Tag: Cats

  • The Hardest Goodbye

    The Hardest Goodbye

    I’ve been putting off writing this because I wanted some time to privately grieve, but also I knew if I got even a single kind word or condolence from you, I wouldn’t be able to handle all that has been going on. But now it’s time to write this down, as so many of you…

  • Purr Your Request

    I’m not helping this “Crazy Cat Lady” thing any with this, but in my defense: you guys specifically asked for it. Yesterday I posted a tweet at one point saying that you guys were lucky I have restraint and don’t make old-timey videos with my cat who lets me put him in various outfits. Immediately,…

  • Pictures of Cats and Sunsets

    Pictures of Cats and Sunsets

    I’ve had a few deadlines in a row lately, which makes me neglect this space. I feel guilty about it, I promise you. I’ve had “Write up the Orient Express stories” on my to-do list since we got back… was that September? Anyway, I find that when I’m inspired to jot something quickly over here,…

  • Goodbye, sweet kitty.

    From the best I can tell, the only reason a girl turns thirty-five is so the cat she’s had since college can pass away. It’s happened to too many friends of mine this year, and now I guess it’s my turn.

  • thinking good thoughts for the angriest cat in the world.

    Any morning where you wake up to find your cat in hypoglycemic shock is a bad morning. I immediately knew something was wrong when I woke up late. Taylor doesn’t let the sunrise pass without yelping for his food. He was under the writing desk, quite stiff and getting colder by the second.

  • Sometimes My Cat Likes to Stand on My Neck.

    Sometimes My Cat Likes to Stand on My Neck.

    Usually without warning. This time I had a feeling it was coming.

  • they say pets make you live longer. ha.

    Gross: Cal got coffee all over my table, laptop, purse and script. Grosser: He did that by dipping his nasty-ass paws in my coffee and then flinging his feet around like he’s discovered a new medium with which to create his art. Grossest: I learned this because when I just took a sip from my…

  • Why it’s hard to work at home.

    Why it’s hard to work at home.

    Sometimes you’re just trying to send some email, and this happens.

  • An Open Letter to My Cat.

    Dear Cal, Are we currently starring in some kind of romantic comedy together? Or are you planning on auditioning for a Will Ferrell movie or something? Because our time together lately, if montaged with a kicky Katrina and the Waves song in the background, looks like something Touchtone Pictures would proudly present. Maybe you’re mad…

  • grateful and grumpy (aka: old-lady pamie)

    For those of you who are crazy cat ladies/actual veterinarians/long-time fans: Thank you for writing in about Cal and his new meds. That’s very kind of you, and your advice is much appreciated. Yay for Pill Pockets. Now if only Greenies made a “Liquid-y Vomit Catcher ™” for thirty minutes after Cal’s had his medicine.…