We currently have at least four of our eight cats infected with ringworm. We could be chasing this for months, and in all honesty we don't have the time or ability. I know there has been an oral treatment for cats, but my usual vet professes ignorance of it. What was it? Is it still available?
I came home tonight to find a gorgeous long-haired smoke kitty dead in the alley. RIP, baby. I don't have any idea where you lived, but I moved you to the side so no one else would hit you but you owner can still find you, if they're looking for you.
It was a crime to let this gorgeous cat...
before they stopped being "kittens."
Delly. Uh. Wait. He looks not so much like a "kitten," does he? Here he is with "Mama Sterling," our nursemaid (nurseman?) cat.
Dottie cuddling with Delly and Little Tiger.
I'm just wondering if anyone has actually applied for health care in the "Obamacare" exchanges that opened Tuesday. I went in and looked at it, but since I wouldn't be eligible for any subsidy (I make too much money and my employer has a health care plan), I didn't register or look at the...
Terry Gross, on her NPR show "Fresh Air," interviewed John Bradshaw, the author of "Cat Sense." He is British, so he brings a slightly different (from many of us) view of cats to the discussion, but it was very interesting. You can download the podcast, or you can listen here:
Our brown foster Ghirardelli (Delly) needs a furever home. I don't want to take him back to the shelter, where just anyone who knows nothing about cats might adopt him.
He's brown. First brown kitten I've ever seen at the shelter. He's sleek and appears to be from a Siamese background. He's...
Here are photos of the newest fosters. The two littlest ones are very small, and I do have some concern about them. The tabby boy, especially, seems a little less than enthusiastic. But he IS a lover! He wants your lap in the worst way. The brown boy (who we are calling, I think...
The shelter has called and asked me to foster a kitten or two. The primary one they want me to work on socializing is a beautiful little chocolate brown boy. I know this is a rare color. Can any one make suggestions as to where such a color would come from?
Clutching your trembling, feverish,
Tuxedo-clad body to my chest,
I fled the shelter for the vet.
A few weeks of worry,
And feeding brought
Its own reward...
A furry, purring,
3 a.m. collar.
If I didn't shoot your particular passion, it wasn't for lack of trying!
You can see all the photos here:
You like 1920's?
Even 1970's? (The cutoff for this club is 1972.)
As most of you know, I'm a hotrodder. I have a 1923 Model T Touring Car hotrod. And hotrodders tend to be an ... interesting... bunch. Very individual, and most have a very real respect for the past.
Well, one of the most popular hot rodding sites on the internet is the H.A.M.B. We won't...
I have spent all day doing this upgrade, and I'm sure I still have some bad surprises coming. If you're going to do it (and the price is reasonable, only $40 if you download the software), here are some points.
If you currently have Windows 7, why would you upgrade? But if you do, everything...
I'll ask a question here that I've asked before, elsewhere.
Suppose your family was one of the "1 percenters." Make it even a "one tenth of one percenter." That mean truly wealthy.
Now (an impossible task), imagine that your are still who you are now, with the one difference that you have...
from the Blanche foster finishing school. Yesterday, the shelter called and said they had an opening at our vet's office for a cat to be on display, so we took her up there. She sure looks better than she did!
Punkin, our truck cat and the senior member of the household.
Sterling, the skinny little guy we got to exercise Punkin after he stopped traveling. Today, Sterling needs the exercise.
Ella, our Katrina survivor and a failed foster.
Flambe, the most beautiful cat in the world, and...
The builder of what is considered to be the first "Fad T" Ford T bucket died yesterday morning.
Norm Grabowski built his T in the early 1950's. He used it as a show car and a dragster in the early days. Most of us first saw it on the TV show "77 Sunset Strip." If you don't remember it, your...