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…

The Tale Of My Big Fat Cat

It was only a matter of time before I wrote about her. I have a very large, old, obnoxious cat. Her name is Tika. Meet Tika I adopted Tika in the fall of 2000. The agency thought she was about 2 then. I was living with a guy I was engaged to, and we broke…

Owls Are Frickin Awesome

I’ve recently decided that I like owls. They have so much personality. In fact, there are a number of reasons why I think owls are what I would call the Hugh Jackmans of the bird world. Like eagles and hawks, they are birds of prey. They mostly eat small rodents and insects (though I’m speaking…