Molly the Cat

December 10th, 2008 at 6:20 pm ]

This morning I gave Molly a science lesson. Here is what I told her:

“Water is the universal solvent. Do you know what that means, Molly? It means water will dissolve almost anything you put in it. Even cats dissolve in water, eventually!”

Molly was nonplussed.

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December 9th, 2008 at 9:22 pm ]

In memoriam;

Grover, you were the first cat I ever lived with who tolerated and even, sometimes, appreciated my company. I have thought you and your stick legs poking into my chest frequently over the years.

Grover, you will be missed.

Twinkie and Molly, please don’t ever die.

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December 3rd, 2008 at 1:29 pm ]

This morning I found the most amazing hairball. It was dense and small and it sat on the welcome mat just inside my front door. The hairball was exactly the same size and shape as a jellybean — much like a large pill, but even I could have swallowed it (or coughed it up) with little trouble. Normally my cats’ hairballs are much larger, say the size of a baby carrot or a piece of salt water taffy. The great mystery, of course: Whose hairball was this? Being gray in color, I surmise it was the handiwork of Twinkie, who doubtless spent days perfecting it. Perhaps it was a little gift from her to me. I did not express gratitude, exactly, but I did exclaim at the hairball’s pleasing dimensions.

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