Friday Guest Cat Blogging

Thanks so much to Rich for sending in a picture of his cat. This is the best thing that I’ve seen all week. (Granted, that’s not saying much considering all the news coming from DC at the moment..)

Send me an email at with your cats! (Or even if you just want to say hi).

Hi Chris,

Been a fan of your blog since the beginning (2003?) – I don’t comment all that often, but if I do, I use the screen name Oppledot. I have submitted once before when you asked people to send in their favorite coffee mug. I sent you my Marvin the Martian mug, and it was fun to see it posted!

This is Joe – he adopted me when I found him at the Humane Society in Minneapolis in 1998. He had just been weaned from his Mother. Over the years, Joe has lived in multiple locations in 2 States, been an indoor and outdoor cat, and has had so many adventures – any other cat would be very envious.

This Spring Joe will turn 19 years old (the picture was taken in 2008). He is in his twilight years for sure. His eyesight is 90% gone, if not completely, he has thinned down considerably and is the most finicky eater.

I could go on for pages about how much this guy has affected most of my adult life – he will be gravely missed when he decides that enough is enough.

Fun fact – He is polydactyl – 27 toes, making his front paws two of the best mouse-catchers I have ever seen. A true Hemingway Cat!



and Joe (AKA – Bubbles, Bubba, BeeBoo, JoeJoe, and “Ouch, that hurts when you bite my chin!!”)


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