Tag Archives: Cats

CAT VIDEOS

Cat videos rule the internet. They are so popular that otherwise sensible people readily admit to enjoying them. As a friend commented yesterday, cat videos lift the spirits. Lately my spirits have needed lifting due to the unrelentingly bad news: … Continue reading

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CATS AND HURRICANES

How do cats react to hurricanes? Good question. Key West, Florida, in the path of Hurricane Irma, is home to some of the most famous cats in the U.S.—Ernest Hemingway’s polydactyls. Thanks to the kitty-loving British, I can assure you … Continue reading

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SNOW DAYS AND RESPONSIBILITY

Today is a Snow Day. Until we moved to New England I had never heard of Snow Days, but after my first experience I was hooked. On Snow Days, schools are closed, as are some public agencies and businesses. It is … Continue reading

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OMG! FREE CATS!

If you clicked on this link, OMG! You are one of millions who click on enticing titles that include words like OMG! in the headline. This stuff really works. NBC and many other sources wrote this week that Macedonian teenagers have … Continue reading

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BURMA AND BANGKOK

Burma and Bangkok offer many photo ops, but first, who can resist a cat picture? These feral cats could live anywhere. In this case, they hang around a Buddhist nunnery in Yangon and are well fed, as you can see. … Continue reading

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SUMMER UPDATE: CATS, etc.

It’s time for an update on a few of the subjects I’ve covered in the past six months.  The Lemon Tree Lives!  The lemon tree whose life was spared survived and is flourishing. An added bonus: I get to feel … Continue reading

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YOU’RE ON MY LIST

  When I was a little kid and my mother said, “You’re on my list,” it was scary. Now I’m more likely to hear that from a restaurant hostess and it’s a relief. There are all kinds of lists: to-do … Continue reading

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WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR

In January, Paul Kalanithi’s book, When Breath Becomes Air, was published posthumously. There are many favorable reviews of this chronicle (here’s one from the New York Times) of his illness and impending death, but that isn’t what I want to … Continue reading

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A TALE OF TWO KITTIES and more…

    Kitties always attract a big audience, so here’s my story. After Catman Scruthers’ untimely death, home wasn’t the same, so this week we adopted a rescue cat from Mary’s Kitty Korner in Granby, Connecticut. His photo is on … Continue reading

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