Ziggy, like most cats, is a vigilant fellow. He keeps track of what’s going on in the house and if anything is suspicious, he carefully investigates. When he’s ready, that is. As I’ve written recently, I’ve been moving a lot of things around in our upstairs, shifting my desk, bookcases and assorted ephemera from the […]
Read More V is for Vigilant
Now if was a secret skill or ability I have, it would no longer be a secret if I wrote about it, would it? What would I like to have? My cat just came downstairs meowing. He wants something. What, I’m not sure. He has food, water, a clean box, I just gave him drugs […]
Read More Another Language?
cat on the keyboard intransitive and purring not my writing for today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of intransitive
Read More not moving
Describe the last difficult “goodbye” you said. Today’s jetpack prompt is as above. I’ve described the last two difficult goodbyes previously in this blog, saying goodbye to the previous generation of cats, first Jules, and then a year later, his sister Lucy. I’ve mused over the years on why goodbyes to these creatures with whom […]
Read More goodbyes
Ziggy the cat. It’s not as though I had much of a choice for a Z subject. Just like when we met him at the Humane Society and he jumped from the attendant on to me and started nuzzling. Hi I’m your cat, it’s about time you got here. He has been with us for […]
Read More Z is for Ziggy
There’s fire. And indeed there was. December 30, 2021, 1 pm. I’m driving home after taking a walk at Barr Lake State Park, a favorite place of mine, about 10 miles east of where I live. Heading west into the predicted strong winds, I smell smoke. A few miles east of home the smoke is […]
Read More Where There’s Smoke. . .
Today is Ziggy the cat’s twelfth birthday. He’s only been with us a year and a half, and like most cats, he’s well established in our lives. I didn’t want to get more cats after Lucy passed at age 20. Her brother Jules had lived to 19, so I know well that this can be […]
Read More Happy Birthday to A Quirky Fellow
Today is Ziggy the cat’s 11th birthday. He joined our family at the end of September, so he’s been with us just over 6 months. He’s a family member now, the most athletic cat I’ve ever had, quick and with fabulous leaps. He’s a pretty quirky fellow, even for a cat. Head bumps, marking our […]
Read More Happy Birthday, Ziggy!
Meet Ziggy. He’s the new kid in our household. Adopted from the Boulder Humane Society on Monday, he’s a 10 year old Siamese mix. Z’s a friendly and very affectionate fellow once you make his “approved” list. He hides from strangers, although he came right up to BA and I when we were introduced at […]
Read More A New Kid in Town
This is a rerun in honor of today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Snake. It was originally published March 2018. It’s a little hard for me to believe that Lucy has been gone for 8 months now. Her presence is still strong in our hearts. .Hello again, its me, Lucy One White. Today, I’m going to […]
Read More Lucy, Snake Hunter.
Today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt is Pet. I’ve had pets most of my life. We got our first kitten when I was in early grade school. Jose was his name, an orange tiger, one of several kittens born to a neighbor’s cat. Another from that litter was Seymour, a grey tabby who went to live around […]
Read More Still Missing Them
As many of you know, Lucy the cat left our household last week. Her brother Jules left last November. Its pretty darn strange not having any cats in the house. For the last 40 years, I’ve shared my home with cats. Before that, I had cats, too, but they/I lived at my family’s home or […]
Read More Absent Cats
Hello, Lucy One White here. As I mentioned a few weeks back, my oldness has been bothering me. I started writing this last week, and then I got too sick to keep writing, so I told Mama Steph what to say for me and she is writing it after I crossed the Rainbow Bridge to […]
Read More Goodbye from Lucy
Now cracks a noble heart. Good night, sweet prince; And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest. William Shakespeare, Hamlet Today we said goodbye to Lucy, known to many of you as Lucy One White when she wrote her Friday columns. Lucy turned 20 in June and has been in precarious health for […]
Read More Good Night, Sweet Prince (ss)
Good morning, its me, Lucy One White. After a few difficult days, when it seemed that my last life might be expiring, I have experienced a bit of a renewal. My energies are better, and my hearty appetite has returned. Now, I am not going to write a novel about this because as a senior […]
Read More Lucy’s Novel Approach
Hello again, its me, Lucy One White. I’m doing pretty good still. As Mark Twain has been reported to have said, “Rumors of my death are greatly exaggerated”. I’m tired of talking about it, although I’m not tired of my moms taking extra good care of me. Today I thought I would write using this […]
Read More Write on, Lucy
Hello, it me, Lucy One White. I am still here. I scared my moms a few weeks back when I had some bad days, but now I Lucy am doing pretty well. We had some interesting stuff at my house. It did hailing again, which is loud. Even I can hear it and I don’t […]
Read More Still Going!
Good morning, its me, Lucy One White. So far, my farewell tour is going well. I’m doing more tour than farewell, which is good. I’m feeling better and have been busy with my usual duties of eating, drinking, sleeping, and bossing. Bossing is hard work, and my voice has gotten a little hoarse. (I’m still […]
Read More Lucy: The Next Stop on My Tour
Hello again, its me, Lucy One White. Today I am doing what might be my last posting. As you know, I am a cat of some age. I am not as strong as I once was, and my eyes aren’t working so good. I don’t always see stuff very well, and I forget what I […]
Read More Lucy: My Farewell Tour
Hello again, its me, Lucy One White. Today I thought I would tell you about some important things in my living. I have a lot of stations where I do different things. I keep trying to train my moms about the stations and they sort of get it, but they aren’t the sharpest knives in […]
Read More The Stations of the Cat
Hello, its me Lucy again. Its Friday, so its my day for telling you about Lucy stuff. Mama Steph makes words for the Ragbags on Fridays, so I’m going to use her word, which is pond. (that’s the Ragtag Daily Prompt for all you non-felines who might be looking for a prompt opportunity–Mama Steph) Where […]
Read More Drink Plenty More Fluids
Hello again, its me, Lucy One White. Well, after all last week’s excitement, with a grooming injury and my birthday and Mama Bets’ birthday, this week has been a little quieter. I’m happy about that. I have healed up very well from my cut and I got my staples out on Wednesday. I’m happy they […]
Read More 100 for a week
Hello again, its me, Lucy One White, CENTENARIAN! Centenarian is a big word that means I am 100 years old. Yesterday was my birthday and I turned 20 years old in person years. The calculator for cat years says that means it is like a person being 100. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME! Even though posts […]
Read More Lucy’s Birthday Bash!
While you’re making other plans. Or so the saying goes, along with some of its many variants, including one favored by a childhood friend. “You wanna make the gods laugh, tell them your plans.” There’s certainly been some of that going around my house recently. Illnesses, all thankfully resolved, technical glitches (likewise) and then today’s […]
Read More Life is What Happens
Good morning, its me Lucy One White. I’m grumpy today because Mama Steph has been all busy writing other stuff for this stoopid new Ragtag Prompt thing. This means she hasn’t been listening to me as well as she should when I Lucy have been being a dictator. I am disappointed. Mama Steph is listening […]
Read More Ragtag, Bah Humbug!
Hello, its me, Lucy One White. Its been a hard week for me. First, we had a lot of raining last weekend. This is good for puddle drink, and I enjoyed that part, but every time I wanted to go outside, water would get on my fur. This makes me MAD! I flick my tail, […]
Read More Lucy’s Difficult Week
Hello again, its me, Lucy One White. My Mama Steph uses writing words sometimes (aka Daily post/prompt). I Lucy don’t do that, cause I don’t like nobody bossing me around. However, as it turns out, I know a little something about some of this week’s words. These words are infect, thin, pedigree, slight, forest, and […]
Read More Lucy Chats
Good morning, its me, Lucy One White. Why Wasn’t I Informed? I Lucy am forced to say this often, as it seems that I am left uninformed about very important matters. A bowl may be placed in front of me while I am in a snit, and I will not be informed that it contains […]
Read More Why Wasn’t I Informed?
Good morning, its me Lucy One White. While Friday is my usual day for writing, I am going to do some extra writing today, because the word rapid is something I have very strong feelings about. Most things that arise in me have a strong sense of urgency. I need what I need and I […]
Read More Hurry Up!
Hi, its me Lucy One White! We are finally having springing here, and I Lucy am going outside a little bit more. My sunny deck is nice on my bones, and there are a lot of good smells. Then we had raining for two days. My moms say that is very good because its been […]
Read More Puddles and Stuff