Ratty Tabby: Slice of Life #sol21 13/31

We never meant for Ratty Tabby to be named Ratty Tabby, but somehow the name stuck. She showed up in August, skin and bones, eyes glassy and sunken, barely able to walk. We called her Ratty Tabby to distinguish her from the other tabbies who showed up on our porch. “The ratty-looking tabby is out…

Cats on Zoom: Slice of Life #sol21 3/31

A few things you are guaranteed to experience during any class I teach on Zoom: Poetry. Hearing me say “Ok, I’m going to share my screen now” approximately 12,000 times. Cats. Surely I’m not alone in thinking that pets–more specifically, cats–are the best thing about Zoom school. Only one of my six has never made…

Stray Cat: Slice of Life #sol20

A stray cat has taken up residence in our garage. This isn’t an unexpected occurrence: our neighborhood has a fair number of strays and ferals, and to help them through winter, we have a feral cat winter shelter station set up in the garage. And it probably surprises exactly none of my regular blog readers…