An Angry Pussycat

I said, “Billysky, you seem like you’re in a bad mood.” She answered, “Oh do I.  I’m surprised you even noticed.” I said, “What are you talking about?” Billysky replied, “Let me ask you a question.  This blog of yours, it’s supposed to be about Food,  Cats,  Travel, Airplanes, and Random Thoughts. Right?” I answered “Yes,”…

Billysky Cat

My friend who is taking care of Billysky sent me this picture of her. He noticed her watching him from behind the curtain. Sometimes a pictures says a thousand words. I love this picture.

Sparky the Dog With No Eyes and Randy the Humanitarian

This post is about a blind dog named Sparky and an amazing human being named Randy.  Take a watch of the video below (Randy does not work for any news station – he is just a bit of a joker). About Sparky.  Sparky has no eyes.  But he now has a loving home.  He and his…

Feel Good Feline Pictures (Billysky of course)

What better for a Tuesday than 9 cute cat pictures!  So move over Irina Shayk, and click ahead for some of my favorite shots of  my favorite model kitty Billysky.  For a purrrfect Tuesday treat.  Meow.  Here we go: Feel the purrrrrrrr and have a wonderful day. Post thoughts – really every cat pic is…

Billysky Cat Sunbathing

Look who just loves to lay in the sun – Billysky! I walked in and said, “Look at you Billysky – you look like you want a pina colada.” She replied, “No thank you.  How about a real good, long petting instead while I enjoy these rays.  Let’s start with the tummy.” And she did get…

Billysky Cat Invited to the Dining Room Table

I am occasionally asked what happens to Billysky when I see the world.  Between a trusted and reasonably-priced cat sitter for short trips like a weekend getaway (see Bondi Beach – The Perfect Long Weekend for Groundhog Day),  and welcoming human grandparents for longer trips, she is well-attended to. After one such longer trip, I was…

Billysky The Beautiful Cat Loves Lent

Today is Ash Wednesday.   Billysky said to me this morning, “Meow.  I want to dress in the spirit of the season for Lent.” I said, “What are you thinking Billysky?” And she said, “Meow.  A nun!  I like nuns.  They are really nice and pray for us.” And so she did!   May you…

Billysky Cat Goes to the Vet

Great news – guess who doesn’t have worms??!? Perhaps for a fleeting minute you answered quietly to yourself, “I don’t have worms.” And, you know what, that is wonderful.  Really.  And even if you do, well maybe eat less dirt go to a doctor and get some Vermox. However, this blog post is not about you;…

African Safari Part 7 – Lion Videos

This post is a collection of videos from the African Safari.  Enjoy! To see the other parts of this series, click on the link: Part 1 – Overview Part 2a – Male Lions Part 2b – Female Lions Part 3a – The Rest of the Big 5 – Leopards Part 3b – The Rest of…

Something Fishy Going On

I usually keep a water glass by my bed at night.  Maybe wake up and want a sip, or at least drink some first thing in morning.  Lately the water has been tasting sort of funky, sort of fishy.  Is something wrong with my dishwasher?  Our water supply?  My night breath? One night I awoke…

Billysky in a Box

Billysky is addicted to boxes; in particular, boxes she barely fits in anymore. I said, “Billysky there are plenty of boxes just for you that you actually fit in.” She said, “Oh so now we’re judging.  Well I might like boxes, but you stay up way too late on work nights.  I’m tired.” By the way,…

African Safari Part 4 – Other Carnivores

We saw many carnivores beyond lions and leopards on the Safari. This post introduces 5 carnivores I thought the most interesting: African Wild Dogs Crocodiles Honey Badgers Caracal (a kind of cat) Banded Mongoose African Wild Dogs On an evening safari in from Gomoti Camp in the Santawani Concession, Emmanuel got a call on the radio that…