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The Cat Who Learned to Look Out Windows

Sometimes it takes years with a cat to fully figure out their personality, or underlying oddities about their personality. In the case of Keiran, our (suspected) Turkish Van cat, I now have some hypotheses about why he is the way he is. We rescued Keiran in 2007 by the side of our house, on a [...]

By |May 25th, 2020|cat care, cat welfare, Life with cats|

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: [...]

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|

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.               [...]

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 [...]

Wicked Good Wednesday: Norton’s Name

Norton: Mama, why am I called "Norton"? Cat: Well, we named you after a very special place! We were so excited about you, and so excited about this place, that it just seemed a natural fit! You're such a cutie, and we were so excited about YOU! Norton: doesn't sound cute! Everyone around here [...]