New Kids?

My wife just discovered two gray kittens, brother & sister, at a local pet store. Votes? Should we or shouldn’t we?

The Big Guns: Endymion

Endymion J. Crowl, May 2000 – June 7th, 2013 He left us today after a week in which he aged a decade. He was the most handsome of cats, and the sweetest, and the softest, and he greeted us at… Continue Reading

Endymion Update

For now: Endymion’s responding well to steroids and antibiotics – his blood cells are fat & new and his count is up only two days after going on them. It’s not like there’s anything to make him a young, perfectly… Continue Reading


So our big Endymion is on his way out of this world, but right now he’s stable – on a mix of steroids and antibiotics, with another trip to the vet for bloodwork tomorrow. He was  severely anemic and jaundiced… Continue Reading

Emergency Ride from Milwaukee > Appleton

(I’ve gotten a ride. Thank you all for helping out by re-posting this note.) Hello all I desperately need an emergency ride from Milwaukee airport to Appleton. I’m arriving at 2:30 & want to leave right away. Our Endymion is… Continue Reading

Lions, Lambs, Cats, Bunnies

No, this isn’t an April Fool’s joke, and I’m not a day late for Easter: this is a bunny for two people who really, really love bunnies. (The cat’s for me.) Both of you have a good one.

As Do We All, Frank.

Literary Cats

It’s a cool website: photos of authors with their cats. I loved this comment: “I think the whole world is in the difference between a cat and a dog. Whole world, really.” So here I am with my beloved Aeneas.

Just to Say

It’s been seven months since he left us, & we both still miss him everyday.Here he is with his star pendant. Because, you know, he was one.

Two Weeks

They called today to tell me his ashes are ready for pick up, and it’s like some part of my brain broke all over again. We miss you, kid.

Friday Cat Blog: Aeneas.

Look at those eyes, would you? What a beauty. Rest in Peace, SpideyCat. The other day I really saw the pile of prescriptions and pill bottles,the syringes, the plastic bags and pages of Discharge Instructions. My poor boy went through… Continue Reading

Good Night, Sweet Prince

  Aeneas G Kramer, May 2000 – June 18, 2011

Catullus’ Passer Mortuus Est

It’s one of the most beautiful love poems ever written. Lugete, o Veneres Cupidinesque, et quantum est hominum venustiorum: passer mortuus est meae puellae passer, deliciae meae puellae, quem plus illa oculis suis amabat. nam mellitus erat suamque norat ipsam… Continue Reading

Feline Godspeed

That’s my little goober on a better day; today he has surgery to get his leg removed because it’s got cancer. Keep us all in your thoughts.

Cat Accountant

(& here’s more photos of cats doing taxes)


I thought this blog needed a lighter moment, so here is Maru trying on wigs:

What’s Cool About Wisconsin:

This guy! And so far, in my experience, he is not atypical. Honestly, the more I meet people born & raised here, the more I think Joe McCarthy couldn’t have been. (via Jezebel)

Friday Cat Blog: Herself