Category Archives: Dogs

Gift of a Belgian Malinois Puppy

I’m very thrilled to have been given a Belgian Malinois puppy last week!  Several years ago, as some of you may remember, I did have a dog of the same breed – Hamdy by name; given to me by a … Continue reading

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Friday Funnies – Films

This Friday, a series of cat and other animal videos – mostly funny. This first video is by Jim Hausman, who owns both the cat and the deer.  The deer is totally immobile, a trait found in the wild when … Continue reading

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Cats vs. Dogs: A poem by T. S. Eliot

Cats vs. Dogs: A Poem by T. S. Eliot, with Stunning Vintage Illustrations by Dame Eileen Mayo by Maria Popova “You now have learned enough to see That Cats are much like you and me And other people whom we … Continue reading

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Friday Funnies – Somewhat Late (It’s the Cats’ Fault!)

Hectic weekend – sick cat and other related issues, so the cats will be featured today. This is a video sent by Mateo, over at The Human Family .  It is his cat,  Scotty, who is Burkinabé (from Burkina Faso).  Check out … Continue reading

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Cat Culture in the Tropics

[First posted 19 October 2009,  Revised 6 December 2011] Several weeks ago  my cat Binty died.  She was nearly 14, which is an exceptionally good age to reach here in the tropics, where diseases and climates take heavy tolls on … Continue reading

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