13Sep20: ‘nipped out…

The last batch of catnip is especially strong. After hogging it up, Andy played “bottle cap hockey” and “string wand toy” games with considerable enthusiasm. Poor little ‘nipper is tuckered out! Too bad because there are still too many flies this season, and it seems 90% decided to spend the rest of their nasty little lives here in my home. (I shall kill them with as much enthusiasm as a cat on extra potent ‘nip. Andy misses out on the fun!)

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The news from the western states this year is especially sad because of the fires changing – or taking – lives. It makes me especially sad, too, to note Lavinia Ross reports Abby, her and Rick’s 18 year old kitty girl, has passed. My heart and love goes out to the Ross family. The Rosses are close to one of the Oregon fires – 10 miles away as of the 12th – but may have to evacuate to safety, if they have already by the time you read this. They are off line now, so messages of condolence or concern can’t be acknowledged immediately. These are desperate and concerning times.