Tag: Pets

Say, say, Sayuki

Sayuki, her mother, and four siblings were rescued when she was only 10 days old. The kits were hand bottled-fed until they were old enough for solid food. Mom, Mia (nee, Chaz), sick with a life-threatening infection, needed emergency medical help. Fortunately, mom recovered and the kittens grew happy and health. We were able to ...

pet grave marker


Good and faithful friend Life lived well, love embodied Unconditional Photo: Grave marker at St. Francis Assisi pet cemetery, Santa Rosa Beach, FL

sleeping grey tabby cat

A puddle of sunlight

His seemingly boneless body melted into a puddle of sunlight flooding through the French doors, his soft purring the only proof of life. A morning of intense parkour - ranging along the couch back, hopping to the desk top, skipping across towering bookshelves, to defying gravity arcing vertical walls - exhausted him. Conservation of movement ...

cat in a Christmas tree

100 Word Challenge: Cat

Holiday gift procurement is nearing completion. My kids’ Santa list is pretty much done. The Mister’s gift has been ordered and on-time delivery promised. I still have to finish a couple of handmade presents, and ship a few items to my ‘rents, but for the most part, I’m done, or at least see the twinkling lights ...

Mother cat and kitten

New additions

Last week my son and I took off on a road trip to visit my parents in Tennessee. Well… that’s what we told the ‘rents. The actual reason for the trip was to deliver our last Little Kitten to her Forever Home, seeing grandparents was an added bonus. A dear friend fell in love with ...

sunrise over water

Keeping the dogs at bay

The first grumblings woke her at 5:23:17 a.m. Liv knew the precise time because those were the numbers staring back at her when she opened her left eye long enough to see the blurry, neon green numbers on her bedside clock. It was only her left eye because her right was blocked by the grey ...

four kittens

100 Word Challenge: Emotion

It’s been almost two weeks since my family took in five newborn kittens and their mother. The three-week old kittens are getting bottle feedings every four hours, routine sink baths (kittens are a very messy lot), and cleaned of eye boogers semi-daily. I am inundated with the smell of pee and poop, being peed and pooped on, ...

rag doll cat

100 Word Challenge: Divine

This week, I am the pet whisperer. Not really, but I am pet sitting for two friends. One, a little, wiry terrier-ish dog belonging to my next door neighbor, and the other, my beach buddy’s ragdoll cat. The two, aside from being separate species, are totally different. Dixie is a jittery thing. Sometimes, when her ...

broken glass

Morning routine

It was pure chaos. The dogs found my new book, tearing it into pieces before I could finish reading it. I still haven’t found the back cover. Trying to pick up all the shredded paper, I discovered a spot where the cat yakked up another hairball… with my bare foot. It was worse than stepping on ...