A cat is an example of sophistication minus civilization. ~Author Unknown


Another quiet week at Chez Tigre. It’s warmed up quite a bit, although chilly and rainy the last couple days. The tigers are back to hanging out on the window sills to soak up the afternoon rays. The other night a little kitteh showed up on the outside sill of the dining room window. I wondered how long s/he’d stay there when the tigers saw him. Gabby was the first. He jumped onto the phone table and watched the kitteh then jumped up onto the sill. They looked at each other for the longest time then both settled down into the meatloaf position and stayed there for about 10 minutes. It was only when I got up to go to the kitchen that the little kitteh jumped down. Pretty cute.


I posted this pic the other day but I really like it.

Shiimsa, Mojo, Skoshi, Gabby in the early evening, before nom time

I think I’d not have a problem living in this town. Trap, neuter and release is a great idea. I only wish more people would take it upon themselves to do it in their own neighborhoods instead of waiting for others to come do it for them.

Maine coon kittens? You betch’um, Red Ryder.

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High virtue is non-virtuous;
Therefore it has virtue.
Low virtue never frees itself from virtuousness;
Therefore it has no virtue.

High Virtue makes no fuss and has no private ends to serve;
Low virtue not only fusses but has private ends to serve.

High humanity fusses but has no private ends to serve;
High morality not only fusses but has private ends to serve.
High ceremony fusses but finds no response;
Then it tries to enforce itself with rolled-up sleeves.

Failing Tao, man resorts to Virtue.
Failing Virtue, man resorts to humanity.
Failing humanity, man resorts to morality.
Failing morality, man resorts to ceremony.
Now, ceremony is the merest husk of faith and loyalty;
It is the beginning of all confusion and disorder.

As to foreknowledge, it is only the flower of Tao,
And the beginning of folly.

Therefore, the full-grown man sets his heart upon the substance rather than the husk;
Upon the fruit rather than the flower.
Truly, he prefers what is within to what is without.

Tao Te Ching, 38, Lao Tzu

I had been told that the training procedure with cats was difficult. It’s not. Mine had me trained in two days. ~Bill Dana