Category Archives: cat stories

Ilse (~1995 -2015) [+photo]

In 2011, our beloved cat Edward died after a very brief but horrifying bout with cancer.  All through the summer we didn’t even speak of getting another cat.  Sometime in early autumn one of us brought it up.  “We’re in no hurry,” we decided, “we’ll see what comes up.  There’s always someone with a hard luck tale.” Near Halloween, we went to see our friend G., who was preparing to move to Japan.  He had 4 cats and had done the 6-month prep work Stateside…

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I wish Obamacare covered cats [+photo]

In case you were wondering what it looks like to have an at-home IV set-up for your cat.  The bag on the right with the fetching chili pepper stickers contains the needles, as well as some treats to reward Miss Ilse for enduring her treatment. The heatwave has finally broken, but we’re continuing to give her fluids for the next few days just to make sure she’s on the rebound. This whole subcutaneous fluid rigmarole did result in an unintentionally hilarious conversation with our vet.…

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a tad warmish [+photo]

We’ve been having something of a heatwave lately — as these 2 cats are very eager to tell you, sprawled out on their respective couches.   It’s been somewhere in the 80°F-range for so long that i can’t even remember when it started.  The weather app on my phone claims it could be back into the 70°s toward the end of the week, but i’m waiting to see what the forecast is from my good neighbor, the UW’s Atmospheric Sciences Department. Our new place has…

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