deep thoughts

Carry the fire

You aren’t seeing things. There are, as Paul Simon sang, angels in the architecture, especially right now. Gigantic garish gold Styrofoam angels at Macy’s. Skies of heavenly hosts, over mangers and strangers, under trees and eaves. Angels festooning the firmament of your own soul. Every December, without fail, they sing a little louder than usual.

It’s hard not to get excited…

…when a serious, loving, seriously-loving family comes to visit one of our quirkier, “less-adoptable” cats once, then twice, then a third time. …or when one of the most terrified cats I’ve ever known purrs – purrs!! – in a human’s presence. …or when even our never-one-to-whitewash-the-truth veterinarian concedes that the improbable, the too-wonderful-to-hope-for, the miraculous, may […]

Grady in Glory

I don’t want to write this blog post. I don’t want to have a reason to write this post. I’m not ready for that reason, and don’t expect I would have been ready next week, or next month, or next year. But Grady was ready this morning. Our love, our Grady-bug, the snuggle bunny of […]

Radiant Grady

News flash from Gradyville: our beloved boy is now off all medications! If we thought Grady was a happy soul before, the tabby love-bug of the lobby has redefined “happy” for us now. The very day that Grady’s hated meds stopped, he was giddier than a 4-year-old at Disney Land.