Category Archives: Pets

Surprise Snow

Birds chirping and chowing on seeds. Gambit watching. And perhaps not so surprising for April in Minnesota …

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No Help

The tendency of humans to attribute human intent to non-human behavior: can I help? The real motivation, a mid-morning nap: I had been looking forward to this puzzle, but it is proving quite challenging. And I haven’t even gotten to … Continue reading

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“I Can Help”

“You didn’t really want to scale the cliffs of Yosemite, did you?” I guess not.

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A Bathing Platform, Sort Of

Not really helpful on his part. The black cloth is warmer and more comforting than when the human puts the little bits of cardboard on it.

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Rainy Morning

The other cat hid with pre-dawn thunderstorms, but Miranda wasn’t bothered. Significant rain continues in Minnesota, but how much will be needed to salve the severe drought?

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Not Puzzled

It’s not just about the soft cloth that I use for puzzles. Gambit seems to relax on top of pieces, assembled or otherwise.

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Balms Not Palms

There is a balm in stay-at-home: pets at play; even the eleven-year-old gets into his inner kitten with a shopping bag listening to jazz, a lot of it opening the blinds early and wide time for daily prayer and exercise … Continue reading

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Gambit’s Advent Pageant

This past Tuesday’s first reading included verse 7c from Isaiah 11: … the lion shall eat hay like the ox. Or was it, “The cat shall eat hay like the guinea pig”?

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Pets At Rest

The cats like the young miss’s bedroom in the afternoon. It’s the brightest room in the home–the one side of the building without trees. Me, I like trees. But Gambit and Ginny like otherwise …

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Notice the floor plan of the trailer sitting at the end of my driveway next to the house, right. lol. My friend Dan commented about “playing tetris” with the boxes of various sizes. Thanks to some muscle from him and … Continue reading

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Gambit Roots For Spurs

White cat sticks close to White Hart Lane as Harry Kane lifts his side to the top of North London. Swans versus Black Cats next.

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Ginny Approves of the Premier League

“… but why aren’t we tuned to Hull City or Sunderland?” Swansea versus Sunderland tomorrow. Looking forward …

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Ellie Evolved

“Two million years ago, I would have been the size of a cow. Now look at me!”

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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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