Truly random musings

I’ve been neglecting the blog again.  As I read over this summer’s posts, I find a number of things at which I have hinted and never followed through.  Here then, in no particular order, are a few updates. First and most importantly: Sebastian.  Sebby is still with us and going strong.  The vet was amazed […]

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Mrs. Mack 5o5 handed me the package with a tear in her eye.  “Open it.” I knew what the box contained.  Inside the cardboard, wrapped in tissue paper, was a beautifully finished small wooden box. . . —— In the spring of 2000, five kittens were born to a wild mother in a small feral […]

Happy Birthday

Fifteen years ago, a lonely unwanted cat gave birth in a wood pile.  The days were warm and sunny, and she soon brought her 5 charges out to frolic in the fresh air.  She never allowed them to stray very far from her side because the world is a big scary place. We began to […]

Letting go

Yesterday at work I broke my $1000 pen. The backstory: Two years ago when Jasmine was sick, we made multiple visits to the emergency vet.  These usually involved an overnight stay and a scary bill.  Each time I signed, I kept the pen.  It was my own small rebellion against her illness. Over time I […]