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“17 Isn’t Long Enough”

“17 Isn’t Long Enough”

My cat, Tara, is a blood donor. That means I find myself at my local emergency and specialty vet clinic about once every two to three months. Often I wait for her in the lobby for the hour and a half or so that she gives blood and recovers from the sedation required...
Introducing My Own Ninth-Lifer, Thomas

Introducing My Own Ninth-Lifer, Thomas

Today I want to introduce you to one of the cats who is the inspiration behind The Ninth Life.–my very own ninth-lifer, Thomas T. Bombadil, Most Puissant Rat Slayer, Ret. Thomas is 17 years old, and he has kidney disease and hyperthyroidism. I know we have a lot...