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 …

Felines Compete In Quarantine Olympics

by Kevin Burton    With the (relatively) new year and our new household additions, the Burtons are taking quarantine competition to the next level.    It’s the next level down, but hey, it is the next level.    Welcome to the Quarantine Olympics. Last year it was mostly Yahtzee that helped us pass the time. …

New Kitties Alter Household Routine

by Kevin Burton    Does anyone make “kitty on board’ stickers the way they make ones for “baby on board?  If so, I might need one as a reminder.    Our house had been cat-less for two years before we adopted 11-year-old Gabbie and 6-year-old Ronnie last month from Save the Kitties, a cat rescue …

Ronnie’s Bold Risk/Reward Gambit

by Kevin Burton    Out younger cat Ronnie has a strategy for obtaining food that will not serve her well in the Burton household.    Even though we just got our two new cats and are still getting to know them, certain things are obvious from their behavior.  Already we know these cats are no …

The Burtons Make Room For Two

by Kevin Burton     Four mouths to feed on a Sunday morning. Four heartbeats on the second floor.     It’s the morning after the big move and our two new cats seem to be at home already. Yes, two new cats.     Making their Page 7 debut today are Ronnie and Gabbie. That Ronnie is …

Words From A Learned Feline Bard

by Kevin Burton    If you love Shakespeare, or cats, or both, today I’ve got you covered.    I’m not as familiar with the works of Shakespeare as I am the works of say, Three Dog Night. I say this to my own shame.    But I know cats. I love cats, sure as I’m …