Goodbye, Happy

Today, we said goodbye to Happy.

After the move, he slowed down drastically, moving slower and withdrawing from contact with us and the other cats. He spent a ton of time sleeping in the bathtub, and would purr when pet, but he wasn’t eating or drinking and something was clearly wrong.

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So Long, Buddy

Max and Eddy by the patio window.

You may remember, if you follow this blog at all, our issues with our cat, Max. He was a great cat, but we couldn’t keep him — he was exhibiting all sorts of behavior problems that came from loss of territory (moving to a much smaller house and adding more people to the mix) that … Read more

Apparently It’s World Cat Day

So it’s World Cat Day today — who know? If you’ve known me for any length of time, you’ll know that cats have been a part of my life since I was a baby. So, to celebrate, let’s look back on the cats that have tolerated my presence over the years.

Starting in the 70’s, we have Misty, who was a little black cat that lived with us in Germany and for the first couple of years in Minnesota. She was turned into an indoor/outdoor cat and went missing.

Concurrently, we had Shadow, whom we acquired in 1978 or 1979, when we had moved back to Minnesota. She was a lanky, white-and-grey holstein. She was kind of aloof. She was eventually given away, but not before she gave birth to Bandit (grey, given to neighbors), Spots (white/grey holstein, we kept her), and Little Misty (all white, died before 8 weeks of age).

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So Long and Thanks for All the Food Pellets

We’ve decided that Max has to go. Kate has been calling no-kill shelters this week, and it’s time for him to go. We can’t wait around for someone to adopt him. After the move out of Savage to Chaska, his peeing issues stopped until recently. Now he’s peeing in the house again. That means it’s … Read more

Please Adopt Max

The magnificent beast you see in the picture above is Max, the youngest of our cats, who is in need of a new home. Max is a great cat and we love him very much, but several factors have contributed to us needing to find him a new home. The good: He gets along fine … Read more

Slowing Down

Happy is the old man of our Armada of Cats™ — he’s thirteen, and of our cats, he’s one of my favorites. His name fits him perfectly — he’s outgoing, pleasant, and just generally great to have around. The only issue with Happy is his age. He’s starting to slow down. Sleeping more, playing less. … Read more

Help These Two Brothers

These two brothers are Red and Scuse. They were abandoned by their owners, and attacked by dogs, which is why Red is missing his eye. They need to find a home together. If I were in any position at all to take in these two, I would (being a sucker for hard-luck cases). If you, … Read more

Okay, the Explanation…

I’ve got a cat, Scout, who most of you haven’t met because he’s pretty shy. With the move into the new place he’s really started to come out of his shell and get all friendly. That includes me and Kate. He’s taken to sleeping by our heads. He knows Kate will shove him off the … Read more