Category Archives: Lux

LUX: AN OFFICIAL (& NOT SO OFFICIAL) UPDATE

I’m happy to announce – finally – an update on Lux, Portland’s own 911 cat. As most of you know, 2 1/2 years ago, Lux frightened a couple with a baby into locking themselves in their bedroom and calling 911. … Continue reading

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LUX – STILL GOOD

This month marked the 2-year anniversary of my experience with Lux, the cat whose family called 911 when he had an aggressive and threatening outburst after the baby pulled his tail. It was May 2, 2014 that I experienced one … Continue reading

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34: LUX – EXONERATION 2015

  I’ve seen Lux. He is healthy, happy, fed, and loved. That’s all I can tell you, since Lux is Jackson Galaxy’s story and not mine. The story is ongoing; someday we will have a resolution, but that will not … Continue reading

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33: LUX – ONE YEAR LATER

A year ago today I met Lux. Though I knew it was an important meeting, I had no idea at the time how defining that moment would be for me. Not being clairvoyant, I knew nothing of the bonding, the … Continue reading

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32: LUX – EPILOGUE

Everything I went through with Lux was worth it. Every moment of fear or uncertainty; every bit of physical pain. Even the anxiety attack that led me to the edge of my own hell was a lesson. Lux and the … Continue reading

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31: LUX – THE FINAL UPDATE

How many strikes does it take till you’re out? In baseball and drunk driving, the number is 3. Luckily we are dealing with a cat – a living feeling sentient being – so there is no limit. The story continues. … Continue reading

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30: LUX – BACK HOME BUT NOT FOR LONG, October 2014

 After a substantial period of balancing Lux’s medications and working closely with him to make sure he was socially well-adjusted, his medical team proclaimed him ready to discharge into a home. Jim and I made the drive to pick up … Continue reading

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29: LUX – CALL IN THE FALL, September 2014

   Time passed. Summer moved into autumn. Sunflowers grew from sprouts to stalks, from flowers to heads filled with birdseed. Blue skies threatened gray by the time we got another call. My anxiety had healed with time and love, and … Continue reading

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28: LUX – TRAVELING CAT, Summer, 2014

Lux’s room was ready and we said our farewells. No more visits at the boarding facility, those sweet sad moments together where, cat-like, he mostly ignored me, preferring to sniff corners, jump on chairs, and try to chew the plastic … Continue reading

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LUX: AN AFFIRMATION

In the desperate moments of darkness, between the joy of Lux and the sorrow, I wrote this affirmation. When I stuck by it, things went better; when I didn’t, I was lost. Nothing is perfect. The trip through anxiety is … Continue reading

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