Category Archives: cats

Taking a break from the sad

Bitty’s passing is overwhelming so I’m looking at pretty photos that Andy took while we were in Ecuador.

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Bitty’s hanging in there. He has some really good days but the bad days are starting to outnumber the good ones. Despite all of the comforts of his padded bed, the couches, and our bed, he has chosen to spend most of his time in my closet. He’s slowly leaving us. It’s heart breaking and downright cruel to watch a member of your family like this. But at the same time, at least we can spend time with him which is a luxury we didn’t have with Shem.

Bitty’s on a great painkiller that is administered every 8 hours. He continues to eat and drink a little. We are keeping a close eye on him to ensure that he doesn’t suffer. Andy and I try to take shifts so that we can sleep and take breaks outside of the house. But it doesn’t always work out as planned.




So Happy Together


Grouchy Kitty

There is a kitty in here. I promise.


Here he is!


Tutt: The Sweetest Cat That Ever Did Live


Our Tutt

This morning I got home from an early workout at the gym to find my sweet baby Tutt under the rocking chair (in his favorite spot) dead. His eyes were open and at first I thought he had just zoned out as he sometimes did. But he was gone. We don’t know how or why our little baby died. He was only 3 and a half years old. He hadn’t been sick or acting abnormally. We didn’t have poison in our house and there were no skirmishes with the other cats. He was an inside cat who lived a shy simple life. He loved to lick me and Andy’s fingers. He liked to crawl under the covers with me and lay on the floor on my side of the bed on my clothes. He was enjoyed playing with toys and was an accomplished killer with one mouse and a bird under his belt. As a litter of one, he had some serious issues with socialization and marking his territory. But regardless, he was a very sweet and very loving. I will miss him very, very much.


Killer in Our Midst

This morning I got out of bed really early due to the recent change of work out time. I go into the living room where Andy greets me with a smile and a cup of coffee. I grab Shem and gave him kisses on top of his head. I walked into the kitchen stopping at where out living room begins. I let Shem go before he started complaining of the attention and then something on the floor caught my eye.

On top of Andy’s mp3 player, was a small dead mouse. I repeat-there is a small dead mouse on my floor. I’m not going to go into the stupidity of that little mouse’s decision to come into a house with 3 cats and one hungry Ball Python. Andy was so excited that one of our cats had killed and left the mouse for him.

Immediately we started debating which cat it was. We discussed background and experience. We decided that it was most likely Tut who made the kill and Shem probably pulled it over on top of Andy’s mp3 player. I’m a little creeped out that there was a mouse in the apartment but happy that I have a cat to do my dirty work.

Our little killer-Tut


I was wondering what was happening to my yogurt.