The culprit


Life around home

We have no house pets at all. But you guys are too good at guessing. I was all set for the Ghost of Christmas Past, or an angel, as Sharon suggested! One of our harum-scarum sons was apparently in too much of a hurry to meet the school bus, and left the laundry room door […]

June 16, 2016

Charlie Anderson


Literature

The other day, my daughter told me about a book she and Grandma heard during story time at the local library. She said it was called Charlie Anderson, a title I’d never run across before. My interest was piqued when she told me it was about a cat named Charlie, who leaves his people and […]

November 9, 2015

Tribute to a childhood friend


People

Dear Naomi, We first met over a cat. Four cats, to be precise, darling little mewling things with a sign that said “Free.” I fell instantly in love with them. We were at an autumn barn social, as I recall, where we bobbed for apples and ladled cider out of a brand new toilet (whose […]

October 26, 2014

On the naming of cats


Life around home

So much depends upon the naming of small furry ones. They will be fundamentally altered if I call them Muffin and Pudding or Tiger and Panther or Solomon and The Queen of Sheba. He is small and black, the baby of the litter. She is feisty and golden, and leads him around. If only their […]

July 4, 2014