A few weeks ago I was contacted via email by a young man asking if I would answer some questions about cat sanctuaries for his blog. I’m always happy to speak with other ailurophiles, especially when it is someone young trying to help homeless cats. I asked him to fire away with questions and I […]
Eyes are for seeing. Eyes are for winking. Eyes are for sending us into the sky with swooning.
First things first: the Ringoes, NJ metropolitan area is not formally having a “cold emergency.” Unlike our very real heat emergency, this one is entirely our invention (and by “our” I mean “mine,” because I am the World’s Biggest Winter Weenie, and I enjoy hiding behind the mantle of “our”). That said, the cats know […]
These are the times that call for parchment and inkwells. These are the hours for which we wait. These are the days of female cats in Suite FIV.
No one intends to get older, much less old. But the surprise comes for us all. One minute you’re building a tree fort with your imaginary friend Zenobia;* the next you catch yourself saying, “This weekend, I’m really looking forward to reorganizing my sock drawer.”
The clocks are changing. The colors are changing. And you and me and 125 cats…we’re changing, too.
If you hang around Tabby’s Place for any length of time, you will unavoidably encounter the word “shmoldie.” Repeatedly. Inescapably. Inexplicably.
Since c. 2005, Tabby’s Place has had a cadre of “Community Cats.” Since c. 2019, Tabby’s Place has had one cross-eyed “NON COMMUNAL NO NO NO TO COMMUNITY Cat.”
Tabby’s Place has hosted no fewer than six Oreos, five Kittys, and a full flotilla of Tigers. So, in 2,900 cats and counting, it’s somewhat surprising that we’ve only had a single Rascal.
Tabby’s Place is wondrous. Tabby’s Place is 7,000 square feet (and counting) of land. But this ain’t no Wonderland.