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St. Francis Day Blessing Of The Animals

Originally posted on The Tony Burgess Blog:
This afternoon at church we celebrated St. Francis Day by blessing the animals of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and St. Alban’s Episcopal Churches here in Chattanooga. It was a great time of coming…

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Buddies.

A rare moment between Sheldon and BabyCat, who usually avoid each other.   They’re enjoying their afternoon siesta.    

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Oh, to be a cat.

I watch my cat Sheldon snoozing peacefully on the bed. He’s worn out after several hours exploring outside. His sharp black and white coat blends in with the black and white pattern of the blanket he’s splayed out on. It’s … Continue reading

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Home from the vet.

Sheldon’s left cheek was swollen to the size of a golf ball, and I thought it might be an infected tooth.   I took him to the vet tonight and it turned out to be a puncture wound he must … Continue reading

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I’d rather go back to sleep.”

This is my tux cat, Sheldon, after being rudely awoken from a cat nap on top of my car.  

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Weekend funny cat video.

This is hysterical.  I used to have a cat who did this, and I had to hide the toilet paper.

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40 cats with unusual markings.

I’m sure the “goldfish” markings on the one cat toward the end are fake (and another one looks like a stuffed animal), but the rest seem real.  Some are really unusual, beautiful, or funny.

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More about thumbed kitties.

You may remember this post I wrote about a month ago, about the Ernest Hemingway house and its population of polydactyl (six or seven-toed) cats. https://luckyottershaven.com/2016/11/01/polydactyl-cat-house/ Someone emailed me this morning saying she has a litter of thumbed kittens she … Continue reading

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My cats stole my bed!

Here are my two cats, the half-Maine Coon, BabyCat (actually my daughter’s cat), and in the bottom photo is Sheldon, my tuxedo cat.   (The lumpy part you see in the second photo is actually me!)   Bed thiefs!  

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What animals can teach us about mindfulness.

I’ve always believed animals are our greatest teachers. As humans, we tend to dismiss animals, thinking of them as lesser creatures with limited (or no) intelligence. We think that just because they can’t read, don’t speak, don’t wear clothing, and … Continue reading

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