler December 5, 2017 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt                     … Continue reading

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