Hating The Remedy, Loving The Cure

by Kevin Burton    Can my cat put two and two together, connect the dots?    This I can never know, of course. But I wonder if at any level she connects her recent trip to the vet and her improved health.    This much we know: Gabbie hates being put in a cat carrier, …

Genius GM Kev Makes The Wrong Call

by Kevin Burton    Spent Sunday afternoon catching up with a friend.    I tuned in to see the Detroit Lions Pittsburgh Steelers pre-season game. Detroit’s right tackle is Penei Sewell a second-year man from Oregon who I demanded my Bengals draft fifth overall in the 2021 NFL Draft.    When they didn’t draft him …

Belgian Pigs Get Their Groove On

by Kevin Burton    Animal lovers, music lovers, rejoice and unite!    Scientists in Belgium are investigating a farmer’s claim that different styles of music affect the behavior of his pigs.    “Piet Paesmans first noticed the phenomenon when his son started singing a tune in the barn during a sluggish insemination session his sows …

Quibbles And Bits: Lawyers Under Oath?

by Kevin Burton    Who’s hungry for some quibbles and bits?!…    The cat litter my cats use is called Vibrant Life, which strikes me as funny. Vibrant Life sounds more like a megachurch.    Vibrant Life a kind of paper litter, which at first did not strike me as funny. It’s more expensive than …

Cats’ Fantasy Football Team Is Not Half Bad

by Kevin Burton    People won’t understand, they won’t even try.  People will laugh. Let them.    A promise is a promise. My girls look to me and I try not to let them down.    They seek my attention, and since they are cats, they are not exceptionally good at verbalizing this.  If they …

Quibbles And Bits: Shame On Starbucks?

by Kevin Burton    Got some things to say. Don’t want to make a federal, 700-word case of them, just want to have my say as they say in England.    Just some things I need to get off my chest.     I’ll call them Quibbles And Bits. I’ll serve them up on Page 7 …

Our Special Needs Cats Have Purr-sonality

by Kevin Burton    June is National Adopt A Cat month in the United States.  It is also knows as Adopt A Shelter Cat Month.    This is something our family did just before Christmas. Here are some things to think about if you are considering adopting a cat. This is from the National Day …

Cats’ Purring Says More Than We Think

by Kevin Burton    Apparently the purring our cats do isn’t all good vibrations.      These are cats after all, I should have known. It just had to be more complicated than we thought.    “We think we know what a cat’s purr means,” writes Stephen Dowling of the BBC.  “It is arguably the most recognizable sign …

True Motives Of A Cat And Of A Man

by Kevin Burton    I have two cats. I have one heart.    The cats have been with us about five months now. Some patterns have emerged in the ways they interact with my wife and me.   We feed them and provide them with comfort and amusement. We protect them from harm of all sorts, …

Enough With The Jokes, I’m Not That Big

by Ronnie Burton    (Guest blogger Veronica “Ronnie” Burton is a six-year-old American house cat from rural South Central Kansas.)    I’m writing this as an exercise in writing cause I know it will never get used.    It’s offered to Kevin Burton for Page 7, but I’m going to fly a little too close …