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Hoghenhine o’Mine

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hoghenhine, n. — a person who has stayed in a household for three nights, and so becomes the legal responsibility of the host; a member of a household; a dependant

— OED

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23 February 2015 at 9:57 pm

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Not So Tiny

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Tiny

 
 
Tiny . . . come here, Tiny
Never mind, Tiny, go back where you were . . .
Come here, Tiny
What did you want, Tiny? . . . Go back
Tiny, come . . .
Bye bye, Tiny
. . .

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 because their hearts are so huge, that’s why

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31 January 2015 at 12:00 pm

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Blue Lassoed

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Good thing a person was around, eh Blue?

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Written by macheide

17 February 2009 at 7:59 am

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Cat 101

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cat 101All feline-inclined creatures in this household take note: This is a proper manner in which a cat true to his species may sleep.

Not stretched out like someone has you on the rack. Not belly up to the sky like roadkill. Not in any of those doglike positions your fur feels like plopping down in, your legs all helter skelter, your tail flying off wherever.

This cozy curled-up pose is acceptable. Or sitting up with your paws tucked in front.

This is your final warning. Kitty demerits and other pet penalties will be meted out for further offenses.

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25 January 2009 at 5:39 pm

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Help Hanging My Shirts

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Actually, they were busy digging a secret tunnel out of their prison.

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19 December 2008 at 1:41 pm

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Cellmates

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Blue and Cuddles are napping the afternoon away on their prison bed. Else I might have to play the goalie at the door or chase them down through the rest of the house.

True, one of the principal functions on any kitten’s job description is to find the toy in anything that moves. And since every other kitten we’ve raised has been content to break a ball on the tree, I’ve always hung the most worn-out balls ready to be trashed on the low branches.

This pair must have thought they hit the kitten toy lottery when we decorated the house for Christmas this year. Let’s just say, they obviously have no intention of making Santa’s nice list. And as for that implicit agreement involving breakable decorations, I’ve warned Susan that our kittens would likely consider the ceramic nativities, the snowman and Santa collections, the trees, and just about every other holiday trapping to be fair game.

We’ve given them several chances since Thanksgiving, and they’ve never gone long before tag team wrestling the kitchen table tree, grabbing one of the snowmen hanging from the sewing machine, breaking another ball from one of the trees, or getting into other holiday mischief.

So now with just over a week to go, they’ve lost all chance at any further parole hearings. Maybe by next Christmas they’ll at least have learned to play Christmas when everyone’s asleep.

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17 December 2008 at 3:20 pm

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Cat Trap

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After Blue gnaws himself free of the cat trap, it snags Kitty.

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20 November 2008 at 3:21 pm

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