Category Archives: Cats

Tilted

The sun sets and casts defining shadows the mid-day never knows. Bright daylight bleaches details that would go unnoticed, save for the setting sun. If you’re not a late-day walker, you won’t see these vital notes. If all you know … Continue reading

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Petey’s Reflection

In 17 years I’ve never known a force so powerful as death when it stopped you. Why aren’t you here? Why aren’t you calling to us? Your sheer will to live makes me ask this. Remember when you’d sit and … Continue reading

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What a Deaf Cat Can Teach Us

What a Deaf Cat Can Teach Us will be published in Ara’s 4th book, due March 2018. Available by pre-order only: https://theliterateshow.wordpress.com/2017/12/03/accepting-pre-orders-on-my-4th-book/

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The Incredible Mellie!

THE INCREDIBLE MELLIE! In January I posted the story HER PAINTED ROOM, where my cat Mellie was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma, and aggressive form of cancer. She was given a 2-6 month window, with June being her last month of expected … Continue reading

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Signs

We’re nearly one week on from our loss, and our thoughts are filled with Jadey. There will be a time for culling the best photos together, and finding the movies we made. For now, we’re dealing with the shock and … Continue reading

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Goodbye to a Friend

Yesterday was a very sad day; we had to put our middle cat down. Jadey was almost 17 years old, and very healthy for most of her life. We weren’t planning anything of the sort, but her lower jaw had … Continue reading

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Her Painted Room

NON-FICTION, 1200 words. There’s a message on the answering machine, but our girl isn’t bothered by the gently-flashing light. There’s a scribbled list on the kitchen table, but she’s worked around those before. There are a bunch of brand new … Continue reading

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