Catherine Holm Author

//Catherine Holm Author
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As Catherine Holm, I write creative fiction and nonfiction.

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 [...]

Wicked Good Wednesday: The Perfect Pillow

    Jamie Bluebell: Do you know why I love you, Kieran?   Kieran: Why?   Jamie Bluebell: Because you're such an amazing pillow! You're soft and squishy and...   I love me a big white Turkish Van pillow, and he doesn't seem to mind, either.               [...]

Mindful Monday: Blueberry Heaven

Yesterday we picked blueberries at a place called Blueberry Heaven. It lived up to its name. This is what you see after you park and head toward the blue-colored stand.                 The berry bushes are within a large fenced enclosure (1'd guess at least an acre or two), [...]

By |August 10th, 2015|Catherine Holm Author, Living close to the land, Place|

Up at Catster today: 6 Tips for Your Home After Your Cat Returns from Surgery

Once in a while, our pets have to go through surgery. Surgery, even same-day surgery,  can be stressful for us as well as our cats. Here are some things I have refined over the years, to try and smooth out the process after surgery and make things run as smoothly as possible at home. Read [...]

Wicked Good Wednesday: Dancing with Ragdolls

  Zorro: Mama, I love to Dance!! Zorro demonstrates happy flopping.                     Cat: I know, I know!   Zorro: That's why the Great Cat gave me these big feet. And a floppy body, too. Look at my adorable paws. Who could resist me??! [...]

Mindful Cat Monday — What is Magic?

What is Magic? I use the term loosely, to define anything that seems to delightfully and naturally fall into place, or that simply brings me joy. Is it...   ...The indescribable quality of the blue sky light that is beginning to subtly change, and apparent when there are clouds in the blue sky? I've seen [...]