Lily: A Thanksgiving Story

This Thursday is Thanksgiving Day here in the U.S., and my family and I are celebrating a reason to be truly thankful. If you read the post about our new kitten, then you know we found him because of an unfortunate circumstance. On October 23, our shy, sweet Lily kitty went missing. Our hope that…

5 Things I Learned From My Other Kitten

Meet Sulu. Sulu is a four-month-old domestic shorthair. They say he’s a “brown tiger” or “tabby” or something. We don’t really know because we got him as a stray from the shelter five days ago, and since I penned a post about Meeker when he was a kitten (hence the “other” in the title), I…

Cat Door Misadventures

Things don’t always go the way you plan. This is a tale of that very lesson. We have two cats: Lily and Meeker. Lily is small and sweet and afraid of everything. Meeker is big, in charge, and loves to go outside. Meeker loves going outside so much that he doesn’t care who he has…

Stepping Out Of Fear

Meet Lily.   We adopted Lily in 2010 along with her sister, Daisy. Lily and Daisy were part of a larger litter owned by a former student of mine, and when her family was moving out of state, the kittens needed homes as quickly as possible. From the beginning, Lily was skittish. When we picked her…

My Cat Is A Window Licker

This is Daisy, the window licker. Anyone who owns animals can tell you that they have their own little personalities. Some are playful. Others are grouchy. Others are, well… One of my cats, Daisy, like to lick windows. This is part of her morning ritual. I used to think she liked to do it when…