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The Sounds Around Us

December 18th, 2013 at 7:55 pm

Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette: THE SOUNDS AROUND US Last night I opened a bottle of cat treats and gave one to Tiger. Across the room, Zorro, who had appeared to be in a dead sleep on the couch, lifted his head and looked expectantly for a personal delivery. Our […]

catz, columns, life on the ground


April 29th, 2012 at 6:38 am

Calico cat at the hippie shop, The Wild Side, in Aggieville.

catz, cities, commerce

A bowl o’ Tiger

March 18th, 2012 at 8:21 pm

Now that porch-sittin’ weather is here, one of the hoodlums, either Tiger or Zorro is usually curled up in the hypertufa bowl. It’s a first-come, first-served bowl. Tiger prepares to get comfortable. We got the bowl from our good friend April Buckman who made it.  At first we put hens and chicks in it – […]

catz, seasons

Tiger lounging around

January 14th, 2012 at 12:05 am

Almost Spring

January 9th, 2012 at 11:40 am

It’s only 37 degrees outside, but in the warmth of the sun and wearing two long-sleeved shirts (me) and a fur coat (Zorro), we are delighting in this beautiful morning. The air is as still as a moment of silence and we feel like we’ve made it to spring without the reality of winter. But, […]

catz, seasons

Just a cat picture

January 4th, 2012 at 11:03 am

Trying out new phone camera. It works, but cats aren’t good posers.



October 30th, 2011 at 7:02 pm

Cat spa

July 11th, 2011 at 9:18 am

Zorro is chillin’ in the bathtub. These 100+ degree days have made everyone a little loopy. I hope he doesn’t expect a pedicure. UPDATE: Zorro decided the sink was cooler still.


Porch cat

June 27th, 2011 at 6:40 am

Summertime and the livin’ is easy.



June 19th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

This is my water meter and you can’t have it. You with the camera, get out of my face already.


Imagine me and you

March 17th, 2011 at 12:42 pm

I had just e-mailed in next week’s column. Done. Zorro went to the door. “Come outside with me,” he said. So I did. We sat on the porch steps. Zorro was giddy to have me outside with him in the warm sunshine. With his purrs and affection, it was as if he were humming, “So […]

catz, life on the ground