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…

5 Things I Learned From My Kitten

Meet Meeker. Meeker is an eleven-week-old Siamese mix kitten. He joined our family last Saturday. We’d been talking about getting  a kitten for a couple of months, since one of our adult cats died. The remaining adult cat, Lily, seemed happy to be by herself, but it didn’t take long for the kitten talk to…

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…