Remembering Ruby: That Time When We Had a Dinner Guest

Even though Ruby has been gone more than two years after being diagnosed with advanced kidney disease, I still miss my little girl so much, it actually feels like a physical ache sometimes. I’m grateful I have eight years of Ruby’s Reflections on this site to comfort me and remind me of some of the cute things she did when the pain hits, and I love sharing the memories with you.Continue Reading

Happy 4th of July


Allegra and I wish you a happy 4th filled with everything summer is supposed to be about.

Just remember that whatever you choose to do today, this may not be your cat’s favorite holiday. Unfortunately, my state allows neighborhood fireworks, and for the past week, they’ve already been going off all around us. Thankfully, Allegra isn’t bothered by them nearly as much as she used to be. If fireworks are an issue where you live, plan ahead so you can make the holiday as stress free as possible for you cats.Continue Reading

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Sunday Quotes: Miracles


I came across a lovely fable about a hummingbird and a miracle on a friend’s Facebook page, and it resonated deeply with me. I love hummingbirds, so that alone made me love this fable, but more importantly, the message felt important and relevant to me.Continue Reading

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Happy Father’s Day


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 18 years ago, but I still get a little sad each year when Father’s Day comes around.Continue Reading

Remembering Ruby: That Time When Ruby Helped with House Cleaning