Lucy, Snake Hunter.

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 […]

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Still Missing Them

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 […]

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Absent Cats

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 […]

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Five prompts, one haiku

Freedom to be blue Or purple. Live life with zest Make contact with cats.   I was out of town most of last week, and since my return, life has been hectic. More on that later. Doing a little catching up with my Ragtag prompts, and as it turns out, Freedom, Blue, Zest, Contact and […]

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Merry Chase

Hello, its me, Lucy One White. Its getting to be springtime now, with the plants and animals starting to grow in the outdoors. When I was a younger cat, I liked to play outside a lot. My brother Jules and I did lots of hunting games in our yard, catching good stuff sometimes, like mice […]

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Cats Don’t

Hello again, its me, Lucy One White. If I am talking to you, it must be Friday, cause Mama Steph says that’s the day that my writing is done. This leads nicely into today’s topic which is Cats Don’t. I have to say Cats Don’t so often to my moms. You think they would remember […]

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Get Plenty of Rest

Hello again, it’s me, Lucy One White. Today I will tell you about the importance of rest. As you may already be aware, cats by their nature–we are fierce hunting animals, aka predators–need a great deal of rest. Between hunting and eating our food, we take naps, and lots of them. Fifteen hours a day […]

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Drink Plenty of Fluids!

Good morning, its me, Lucy One White. Today’s topic is drinking. I Lucy know that it is very important to drink plenty of fluids. I had an injury to my kidneys when I was a kitten. I drank the wrong fluid–antifreeze and it costed me one of my nine lives. I licked it off the […]

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Foreign–Lucy’s Take

Good morning, its me, Lucy One White. Foreign is today’s writing word. I haven’t done this before, Mama Steph does it. Foreign. That means not regular in my life. I am mostly a creature of habit, I like it the best if things are regular, like meals and bedtime and sink drink and nap and […]

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Lucish, the Language

I’m back! Its me, Lucy One White. Today, I’d like to tell you a little about my words. The best language is Cat, but as my Moms are not so good at understanding Cat, I’ve also learned their language. Of course, I’ve had to adapt and improve it for my purposes. Mama Steph says this […]

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Cat Tales: Toto

Toto. aka Uncle Toto, the Tangerine Dream, Snow Pants, Butterfly Jumper, Totus Toto started his career in our neighborhood living next door, with his human mom, a human brother and sister, two feline siblings, Tiger and Trigger, and eventually a black Lab named Codie. A long-haired deep orange fellow, Toto was most engaging, and would […]

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Some Things I like

Hello again, its me, Lucy One White. It has been pointed out to me that my last two posts, Lucy’s Lament and Introducing Feline Fridays were a wee bit critical. While I can’t help it that I have very high standards, being a cat, and am ‘snickety by nature, today I will write about some stuff that I […]

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Introducing Feline Fridays

Thus far in my blog, I’ve mentioned a few of the cats in my life, primarily Lucy and her late brother Jules. Former neighbor Waylon had a Cat Tales episode. Lucy got a chance to dictate to me in Lucy’s Lament, and she’s decided that she would like to contribute more of her perspective to this blog, setting […]

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Lucy’s Lament

I Lucy despise tardiness. I am particularly offended when such tardiness pertains to the provision of essential services. To wit: I am cat woman of some years, with serious health conditions requiring medications. Even as I dictate this report, one of my service people, Mama Steph, is rolling her eyes. Back to my medication. I […]

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Good-night, Sweet Prince.

“Now cracks a noble heart. Good-night, sweet prince; and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.”  William Shakespeare, Hamlet. Today we said good-bye to Jules the cat. He arrived in our lives more than 19 years ago, along with his sister Lucy. He’s been a wonderful fellow, even tempered, easy going. Such a sweet […]

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Cat Tales–Waylon

Sunday is laundry and change the sheets day at our house. As I removed a load of sheets from the dryer this morning, there was an ancient purple sheet in the mix. BA is a weaver, and is currently working on rag rugs; the purple sheet was being prepared for its next incarnation. Looking at […]

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Living with Elder Cats, part 2

One of my first posts when I began blogging was about my cats, Jules and Lucy, in Living with Elder Cats. Lucy has made two subsequent appearances  in The Cat Crunchie Caper and  Elevate. Today its Jules’ turn. As I mentioned when I introduced him, Jules has arthritis in his hips, which makes sitting a very laborious process as […]

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