Goodbye, Happy

Today, we said goodbye to Happy.

After the move, he slowed down drastically, moving slower and withdrawing from contact with us and the other cats. He spent a ton of time sleeping in the bathtub, and would purr when pet, but he wasn’t eating or drinking and something was clearly wrong.

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So Long, Buddy

Max and Eddy by the patio window.

You may remember, if you follow this blog at all, our issues with our cat, Max. He was a great cat, but we couldn’t keep him — he was exhibiting … Read more

Apparently It’s World Cat Day

So it’s World Cat Day today — who know? If you’ve known me for any length of time, you’ll know that cats have been a part of my life since I was a baby. So, to celebrate, let’s look back on the cats that have tolerated my presence over the years.

Starting in the 70’s, we have Misty, who was a little black cat that lived with us in Germany and for the first couple of years in Minnesota. She was turned into an indoor/outdoor cat and went missing.

Concurrently, we had Shadow, whom we acquired in 1978 or 1979, when we had moved back to Minnesota. She was a lanky, white-and-grey holstein. She was kind of aloof. She was eventually given away, but not before she gave birth to Bandit (grey, given to neighbors), Spots (white/grey holstein, we kept her), and Little Misty (all white, died before 8 weeks of age).

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Please Adopt Max

The magnificent beast you see in the picture above is Max, the youngest of our cats, who is in need of a new home. Max is a great cat and … Read more