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Life is an infinite continuum, feeding on its own death. Our mortality, real and imagined, lives within. We can always see these truths with a discerning eye. The mirrored images that seem like two, are but one, a parallel universe whose paths cross like a wisp of wind, we are all of one time, like prose and poems written in separate centuries, but of the same struggle. There, always there, truth never hides, except for those who don’t seek it  for fear of what they might find. From light to dark we fly in different directions though toward the same destination. What matters is what we do on our flight. Do we see the paths of leaves as they float on the pond, the reflection of the sky beyond, and the trees, who have now shed their leaves but will reflect full in the spring; beneath the leaves, the roots of the lily pads  and the stare of a wary carp who looks from his world as we do from ours? We must find time on our journey to read, play a game, or simply sit and wonder at the marvels around us, for death will come in its own time…

Feeding the Cat


Blog Posted:11/5/2013 5:11:00 PM

Wanted to share—sorry if I bore you.  When we were gone for 17 days my wife’s 83 year old dad came by to feed our cat, a cat that is like Velcro while we are home and demands constant attention.  When we returned we found a diary of sorts scribbled on a napkin about each day’s visit.

10/16 W  All OK

10/17 TH  Top off litter box

10/18 F  No poop

10/19 S  Poop ok – swiped at me

10/20 Su  Met me at the door – hissed

10/21 M No poop – more hisses

10/22 T Sam misses you!

10/23 W Something strange on the living room floor – half poop, half chewed leaf

10/24 Th Late today 6:30, Sam forgave me—Blame your daughter

10/25 F All is right with the world!

10/26 S All OK

10/27 Su Windy – Sam is feisty

10/28 M All OK

10/29 T Sam and I are learning to box!

10/30 W Two spots on the floor – cleaned up nicely

10/31 Th Tomorrow!! Hoo Hee! Your mother misses you!

Some things are priceless! There is, after all, no place like home.

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  1. Date: 11/6/2013 4:35:00 PM
    haha, this was a GREAT blog idea!! My cats always did very well on their own. WE would leave them for a full week sometimes all alone in the house with a big bowl of food!!

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  1. Date: 11/6/2013 10:58:00 AM
    Enjoyed this, Craig. Cats are definitely characters and they sure let you know when they aren't happy.

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  1. Date: 11/6/2013 9:50:00 AM
    I love that your dad at least cleaned up before you got home !! Would he like to come and dog-sit for me next time we go away???

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  1. Date: 11/5/2013 11:12:00 PM
    lol.... Craig, that is why you rock.... xox~ LINDA

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  1. Date: 11/5/2013 10:09:00 PM
    Quite interesting. Cats are nice, but give me a dog any day.

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  1. Date: 11/5/2013 7:45:00 PM
    LOL that leave thing was just barf! I knew there was more than 1 reason we get along CATS!!!

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  1. Date: 11/5/2013 6:19:00 PM
    This was fun to read and I needed to read something comical; my mind is quite disturbed at this moment, so this provided me with some relief; thank you for sharing this :)

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