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Summer Favorites

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An old  summer favorite, featuring the Roxie and Jean Claude

Cats & All That ™

Roxie and Jean Claude, while primarily housecats, enjoy the outdoors. Well, Roxie not so much , although she likes sitting on the back porch steps or peering out the open windows to check out what’s going on. She will on ocassion come to supervise my work in the garden or to let “Rocky” the urban squirrel know that he is not to climb the huge pine tree in my backyard.

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In Search of Kindness

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It’s been several months since Koko, a domestic shorthair,  decided to take off from CCL’s house for parts unknown.   I still think of her and her kindness and affection.  (so much for cats not being affectionate).

Now CCL has Grace, a tabby, a foster that we are both considering for adoption.  It is clear that Grace was once abused tortured and overfed.  She has because of the kindness of CCL become affectionate, playful and healthy.  Kindness heals.  I like to think that Koko is spreading her special brand of it to another family.

 

 

Sonny Gets Adopted

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Sonny, the cute cuddly Kitten, is an orphan no more.  He has been adopted.  I liked Sonny, the one-time I met him while visiting CCL he was lively, playful and affectionate.  The problem was Sonny seemed to terrorize Cher.  CCL resolved the matter by taking Sonny to the Cat Cafe where of course he was an instant hit.   Someone came to the cafe and decided Sonny should come live at their house.   I hope they enjoy him as much as I did.

 

 

Sonny

Decisions, Decisions

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The quality of our lives depends in large part on our choices.    We can choose to be angry and upset.  We can choose to let the misguided motorist drive in front of our car on the freeway.  We can chose joy.  We are not completely powerless.  God directs our lives but He gives us choices.

 

 

 

The Art of Connection

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I paid a visit to my daughter who now lives in Philadelphia.  For those who read this blog on a regular basis, you know that Koko and Jean Claude have moved on.  Crazy Cat Lady (CCL)  is now fostering two cats,  Sonny and Cher.  Apparently, the cats reflect the reported later stage of their namesakes’ relationship in that the cats are in conflict at times.  Still, within an hour of my visit Cher, a chubby, striped Tabby and Sonny, a frisky black Bombay, were all over me.  Cher, measured and reserved, settled for just laying across my chest, while Sonny wanted, demanded constant play.

Humans are like that in that we require varying degrees of attention and connection.  We also require validation.  something cats as a species don’t seem to need.  I have found there is an art to the ability to connect and understand.  I wonder if it can be taught but I know that it’s important to find points of commonality when dealing with humans and with cats.

Sonny