Category: cats

  • NaBloPoMo – Day 29 – My First Book Review

    I just got the official word yesterday that my first ever book review has been accepted for publication in a journal! Woohoo! I started to do this book review in the Before Times, but then the apocalypse happened and I completely missed my deadline. But, you know, apocalypse. So the journal editors let me submit […]?

  • NaBloPoMo – Day 6 – WFH with Cats

    Working from home with cats consists of the cats sleeping 98% of the time, then trying to get in the way of any work being done for the other 2% of the time.

  • Happy 9th Birthday, Watson & Crick

    Yesterday, Watson and Crick turned 9. I was going to write this blog posting yesterday, but then Crick jumped on my lap and so I couldn’t get up to get my laptop, as it would be wrong to disturb a cat that is happily sitting on one’s lap on any day, let alone her birthday. […]?

  • My Sweet Baby Crick

    Because 2020 is the year that just won’t quit sucking, we found a lump in Crick’s neck about two weeks that turns out to be (probably) feline Hogkin’s-like lymphoma. We took her to the vet to get the lump checked out and they did a fine needle aspirate (a.k.a., stick a needle in the lump […]?

  • On the twelfth day of donating

    And for my final day of donating, as I did last year, I’m donating to Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association (VOKRA). VOKRA is the cat rescue organization from which I got my beloved Watson & Crick and I’m happy to be able to support the work they do to take care of kitties and find […]?

  • Thankful for Our Health

    Today is Thanksgiving and I am thankful to be able to report that both Watson & Crick got through their dental vet visits last week. Watson needed a premolar extracted and Crick needed a crown amputation on one of her premolars, but they came through their procedures just fine. Both cats have to take meds, […]?

  • Happy (Belated) 8th Birthday To My Cats!

    My beautiful kitty cats turned eight years old on Tuesday. I was going to write a blog posting about them that night, but my blog was having technical difficulties. Props to Kalev, the Overseer of Deb0rking and Tsar of the Nerdery for deb0rking it for me1 While eight years seems very young to me, apparently […]?

  • Why Do My Cats Never Sit On My Head Like This?

    While searching for Creative Commons licensed images to use for various things (like lecture notes, conference presentations, or blog postings), I occasionally come across an image that has nothing to do with what I was actually searching, but which strikes my fancy. This is one such image: This image was posted on Flickr by Caroline […]?

  • On the twelfth day of donating…

    And last but certainly not least in my twelve days of donating is the Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue (VOKRA). VOKRA is a volunteer-run, no-kill rescue organization that helps about 1200 surrendered, abandoned, and feral kittens and cats per year by finding them permanent homes (or, for feral cats that aren’t adoptable, through their trap/neuter/return program). […]?

  • Oh Christmas Trees!

    Since knew I was going to be in Ontario for Christmas, we put up the Christmas tree in mid-November to allow me time to enjoy it before I left. But since I was crazy busy up until I left, I haven’t gotten around to blogging about it until now. Though the Christmas tree on its […]?


November 2020

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