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Away I go, from Saturday 11/16 through Tuesday 11/19 | November 16, 2019

You might remember the piece I wrote called “Prayer for a Cat,” in memory of our two-year old kitty who died of incurable peritonitis. (Who would think a cat could get peritonitis?)

Well, her successor is ready to come home and take a place in our house and our hearts.

Her name is Emily Louise and she comes from the same mom as our dearly departed Leena Lee, but hopefully her fate will be happier.

The reason I’m going to Chicago is that she is in a Midwest cat show and I’m to claim her after she’s strutted her stuff. (Mind you, she’s only 4 months old.)

So Emily and I will be taking the red eye from Chicago, after the show…and hopefully all will go well. (Cross your fingers for no snow!)

Although frankly speaking, I would NOT want to be in a show for 8 hours, then an airport for 3 hours, in an airplane for another 2 hours, and finally captive in a car for another hour.


It will take a lot of turkey to tame this baby beast!

So that’s what I’ll be doing. Taming and comforting our new fur baby as she probably cries her lugs out.

But Arthur and I are elated. And I hope you won’t mind my absence.

Take care of one another…



  1. It’s OK if you’re away but, in exchange, we demand cute kitty pics!

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    Comment by paleobird — November 16, 2019 @ 10:52 AM

  2. Have a safe and enjoyable trip. So glad you will have a new fur baby Emily.

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    Comment by Peggy Bellet — November 16, 2019 @ 11:00 AM

  3. Cute kitty pics … great idea! I love having pets — I have two dogs (hubby is allergic to felines) and can’t imagine life without them. Our male dog, Koda, is really good about staying with me and offering doggie comfort after a seizure. (don’t tell our female, Roxie, that I actually like Koda best). Safe travels and enjoy cuddles with your new baby.

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    Comment by Ellen LaFrancis — November 16, 2019 @ 11:13 AM

  4. Awww, enjoy getting to know your new kitty! Lots if kitty cuddles are mandatory, along with cute kitty pics!

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    Comment by Marlyn — November 16, 2019 @ 11:45 AM

  5. Ok, ladies, I’m a dummy in technology. I don’t know HOW to post pictures on a website. Maybe Arthur will be able to help me. 🙂

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    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — November 16, 2019 @ 12:16 PM

    • 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂


      Comment by Kathy S.B — November 16, 2019 @ 8:05 PM

  6. Fortunate cat finding a warm home to join your family, I wish you safe journey & pleasant times with your new companion.
    Good luck with the Chicago weather in this time of the year.

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    Comment by BahreNegash Eritrea — November 16, 2019 @ 2:29 PM

  7. Furry warmth just in time for Thanksgiving! My cat always brings happiness wherever he puts his whiskers. Have a good, safe trip with your new member (soon to be ruler) of the house.

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    Comment by Sarah — November 16, 2019 @ 4:25 PM

  8. Prayers and safe travels. Congratulations on your new kitty! FYI I am an hour from Chicago. Rain-Snow Mix on Sunday here over the state line. Mix of sun and clouds the rest of the time 40’s are going to be the highest on Tuesday. Have a good time and safe trip!

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    Comment by trekkie80sgirl — November 16, 2019 @ 4:53 PM

  9. Awe 😘😘😻😺. Yes I COMPLETELY HOPE YOU ALL GET TO KNOW and LOVE one another. I know they feeling lol. I’m 5ft 10inches tall 170 pounds (apparently the smallest of my house in all ways) then my husband 6ft 3 inches tall 275 lbs and 3 old children (who are even bigger). The hilarious part is we have 2 Chihuahua’s and a cat. Lol I swear we’re probably the laughing stock of our little town 😂😂😂😂😂. We just adopted our younger chihuahua in the summertime and I swear OH WHAT A SWEETIE PAWS SHE IS!!!!!!! 😘😘😘😘😘. Funny how people laugh at us because our dogs are so tiny yet THEIR AFRAID TO COME IN MY HOUSE!! LMAO 😂. Oh ENJOY THE LOVE AND ATTENTION BETWEEN ALL OF YOU!! And PRETTY PLEASE MAKE LOTS OF GOOD MEMORIES!! Congratulations my friend YOU DESERVE THE LOVE OF A FURRY FAMILY MEMBER!! 🙏🏼🦅😇💗😘😘😘😘😘😻😻😻😻😻

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    Comment by Kathy S.B — November 16, 2019 @ 8:14 PM

    • Thank you every one.

      I’m pleased to report, Emily is home, after showing at the cat show and taking best of class.

      Read on for details…

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      Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — November 19, 2019 @ 10:13 AM

      • Welcome back!✌
        Best wishes & passionate memories for all.

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        Comment by BahreNegash Eritrea — November 19, 2019 @ 2:41 PM

  10. Well, we’ve now gotten as far as petting and purring. It’s been a looooong two days!


    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — November 19, 2019 @ 3:04 PM

    • The long journey for passionate friendship just begun in ice-cold Chicago into a warm home in Pennsylvania.
      Obviously, this week is just a honeymoon, an introduction for a whole lot more bonding & beautiful memories to come.
      The best is yet to come.

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      Comment by BahreNegash Eritrea — November 19, 2019 @ 11:03 PM

  11. It’s a home full of love, for sure.

    Emily actually came from the wild tundra of upper Michigan, where it is indeed freezing.

    But she had lots of love and companionship from her little sister and litter mates.

    Now she’s on her own and we’re trying to fill that gap with lots and lots of attention and lovies.

    Feather games, snuggles and anything we can think of to get her from hiding under the bed.

    This morning she came out (or was scooped out) from under the bed for some together time, under the covers.

    She’s a darling and we just want to give her all the love she is due.

    You’re right. Bonding is the order of the day!


    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — November 20, 2019 @ 10:04 AM

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