Tag Archives: Cat

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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CAT AMAZING EARTH-FRIENDLY CAT PUZZLE TOY – PRODUCT REVIEW & GIVEAWAY

#catamazing I don’t often do product reviews because I’m first and foremost a fiction writer, but every once in a while I come across a product that inspires me. The Cat Amazing Puzzle Toy was such a product. I was … Continue reading

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WIND-UP & AWARDS: CWA CONFERENCE DAY 2

The second and final day of the conference began early with breakfast and the business meeting. Janiss Garza, with the help of her therapy cat Summer, presented a talk on adventure cats, and PR guru Lea-ann Germinder wound it up … Continue reading

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THE ENIGMA OF THE DIABETIC CAT

You finally found the perfect cat! Sweet, tolerant, friendly, loving, impeccable litterbox habits, doesn’t scratch the furniture or jump on counters. Then you read the note on the front of the kennel: This cat is diabetic. Medical conference required. What … Continue reading

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THE FLIGHT OF FARAWAY NIGHT

  Faraway Night rises up from the ponderous earth into the singing stars and flies. Beneath her cat-wings, the world is going through metamorphosis. Cities unfurl into hills and dells. Their electric chaos winks out like candle flames. A steeple … Continue reading

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CAT MAN

I was recently selling and signing my books at a large cat show. I was happily surprised by the diverse attendance and enjoyed speaking to people about books, cats, and anything else they had on their minds. The most memorable … Continue reading

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LUX NEWS FROM TWO SOURCES

  Though I haven’t seen Lux, Portland’s famous 911 cat, for over two years, I’ve been keeping up with his progress as best I can. The news about Lux comes rarely, his location and condition still a guarded secret. But … Continue reading

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CAT POETRY 3 – Tyler

  Tyler   He is a long cat with long legs, with a long back and a long tail His face has grown long, as old cats do. His ears are long to twitch and turn and tune to the … Continue reading

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BLACK CAT APPRECIATION DAY, by Little, a black cat

  Some call me shadowcat; others, chat noir; and still others, little panther. (Little Panther was actually my name when I first came to my forever home, but Mom began calling me Little and it stuck.) Any way you look at … Continue reading

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ADOPTING A SENIOR CAT

  As a shelter volunteer, I hear many reasons why people don’t want to adopt a senior* cat. Expensive medical bills are a valid concern, as is knowing the pain of loss will come sooner with an older cat, but … Continue reading

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