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?!

Kitty in Other Languages


When Nuri and I were in Italy, people tended to call her gattina. She liked to get out of our apartment and roll around on the floor. She’d make her happy sound as she greeted new humans who were smiling at her. Gattina is kitty in Italian. Here is kitty in other languages (source): Albanian: kotele Basque: kitty Belarusian: кацяня Bosnian: mače Bulgarian: писенце Catalan: gatet Croatian: mače Czech: koťátko Danish: kitty Dutch: pot Estonian: kiisu Finnish: kisu French: minou Galician: gatinho German: Miezekatze Greek: γατούλα(gatoúla) Hungarian: cica Icelandic: Kitty Irish: Kitty Italian: gattino/gattina Latvian: kaķēns Lithuanian: katytė Macedonian: писе … Continue reading Kitty in Other Languages

Memoirs Update


I never realized how hard it would be to write my own memoirs. I’m glad my girl is helping. She has experience as a writer and knows how to put this book into ebook form once it’s ready. I am very lucky to have met her. Otherwise, I think I would be complaining how nothing is working out and have no idea of how to get this project done. As it is, she has been helping me with the structure. We have eliminated several pictures from the lot we started with. She has stressed to me that we can’t use … Continue reading Memoirs Update

My Boys’ Exercise Program


poem from Honoring the Cats in My Life Yeah, I know my boys sleep about 16 hours a day, but they’re in great shape. It’s simply because of their exercise program. I didn’t come up with it– they created all themselves. The Program: daily yoga exercises (after each and every nap) cardiovascular workouts (run around the house like mad for an hour) climbing and jumping (and knocking things down) wrestling (great way to relief tensions between themselves) I tell you this program works. They’re both in great health and not overweight. It’s safe to leave their food out all the … Continue reading My Boys’ Exercise Program

Mama’s Boy


poem from Honoring the Cats in My Life Little Spot came into our lives as a little fur ball— he could fit in one of my hands. He took to Sir Socks immediately. Looking up with total adoration. I had to give him a bottle of milk three times a day. He’s no longer a kitten, no longer an adolescent, but an adult, who’s still as rambunctious as a playful child. Sometimes waking me up in the middle of the night knocking things onto the floor. Even when he bolts outside to play, as other cats do, he still loves … Continue reading Mama’s Boy