While staying at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, I decided to return to my journalistic roots and do some old-fashioned interviews to get to the heart of what is happening in the world.
I got out my trusty, dusty and somewhat crusty notebook, found a few subjects to interview and then asked the tough questions.
“How does all of this make you feel?” I asked my cat Glen. She and our other cat, Bubbles, were the only subjects I could get close enough to who would agree to be interviewed. Continue reading “Interview with the cats”
I know a squirrel who has a pretty good story to tell his or her friends.
One night this summer, I looked out onto the back steps and noticed that the cat was staring at something near the pear tree.
I had been working out in the yard for much of the day, so I was hoping that the cat was just admiring my hard work. Continue reading “You never know what you’ll see in the backyard”
As a low-level official in Nick’s House, I have decided to come forward to let you know that there is an active resistance going on behind the scenes.
We too have been disturbed by the hair-raising tails of Nick’s activities and we are working diligently to paws his actions in order to keep the house purring along smoothly.
For example, if Nick leaves papers on a table and I am worried that those documents may pose a threat, I will knock them to the floor. I have also been known to spill drinks on papers in times of emergency, and have even knocked plants on them if the situation warranted it. Continue reading “An anonymous op-ed from the resistance inside of Nick’s House”
The pets at my house are often annoyed with me.
We have a small dog and a small cat in our family, and they bring us incredible amounts of joy and hair.
And while I know they love us and appreciate how we feed them, house them and assist them in different ways, I often notice how I seem to be annoying them. Here are a few examples: Continue reading “Pets provide me with unconditional love! (Except when they are annoyed with me)”
While cleaning the house today, we received quite a bit of assistance from the dog and cat.
Whether they were confused about why we were home during the day or they were concerned that the cleaning was not up to their high standards, they were an ever-present presence presiding over the work.
This pet pestering got me thinking about how often they are involved with cleaning, and now our judges have put together the Top 5 Ways The Pets Help With Cleaning The House. Continue reading “Top 5 Ways The Pets Help With Cleaning The House”
My dog Scooter and cat Glenn always seem to be watching me. I can’t fault them for thinking that I am fascinating, but I have often wondered what they were thinking.
Today, though, through innovative technology that gives us the ability to make things up, I have compiled the Top Five Things That My Dog and Cat Think While Staring at Me. Continue reading “Top Five Things My Dog and Cat Think While Staring at Me”
I live in a small city, but lately I have been having an awful lot of interactions with wild animals.
About a week ago, for example, my neighbor stopped over to tell me how he and his wife had been watching a squirrel in my yard. While I don’t usually like the idea of my neighbors watching my yard (they might see me watching their yards!), I was interested in learning about how this squirrel had been working feverishly in a tree in my front yard, pulling off leaves and twigs, and then traveling back and forth on a utility line to a hole in my roof near the rain spout.
“That’s pretty neat, I wonder what he was doing?” I said stupidly.
“It’s actually pretty bad,” my neighbor said smartly. “She is probably making a nest. Squirrels can do a lot of damage if they get into your roof or walls.”
“Oh, that does sound bad,” I said. “I can only imagine what the moose would do if he got in there too.” Continue reading “Reason No. 23 I hate being an adult: I have to be ‘brave’ and deal with wild animals, ladders and genius plans”