Cat Guy

| January 18, 2013

It was nine years ago this week that I became a cat guy. Mycah and Xaxu came to live with me for a while…. I’ve told their story before. Xaxu has been gone quite a while, and Mycah passed just over a year ago. I miss them both, but I am now privileged to have […]

Fond memories

| November 7, 2012

My girl Mycah passed a year ago today. I still miss her, still feel the loss. Fortunately, I still have the lads.

Mycah, 7/4/1995 – 11/7/2011

| November 7, 2011

My special girl is gone. She passed quietly in her sleep. Update: Many thanks for all the kind comments. It hurts to lose her. But y’know, other than family, Mycah was the longest close “relationship” of any kind that I’ve ever had. So maybe the sense of loss isn’t so surprising.

Birthday Girl

| July 4, 2011

My dear girl kitteh Mycah turns 16 today. I honestly never thought she would make it this long, given her health issues, but she seems to be comfortable in her retirement. Her days are mainly spent sleeping in the back corner of my closet or under the cat tree — places she can detect an […]

Mycah’s Most Modern Medical Misadventure

| May 20, 2011

Mycah had a rough time with the vet on Tuesday. The procedure to remove a tiny skin growth ended up, because of her cancer history, with the removal of a chunk of flesh about the size of a quarter. It looks pretty horrendous. After seeing Mycah again Wednesday, the vet assured me that the wound […]

Good Gotcha Day Friday

| April 22, 2011

Earth Day? No. Good Friday? Emphatically yes. Bonus? It was three years ago today that I brought home two of the best things I have ever had in my life, Packet and Kismet. (The senior kitteh, Mycah, came several years before.) I’m pretty sure I’d give up everything before I would part with these little […]


| January 16, 2011

Seven years ago today, I was be-catted. Mycah and Xaxu came to stay with me temporarily… but Mycah’s stay became permanent. She’s approaching 16 years old; I’m happy to have her, and hope she’ll be with me a while longer yet.

Birthday Girl

| July 4, 2010

Mycah is 15 today. It’s impossible to forget Mycah’s birthday, coinciding, as it does, with America’s. Each shows signs of her age, but I love them both regardless.


| January 16, 2010

Six years ago, Mycah (and her companion, Xaxu) moved in. At first it was meant to be temporary, a babysitting gig, but over time it became permanent. Just like my attachment to her. The first picture I took of Mycah, the night she arrived: Yeah… I am a cat guy.


| July 4, 2009

There’s some sort of birthday celebration happening today. I can’t recall what it might be…. Oh, yes. It’s Mycah’s 14th. (click to embiggen) 14. Not bad for one who’s had cancer, and has diabetes and hyperthyroidism. She’s been slowing down lately, but perhaps she has another year or two left in her.

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