Category Archives: Pets

My Cat Loves Found Toys

When I first got my cat, Bast, I tried buying her all sorts of toys. But she rejected them one by one. The mouse on an elastic attached to the top of a door frame I thought would be the … Continue reading

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Ontario SPCA Partners With Veal Producers

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Naming Animals by Sex That are Closest to Us

In English it seems that all the types of farm animals are named, like boar and sow, cow and bull, hen and rooster, goose and gander etc. But it is much more shocking when we look at the animals we … Continue reading

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I Have the Wishy Washiest Cat in the World

My cat, Bast, goes “Meow,” then “Mow,” then “Mrow,” then “Purr,” to cement the title of the wishy washiest cat in the world. Just kidding. It’s a little more involved than that. I have just started studying Desmond Morris’ “Catwatching”, … Continue reading

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Why Escaped Horses Rarely Become Mighty Mustangs

From about 4 until the age of 13, I grew up with a horse and a pony. I know, every kid, especially girls, dream of having a pony in their youth. It’s not all it’s cracked up to be. And … Continue reading

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Cats = Love

Some of you are taken aback that I made this equation knowing full well that cats are carnivores. Well, it gets even worse. I have actually seen cats playing the cat and mouse game. Well the cat is playing. It … Continue reading

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Rest In Peace Stephen Huss

My best friend, Stephen Huss, died last weekend. He was my age, only 47. The electronic music aware of you might recognize his name from the rock band Psyche. Now that he is gone I find it a bit comforting … Continue reading

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My Kitty Wants to Bust Open the Bank to Feed Her Drug Habit

I have had the hardest time finding a normal toy for my cat, Bast, to play with. I have tried toys on springs, toys on elastics, colourful toys, toys designed to make noise, toys that roll or otherwise move easily … Continue reading

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Peekaboo

A year or two ago I tried playing peekaboo with my cat to some success. Sometimes she comes up to my bed while I’m lying down and I can see the tips of her ears over the line of the … Continue reading

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Does Nature Equal Cats?

So does nature = cats ? Yes, if nature demands you feed and water it, clean its litter, and pet it if it is so inclined.

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