Should I Use My Old Cat’s Things With a New Cat?

A girl holding and kissing a calico cat

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My little girl passed over rainbow bridge. I think I’m ready for another cat, but I worry about bringing her home with my previous kitty’s things around. Her scratcher, bowls, carrier, toys, and litter box: won’t they smell like my other cat ? Should I destroy the old things or can I use […]

Look at me! I’m a jumping bean!

screen capture from the video of Bella jumping

Mama took this video of me while I was playing with her friend Adrianna. She says I’m an amazing little athlete. Mama says she’s sorry the video was blurry and the video cut off her head — we’re insisting that she take videography lessons if she keeps on wanting to take movies of us. *purrrrrrrrrr* […]

Hi, everybody! I’m the new kitty in town!

Bella lounges on the top shelf of the cat tree.

Hi there. Siouxsie and Thomas said I could write this week’s post because, well, I think they wanted to take a nap. Anyway, my name is Belladonna Moonshadow Kelley, or Bella for short. I’m so excited to be here in my brand new forever home! I don’t think I’ve stopped purring since I got here! […]

Tiny Grief Song

Gone too soon, loved by so many, never forgotten. Gaté, gaté, paragaté, parasamgaté, bodhi soha!

A couple of weeks ago, I told you about my visit to the vet to discuss Kissy’s leg. After X-rays and consultations with four orthopedic surgeons, my vet and I agreed that amputating her congenitally deformed and chronically painful leg would be the best thing to do in order to give her the high-quality and […]

Kissy Update: Three (Legs) is a Charm

side view of Kissy's knee and lower leg

As you may recall, when I adopted Kissy I mentioned that she’d had surgery to repair a luxated patella — her left rear “kneecap” was literally all the way around the side of her leg — and I knew she was going to need more specialized veterinary attention to deal with whatever was going on […]