Epistles from the Emperor: Vol VII


Happy summer tidings, my dearest subjects. A month has already passed since my last missive to all of you. The active, bird-filled days of spring are gone now, having melted away into the long, lazy days of summer. I have completed my move into my summer quarters, as is usual. In warmer months, I typically prefer the airy solitude of my window sleeping-places over my chair by the fireplace. I enjoy my chair, and my bed, and my servants’ laps, but there is a season for everything, and summer is the season for unbothered napping in sunny windowsills. Unfortunately, the … Continue reading Epistles from the Emperor: Vol VII

Proud Cat Servant


I decided I do another interview. This time I interviewed my girl. So, I found her reading a book. She noticed me of course and set the book down. Ali: What is it, Socki? Sir Socks (SS): I’d like to interview you for my magazine. Ali: Okay, what’s your first question for me? SS: Why did you become a writer? Ali: I couldn’t be anything else. I started writing about as soon as I knew how to form letters on paper. I always remember having the ability to read and I read a lot even when I was a kid. … Continue reading Proud Cat Servant

Cat Quotes 3:07


Some people say that cats are sneaky, evil, and cruel. True, and they have many other fine qualities as well. —Missy Dizick Yes, cats are sneaky. But evil and cruel? They could be if you treat them badly. If you treat them well, they can be the most devoted friends you’ll ever have in your life. They can be happy to see you and play with you. But only if you treat them as well as they think they deserve or even better than that. As every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat. —Ellen Perry Berkeley I’ve never owned … Continue reading Cat Quotes 3:07

Litter Box Training


Usually a cat mother will teach her kittens how to use a litter box or tray. I know my mother taught me when I was very young. Not that I remember it. I didn’t always use a litter box until after I went to live with my girl. She actually showed me the box of litter and even picked me up and set me down in it. I knew what it was for and used it when I needed to. Spot was a different story. My girl brought him home and he was much too young. My girl had to … Continue reading Litter Box Training