Prising Gibbs

“Try to prise a limpet away from its rock and it will cling all the harder.” ― Jeremy Holme A limpet is a marine mollusk. I have a cat who will serve as its stand-in. Some days, prising Gibbs away from my side requires a chisel and pry bar. I am his rock with a thin coating of super glue. Where I go, he goes. When I sit, there he is – gray paws kneading rhythmically on a pair of LeeRead more

THEY are…

“Who’s the Baby?” ~Iliza Shlesinger~ She is The cuddler The one who lays against me and vibrates I cannot hold her in my arms but I love her still I cannot rub the squishy beige belly but willingly it’s offered She is The snoring machine The one who loudly makes her way through sleep The queen of her cat kingdom The Baby   He is The social one The one who kneads biscuits from human flesh I can hold himRead more

The Island of Misfit Pets

Originally posted on The Jackie Blog:
photo cred: tao lin on Flickr ? I did it guys. I finally got a new cat. I know you were worried. That’s why I sent out last week’s blog post as a silent cry for help on the wind rather than written words. Because I was preoccupied with forcing two distinct members of an incredibly territorial species to work through determining who the Alpha between them will be without losing fur or blood…

Three-Letter Word

“To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.”   ~Mark Twain~ Yes, one can divide their joy with other human beings. Or with a cat. Just before I took this photograph, Gibbs buried his face under my left bicep, into the armpit, kneading a couple of ribs. He was having a “you-left-me-all-alone-again-and-I-really-really-really-missed-you” moment. Ziva had obviously not been a comfort to Gibbs today other than with the drone of her inconsistent, pug-like snoring.Read more

Let Sleeping Cats Sleep (Part 3)

Gibbs and Ziva sleep 16 hours a day. Two thirds of their lives are spent in the curled-up prone position. So says Wikipedia… Cats conserve energy by sleeping more than most animals, especially as they grow older. The daily duration of sleep varies, usually 12–16 hours, with 13–14 being the average. Some cats can sleep as much as 20 hours in a 24-hour period. The term “cat nap” for a short rest refers to the cat’s tendency to fall asleepRead more