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?!

Cat Quotes 3:09


If animals could speak the dog would be a a blundering outspoken fellow, but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much. —Mark Twain I’ve known a lot of cats in my life and I can say they don’t usually talk unless they have something to say. I’ve had more talkative cats that bordered on too much, but then they would stop and there would be peace and quiet. I do like how quiet cats are. Dogs I have noticed don’t alway stop talking and take it too far. The smallest feline is a … Continue reading Cat Quotes 3:09

Cat Quotes 3:08


Even the stupidest cat seems to know more than any dog. —Eleanor Clark Dogs are content to please and be good for their humans. Cats know how to get the same care without having to please. They can get what they need and want from their humans without those things. They can be quite adorable. They know what they are doing. It’s no wonder that I can’t say no to them. A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not. —Ernest Hemingway Cats have no reason to … Continue reading Cat Quotes 3:08

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

Epistles from the Emperor: Vol V


Dearest subjects, We are now entering month four of my ongoing war saga with Dog. Where I left off last month, it sounded like things were winding down between me and Dog. It seemed as though some kind of truce was on the horizon for my empire. Alas, my good heart was mistaken. I have come to discover that there never was a real truce, not truly. My war with Dog has now changed from one of raging battles to one of icy jealousy. Dog no longer makes direct attempts to grab my territory, nor does he challenge my sovereignty. … Continue reading Epistles from the Emperor: Vol V

Epistles from the Emperor: Vol III


Dearest subjects, It feels like it has been half a year since I last dictated a letter to you. The past four weeks have waxed extra long here in my winter quarters. Long days turn slowly into even longer nights, and I have been exhausted keeping extra watch throughout the hours. You see, life in my realm has been forever changed. In my last letter, I spoke of something suspicious happening underfoot. There was excited whispering within my servants’ quarters, hushed voices speaking of something known as Dog. I had hoped it was just a rumor or some ill-fated song … Continue reading Epistles from the Emperor: Vol III

Epistles from the Emperor: Vol II


Dearest subjects, It is I, your royal emperor Julius, writing to you again. I am still comfortably ensconced in my winter quarters, where I am passing the days indoors in warmth and firelight. The icy grayness outside does not touch me, and the leaves have quieted their assault for now. My fortress has been solid and secure, and I sleep well through night and day, listening to the slow song of the wind… …that is, until recently. Very recently. Dearest subjects…I believe something is afoot in this place. Things have not been as they were, and I notice my servants … Continue reading Epistles from the Emperor: Vol II

The Ten Lives of Hector, The Cat!


Have you ever met anyone who is completely nondescript?  You have now!  I want to introduce you to Sheila.  Sheila lives a completely boring life in a small village, twenty miles east of the outskirts of London.  She has lived in this village, called Upper Rayford, for all of the 56 years of her life.  There is nothing I can tell you about Sheila that would interest you.  She is pale, with fluffy, medium-long, gray hair.  She has a few freckles on her face.  She is of a medium height, and wears gray, longish skirts, with gray cardigans over crumpled … Continue reading The Ten Lives of Hector, The Cat!

Cats & Dogs


The age old story of cats and dogs. The famous sayings that we’re not meant to get along. I don’t usually like dogs. Although I’ve been associating with some on Twitter. They aren’t so bad on Twitter. In real life, they have tormented and chased me. But not always. Some were fans of cats. But I still didn’t like them. Even my girl tried to tell me about the one dog who wanted to get to know me better. He was a major cat fan. He even lived with a cat. I don’t get it. I’m used to the mean … Continue reading Cats & Dogs