It has been two months since Rupert moved in. We picked him out on August 8 and today is October 8 so it’s pretty clear that it has been two months, except that it feels like we have always been this family. The four of us fit together so easily that it seems absurd that […]
Andy and I both grew up in two-cat homes. I know the structure of the American family unit is shifting, but we are traditionalists. We’re proud of our values, and we don’t care who knows it. This summer, it was time to put our money where our mouths are. As soon as we saw this […]
1. His name is Sebastian, like the crab in The Little Mermaid. 2. He watches out the window to protect me from intruders. 3. He likes to put his head upside down. 4. We have common interests. For example, we both like shoes.
It happened a month ago today. I’ve been trying to write about it for at least three weeks. I stumbled at it obsessively until a friend sat on my porch and told me I didn’t have to write about it. I knew she was right, but I also knew I wouldn’t be able to shake […]
Just once, I’d like to end a year without having to suppress the urge to flip it the bird. Once again, this wasn’t our year. It was not as bad as the shit storm that was 2011, but it managed to wreak its own havoc. Of course, some of that I brought on myself. The situation […]