Keiko likes to watch me paint. Sometimes he likes to help me paint.

Notice the pronoun? That’s right, our little girl cat IS A LITTLE BOY CAT.


He’s pretty relaxed about it.


My poor little Zadie had to have surgery. She has a luxating patella, which basically means her knee was dislocating and making her lame. Corrective surgery entailed deepening the groove in her bone and pinning the ligament in place. Hopefully, this will keep her bouncing around like a loon for the rest of her life.

Our old dog, Scamp, is having ongoing treatment for arthritis and Keiko is booked in for his de-sexing. I am getting to know the team at the local vet clinic uncomfortably well.