Tag: Relationship With a Cat

  • May 2, 2024

    This girl always makes her wishes known. I’ve never seen her sleep like this before. It when I see the cats like this that I feel that they are at peace.

  • September 14, 2023

    I slept in the bed alone last night. I thought it was going to be glorious. I’d put my iPad on the bed with a show playing on it like I used to, I’d sleep on the lefthand side like I use to, and the girls would join me like they used to. It started…

  • August 24, 2023

    August 24, 2023

    We’re reintroducing the cats. The plan is to get them comfortable with each other before the school year so that we’re not as worried while writing lesson plans, marking assignments, rearranging seating plans, drafting long-range plans, and preparing for the fall open house. Earlier in the summer, we had our first go at it and…

  • August 22, 2023

    August 22, 2023

    A year ago today, I picked up Genevieve and Eloise. They had different names, Wynonna and Loretta, respectively. I wanted French names, not ones that sounded like characters in a Western. Genevieve is named after a passing fancy from my university days. Eloise because it’s just a lovely name.

  • April 4, 2023

    April 4, 2023

    I bought this binder when I was working on Letters’ Lounge, a website I started over 15 years ago. The idea was simple: people write in anonymous letters. I liked the idea a lot. Life got in the way and it never quite panned out. It’s okay, though, because it started me down a journey…

  • Riel’s first walk outside in downtown Toronto

    Riel’s first walk outside in downtown Toronto

    Eventually, I’d like for us to be able to stroll casually through a wooded ravine. The concrete pavement just outside the doors of my apartment building will have to do for now. Riel has been moaning a lot lately so I thought that getting him outside might help. The balcony just isn’t big enough or…

  • I warm up my cat’s food

    I warm up my cat’s food

    I love Riel. He’s precious. He’s wonderful. He’s persistent. He’s my buddy. He’s a picky eater.

  • The Desk Chair

    The Desk Chair

    Not too long ago, I purchased a new desk chair. I made sure to spend some money on one that I think will last a long time and will match the colour scheme I’m aiming for. And, it hasn’t disappointed. In fact, it’s better than I expected.

  • Letting Sh*t Go

    Letting Sh*t Go

    I woke up with vomit on the duvet. It was over my feet so I knew that it wasn’t mine because I haven’t done yoga in nearly ten years. Riel had curled up in between my legs, slightly higher up on the bed than where he had emptied his stomach. It was only a few…

  • Riel is Teaching Me About Work-Life Balance

    It happens nearly every time I sit down at my desk to do some work. It won’t take five minutes for Riel to jump up on my desk, take a quick scan, and then lay down directly on top of whatever I’m working on. Even if I’m sitting on my recliner staring at my iPad…

  • Day 18 of 30

    I’d make a terrible parent. I know this because I just bought Riel a new cat tree.

  • New toy, same ol’ cat.

    New toy, same ol’ cat.