Farewell to a Fine Feline

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Miniver (August 2007 to June 14, 2018)

Orphaned as tiny kittens in the wilds of upstate New York, Miniver and her brother Cheevy were adopted by my brother shortly thereafter and took happily to their new life of modern urban domesticity, unlike their poetic namesake. Together they lived on three coasts, tested the weight limits of several airlines, and helped welcome my sister-in-law and nephew to the family.

Miniver loved food, faucets, and floss--and was slowly coming around to toddlers. Much like her human aunt, she adored sleeping and was very good at it. The yin to her brother's yang, and a calming influence on all, she will be much missed.


Winging It

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The last-minute cobbling together of this year's Christmas "tree" from dumpster scraps, an antique broom handle, and generous quantities of duct tape is almost too perfect a metaphor for our times than I can bear.

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Happy Holidays, folks.

Here's to keeping it together, against the odds.


Catless Lady

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Ginger (~1999 to August 24, 2016)

Her early years passed amongst New York City's criminal element, Ginger spent the next twelve basking in a decidedly more tranquil life, the only vestige of her gritty background a strident, weaponized meow. She was a world-class nestler and top-notch napper, but would spring into action at the merest hint of a measuring tape, her chase toy of choice (runner up: rulers). A devotee of dairy products, Ginger had recently been introduced to spray whipped cream and thoroughly approved. We shared a fondness for croissants.

Across three states and nine homes, this intrepid feline selflessly assessed the quality of my beds, expertly trained me to indulge her very particular water-drinking preferences, warmed my lap, and calmly tolerated my shenanigans.

Ginger was as devoted and adoring a companion as they come. She will be deeply missed.


Too Legit to Quit

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If you arrived on this page after being handed the above by a total stranger:
congratulations--you just met one of my parents.

And welcome to the League, where business cards ordered ironically and meant to stay on one's desk as a self-taunting reminder of one's peculiar life choices occasionally get distributed by one's progenitors to hapless passersby.

Anyway, thanks for playing along. If eclectic posts at unpredictable intervals are your thing, you're totally in the right place.

 

 

 


Holiday Magic

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Somewhat disheartened by pie, I decided to surprise the gathered masses with a new dessert on this festive occasion. I settled on a "Magic Chocolate Flan Cake," because I once saw one made on TV and HECK. YEAH.

Flan plan.

Turns out, flan is not my strong suit.

Flan flop.

So that was my day.

Merry Christmas, Folks.