Tibby’s Basket

Believe it or not, Elvira, in all her almost-eighteen years of living with me, has never scratched on anything in my house, not even on the scratching post. Instead, in her younger years, she scratched on the rails and floor of the sundeck or on tree trunks. Now that...

Cats and Scratching Posts

     Cats have to scratch. It is necessary not only to keep their claws sharp. It is also necessary for their sanity. If they are prevented from scratching by overzealous owners trying to save their furniture and drapes, they will become anxious, irritable, depressed....
We Three in the Little Gray House on the Hill

We Three in the Little Gray House on the Hill

      Since this is my first blog on my website, I’d like to introduce myself. As noted in the bio on my website, my husband, my cat Elvira, and I live in a small gray house on a farm in rural West Tennessee. This is the setting of much of my novel William and...

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