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Q:Word on the
with the laundry. It only took one
time lying on the fresh warm clothes
for her to fall in love with it. Now it’s
almost impossible to fold clothes
neatly without her sleeping on top
of them. Her favorite spot is the laun-
dry basket. How could I say no to my
— Lindsey Landewee
look out the window at the
birds. My biggest mistake as
a cat owner: mini blinds next
to the cat climber.
— Tanya Mead
Cutting a mat out of my orange
tabby, Andy’s, fluffy mane. A few
minutes after I clipped the mat I
noticed blood on his white mane! A
visit to the vet, stitches and a big bill
later, I learned not to cut mats but
gently work them out with a comb
or leave them to the experts!
— Lynn Running
His sex! Our family had male dogs,
which one can easily tell which
sex they are. So when this stray cat
who came into my life had no male
appendages, I naturally assumed it
was a female. She was very protective of me and even charged the
neighbor’s dog, who backed down. I
named her Boadicea after the Celtic
warrior princess. When I took her to
the vet for a checkup I was shocked.
I had to shorten her name to Bodhi.
— Holly Rexrode
Keely was a sweet kitty who had been
abandoned. She took refuge under our
shed during a bitter Minnesota winter.
My son heard her pitiful cries, coaxed
her out into the open and brought her
inside for food. I mistakenly thought
she would be content to live in comfort in a warm home with plenty of
food, water, treats and love. As the days
turned warm, we opened the screened-in second story windows for fresh air.
We left to buy groceries one day, and
as we returned she came running up
to the car. Knowing we’d left her inside,
we were afraid we’d had a break in. But
no — Keely had discovered she could
shove hard and bend the screen frame
enough to squeeze past it, leap to a
small overhang a few feet below the
window and leap all the way to the
ground from there. We learned our
lesson. The window was never opened
more than 3 inches after that!
— Alice Jones
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