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Zorro’s Rescue Story to be Part of Rescued, Volume Two

My Rama was one of 12 cats who told their compelling stories of rescue in the award-winning Rescued: The Stories of 12 Cats, Through Their Eyes. FitCat Publishing is publishing Rescued Volume II, which will be live (print and e-book) in January 2017. Last week, Zorro and I learned that Zorro's story of rescue will [...]

RIP — Good Person

Yesterday I lost a person who had been special in my life. I rarely got to see her, but she made a huge impact in the small moments we spent together. One time, in a spontaneous and unexpected fashion, we stayed up until three in the morning, getting to know each other after many years [...]

By |December 22nd, 2015|Author, creative writing, Life, Writing|

Wicked Good Wednesday: Catherine gets a logo; Norton wants one, too.

Norton: Mama just got a "logo"!       Norton: What's a logo?   "Why can't I have a logo? I need this!"                     Chester: I dunno. Something humans use to tell the world about themselves.   Norton: I want a logo!   Chester: [...]

Mindful Cat Monday — Writing about Place

Those of you who know me know that I LOVE to write about place. I am fascinated with the way that different landscapes "feel," and how they impact our daily living. For instance, the Green Mountains are a big part of daily life here in northern Vermont. We drive them, we climb them daily. Even [...]

By |September 21st, 2015|Catherine Holm Author, creative writing, Place|

Wicked Good Wednesday: Rama Teaches Mama

Rama here! I'm doing just great! I'm pretty much back to normal now, running up and down stairs, even jumping! Still, Mama sometimes needs to be reminded of the nuances of healing. It doesn't happen all at once, you know! Just a few days ago, I thought Mama was going to have a sad-attack, just [...]

Wicked Good Wednesday — Rama Goes Back to the Vet

  Rama: Mama, are we going to take a long car ride? Cat: Yes, my handsome boy! Rama: Well, that's okay, because I will get YOU all to MYSELF for the whole day! I don't even mind riding in a car! Cat: I feel the same way! It will be a love fest! Rama: Love [...]

By |September 9th, 2015|Author, blogging, cat care, Catherine Holm Author, Life with cats|

Mindful Cat Monday — Gratitude; Rama; Life Stuff

I am feeling immensely grateful today. Not sure why, but I'll take it. It probably helps that the weather has been amazing. I love love love fall. Even though it's very warm, and I would actually call this pre-fall, I love this time of year. All things are coming up that I love: garden harvest, [...]

By |September 7th, 2015|blogging, cat care, Catherine Holm Author, Life, Writing|

Mindful Cat Monday — Rama Update

I taught yoga this morning and I stumped myself trying to explain Rama to someone who was asking about him and his recovery. Rama is kind of a complicated cat, and yet he's not. Sometimes he swaggers around like a sexy sultan, and sometimes he acts like an insecure little boy. Sometimes he loves me [...]

Mindful Cat Monday — Rama is Home!!

In a whirlwind couple of days last week, my cat Rama (who has had recurring low grade (Stage 1) neurofibrosarcomas for years) was referred to a veterinary oncologist. We made a three hour trip through Maine and ended up minutes from the ocean, though we never got to see it. At the specialty veterinary clinic, [...]

By |August 24th, 2015|cat behavior, cat care, cat welfare, Catherine Holm Author|

Wicked Good Wednesday: I’m the Manager!

Chester: What is it about me? I do mean business -- don't let my quiet way deceive you!                     Cat: I don't know, Chester. What is it?   Chester: Is it my cool demeanor?   Cat: Probably.   Chester: Is it the fact that [...]