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Totally Rufus

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I’ve been petless since the beginning of June. After losing two cats in under a year, I planned to take a long break. I moved the old cat dishes and toys to the attic and peeled the protective plastic from … Continue reading

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Peach, Like the Fruit

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In the summer of 2005, I had one cat, Gandalf. I loved him dearly, but wished he were a little more affectionate and a little less aggressive. When I visited my then-in-laws with my then-husband of less than a year, … Continue reading

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Elegy For A Black Cat

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In the fall of 2002, my then-boss took in a stray, pregnant cat. When the four kittens were born, she offered one to me and Kathy, my roommate of five years. I’d never had a cat before, or any pet … Continue reading

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The Heart Is A Muscle

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At the beginning of every marching band season in high school, we had to stand at attention a lot. Sometimes for more than an hour at a time. Standing perfectly still holding up an instrument doesn’t sound strenuous, but after … Continue reading

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How to Care for a Cat With IBS: Part 2

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The following is a supplement to my old post about taking care of cats with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (or Disease). My 9-year-old cat, Peach, was diagnosed with IBS in early 2013 after a slew of expensive tests showed nothing wrong … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cat Sense by John Bradshaw

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A few months ago, I had problems downloading a few Netgalleys to my Kindle. The system is working now, so I’m trying to clear a few no-longer-new titles off my dashboard. First up is Cat Sense: How the New Feline … Continue reading

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Life Lately 11/20

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To be honest, I am Just Not Feeling It this week. Despite the beautiful fall trees, I feel exhausted and bummed. Part of it is some bleah circumstances, part of it is just November (which is historically not a happy … Continue reading

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How To Care For a Cat With IBS

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If you’re not brand new to this blog, you know that my younger cat, Peach, has feline Irritable Bowel Syndrome. It took over a year of distress and hundreds of dollars in vet bills to reach this conclusion (which, like … Continue reading

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His Eye Is On The Gato

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At this time last week, I was waiting for the results of another test on my mysteriously sick cat. After months of digestive problems, Peach weighed six pounds. The vet had already ruled out the main cat diseases – diabetes, … Continue reading

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Tough Times

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Peach in 2011 I haven’t had much heart for blogging this week because my cat, Peach, is very sick. For about a year now, she’s had trouble keeping food down and has lost more and more weight. I switched her … Continue reading

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