The cookie dough is all gone

Lieutenant Pumpkin has been missing for over a week now, and I have eaten all the cookie dough. I look for her every day, leave food out at night, put up flyers and talk to neighbors and call shelters and visit veterinarians and cry. I do a lot of moping. It's exhausting. I recognize myself falling …

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Lieutenant Pumpkin MIA

I haven't seen my little one in over three days, and I'm starting to lose it (depending on who you ask, that might be an optimistic assessment). She ran out through the new doggy door before the dogs even figured out how to use it, and she hasn't come back yet. She's never left for more …

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Feline Friday: Pumpkin learns to paint a seascape, and we have a newcomer 

What makes a cat so relaxed she lounges on her back with her toes in the air? Why, a painting lesson, of course! I was feeling a little overwhelmed when I happened to scroll across the Bob Ross "Beauty is Everwhere" series on Netflix. Although I used to paint quite a bit, I had never seen …

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I may have lost my job, but I’ve caught some cool Pokémon

I was laid off in June, and although there's never really a good time to lose your job, summer isn't bad time for it. I had just moved back to the East Coast from Chicago two weeks before and was actually in the middle of vacation when I got my immediate termination notice, but that's neither here …

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Feline Friday Special Edition: How To Pack Your Kitten

This week Lieutenant Pumpkin shows us her favourite ways to travel! The car is way cozier from inside a tote bag, she advises.   When preparing your suitcase, always pack your socks before your kittens. And don't you dare put that suitcase away when you're back! It's mine now. We left the suitcase on the floor …

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Feline Friday and Michelle’s Weekly Pet Challenge

I know it's fuzzy, but she just looked so dramatic! Plus I think everything she does is adorable to begin with. This pose had me thinking of the Twilight Bark in 101 Dalmations (original cartoon). Any thoughts on what the feline equivalent would be?Visit Michelle's Weekly Pet Challenge for a dose of furry and sometimes feathery …

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