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LUX: A LOOK BACK AFTER 7 YEARS

Seven years ago today was the beginning of an amazing adventure. If you lived in Portland Oregon, or anywhere else that got news on the internet, you may remember Lux the 911 cat who made the headlines when he scared … Continue reading

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LUX: FAMILY ALBUM

As many of you know, Lux, Portland’s notorious 911 cat, went to his forever home in December of 2018. What has our boy been doing for the past year? Well, basically, he’s been acting like a normal cat. He gets … Continue reading

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LUX: TERESA SPEAKS OUT

  Something amazing happened a few weeks ago. Teresa Barker, Lux’s original human-mom left a comment on one of my blogposts. Teresa is the woman who gave Lux up through Jackson after Lux scratched her baby and terrorized her family … 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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27: LUX – THUNDERSHIRT

    With Lux gone, the house felt emptier than ever. In March, we had lost our old cat, Dirty Harry, to kidney disease. Harry was the best, the smartest, the sassiest, the sweetest cat on this earth. Though our … Continue reading

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26: LUX – PING-PONG, MAY INTO JUNE, 2014

      Lux must have felt like a ping pong ball bouncing back and forth between my house and boarding. All this to a cat who, before a few months ago, had never left home. Now that home was … Continue reading

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