Monthly Archives: October 2016

Caturday Thoughts – Black Cats and Human Ignorance

Every year the warnings go out. Black cats should be kept indoors at Halloween. Many rescue groups avoid adopting out black cats in the weeks leading up to the day. In fact it’s a good idea to keep all cats … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – The Goody Bag

As I mentioned in last week’s Caturday Thoughts I was at a veterinary conference put o by the IAAHPC, which is the International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care. I had a great time, met a lot of great … Continue reading

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October Mood – Poems for Halloween

grand Halloween is the current incarnation of a very old holiday. Over the centuries the customs involved have changed.I am not a big fan of the modern version, to be frank. Encouraging children to engage in an orgy of sugar … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Life Planning for Cats

When this post is published I will be away from home at a conference. Of course, it is a pet related conference and most of the attendees will be veterinarians and veterinary technicians. It is the annual conference of the … Continue reading

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Frost Descends 霜降 shuāng jiàng Oct 23rd

On October 23rd we pass into the period called Frost Descends. In north China the weather becomes cold and frost begins to form. This also happens in northern Europe, Canada and the northern United States. Frost Descends is the 18th solar … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Falling Dark is No Problem for Cats

Mi Sun is a top notch personal assistant. At exactly six thirty every morning she positions herself three inches from my face and meows the morning wake up call. Much gentler than the abrasive sound of a mechanical alarm it … Continue reading

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October Mood – Spooky Stuff

As Halloween approaches and costumes are contemplated the ghost is a perenial favorite, easily linked to the holiday. The stereotype of the white sheet and rattling chains is seen everywhere. I always wondered about the contrast between that stereotype and … Continue reading

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