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, […]

Farewell Simon, We Hardly Knew You

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 […]

Beezle Growing Up

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 […]

How Hotch Became Beezle

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 […]

Ripley R.I.P.

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 […]

Poking Holes In the Cat

Poking Holes In the Cat

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 […]

More Pictures of Hotch

[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 […]

Meet the New Cuteness

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 […]

Dozer R.I.P.

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 […]

Dozer Meets the Cat Pillow

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 […]

Dozer and Ripley

The Triumphant Return of Friday Catblogging

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.

Herding Cats

I gather this is an old Superbowl commercial: Herding Cats @ Yahoo! Video Sounds about right. (Hat tip: Illinois Review)

A Knock In the Night

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 […]

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