Sassyhacksaws

Musings on an English Degree

Category: Cats

Marley

It started ten years ago when I was young and foolish and invincible. My brother had two cats but no longer wanted one of them. He offered her to me. I asked him what was wrong with her, why would he give me a cat with no strings attached. He said there was nothing wrong […]

Wedding Ring

Over the weekend Ellie’s cat, Tilly, decided to start playing with my wedding ring which I had left on the counter while I showered. No one was around to watch her and stop her. She played and played with it and then it disappeared. It was at that moment when I realized how attached I […]

Marley

I’m not sure anyone really knows how old Marley is. My brother can pull a year out of the air, but he never seems quite sure he knows the right year. The vet has an estimate based on her mouth, but she emphasized that it’s only an estimate. I only know when she came to […]

My Marley is a Sick Cat

If you’ve read much of anything on this site, you know I have an overly healthy love for my cat. She has been in my care for the past six years (though for the time I was in Ukraine, friends and family looked after her). I like to think the two of us have been […]

Walking the Cat

Recently, Ellie and I have tried to get out of the apartment as much as possible because the weather has been nicer and we both have cabin fever from the longer Winter than usual in recent years. We try to walk for a bit before dinner when possible, just to stretch the legs. On the […]

Cat Grooming

Oh my god! I think I just came to the realization that this leading lady:  …Doesn’t lick me because she spent time with dogs and picked up their odd dog habits but in fact she licks me because she finds my personal grooming habits inadequate to her own. Maybe she did the math and calculated […]

This is Life, Living Alone

I am starting to have an unhealthy obsession with This Old House. I just want to keep watching to see how the houses look when they’re completed. Adding PBS on demand to my NES XBMC was both the best and worst decision of this week. On an unrelated note, Marley has a new friend:  Also, I cooked […]

The Internet is for Cats

I take too many photos of my cat. I’m becoming that guy. I feel less ashamed if I share them with people. Not by shoving my phone in people’s face saying things like, “Look at my cat, isn’t she the most adorable?” No, I choose to show them by either texting them the photos at […]