Feisty: “to be bubbly, energetic, zesty, lively, and scrappy.” So how do we incorporate these qualities into our lives in our senior years? As we age it is so easy to stay home, thinking about the past or about the reasons we never do the things we want to do. My first recommendation is to … More Ten Ways to Be a Feisty Senior
(This post is for humor. It is not a scientific comparison.) I live with one cat, Norie. My husband died in 2009. While remaining open minded to a new relationship, I wonder how living with a cat compares to living with a husband. Norie is a black, personality-loaded pantherette. She is funny, easy to get … More A Cat or A Husband?
I may have written previously about how Norie protects me from bugs. Being on the ground floor and with a door to the porch, screened in though it is, sometimes bugs will crawl in and go around the edges of the living room and end up anywhere inside. Norie loves to come running when I … More Norie, the Bug Zapper!
We pantherettes are solitary intelligent animals. Although, when shown the luxuries of living with a human, some of us agree to live with them. I wouldn’t be so smart if I turned down free food, a place of privacy to take care of my body processes and the the loving companionship. Being a little panther … More The Life of a Little Panther
My two cats taught me many lessons about healthy living. (I wrote this long before my second cat, Sister passed over. But I stilll think of her often.) After being owned by two cats, I can say un-CAT-egorically that I am a cat person. The CATharsis of sitting on the couch with one cat in my … More Healthy Living Lessons From My Cats
I sat up in the bed as Norie already let me know in no uncertain terms that it was time for her food. The window revealed a chilly, rainy, cloudy morning. Obviously it was going to be a day that would make anyone, if allowed, stay inside, where it was warm and dry. Considering the … More One Way to Spend Time
I know I talk about my cat, Norie, (my black cat) often but I have to brag on how smart she is. Norie gets fed 1/2 can of cat food 3 times a day. At night I give her dry food as part of her weight loss program. Through the day she will eat some … More One Smart Cat
Norie, my black cat, loves to be involved when I am doing anything around the home. Changing the covers on the bed has always been a favorite with her. Here are some pictures showing how we work together like a team(?). Well at least we have fun. When the bottom sheet is tucked in, Norie … More This is the Way We Make Our Bed
This happened several years ago but I thought that other cat lovers would understand. Norie, my black cat, loves to play, observe, go out on the screened in porch and stalk birds as they peck around looking for food safely beyond her reach. Sister, my second cat of a different personality, preferred to sit in … More Warm Kitty, Soft Kitty
Hi, this is Norie speaking. I am the black cat with the coat of thick, luxurious, short hair. I live with my Mommy in a condo…something or other. We have a lovely screened in porch with lots of sunlight and a safe hallway I can go out to explore when Mommy is with us. I … More Understanding Cat Body Language