Who rescued whom?

(Content Advisory, involving stray kitties that were originally abandoned but never harmed/injured, and ultimately rescued.  This story starts out a little sad, but has an incredibly happy ending!) ‚̧ Five years ago, around this time of year… The little black and white cat lay stretched out on the pavement outside the door of the Visitor … More Who rescued whom?

On the rocks 

When I was young, I had a rock collection.  The region I lived in was not particularly geographically dramatic or interesting, so the bar was low.  Granite was considered exciting; lovely white, iridescent quartz made my day. Most of the rocks were not very large; they could be found on the side of the then-unpaved … More On the rocks¬†

Cats see ghosts

I don’t know why, but I feel like writing about ghosts again today.  (This will probably be the last post along these lines for a while!) ūüėČ This one is far more benevolent than the last one.  ūüôā — I had met my partner’s grandfather, “Granddad”, in 2001, along the escape route from my northern … More Cats see ghosts

Culture of disability

My partner and I both have disabilities, officially certified by the State of Texas.¬† I’m partially deaf and my partner is legally blind. Other than that, we’re “normal” people, who lead “normal” lives.¬† We are gainfully self-employed, we hold state healthcare licenses, and we get ourselves to work and back each day.¬† We keep a … More Culture of disability

Kitty Immortal

I have found the secret to immortality. ¬†It trumps the Fountain of Youth, oh yeah. ¬†Not even Groundhog Day or Neverending Story compare. ¬†Here it is: if you can survive the first 30 hours or so without sleeping, you probably never need to sleep again, as long as you also don’t eat. ¬†Well, you can … More Kitty Immortal

*I* love kitty

I can see it now: I’ll be one of those old crazy cat ladies with the long snarly gray hair, surrounded 24/7 by 68 cats. ¬†I was raised with in a standard two-parent, two-kid, two-cat household, so that’s the pattern I followed this time. ¬†If I had it to do over again, I would’ve adopted … More *I* love kitty