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Klepto Kitten

At four months, Fluxx is a pretty typical kitten. She runs around, chases toy mice and lasers, and likes to climb to the highest point in the room. She is fast and fearless. Her sister, Fay, is a bit more shy and a tad smaller, but otherwise a typical kitten: run, chase, sleep, repeat. Except […]

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Students and Teachers and Cats

Nearly every educator will give you some variation on the line, “I love teaching, I learn as much from the students as they do from me!” And as corny as it sounds, it’s true. That’s why I went in to education — I love learning. I don’t mean in a human interest way, which includes learning […]

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Feline Kidney Disease

Feline kidney disease is common in elderly cats, yet I’d never heard of it until I had elderly cats (elderly is often defined as 10  to 12 years and older). In January 2014, my beloved Alegria died of kidney disease at age 18. And now my sweet Sarafina has just been diagnosed. She’s ten.

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Saying Goodbye to Alegria

[Editor’s note: This post discusses pet death.] I had to put my 18-year-old cat to sleep last week. She’d been diagnosed with kidney disease (always fatal) a year and a half ago, so her death was no shock. And luckily, her decline was sudden; she didn’t suffer. But dealing with the aftermath has been much […]

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News Appetizers are Mellow

Actually, today’s news is pretty darn positive. Weed is legal in one state, gay marraige is a thing in Washington, DeMint is out, and Apple will be bringing a handful of manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. – this week didn’t suck in terms of news! Read on to learn more and find out if cats […]

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News in Haiku Want a Dinosaur Cat

Welcome to the news. You want a dinosaur cat, don’t you?

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Thursday Caption: Turtle Cat

One more day this week, hope it’s been a good one so far! We’re heading out to take care of our real lives for the evening, but we’ll be back first thing in the morning with plenty of goodness to read.  If you’re bored this evening, throw a caption in the comments for the picture […]