On September 18 I recounted the unfortunate fall of Jack the Cat, staffed by the daughter and son-in-law of my oldest friends, who live in Boston. For reasons unknown, Jack fell off a third-floor balcony and was very badly banged up: so badly that they didn’t think he would live. And if he did, he … Continue reading Jack the Cat is healing nicely
On my post about Jack the Cat two days ago, you probably thought he was in pretty bad shape—and he was. He had taken a very bad fall. But he’s an intrepid moggie, and yesterday took a pretty substantial walk (vet’s advice), even putting weight on his injured front paw. A report from his staff: … Continue reading Jack the Cat improving rapidly, takes a short walk!
The friends I’m visiting in Cambridge have two daughters, and we visited one of them yesterday. This daughter, a nurse, has a special love for animals. So does her husband, and they have two cats and a dog. This is the story of how one of the cats, Jack, accidentally fell from his third-floor apartment, … Continue reading Caturday felid: The unfortunate fall of Jack the Cat
The headline is ripped from the pages of HuffPo, though the article is on Bored Panda. Tyson may know his astrophysics, but he doesn’t know jack about cats. Here’s the exchange that proves it: I’ll be here all week, folks!
Welcome to the Cruelest day: Tuesday, December 21, 2021: National Hamburger Day, a truly American sandwich. Remember Wimpy’s love of burgers in the Popeye cartoon strip? He was always short of cash: What’s the best burger in America? Many vote for Hodad’s in San Diego, which produces this behemoth. The owner recommends not taking it … Continue reading Tuesday: Hili dialogue
Welcome to CaturSaturday, October 16, 2021, and, it’s actually World Food Day, promoting food security and the end of hunger. It’s also Sweetest Day, National Liqueur Day, International Sloth Day, International Repair Day, World Spine Day, National Dictionary Day, and, most important, Global Cat Day, appropriate for a Caturday. The first reader to send me … Continue reading Saturday: Hili dialogue
TGI and a big F!: We’ve reached the end of the week—welcome to Friday, November 5, 2021: National Doughnut Day. Make mine a maple-bacon doughnut like those sold at Voodoo Donut in Portland (arrow in pic below). It’s more a bar than a torus, but it’s good!: It’s also Fountain Pen Day (I have several, … Continue reading Friday: Hili dialogue
Welcome to the end of the nominal work week: Friday, October 22, 2021. The big news that, barring a medical mishap, I should be getting the stitches in my hand removed at 9 a.m. I’ll report back with photos. Posting may be light today. Today’s special food celebration is National Nut Day. Nuts are good … Continue reading Friday: Hili dialogue
Good morning on Monday, June 20, and it’s a federal holiday in honor of Juneteenth, which was actually yesterday (see info given then). There’s a special Google Doodle celebrating the holiday (click on screenshot below), and after you click, wait a second for the animated celebration to begin. It’s also National Vanilla Milkshake Day, though … Continue reading Monday: Hili dialogue
Well, we got a veritable clowder of cat photos yesterday as well as quite a few non-cat photos—all with a holiday theme. I present them proudly as our Official Christmas Post. Readers’ captions are indented, and thanks to all the readers who participated. Click on the photos to enlarge them. First is our own Matthew … Continue reading Readers’ Christmas photos