Training Cats–attempt #1

In October of 1987, I went to a circus in Moscow and watched well trained cats jump through hoops, perch on poles, and walk across tightropes. When we had our first kitten, Figaro, we managed to train him to fetch. Okay, so he only fetched green things–beans and...

Water Woes

Oh yes. Again. At least there’s no water damage this time.  For those of you who haven’t followed my life closely over the last few years, let me fill you in on some details. In 2006, there was a very nasty windstorm in the Seattle area dubbed the...

How much is a pet worth?

As I wait in the vet’s examining room, I look at my uncomfortable kitty and wonder what this latest feline adventure will cost. Don’t get me wrong, I love my two cats, but there is something about how much we are willing to spend on our own animals that...