Category: cats

  • 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 […]

  • Happy Birthday, Watson & Crick

    It’s been another trip around the sun for my kitties, Watson and Crick – today they turn 71 Being cats, their lives aren’t that exciting, to be honest. But in the last year… Watson has done some reading: Crick sat in the sink for the first time ever2: And the two of them seem to […]

  • Hawaii

    You know that thing where you go on vacation and then you come back and not only did all the work that you didn’t do while you were away not get done, but it seems to have made some new friends while you were gone so you now have about eleventy billion emails to deal […]

  • Happy 4th Cativersary, Watson & Crick!

    Can you believe I’ve had my kitties for FOUR YEARS? I totally thought it was just three, but when I went to get the link to the blog posting from when I got them, I saw that it was FOUR YEARS AGO! So I’ve had these little fuzzballs for more than half their lives. Well, […]