Chunky Value

Chunky Value

Cats are mighty accommodating to humans who bring them into their homes. In exchange for shelter, food, affection, human love, and lifetime medical care, they are asked to give up a lot of stuff that comes naturally to them: hunting for live prey, reproducing, and...

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Fantastic Frankie’s New Home, New Food

Fantastic Frankie’s New Home, New Food

After unexpectedly losing both our wonderful boys, Wilson and Sidney-Beans, in a short time frame between late August and mid-October 2023, I gave away nearly all of my cat supplies. I had this notion that the smartest move was to feel out what possibilities might...

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Rest in Ease, Sidney-Beans

Rest in Ease, Sidney-Beans

Five days ago, on 15 October 2023, just seven weeks after saying an unexpected goodbye to Wilson, his adopted younger brother Sidney-Beans was helped out of his physical body. Another unexpected and unforseen loss that brings another wave of sorrow and shock. While we...

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Moisture Matters

Moisture Matters

Can we talk about water? Back in my early days of living with cats, I recall a young veterinarian's advice to not bother feeding anything but dry food. "You're wasting money on nothing but water with canned food." Nothing but water? Water is not empty filler: it's an...

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Rest in Light, Wilson

Rest in Light, Wilson

I learned recently that in the Polynesian langauge of Hawai'ian, a word for describing the relationship we have with our animals is not "owner," but kahu. The word doesn't imply ownership of property; it roughly translates as guardian or attendant. One who is...

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Long Overdue Website Refresh

Long Overdue Website Refresh

You know how in spite of your best intentions to never let that closet or drawer you spent so much time cleaning and organizing get messy again, you open it one day to see it's in overwhelming disarray again? Packed with of stuff that's either no longer relevant to...

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