Friday Cat Blogging: Talisker Has All The Stripes

Ingrid and I have some important information for you.

Talisker 1

Talisker 2

Talisker 3

As a natural consequence of the fact that Talisker is our stripey baby, we have determined that Talisker has all the stripes. And the logical conclusion of this is that she has all the stripes. Stripes on tigers, zebras, ring-tailed lemurs, other tabby cats — all of them belong to Talisker. As a matter of fact, if any of you have stripes on your clothing, furniture, wallpaper, household fixtures, or any other personal possessions, they belong to Talisker as well.

We realize this may be an adjustment for some of you. Let us reassure you: Talisker is more than happy to continue letting you make use of her stripes. She has no current intention to repossess them. She simply wants the matter of ownership to be understood.

Talisker 4


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Comet and Houdini Snuggling

I’m sick of the abortion thing being the top things on my blog, but I’m traveling and don’t have time or energy to write a new piece. So here are some cute pictures of Comet and Houdini snuggling.

Comet and Houdini 1

Comet and Houdini 2

Comet and Houdini 3

Comet and Houdini 4

I know, right?

Brief Blog Semi-Break, With Houdini Belly

I’m going to be in the recording studio for the next few days, recording the audiobook version of Coming Out Atheist: How to Do It, How to Help Each Other, and Why. I won’t be able to blog much for the next few days. To comfort you in this time of woe, here is a picture of a cat.

Houdini belly

Houdini belly!

Brief Blog Semi-Break

So I was traveling for a few days, and then I was sick for a few days, and now I have two magazine deadlines in the next week, plus the final proofreading on Coming Out Atheist: How to Do It, How to Help Each Other, and Why has to be done by February 3. So I probably won’t be blogging much for the next couple of weeks.

In the meantime, here is a cute picture of our cats.

All three cats snuggling

See you soon!

Saturday Night’s Alright For Biting

My brain does weird things sometimes. When I’m engaged in a project, it will often find itself an irrelevant little side project — often musically-themed — and get very fixated on it. A list of songs that can be sung to the tune of “The Yellow Rose of Texas”; a list of songs in which the word “heart” can be replaced with the word “head” to comic effect; a cat-themed song parody. And the more important the main project is, and the more deeply immersed I am in it, the more obsessively fixated my brain gets on the side project.

Thus far, during the writing of “Coming Out Atheist: How to Do It, How to Help Each Other, and Why,” I have written two — not one, but two — cat-themed song parodies. I’ve already posted the lyrics to “Love Me, Love Me, Love Me — I’m A Kittycat!” Today, in honor of Comet, I bring you Saturday Night’s Alright For Biting. To the tune of Elton John’s Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting. (If you need an explanation of what Comet is like for context, you can find it in Hell’s Kitten: Learning to Love Our Play-Aggressive Cat. And yes, the cats eat venison. Special novel-protein diet.)

Saturday Night’s Alright For Biting

Comet yawning with teethIt’s getting late and my teeth can’t wait
Mom, bring my favorite chew toy here
It’s eleven o’clock and I wanna rock
Gonna bite your ankles and your ears

My mama Ingrid’s nose and my mama Greta’s toes
Are begging to be chewed on here
My sister looks cute in her little white boots
And lots of my spit in her fur

Now give me some of your cheese and yogurt
I’ve had it with your venison
‘Cause Saturday night’s alright for biting
Get a little chomping in

Gonna do some dangling with my dangle toys
Gonna chase a beam of light
‘Cause Saturday night’s the night I bite
Saturday night’s alright to bite
To bite
Meow, meow, meow, meow

Comet and Talisker on swivel chairWell, my sisters look like they wanna play tonight
I’m looking for a kitty who will tussle and fight
I can chase them down the hallway in a wild stampede
I can leap up in the air and then I’ll claw your knees

A couple of the things that I like to bite
Are shoelaces and fingers and a bug in flight
I’m a juvenile delinquent of the feline class
And if it’s full of water I’ll knock over your glass


Saturday, Saturday, Saturday
Saturday, Saturday, Saturday
Saturday, Saturday, Saturday night I’ll bite

Blog Break Cat Photos

I’m going into writer hibernation and taking a blog break through October 31, while I finish my next book, “Coming Out Atheist: How To Do It, How to Help Each Other, and Why.”

In the meantime, here is a cat photo. A whole series, actually. You have all been really patient throughout this blog break, so I’ve been saving one of the best and snuggliest serieses for today.

All three snuggly kitties

All three snuggly kitties

All three snuggly kitties

All three snuggly kitties

All three snuggly kitties! So much snuggling!