Jake, garden warden

Way back when, Jake was the warden of the Gardens of Versailles, responsible for de-varminting the environs, keeping watch at night, and generally adding an atmosphere of Good. His favorite bloom was the starflower that ...

Micah, don’t care

Micah was a boss on our walk, not letting the heat or the humidity keep him from galloping through the grass, marking every inch of his territory boundary, or even finding his poop spot right ...

Thomas, wise

The name Thomas comes from Aramaic, meaning “twin,” which is appropriate since cats have dual natures: cuddly and callous, dainty and ferocious, demure and wild. Thomas was mischievous in his youth, hopping up on his ...

Death and Dogs

Death is a part of life. As cliché as the cliché is, it’s true. Since neither energy nor matter can be destroyed, reincarnation makes the most sense to me to explain what happens when we ...

Pearl & Walter, Joy

Joy is sitting cross-legged with Pearl contemplating the inner workings of the Feeding Machine – is it divine? Does it require a sacrifice to divulge its inner secrets, maybe a goofy looking pet sitter? Or ...

For Cats

I found the perfect poem about cats, one where you can tell the love the poet had for Jeoffry.I’ve been using excerpts in many of my report cards lately, so here’s the whole thing: Jubilate ...

Maxine’s Perfect Poop Spot

I write this knowing full well if Maxine ever finds out, I’ll be specks in her stool 🤫 There is something dogs (and exasperated owners) all over the city search for, a location more elusive ...

Polly in Spring

SPRING Not all of us were warm, not all of us.We are winter-lean, our faces are sharp with coldAnd there is a smell of wood smoke in our clothes;Not all of us were warm, though ...

Pippa, the Waker Upper

Have you ever awoken with such a feeling of contentment, so well-rested that all the world is a warm glow of sunlight, you can’t remember where or even who you are and it doesn’t matter ...