Category Archives: Pets

Signals

I like pets. My wife attributes human characteristics from time to time. I think some of it is animal instinct. With cats, I wonder if I’m the one getting house-trained. What do you make of these images? Gambit has found … Continue reading

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Friday Festivities

Emerged from the home mid-afternoon yesterday to brave shopping and get a bite to eat. Upon arrival back home, the young miss was napping on the floor during Inspector Lewis and Gambit was left to wonder why we weren’t playing … Continue reading

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Settler of Cat-an

The young miss coaching Gambit on game strategy. He doesn’t think much of the resources of this game. Who needs ore, wool, grain, lumber or bricks? Where are the mice, birds, buttermilk, catnip, and tuna? Ah! Those dice.

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Hay, It’s the Cat

New pet Rosalind (named for the dark gray thirteenth moon of Uranus) entertains a guest in her apartment. We’ve had cats that have behaved like dogs. Gambit is the first to nibble hay like a rabbit. His host doesn’t seem … Continue reading

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Meet Rosalind

The newest family pet. My wife and daughter collect rescue animals. I get to name them. Rosalind is also one of the inner moons of Uranus. Dark gray, like the bunny. I thought that fit. She’s very soft. My wife … Continue reading

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Follow The String

Part of my training as a pet companion is to notice when a meal is required. Gambit makes this easy for me. All I have to do is follow the string to the empty dish, you see. He does this … Continue reading

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Ginny Recovering

Our last pet from Missouri has been vomiting and suffering nausea. It could have been the heat. The vet thought she was a touch dehydrated yesterday. She’s been gulping down wet science diet food without incident the past twenty-four hours. … Continue reading

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Break in the Heat

High in the 80’s the next few days in central Iowa. Whew! Today’s high was 93; heat index 103. The cats look dead, but they’re just resting. Every minute or two one of them twitches a tail. I had the … Continue reading

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Meeting Ellie the Guinea Pig

Gambit pondering his new sister in petdom. My wife says when they relax with their hind legs like that the small mammal insiders call it “happy feet.” Then, of course, we have the fecal deposits. I know I could never … Continue reading

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Who, Us?

Back in the days when she rescued rabbits, my wife and I used to joke that we had a Prey Floor (where we lived with the cats and dog) and the Predator Floor (where the bunnies lived on their way through … Continue reading

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