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January 24th, 2015 [1 Comment]

We shoulda known

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11950241716_3df1951e54_zThere are things we probably should have realized sooner than we did.

I should have realized, when my high school boyfriend chose Tubthumping by Chumbawamba as “our song,” that this relationship would ultimately fall down and not get up again.

You should have realized, when your blind date introduced himself as Joey “Spicy Meat-a-Ball” Spinelli, that he wouldn’t share your love of microbiotic vegan cuisine.

But sometimes, it takes superior intelligence to see what’s in front of us. Sometimes, it takes a cat. Continue reading » » »

January 23rd, 2015 [1 Comment]

Garden stewards

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15076773226_71d10983d3_zCats are unconcerned with metrics.

Development directors and other dorklike individuals go googly over stats like “length of stay” and “kitten-to-adult adoption ratio.”

Cats and other awesomelike individuals are not so concerned.

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January 18th, 2015 [2 Comments]

It doesn’t end here

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026Sometimes I forget that we see only a few chapters.

We love the Tabby’s Place cats completely. But it’s humbling — and liberating — to remember that we don’t exhaust their complete story of love.

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January 16th, 2015 [5 Comments]

Forever loved: Into the grey

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IMG_8360It’s been said that it’s harder to make people laugh than to make them cry.

Lady Grey and Babs deserve high honors for having made us do both. Continue reading » » »

January 9th, 2015 [2 Comments]


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15777060317_f69e3960e2_zIn Greek, the word zoe (Ζωή for you purists) means life.

Therefore, the word Zoey must translate to the underappreciated adjective lifey. Continue reading » » »

January 8th, 2015 [3 Comments]

Super egos

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9570837533_255caf27c6_zI do not know if pop stars claim to write their own songs.

I do know, with serene confidence, that they do not write their own songs. If they tell you otherwise, they speak with forked tongue. Continue reading » » »