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!)


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.

14 thoughts on “13Sep20: ‘nipped out…

    • I’ve heard of these, and I like the idea of murdering them this way. I had one fly into my refrigerator this morning, which was very much the end of my tolerance. Damn flies!

  1. Please let your friends know that we are sorry for the loss of their sweet Abby, and are praying for the safety of all those effected by the fires

    • Because of the western fires (they are in Oregon), they currently are off line. I don’t know if they’ve been evacuated yet, though two days ago they were only 10 miles from a major fire and were waiting to learn their fate.

  2. Looks like Andy did wear himself out with catnip!
    I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of Lavinia’s Abby. And all my hopes for safety are going out to anyone who is anywhere near those fires.

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