Elvira’s Death

           Elvira died a year ago last August.  I have not been able to write of her death until now.  I thought I was going to be able to save her, one more time, but I couldn’t. I thought she was going to prevail against all odds one more time, but she didn’t.   ...

Tibby’s Basket

Believe it or not, Elvira, in all her almost-eighteen years of living with me, has never scratched on anything in my house, not even on the scratching post. Instead, in her younger years, she scratched on the rails and floor of the sundeck or on tree trunks. Now that...

Cats and Scratching Posts

     Cats have to scratch. It is necessary not only to keep their claws sharp. It is also necessary for their sanity. If they are prevented from scratching by overzealous owners trying to save their furniture and drapes, they will become anxious, irritable, depressed....
William and Tibby Forever Just Kept On Growing

William and Tibby Forever Just Kept On Growing

William and Tibby Forever Just Kept On Growing             Several people have asked me why I wrote a novel about a cat’s view of heaven and earth.  To be honest, I never planned on writing a book along those lines.  I didn’t have note cards on the subject...
Elvira Breathing

Elvira Breathing

Sometimes Elvira sleeps so long and so soundly that I have to check to see if she is still breathing.  I don’t touch her, for I don’t want to startle her awake.  Being deaf and blind, she does not need the stress of that.  Instead I check to make sure her...

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