Clara the Cat isn’t perfect, but she’s just what I need

I’ll admit it — I’m a Cat Lady. I have just one cat, but I love her and spoil her as if she were my kid. For the past three years, Clara the Cat been there. Whenever I come home after a long day at work, she greets me, silently meowing from behind panes ofContinue reading “Clara the Cat isn’t perfect, but she’s just what I need”

Cat Fell out of Window, Still Has Eight Lives Left

My landlord finally put screens in my windows yesterday, so I naturally had all of the windows open last night. For a year, the screens have been broken, so I was looking forward to taking advantage of a cool breeze and fresh air. I didn’t expect, though, to wake up at 5:15 a.m. to seeContinue reading “Cat Fell out of Window, Still Has Eight Lives Left”

Clara the Cat Makes for a Friendly Companion

I have a few different blog posts I’m working on, but for now I just wanted to share some photos of my cat, Clara. She’s sitting here, curled up on my lap as I type this. Some of my friends poke fun at me because I talk about Clara a lot and post pictures ofContinue reading “Clara the Cat Makes for a Friendly Companion”

Clara the Cat: Loquacious & Irresistibly Cute (Not That I’m Biased Or Anything)

I love these photos that my friend took while cat sitting Clara last weekend. The contrast between the first viciously cute meowing photo (my cat likes to talk a lot) and the second “look-at-me-I’m-so-adorable” photo is classic. How can you not like cats after seeing these photos, or after spending some quality time on thisContinue reading “Clara the Cat: Loquacious & Irresistibly Cute (Not That I’m Biased Or Anything)”

Clara Gets Tangled Up in Fun, Mischief

Clara is much like a child who always has one paw in the cookie jar and the other on the counter, the laptop keyboard, or just the spot where you don’t want it to be. She races around the apartment every morning after her internal alarm clock wakes her up at 6 a.m. Sometimes IContinue reading “Clara Gets Tangled Up in Fun, Mischief”

Clara’s First Kitty Play Date

Clara had lots of firsts this week, the most significant of which was a kitty play date Thursday night. One of my friends just got a cat a few days before I did, and our other friend got a cat last summer. Hoping the cats will ultimately become the best of friends, we introduced twoContinue reading “Clara’s First Kitty Play Date”

An Anniversary That Gets Easier with Time, and a Cat

February 9 is a day I’ll always remember. It’s the day my mom died, the day that signaled the end of a life and the beginning of my rocky journey into life without a mom. I’ve learned a lot in the past 12 years since my mom died, but I still struggle to understand whyContinue reading “An Anniversary That Gets Easier with Time, and a Cat”

Meet Clara, My New Furry Friend

Here are some photos of my new cat Clara. She is the most loving cat I’ve ever met, and she’s quite spoiled, too. Whenever I sit down, she jumps on my lap and starts purring. She extends her paws toward my face as though she’s giving me little love taps, and then she often curlsContinue reading “Meet Clara, My New Furry Friend”