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About nadbugs

Anita loves cats. This must be because she, too, has had nine lives. She’s been dancing since she could walk, she was a commercial artist and advertising producer, she earned a third-degree black belt in Aikido, she is a drummer with the Afrique Aya Dance Company, she is an attorney, and she’s a meditator and a devoted student of Nonviolent Communication. She also spent one lifetime sidelined with a devastating back injury in 1992. Since then – FELDENKRAIS METHOD® to the rescue. The FELDENKRAIS METHOD is all about dreaming concretely – thinking intelligently and independently by way of a gracious and kind physicality. The work affords all who study it a process by which to reach, with movement, into the mind and the heart, to make nine lives into one whole being.

Guardedly Optimistic

Around two weeks ago I became concerned. Or, rather, more concerned than I already was. Bugs went from spraying once or twice every three weeks or so, to spraying every day and sometimes several times a day. Barney says, “What’s … Continue reading

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Two Steps Forward . . . .

. . . one step back. The “forward” part is that I am enjoying the cats even more (if that were possible) than before I noticed Bugsy’s urinary problem. This much I know for sure. Otherwise, like most things with … Continue reading

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Bugs Expresses Himself

Bugs’s plumbing problems continue. He tested positive again for white blood cells and he’s still spraying. The homeopathic vet thinks the initial remedy took hold, though, so he upped the dose for a second round. Over the course of the … Continue reading

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Just For Grins

Friends, I have news on Bugsy’s plumbing problems.  But it’s involved (and, also, I’m thinking about telling you something you might possibly find a wee tad weird).  So I want to take more time than I have, right now, to … Continue reading

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Pandora’s Blues

Bugs has started spraying. Maybe “started” isn’t quite right. Maybe he’s been leading up to it for longer than I realized, as for some time I have seen him “vertical”-peeing and straining in the box. Maybe now he’s just “out” … Continue reading

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Unintended Consequences

I was so upset by my friends’ recent misfortunes, I took refuge in a little shopping therapy. Trying to persuade myself that this splendid cat tree was actually a necessary purchase. A year or so ago, the house had seven … Continue reading

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Not Necessarily So

This is not-Barney. Photo by Howcheng. This is Barney. This looks like a lovely day in the Ozarks spring. Deep waters, though. Last year I met a couple with whom I fell in love.  Their first-born baby was born eight … Continue reading

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