Kitty edition

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A while back, our bored younger cat got into a frenzy and attacked my leg. She realized she’d made a mistake and stopped. But she did a lot of damage in those first few seconds. Enough that I had to go to the ER.

We recently stayed 6 weeks with…



Is it pandering?

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I was surprised to see, in my stats, that I got thousands of reads in the last week. What were they reading? The articles I published last week didn’t show any unusual traffic spikes.

Some of that turned out to be people reading responses I’d written to extremely popular articles…



We were in a car

Brahman bull. Photo by author.

We were driving up the road to our development, just as a pair of free-range Brahman cattle were coming down. We all stopped and stared at each other.

The cow moved first. She wisely and rapidly stepped to the side of the road. Then, she continued downhill on the grassy…



What happens in real life?

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It’s an accepted truism that if you dream you die, you’ll die in real life. That’s why you wake up just before hitting the ground in falling dreams. There’s even a horror movie franchise based on this theory.

I can conclusively state, however, this is not true.

The other night…



There was string

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We finally received the official documents for our new house in the Caribbean. We picked up the originals from the lawyer’s office.

Naturally, we wanted to make copies. We don’t plan on carrying the originals hither and yon while we visit banks and other places of business. But we need…



If you want to travel this summer

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Our friend applied for a passport last year. He planned to visit us this February. They said it would take 6–9 weeks, unless he expedited it.

He expedited it. And scheduled his trip 10 weeks out.

He was just informed that expedited passport processing is now 9–12 weeks. Unless he…



Jennifer Dunne

Regular contributor to The Daily Cuppa & Dancing Elephants Press📚Author of fiction and non-fiction✏️Topics: cats, positivity, life, and living in the Caribbean