Ode to a Cat

In a little white house, in a little town, there lived a man and a woman and a cat. The cat wasn’t little — he was big. He was a big black cat, and he was lonely. He wanted to spend every minute of every day with the man and woman, but he couldn’t. They had to go off to their jobs, so they could buy things like catnip and toy mice. The...

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Lost

I didn't write much of anything last week because I didn't want to write about this, and I was hoping I wouldn't have to. I still don't feel much like writing, honestly, but maybe some catharsis will help. Last Wednesday, after a full day of hustling and bustling for everyone, late at night Matt realized our cat Marbles wasn't home. I thought...

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Marbles the Cat, Autumn 2012

Marbles is known to be a skittish cat. He immediately velcroed himself to us when we picked him up at the shelter, and displayed no signs of nervousness -- until one day, we had house guests, and he tried to jump through a second-floor window. We've since discovered that he's a bit of a scaredy-cat, especially around strangers, and especially...

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