Caturday: The pointy eared people and traveling with children

As I type this, two hundred  searchers are looking for little nine-year-old Ida Rothschild who vanished yesterday while camping with her parents in Samuel P. Taylor Park. This is a heavily wooded area up in Marin County where searching is … Continue reading

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Caturday: ridiculous faces of madness

Because it’s a usually fleeting thing, catching a glimpse of a cat about to go on its mad-hour romp can be difficult. One second they may be licking themselves, then the very next they dash off to explode out of … Continue reading

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Springing reflections: from the Strybing arboretum

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” ― Søren Kierkegaard There’s a look on Titanescu’s face that sometimes brings to mind a tortured but not defeated soul. Perhaps a Russian writer after ten  winters in … Continue reading

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Caturday: the towering inferno

The cat tower is one place where the kittoons play with such abandon, things verge on disaster. We’ve had to anchor the thing to the book case with tethers after they managed to topple it a few times, and since … Continue reading

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… And speaking of play…

I know we’re maybe supposed to talk to the cats about catnip… But it’s too much fun and they’re all having a good time. Jenny in particular, likes to chew on her toys. Especially after I place them in the … Continue reading

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Caturday: Health edition

With Rudha-an suffering a sore (parched?) throat down in the desert where the wind sandpapers eyes and nose alike, and Miss Jenny getting (slowly) over her case of the unburied runs, Titanus Grumpicus continues to eat like a hog and … Continue reading

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Catuesday morning in seven movements

As a follow-up to last Caturday, this is what went on this morning at 5 am… Tito started with his monkey-boy routine of hanging upside down on the cat tower… Notice the rare evil glow in his eyes… Although not … Continue reading

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Caturday: The Good, The Mad, and The Bored

Another Caturday rolls around and life is beginning to smooth out a bit. Titan is still in his safe room but he’s adjusting well. We’re getting him started on kitty introductions. The day before yesterday, he saw Tito at the … Continue reading

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2012: JBoD’s year in review

Happy New Year! Now is the time to take a minute and look back on this past year, and the ways it affected the JBoD microcosm. We spent much of 2012 watching sunsets and wildlife (fins!) from local beaches, but … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to Dracula’s Creator

Irish writer Bram Stoker was born 165 years ago today on November 8, 1847. He is best known for his gothic horror novel, Dracula. There’s not a lot more to say as words would be wasted. This man gifted us with … Continue reading

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