If Cats Spoke English

My cat Olive is sick. One day a few weeks ago, I noticed that her back legs were weak and she was sometimes sliding or walking bow-legged. There were no other signs that she was in pain. I thought that she might have diabetes, since that's a common disease among older cats. Well, her bloodwork... Continue Reading →


  I tried two experiments recently. One was a kitchen experiment. I made soft pretzels. They tasted fine, but left a lot to be desired in the looks department. The recipe is very simple: water, yeast, flour, sugar, salt. A lack of counter space was the crux of the problem: the recipe called for me... Continue Reading →

Happy New Year

Olive and I wish everyone a happy new year!             So I kicked off the birthday list by making cream cheese mints. As I mentioned in a previous post, Grandma Peg would mass-produce mints and my family would give out boxes of them at the holidays. I don't have her... Continue Reading →

Olive: Spring 2013 Study

  Having just spent months at home lying in bed with a headache, I shared a bit of quality time with Olive. She really does sleep 80 percent of the time. About 50 percent of the time, she's curled up in a ball on my bed. About 30 percent of the time, she is sleeping... Continue Reading →

State of Love and Trust

  I was at the adoption center this morning, and spent time with a couple of cats who got me thinking about the concepts of love and trust. Most cats enjoy being petted and lovingly scratched. But there are some who LOVE being petted and return the affection with such fervor and abandon. As I... Continue Reading →

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