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“The ideal of calm exists in a sitting cat.” ~ Jules Reynard

“Ignorant people think it is the noise which fighting cats make that is so aggravating, but it ain’t so; it is the sickening grammar that they use.” ~ Mark Twain (P. Cuthbert Wiggins, otherwise known as Percy the beloved) “Again … Continue reading

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Rescuing An Orphan Kitten

Excerpt from my award-winning nonfiction book Shenandoah Watercolors: “Elise and I found a bedraggled black kitten in a shadowed corner of the old barn huddled beside an ancient water trough. Manure and hay stuck to its fur and its head … Continue reading

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“You can’t help that. We’re all mad here.”- The Cheshire Cat and Our Latest Cat Tale

This past week we had a kitty scare (well, I did) after my hubby went down into the cellar–quite old, as this house was built in the 1870’s, as is clear from the earth and stonewalled dugout in the bowels … Continue reading

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Lincoln was the first President to have ‘this’ in the White House

A Cat.  Which gets back to my ‘when the going gets tough, the tough get kittens’ adage.  The going was definitely tough for Lincoln.  And for General Robert E. Lee, who, interestingly enough, also loved cats.   If only love of … Continue reading

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We Live With A Flying Squirrel–Well, Kind Of

Cats are sacred to our people.  These pics taken by daughter Elise are of kitten Pavel, pronounced Pabel, who grew from  a tiny sleepy little runt to a healthy, happy, busy kitty flying around the house. “Dogs come when they’re … Continue reading

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Writers and Cats~

We recently took in an unusual barn kitty, the part Siamese offspring of a tabby mama.  A tiny runt, Pavel (pronounced Pabel) was half the size of his robust litter mates.   We’re told he was born pink and hairless, … Continue reading

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Catnip

CATNIP: I like catnip.  We’ve grown it for years whether intentionally or not.  It comes back freely.  Yes, our cats like it but not to the point of ecstasy.  It’s a member of the mint family but has a distinctively different scent. A hardy, … Continue reading

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