Seeing as I am currently cat-less for the first time in four years, it is no wonder that cats have been on my mind quite a lot lately. And yet, though I deeply want to get another pet now that dear Elsa is no longer with us, I have no idea what’s going on with my life at the moment (it’s complicated), so getting a pet would currently be quite unwise. Even so, that does not mean my life is completely devoid of feline companions, because the nights of 3/6/19 and 3/7/19 were filled with dreams of these lovely, fluffy angels. Continue reading Dream Time: So Many Cats!
I had mentioned in the past that I enjoy watching a Youtube channel called Kitten Academy. They foster kitties, and in addition to regular videos about their current adoptable kitties and non-adoptable “faculty”, they also have a 24/7 live stream where you can watch kittens play to your heart’s content. Lately, however, something special has been happening that I simply must tell you all about. Continue reading Tempest and Teacup
In case you haven’t heard, the Duck lost her kitty Elsa a little over a week ago. Since the loss of my other two cats about five years ago, I have learned that memories fade far more quickly than we would like, and so I wanted to write a little bit more about her so that this post could serve as a refresher in case I ever forgot. There won’t be much rhyme or reason to this post, other than to recount a few memories that I don’t think I’ve discussed prior. Continue reading Memoirs of Elsa Part 1
Well, in about a five-year time span, the Duck has lost her third cat. Elsa was going to turn five in a few months, but six months ago, she developed a sudden case of what the vets thought was asthma. None of the medicine provided did much to help her, and coaxing her to sit still long enough to use her inhaler was typically a failed affair. Even so, nothing could have prepared me for what happened. Continue reading A Farewell to Elsa
The newest topic for the 100 theme challenge is cat, a subject I have already discussed many times in the past, particularly in regards to my current cat Elsa and the two I lost a few years ago, Alex and Arwen. Since I have already talked a great deal about them, I thought it would be rather fun to tell you all about a cat that had an impact on me despite only knowing it for one short week. Continue reading 100 Theme Blog Challenge No. 23: Cat
Mother Duck and I enjoy watching Kitten Academy, a Youtube channel where you can watch 24/7 live streams, and shorter close-up videos, of the many kittens they foster. These kittens have a good deal of delightful toys and have been a major influence in us buying extra goodies for our kitty Elsa. Since watching Kitten Academy, Elsa has gotten a cat tower, assorted toys, and a tunnel, not to mention the topic of this post. Continue reading You Sweater Believe It
It should be more than clear by now that the Duck is a big fan of kitties. Having had many kitties of my own that are loved like the family they are, not to mention my ability to befriend almost any cat I meet, cats and I have a bond indeed. Therefore, it was quite a treat when I learned about a Youtube channel called Kitten Academy, which sports a 24-hour a day, 365-day a year live stream showing the many kittens they are currently fostering. This doesn’t include the live “Kitten Close-Ups” that take place every evening where, as the name suggests, you can see the kittens up close and personal.
Kitten Academy deserved a shout-out of its own because it is more than just a regular Youtube channel. The two people who run it, Mr. A and DJ, are kind people who have chosen to give up several rooms of their house and devote their spare time to fostering kittens until they can be adopted. In addition to the “alumni”, they also have six “faculty” cats who remain with them, from Headmaster Acro and the elusive Headmistress Smokey to several “Professors”, Custard, Loganberry, Ari, and Eddie. Oh, and they also have a very large, but very gentle dog named Elsie who seems to be in charge of ensuring that cats can get along with their canine counterparts. With a doggy as nice as Elsie, growing kittens can’t help but see dogs as friends rather than foes. Continue reading Youtuber Shout-Out: Kitten Academy
The other day, I couldn’t find my kitty Elsa. She spends most of her time with me in the living room, either on the blankets on the couch, specifically placed there as an extra soft place for her to nap, or on a dining room chair. With the cat missing from her two most frequented spots, I went searching for her. Continue reading Bonus Time: Yet Another Cat Nap
At the risk of seeming overly obsessed with my cat, I decided to create another cuteness-dump of her antics. Elsa is a grey tabby cat I got just over two years ago, and I don’t know if my overwhelming adoration for her is simply due to the fact that I did not have a cat for a year or so prior to her adoption into the family or because she is indeed as adorable as I make her out to be. Probably the latter. With 2016 at a close, I wanted to show off a few more cute pictures of my youthful and silly feline. Now, I ask myself, are complete strangers really interested in photos of my pet? I dunno. But will I try, nonetheless, with courage and gusto to make her an Internet celebrity? Yes. Yes, I will. Continue reading Elsa Adopts a Plastic Mouse