I donated two copies of Chicken Soup for the Soul’s My Very Good, Very Bad Cat to a charity auction run by Readers & Writers for LGBT Chechens. It’s the book that made Lilo print-famous by including my essay about her fabric-eating misadventures. Be the winning bidder to get a signed copy of the book and a personalized thank you from … Read more
I’ve recently been going through a bit of a spray painting phase, urged on by the approach of winter and the fact that it will soon be too cold to spray paint. It also helped that my friend Dekalb was cleaning out his basement and found eight cans of spray paint left there by previous residents. Old spray paint isn’t … Read more
I opened the door this afternoon to find a box I my doorstep from Simon & Schuster distribution. What could it be? Then I remembered that Chicken Soup for the Soul had told me to expect copies of its newest anthology, My Very Good Very Bad Cat, around this time. I contributed an essay about Lilo’s fabric-eating habit to the book.
Spider plants, tremble in fear. The highlight of Lilo’s week, other than escaping out the back door and hiding under the deck a few times, was the other night when we had our first frost. I brought in several my houseplants from outside to keep them from getting frost-killed and stuck as many as I could in the kitchen sink to … Read more
I’m still working on mending some things that Lilo the cat ate before she was taking medicine for her fabric-eating compulsion. This project is a duvet cover that she nibbled near one of the corners. I sewed a seam around the hole, at an angle that connected the side and bottom (using white thread, below). I trimmed off the excess … Read more