Cat Love

Saturdays with the Coffee Cat

Coffee Cat and I begin our Saturday mornings together. And what a fine beginning it is! The house is quiet -- save for singing birds -- and I can think. Important for a writer, that thinking thing ... I treasure silence and having uncluttered thoughts as only a middle school teacher can! The time on the… Continue reading Saturdays with the Coffee Cat

Cat Love

Why Cats?

On the Internet, cats are the hands-down favorite. Sure, we love dogs and puppies, but cats are different. They're both amusing and intriguing. From Grumpy Cat to Henri, le Chat Noir and Simon's Cat, we never seem to get enough of them. I think it's because cats mirror human behaviors---good and bad---so perfectly. No politeness,… Continue reading Why Cats?

Cat Love · Lessons from my sons

Of Mice and Young Men

I came across this older article at Jane Started It -- and because I think you will enjoy it, I'm sharing it here too. Want something done? Put your tech sons on it. It turns out my guys can do way more than set up Chromecast and Netflix. They can solve a mouse problem. Like,… Continue reading Of Mice and Young Men

Cat Love · In Real Life

Cat-sneak and the Door of Opportunity

Oral surgeons have two doors at their offices. One is for incoming patients--a nicely-appointed waiting room with magazines and such. And then there is the exit to the parking lot, for those who have had extractions under general anesthesia. A week ago, my husband had a cracked wisdom tooth removed. A laughable situation really, because… Continue reading Cat-sneak and the Door of Opportunity

Cat Love · The Inside Story

Steep Learning Curve for a Scaredy-Cat

A cat has lots of lives. Even a Scaredy-Cat like me. It's been quite a year for this cat. I've used up some lives. Good thing that by God's grace I have so many! It's been a year for Mom, too. Other people have health issues, not us. We bounce back from anything, well... until… Continue reading Steep Learning Curve for a Scaredy-Cat

Cat Love · Stuff and Nonsense

Have you met Mog?

This is way off-topic, but it's that kind of day. It's a celebration day--with mourning turned to joy--because all of my students passed their tests. Quarter 1 ends well! And while checking Facebook at lunch I discovered Mog and his commercial about Christmas sharing. So I'm passing it on to you. Just the thing for Friday… Continue reading Have you met Mog?

Cat Love · Stuff and Nonsense

It’s Caturday–I mean, Saturday!

The Facebook truism about cat photos is spot-on. Everybody loves cats! I've had more "Likes" for Onyx and Domino than for anything else I've shared. Unlike dogs (who are cheerful), cats express a variety of moods. Unabashed laziness, open scorn, purring contentment, tail-in-the-air disdain. We loves all of it! If only managing life's relationships were… Continue reading It’s Caturday–I mean, Saturday!

Cat Love · In Real Life · Simple Pleasures · Worth 1000 Words

Ahh, Christmas Break…

Finals, long hours at work, and Christmas celebrations have taken their toll on Ben. Can you relate? Christmas Break. Time to indulge in simple pleasures. Today is my last school day for 2014. On Monday I will put on my Writer Hat.