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Before anyone sends me hatemail about the new masthead (OOPS! TOO LATE!) let me reassure you that no cat was harmed in the making of this website. My father is the one in my family who doesn’t like animals, cats in particular, and I remember one story he used to tell about how he and [...]

Even more important than a pop tart

A few days ago our occasional babysitter brought over her sister’s miniature pinscher, Bronx, and without thinking I let them into the living room before running it by our resident Gremlin of the Underworld. When Chuck saw Bronx he performed the ritual sniffing of the sacred regions and then determined that Bronx was a chocolate [...]

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