Category Archives: Catblogging

Election Day 2016 – Cat Noses

Continuing with my plan to post only stress-reducing cat pictures this election day, here are closeup pictures of my cats’ noses.

Closeup of Ivy's Nose
Closeup of Ivy’s Nose


Closeup of Beezle's Nose
Closeup of Beezle’s Nose


My wife uses that second one as the background on her computer and that giant cat nose cracks me up every time.

More Photos of Beezle Growing Up

I was working on my comprehensive paragraph-by-paragraph commentary on President Obama’s State of the Union address, when suddenly it hit me: I should just post more pictures of Beezle growing up. Here he is on my home computer desk:

This used to be one of his favorite spots:

I never had a desk cat before, but now I’m getting used to it. Here he is, hanging out with me on my work desk:

Just a couple more pictures of the fluff:

Farewell Simon, We Hardly Knew You

Last spring, our cat Ripley passed away after a somewhat lengthy period of illness. It was a very sad time for us. My wife was especially heartbroken, as Ripley had been the first cat we adopted after a catless period that followed the death of her previous cat.

As is my way, I had put up a post about Ripley’s passing. Unbeknownst to me, someone over at the Opinionated Pussycat noticed it and posted a rather wonderful eulogy for Ripley which was picked up by The Cat Blogosphere, and a couple of dozen people stopped by in the comments to leave their condolences. It was very touching, and it helped.

I mention all this because we just found out that PDgirl‘s cat Simon — a foundling she’s only had since October — got so sick that she had to put him down.


I can remember how excited she was when she got him, and I know how cats can break your heart. So if you get a chance, stop by her farewell post for Simon, and send some comfort her way. I have the feeling she’ll need it.

Update: This post is now in the 512th Carnival of the Cats at Opinionated Pussycat.