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The lives of outdoor cats

The outdoor cat. A free spirit. Beamer is an indoor cat now. So is Scout. There is a difference between our cat who used to roam outdoors and our cat who has never had that freedom. Two levels of awareness. Beamer would sometimes be out for hours, napping on the deck, slinking between bushes. Sometimes …

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Pet guardian vs. pet owner

When I mentioned my former foster dog Cosmo was doing well with his new owner, someone suggested I should’ve used the word “guardian” instead of “owner.” Perhaps someday I will call myself a pet “guardian.” Not today. I am very aware of the words I use to describe my relationships with my pets. I’ve used …

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