Russ | April 22, 2014
Six years ago today, I was privileged to bring home the lads that have become my closest companions, while remaining each others’ best buddies. [Not the best picture, but it’ll do.] Packet and Kismet were raised from feline infancy through to their first birthdays at the Cat Angels rescue shelter, a non-profit organization that I […]
Russ | April 11, 2014
It’s rather hard to believe, but my big fluffball Packet turns seven years old today. There aren’t many bright spots in my days, but one I can count on is that Packet will at some point hop up into my lap for a nose-boop and an extended chin-skritch session, his quiet purrs buzzing away like […]
Russ | April 22, 2013
It’s hard to believe, but it was five years ago today that I brought the lads here to their forever home. Kismet and Packet are such opposites in so many ways, and yet remain best buddies. I’m happy to have them. Sometimes I wonder if the purpose of my existence now is to be the […]
Russ | April 11, 2013
HRSIF* Packet is six years old today. Here he is, celebrating the day in his customary manner: His extreme floofiness is easily mistaken for excess poundage; in fact, he is a couple of pounds lighter than his little brother Kismet. * His Royal, Serene and Imperial Fluffiness.
Russ | March 30, 2013
I turned around from working at the kitchen counter to discover I had some company. Packet is a very stealthy fellow — I never heard him coming. Even his meows are quiet. In this he is very much the opposite of Kismet, who never seems to shut his pie hole.
Russ | 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 […]
Russ | December 6, 2012
So, the desk I ordered last week arrived much much sooner than I expected. I was thinking Wednesday, but it came on Monday. The afternoon and evening hours were spent hauling the beast up the stairs, one box at a time. As the total shipped weight was over 170 pounds, this was no easy proposition, […]
Russ | April 22, 2012
The calendar may say one thing or another, but around these parts, we all know April 22nd is Gotcha Day. Kismet and Packet have been with me for four years now, and I’ve loved every bit of it. And they clearly still love each other. Here’s hoping I have many more years with the lads. […]
Russ | April 11, 2012
My handsome fluffy lad turns five years old today. It’s kind of hard to believe. Tuna will be making an appearance later today… after the boys have their annual vet checkups.
Russ | February 22, 2012
Monday night was full of excitement for at least one member of this household. It was about 8:30, well after dark, when I went downstairs to retrieve a box that I knew was waiting for me outside my front door. As usual, the cats followed me downstairs. As I cracked open the front door, Kismet […]