Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light (On My Favorite Cat)

Yeah, I know I’ve already posted one entry for this week’s challenge, but yesterday I caught an interesting glimpse of my cat Isabel through the camera lens, and thought it was worth sharing. We’re technically supposed to be sharing a light source, but you’ll have to take this at the more metaphysical level – she’s…

Game Of Thrones Cat, a.k.a. My Favorite YouTube Video

I present to you a gorgeous Siamese cat meowing the Game of Thrones theme song. About a year ago, I randomly ran across this video, and promptly fell in love. When I’m in a down mood (like today, when it’s FREEZING in my office – seriously, I’m wearing a scarf), I tune in to watch…

Oh, Henri! How Right You Are…

One of my favorite celebricats is Henri, the morose French philosopher cat who stars on his own YouTube channel. Of his short films, his Halloween appearance, “L’Haunting” is my favorite. There’s this wonderful line about how people never dress up as anything truly frightening – like crippling self doubt. Of course he’s right, but it’s…

R.I.P. Mufasa (2000 to 2013)

This afternoon I got a phone call from Mum, and she was crying. For a second I thought the worst – that maybe my father had had an accident in the wood shop, or a heart attack while driving to work (active imagination). Luckily, the news wasn’t as terrible as that, but it was pretty…

All The Difference In The World

Today’s Daily Post prompt asks bloggers to write about who they believe should be nominated for TIME’s person of the year. I don’t read TIME, and traditionally have found their person of the year to be subjective and pointless. Seriously, these are the folks who chose Adolf Hitler for the honor. Not impressed. So instead…

The Daily Post’s Creative Writing Challenge: Metamorphosis

The following post is a response to a creative writing prompt issued by The Daily Post. Today’s assignment was to tell a story of human-animal transformation. ************* In the movies, the detectives always tell the grieving widow that the victim’s end was painless, and that he didn’t feel a thing. That it was quick, and…

Oklahoma Tornado Animal Rescue

My mind has been hijacked today, but I didn’t really have anyone to talk to. I don’t really talk about it much on this blog, but I’m rather introverted. People tend to not notice that about me in person, but maybe that’s because I don’t meet that many people, lol. One of my defining strengths…

The Naming of Cats

Picking a name is a serious matter. It’s like getting a tattoo – the action requires thought, and the more time you allow for the process, the better. I have a couple of friends who have given their children spectacularly horrid names, and I’ve never really been able to broach the subject with them (nor…

Thirty Days of Origami – Day #9 (Origami Cat)

Oooooh, I’m so happy with today’s project I could just coo and twitter and crow with pride until I annoy the shit out of everyone around me…and I think I will. Excuse me for a moment while I push my coworkers to the edge with my self-congratulatory┬ábehavior. OK, I’m back! Isn’t she just the cutest…

Cat Conversations

Mornings in my house look like this: Both of my cats love to be loved, but usually Munky is the bigger cuddler. I’d like to say that Isabel is much more refined in her tastes, but that would only be half of the story. The truth is that Izzy is a complete weirdo. She only…