Tag Archives: empathy

A Collision of Love

One argument in favor of keeping cats indoors is that they kill birds. I think I also remember a counter-argument, when I began writing this blog five years ago, saying they don’t kill that many. Bugs might like to try … Continue reading

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The Cruelty of Spring

I wonder if I just might finally get what T.S. Eliot may have meant, when he wrote that April is the cruellest month.  Or let’s say March, given that we here in the Southern USA are about three weeks ahead … Continue reading

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Domestication: A Good Idea Within Limits

I came across an interesting idea in David Grimm’s Citizen Canine. I guess Grimm went for cute by titling his book like that [geddit? — Citizen Kane], even though the book’s about dogs and cats and the word is that … Continue reading

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Self, Not-Self

I just read an article on mindfulness, in which the author points out that there’s nothing so inherently great about “being in the now.”  Instead, we’re asked to understand that the way out from confusion and delusion, to becoming free … Continue reading

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Completing The Circuit

There are times in our lives when we are pushed to the very edge, right up against it. Wouldn’t it be a fine thing to contemplate “out there,” from “in here,” with this degree of equanimity. I know at least … Continue reading

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Have You No Shame?

Recently blogger friends Cats & Co. and Here There Be Spiders posted about why they love cats.  Check out what they say, and be moved.  House of Carnivores says she trusts her animals.  “They have my back.  And they are … Continue reading

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Listening Unto Myself

Many of you are celebrating the big holiday today.  I hope you’re enjoying yourselves.  We are.  Bugs gave me a really wonderful present this morning.  He’s the softest, kindest cat that I can remember him being, ever. So — it … Continue reading

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