Epistles from…the dog?!


Hi there! I’m Lenny! They told me to make a post this month and I don’t know what to write about but I’m going to do my best! I’m supposed to write all about my big brother Julius and how much I love him! Did I mention my name is Lenny? I’m the only dog in the house, but that doesn’t bother me! I have my humans and my big brother with me so I am the happiest dog in the whole wide world! Julius calls himself the emperor but I just think of him as my very best friend! … Continue reading Epistles from…the dog?!

The Domus Juliana (House of Julius)


Momma knows her Latin well: poems, history, evil spells and places where emperors used to dwell fancy homes of which she likes to tell   One of mine, she says, I’ll be calling home a royal palace, a regal dome with marble walls and gardens to roam an imperial palace of my very own   There will be birds and sunlight and silken beds and soft warm spots to set my head servants will heed my beck and call as emperor, I’ll rule them all   But there’s a journey first, a ride afar I hate the carrier, loathe the car … Continue reading The Domus Juliana (House of Julius)

The Benefits of Having a Crafty Human


I might sometimes complain about my human — especially regarding her unfair policies about diets — but overall, I would say I am a very lucky cat and that I picked my human quite well. Many humans are kind and loving, like my human is, but I also enjoy a great number of additional benefits thanks to my good luck and the wise guidance of my discerning feline heart — my human loves all kinds of crafts, and as such, I always have a steady supply of new and fascinating crafty things to taste, sit on, sit in, and examine. … Continue reading The Benefits of Having a Crafty Human

Obstructions (Monthly Cat Care Article)


Disclaimer: the staff writers here are not vets nor are they qualified to give medical advice. This article’s purpose is strictly to share stories/information and should not be used for diagnostic purposes. Please take your cat to the vet if you suspect anything might be wrong with them. Your vet will know best what to do in your specific situation. In light of this month’s article about all the tasty crafty things that Julius (and many other cats) enjoy, it seemed appropriate to discuss intestinal blockages and obstructions in this installment of Cat Care. Many cats, especially younger ones,  will … Continue reading Obstructions (Monthly Cat Care Article)

Weight Management (Monthly Cat Care Article)


  Disclaimer: the staff writers here are not vets nor are they qualified to give medical advice. This article’s purpose is strictly to share stories/information and should not be used for diagnostic purposes. Please take your cat to the vet if you suspect anything might be wrong with them. Your vet will know best what to do in your specific situation. Cats, just like humans, often struggle with weight management. It’s not uncommon for cats, especially if they are exclusively indoor cats, to be overweight or even obese. And, just as humans’ health can be negatively impacted because of unhealthy … Continue reading Weight Management (Monthly Cat Care Article)

Diet Rage


  I am very angry right now. I have been angry for a good number of weeks. The humans in my household have taken audacious steps to ruin and interrupt the glorious mealtimes I used to have. Service is worse than ever before, and I no longer enjoy the benefits of a self-serve buffet. Mealtimes have become downright horrendous. Quality is poor. Serving sizes are too small. Everything is awful. I’m going to leave this establishment a terrible review on Yelp, without a doubt. I had been living a good life until now. My humans were lenient, letting me have … Continue reading Diet Rage