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tribe, minus one

We lost a member of our tribe a few days ago.  Our dear, sweet tripod cat, Oliver passed away.  Reasons are many, sadness is huge. My 2-year-old is still looking for him, and my 6-year-old is ready to head to … Continue reading

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return of the cone, and other holiday highlights

The holiday season was crazy for us. Not because of the long school break, frenzied holiday shopping or ridiculous lines at the post office, all of which had it’s own flavor of insanity. But rather because of our frequency of … Continue reading

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The song that accompanies this photo, as sung by one Sophie Jane: Have a Holly Jolly Ollie, He’s the best cat of our year. I don’t know if there’ll be snow, But have a cup of beer…

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the fur crew

Boy do I feel lucky that my crew all gets along. They all have their quirks, as any other rag-tag crew of rescues does, but they appear to accept each other as the siblings I’d hoped they’d be.  Unconditional love … Continue reading

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On the way to school, Sophie informed me that she had locked the cat in Ace’s crate with him.  To keep him company. Insert record scratch here. Okay, let’s be honest.  The cat could probably kick the dog’s ass.  But … Continue reading

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When poor Oliver isn’t being carried through the house by Sophie, he frequently has “cozy houses” erected around him. His tolerance never ceases to amaze me.

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