Tag: Cats

Insights from Tiger and Benji and other cat stories

Cat in Motion

It’s been a long winter and rainy spring and the cats are getting restless. Though Tiger sleeps the day away Benji demands more action so I thought it was time for a new toy. Not that he doesn’t have 47 others strewn about the… Continue Reading “Cat in Motion”

A Conversation with Benji in Quarantine

Originally posted on Cats and Trails and Garden Tales:
“When’s it gonna end, Sue?” “What’s that Benji?” “This confinement. It’s getting on my nerves.” “It’s only been a week Benji.  Besides. You’re not in quarantine.” “But you are Sue. And it feels longer in…

Benji – A Question of Heritage

“Hey Benji. I’ve been doing some research and it’s all beginning to make sense now.” “What’s beginning to make sense, Sue?” “You are Benji. Did you ever wonder where you got your beautiful, distinctive markings from? Especially your spotted belly?” “You mean this, Sue?”… Continue Reading “Benji – A Question of Heritage”

Whatcha Doin’ Up There, Benji?

“Nothing much Sue. Just hangin’ out on the fridge.” ~ Susanne and Benji

Of Camera Woes and Cats and Birds

My favorite camera – the Sony RX10 my husband bought me almost 4 years ago – bit the dust. I can turn it on but after that everything is stuck – none of the controls work. It happened a few days ago when we… Continue Reading “Of Camera Woes and Cats and Birds”

Rainy Day Workout with Benji

We are having another record breaking rainy start to the year in the Pacific Northwest. I don’t mean to complain as the rest of the country has been hammered with snow. Still, the rain is dreary and keeps us all pent up in the… Continue Reading “Rainy Day Workout with Benji”

Tiger the (teenage) Senior Cat

Originally posted on Cats and Trails and Garden Tales:
This is Tiger and as you know I am the senior cat in residence. I shall turn 9 this spring in human years (not to be confused with the 9 lives of which I am on # 3) which…

Tiger’s Corner – It’s me again.

Originally posted on Cats and Trails and Garden Tales:
It’s me again.  Tiger.  The handsome one who lives here.  Oh, I don’t mean to be vain, but you know how it is, when you’ve heard it your entire life. “Oh, isn’t he beautiful!”   or…

Morning Crazies in the Office

“What gets into you Benji?” “What do you mean Sue?” “In the morning I mean. You become a different animal. Like a wild cat.” “Pent up energy. Just like you Sue.” “Huh?” “You were a wild woman this morning. The way you turned this… Continue Reading “Morning Crazies in the Office”

Hoist a Paw

It’s late afternoon and I’m in the kitchen making dinner. The boys hear the pantry door open and show up with eager eyes. I know why. “Who wants a snack?” I say. “Raise your paw.” They answer by dancing around. I find the treats… Continue Reading “Hoist a Paw”

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