• Pets

    Caturday: This is Morgana

    by This is Morgana. She’s a rescue cat who spent a few months in the shelter system before we happened across her when my daughter was looking for a cat to bring home, having decided that’s what she wanted for her upcoming birthday. Before the shelter, Morgana spent a winter outside, fed by a neighbour after being abandoned. When we brought her home, she looked like this: After a few months she looked like this: You may not see the difference. Eventually, we put her on super low calorie dry food and diet wet food. These days, she looks like this: You still may not see the difference, but she’s…

  • Pets

    Caturday: Meet Cyrus

    by This is Cyrus.   He’s a rescue cat, retrieved from behind a pizza place a municipality or so to the east of us. When we brought him home, he looked like this: After a few months of free feeding, he looked like this: But at least he’d stopped dumpster diving in the kitchen. When I was watching. We took steps and started to moderate his caloric intake. Not starving him, but no longer making sure the bowl was always full. These days, he’s much more cat shaped. He’s the most aggressively affectionate cat I’ve ever know, forcing himself into your lap and up into your face if you’re not paying…

  • Life,  Pets

    And Now, Your Moment of Cat

    by Is it normal for a grown man to write about his cat? More importantly, do I care? As far as I’m concerned, we all define our own normal. Therefore, it’s normal for this grown man to write about his cat. I’m a cat person. This doesn’t mean I don’t like dogs (I love dogs, though I am slightly allergic), but cats have much to recommend them as pets. Even when they’re lactose intolerant, like mine. They’re affectionate, independent, entertaining, far more adaptable to you working odd shifts than many other pets, and if you leave extra food out to cover them for an extra day due to a crazy…