Blog of Days

Every day is the day I’m sure I’m going to finish the latest blog post I’ve started, and every day that just doesn’t happen. It is the second half of June, so I’m trying to cut myself some slack, but I find these days (these years) that I reflect back to the time in my […]

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Bear Necessities

It started with a miscommunication, which is the polite way of saying it was all Lynn’s fault. Since she didn’t have to be at work on Memorial Day until 10 a.m. (a luxuriously late hour for her; an impossible time for me to start my day), she decided to go on a morning walk. I […]

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Still Here

I don’t know where to start. That’s a daily conundrum, you understand, one that I take more seriously some days than others. There just seems to be a general lack of wherewithal in my life these days. I keep peering around corners for any speck of good news, and most corners come up empty. Almost […]

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Just A Me Day

Ozzyx March 21, 2010-March 25, 2022 May you find an abundance of foxes to chase and never catch, a bounty of cat-food cans to clean, and frozen cream puffs for every dessert. Saturdays are an “Oz and me” day: Lynn goes to work and we don’t have to, so it’s just Oz and me, going […]

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Five Stages of Ozzyx

As you likely know, Oz has been bouncing back and forth, healthwise, for a few weeks now. Well, today he took a bad bounce, one there’s no real recovery from. It turns out, in addition to his digestive issues, his bladder stones and his arthritis, that he has had some 50-cent word or two that […]

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Walkin’ With Oz

When winter comes, even as meager as ours has been — that last day it called for three or so inches of snow? We got the same tiny skiff as the following day, when it wasn’t supposed to snow at all, but at least Crested Butte got about 14 — we run into a rather […]

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My Day in the Sun

Yesterday was a Goldilocks day, if Goldi’s three bears had been in the house with her the entire time and were really two cats and a dog. I spent the day trying to find just the right spot, and every time I thought I had it figured out, an animal was there ahead of me. […]

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A Big Ol’ Heart

Friday did not go as planned, as is frequently the case, but the case rarely involves contact with three different veterinary services nearly simultaneously. You may recall, Na Ki’o was not moving very well, and I got a Thursday morning appointment at his usual clinic but with a new veterinarian — an appointment that didn’t […]

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Cats as Cats Can

I didn’t mean to go AWOL on everyone. In fact, I was halfway through an entry yesterday, one that will keep, when I paused to take a cat to a veterinarian in an encounter that just put me off for the rest of the day. Over a year ago, while waiting in a dermatologist’s outer […]

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Fair Weather Cat

Marrakesh is a cat who does not hesitate to let you know when he is not happy. He spends a lot of time sleeping, but when he is awake, he is frequently not happy — and we get to hear about it. He only likes eating food out of a full dish. This definitely pegs […]

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