Author’s Life

The Night Before Catmas

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I’ve always loved Clement Clarke Moore’s poem The Night Before Christmas. Over the years, there have been many cat versions of the poem out there, but none better than the one dictated to Harry Shubin by the Ghost of Catmas Future on a dark winter night.Continue Reading

Thanksgiving ABC’s

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Thursday is Thanksgiving in the United States and it’s time for my annual tradition of making a “Thanksgiving ABC’s” list. Even though I maintain a gratitude practice every day, I still love doing this list every year. Some of the items repeat year after year, others are new. Here’s this year’s list:Continue Reading

Happy Halloween

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Allegra and I would like to wish you and your kitties a safe and happy Halloween!

We’re offering tips on how to keep your kitties safe today (and some delicious treats for kitty!) here.

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Remembering Ruby’s Birthday and Celebrating Purrs of Wisdom’s First Anniversary With a Giveaway

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Today would have been Ruby’s 13th birthday, and as is often the case with these special days, I miss my precious girl even more today than I usually do. I don’t think I’ll ever come to terms with the fact that she died so young. She had so much life left to live, so many more years of irritating her big sister, and so many more tuna cakes to enjoy.Continue Reading

Happy 4th of July

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Allegra and I wish you a happy 4th filled with everything summer is supposed to be about. Allegra would like you to join her on a picnic!

Just remember that whatever you choose to do today, this may not be your cat’s favorite holiday. Continue Reading

Happy Father’s Day

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Whether your kids are human or furry,
enjoy your special day!

Father’s Day can be bittersweet for those of us whose fathers are no longer with us. My dad passed away 19 years ago, but I still get a little sad each year when Father’s Day comes around.Continue Reading