Tag Archives: Kitty

Open Thread Thursday: Show Us Your Fur Babies

JMG reader David writes to suggest a “sanity break” with an open thread for everybody to show off their fur babies, which we haven’t done for quite some time. Shelley endorses this idea, although she takes a dim view of my suggestion of adding another household member, primarily so I can name the new addition Hillary Kitten.

Read More »

Eighth Cativersary

Eight years ago this week I brought Shelley (formerly “Little Gray”) home from the East Harlem ASPCA. She was 20 months old, very underweight, timid, and FIV+, the last of which might explain the “owner surrender” notation on her adoption papers. Shelley was so freaked out upon arrival in my apartment that she first tried to escape by climbing up ...

Read More »

Seventh Cativersary

Seven years ago today I brought Shelley home from the East Harlem ASPCA. She was 18 months old, very underweight, timid, and FIV+. And she was so freaked out on the first day in my apartment that she tried to escape by climbing the chimney. Today she’s a healthy ten pounds and the friendliest cat I’ve ever worked for, if ...

Read More »

Sixth Cativersary

Six years ago today I brought Shelley home from the East Harlem ASPCA. She was 18 months old, very underweight, timid, and FIV+.  Today she’s a healthy ten pounds and the friendliest cat I’ve ever owned, if also the quietest. As I like to do on this date, I encourage you to visit your local shelter and consider adopting an ...

Read More »

Raise A Paw If You’re For Obama

The JMG household has voted unanimously. How about your own families? I’m seeing lots of frustration in my Facebook feed.

Read More »

Morning View – Sunbeam Cat

Read More »

Rabbit Bites

Thinking I’d give Shelley a break from Whisker Lickens, I picked up a bag of treats that I thought were normally meant for rabbits. Flipping the bag over at home, I realized that the treats are made out OF rabbits. That’s very different. Shelley, as it turns out, does not care for ground up bunnies. But woe be to the ...

Read More »

Happiness Is A New Scratch Box

Read More »

Today Is Take Your Child To Work Day

Also known as “Get Off The Damn Keyboard Day.”

Read More »

Fifth Cativersary

Five years ago today I brought Shelley home from the East Harlem ASPCA. She was 18 months old, very undersized, timid, and FIV+. She’s the quietest cat I’ve ever owned, other than the occasional questioning chirp she rarely makes a sound. But she’s also the friendliest. Sit on my sofa and she’ll be in your lap in ten seconds. And ...

Read More »

Sunbeam Cat Don’t Give A Shit

Read More »

Daily Grumble

– “Is it cold in here?”– “How was your breakfast?”– “Where did I put my glasses?” She never answers. I’m turning into a crazy old cat lady.

Read More »

Grouchy Sunbeam Cat is Grouchy

Read More »

Put The Kitty On The Record

Yes, yes I do totally want a Cat Scratch turntable. Even if Shelley never touches it. Want.

Read More »

Afternoon View

Read More »

Fourth Cativersary

Four years ago today I brought Shelley home from the East Harlem ASPCA. She was 18 months old, very undersized, timid, and FIV+. Today she’s a chubby little lap snuggler and every visitor’s instant pal, despite the stern look she’s giving us above. As I like to do on this date, I encourage you to visit your local shelter and ...

Read More »

Irish Eyes

Read More »

Protesticat

Read More »

SRSLY, Close The Window

Read More »

Do Not Interfere With The Burrowing

Read More »