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Caturday Thoughts – Missing a Garden

A sure sign of spring is not bird actiity or things starting to green up. The erratic weather we’ve been having can foool even birds and trees. No, it’s something much more automatic and unconnected to Mother Nature, the start … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Outdoor Leaves for Indoor Cats

Finally the leaves are starting to collect on the lawn and in the gutters. I have just about finished with the yard and garden. We have been having warmer than usual days for which we are thankful as the 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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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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Caturday Thoughts – Life Without Television Suits Cats

In case anyone missed mention of it in all my writing the fact is I have not owned a television since 1989. When I lived in Pennsylvania I was very busy studying for the CPA exam, in Connecticut with helping … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Cats Think Humans Have Crazy Priorities

The cats have their priorities and stick to them with a tenacity worthy of a Steve Jobs. Food must be delivered at the proper times and litter boxes must be maintained scrupulously. In the evening, if I continue working at … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Leaving the Nest

The robins have all fledged now. A few days ago I saw the mother in the yard  with the last one, still tiny bits of fluff between the feathers. I was afraid he was made to leave before he was … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Humans work, cats nap

The irises are blooming now. The catnip is getting tall enough to cut. This is welcomed in our house far more than the mint,  the lovage  or the rue. Yesterday the skies finally cleared and I worked on organizing my … Continue reading

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Ingredients for an Optimal Life

Kimchee and catnip. What a strange combination. It could just as easily have been sushi and cream cheese, since both I and the cats like them both. Kimchee and catnip has a nice alliteration, though, and they are both somewhat … Continue reading

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Rue the Day or Savor the Moment – Herbs and Words

Broom – Cytisus scoparius   Meaning: Humility, Neatness I love herbs. They are a gift to all the senses, smell, sight, touch and taste. What about hearing, you say, what do herbs do for the hearing? They rustle in the … Continue reading

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