By Mark Draughn on May 24, 2013
I’ve already posted photos of Beezle as a kitten here and here (and even some video here), but he’s grown up since I took those. I was busy starting a new job, so I didn’t have as much time to get cat pictures as I hoped, but here are a few I took during the […]
By Mark Draughn on March 29, 2013
It’s been a long, long time since I did any Friday catblogging, but I just found some old video I took of the Ragdoll kitten we got in the summer of 2011, and that gave me the impetus to finally put something together. [Update: This post is now linked at the Carnival of the Cats […]
By Mark Draughn on March 26, 2013
We adopted Ripley about 14 years ago from the Orphans of the Storm animal shelter about 10 miles north of Chicago. We had been thinking of getting a kitten, but we decided to get an adult cat, in part because most people pass them over in favor of kittens, but mostly because when you get […]
By Mark Draughn on March 17, 2013
So, lately my wife and I have been poking holes in one of our cats. Our brown tabby, Ripley, is getting on in years, and we’ve noticed he’s been resting more, eating less, and generally just slowing down. We figured it was just old age, but in January he suddenly got much worse, so we […]
By Mark Draughn on July 26, 2011
[Update: We renamed this cat "Beezle" (includes video of him playing).] I was going to blog about the President’s speech, but look! Kitty pictures. Taking all these pictures of Hotch is proving to be more difficult than I expected. For one thing, the color balance is all over the place. The room is actually lit […]
By Mark Draughn on July 15, 2011
About 10 years ago, my wife had just adopted Ripley, and we were thinking of getting a kitten next, and we thought it might be fun to get a purebread kitten. We weren’t sure what breed we wanted, so we did some research on the web and at cat shows. Eventually we settled on the […]
By Mark Draughn on May 14, 2011
My big fluffy Ragdoll cat Dozer passed away this morning. We got him from an amimal shelter in 2002 when he was about seven years old. We discovered him in a cage outside the adult cat room. He hadn’t been brushed regularly, so he was the fluffiest cat I had ever seen. I remember the […]
By Mark Draughn on June 19, 2010
A little while ago, my wife and I noticed that our ragdoll cat, Dozer, had taken to sleeping on the floor right in front of our china cabinet. We wanted to make him more comfortable, so we put down a cat pillow for him, right in the spot where he liked to sleep. Anyone who […]
By Mark Draughn on March 20, 2009
By Mark Draughn on March 13, 2009
Yeah, it’s been a while, but I thought it was time to hop back on the catblogging train. This week, a brief introduction to the cast: More photos of the kitties coming next week. Update: The Friday Ark is up. Update: Kip blogs about his dog Diamond.
By Mark Draughn on January 31, 2009
I gather this is an old Superbowl commercial: Herding Cats @ Yahoo! Video Sounds about right. (Hat tip: Illinois Review)
By Mark Draughn on September 16, 2008
I’ve been having trouble sleeping lately. I get tired, but when I lie down I don’t fall asleep. Tonight I was finally feeling ready to doze off by about 4 am. I was lying there, relaxing, my thought process become disordered as I slipped into sleep… When I heard someone knock on the front door. Four […]
By Mark Draughn on April 18, 2008
This is my cat, Buffy. Click through to vote for her.
By Mark Draughn on June 22, 2007
By Mark Draughn on May 25, 2007
Fans of this blog, or at least of this blog’s catblogging, may have noticed that most of the pictures are of sleeping cats. What can I say? I am surrounded by lazy kitties. However, I recently paid a visit to my friend Cindy to take pictures of her new kitten. Ladies and Gentlemen, I give […]
By Mark Draughn on May 11, 2007
Here’s a picture of Dozer doing what he does best: And here’s a special guest cat, spotted on a neighbor’s balcony:
By Mark Draughn on April 13, 2007
Update: The Friday Ark is up.
By Mark Draughn on March 30, 2007
No real blogging today, so here are a few cat pictures to contemplate.
By Mark Draughn on February 26, 2007
A few weeks ago, my friend Cindy’s cat Bootsy passed away. Her other cat, Pupkiss, has had severe kidney problems which Cindy has nursed her through for two years. Last week Pupkiss’s health took a turn for the worse, and Cindy had to make the decision to let her go.