Posts tagged: Lissa

An Alternative to Commercial Cat Litter

By , April 9, 2011

Yesterday, in describing our recent haul of goods to the homestead, I mentioned cat litter. I thought that I had talked about that before on this blog, but it turns out I hadn’t. This little tip seems far too good not to pass on.

We came to the homestead with our two cats, Lisa and Spice. Lissa has since passed on, but Spice remains an important part of the family (the most important, if you ask her). Indoor cats require cat litter. Acquiring new, and disposing of used, creates special problems on a semi-remote homestead. The common clay cat litter is heavy to pack, and becomes a disposal issue after use, since it doesn’t break down easily. Continue reading 'An Alternative to Commercial Cat Litter'»

Remembering Lissa

By , June 26, 2010

I warned eight years ago that a day like yesterday would come, but when it finally did, that didn’t help one bit. We regrettably laid our older cat, Lissa, in a grave in our dooryard, over which we’ll build a flower bed.

I’m a bit uncomfortable eulogizing a pet; everyone thinks their pet is special, otherwise why would we bother? Yet to those who didn’t know the pet, mourning can seem excessive. However, my blog, my rules, right? Lissa was a member of a tightly-knit family, living in a secluded area. As such, her loss is deeply felt. Continue reading 'Remembering Lissa'»

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