My Encounter with the X-Men

Well, maybe "encounter" is too strong a word for what happened.  "Being in the general vicinity of the X-Men movie production for a few days" is more accurate, but hardly rolls off the tongue.  I recently returned from a family trip to Jekyll Island, off the coast of Georgia.   As happens all too often, I wasted no time showing those I just met exactly how unhip I am.   … [Read more...]

The Cat’s Guide to Preventing a House Sale

Listen up, fellow felines!  Your peeps are trying to sell your home out from underneath you.  And they haven't even asked permission, have they?   Everyone knows that we cats hate, hate, hate change.  Not like those silly dogs, so eager to explore new places.  We like things just the way they are.   If you have never had the trauma of being forcibly moved, let me tell you it's a nightmare.  The locations of your  food bowl and litter box - totally changed!  You have to fend off who knows what to claim the new place as your territory.  You must cultivate new napping spots.   You will have … [Read more...]

“Desperate Housecats” TV Show Rejected

Like all cats, Pearl and Saber believe the world revolves around them and that there is nothing humans find more fascinating than cat-watching.  Recently, they hit upon the idea of starring in a new reality TV series called “Desperate Housecats.”  They contacted every major TV producer and network executive, pitching this new show.  To their utter shock and disappointment, everyone rejected the idea.  Top 5 Reasons Why "Desperate Housecats" TV Series Rejected Pearl and Saber are not allowed to go outside.  Nor are other animals allowed inside.  This severely restricts the cast and … [Read more...]

Cat Dogma

Pearl and Saber have lived with their new humans in Minnetonka, MN for almost three months now.  They worked hard on putting the house in order, but much remains to be done.  Humans can be very stubborn about accepting new routines, so constant supervision has been necessary.  To assist other cats with their human training, Pearl and Saber share some household philosophies below.    It is mandatory to use the litterbox immediately after a human scoops it clean, even if kitty just "performed."  This act serves as a gentle reminder to humans that their work is never done. The recommended … [Read more...]

Pearl and Saber’s Story

Pearl and Saber are siblings born July, 2009  in Cannon Falls, MN.  No one knows their mother's fate, but the two-week-old kittens were found in a hollow tree stump, frightened and hungry.  Nor do we know anything about the other half of the gene pool, but it’s rumored that the father was a one-night-stand kind of guy.  Jackie, the kind soul who discovered these babies, rushed them to the local veterinary clinic.  Vet assistants Laura, Caroline and Dannette saved Pearl and Saber’s lives by providing 24/7 care, all on their own dime.   The kittens thrived and lived with Laura and hubby … [Read more...]

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