Category Archives: cats

Cambridge Wildlife Arts Episode 1: Cardinals!

Wednesday, April 28th 2021 What’s red and black—but sometimes peachy brown? On this first episode, meet an animal neighbor that’s easy to spot, and a local biologist, Dr. Scott V. Edwards, who knows all about it. Hosted by Jenny the … Continue reading

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AT RISE: Peter Parkour is Breathing Funny

Sunday, March 28th 2021 . AT RISE: It’s late night. Mom and Dad are vegging on the couch. Youngest child slowly appears in the room. MOM & DAD: [Turn heads to look at her.] CJ: Um! Uh… well. Um, Peter … Continue reading

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Look at That Cat: Favorite Acoutrement

Saturday, March 27th 2021 I keep telling him that I’m not that special, and he keeps acting wholly unconvinced. 2021-03-27 Favorite Acoutrement [0:38]: . Or honestly maybe he just thinks my neckline needs some work. 😹

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Bubble Wow’s Drawing of Tweenage Gavin

Saturday, March 27th 2021 Mom drew and colored this image from a photo she took of him in his room on 3/18/21. . . Gavin loves it. We all do. DaddyLove: “She even captured the black void of a cat.” … Continue reading

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Baby’s First Opthomalogic

Thursday, March 25th 2021 . We’re having a high-maintenance theme to ClaraJane’s week. Today’s flavor is ophthalmology. . Long story short, girlfriend is nearsighted in her left eye, sees perfectly through her right, and has two totally healthy eyeballs; just … Continue reading

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Vaccine Hangover

Friday, March 12th 2021 It is not without significance that dear husband also got vaccinated the previous day… against Covid-19 courtesy of the Cambridge School Department. Hooray! So my man and all the feline boys are pretty zonked out today, … Continue reading

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Vetting Cats in Triplicate

Thursday, March 11th 2021 . On this much-anticipated day, we load three cats into a bag and haul them off to the Cambridge Cat Clinic. Because Covid precautions prevent my daughter from accompanying me and the cats beyond the front … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Amanda

Thursday, March 4th 2021 2021-03-04 Happy Birthday Amanda [0:49]: (NOTE: ClaraJane chose this thumbnail for the video on account of how dumb my face looks. All I’m saying is, I KNOW.) . 🍰

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Look at that Cat: Connect Four

Thursday, March 3rd 2021 TFW your daughter asks you to play teeny tiny, itty bitty Connect Four, and you tell her yes later, but she stays right there and plays Connect Four with the cat. . . The stakes remain… … Continue reading

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Homeschool Headmistress: Remembering to Practice

Monday, March 1st 2021 . Today’s parenting triumph in the Distance Learning Environment is *remembering* -finally- that Young Miss has *asked* us to remind her to practice her cursive. And how. What are the three things kids need again? Love, … Continue reading

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