Health Issues: Getting Old

Conrad the Kat, our beast (animaux sauvage) Conrad, our sweet and crazy-friendly beast, is having health issues. He had a terrible seizure about a year-and-a-half ago when we first moved to Atlanta. I was hoping he was just mad about moving away from his friends the deer, skunk, and red-tailed fox1 or had eaten some bug in the house to… Continue reading

Replay: The Week in Review

Really enjoy the Replay iOS app, which makes creating a video from your media crazy simple. I blogged previously about the app at this link. The video below is comprised of photos and video shot on my phone over the past week. It features an appearance by Conrad the Kat on his birthday, my Halloween selfie (nothing special), the new… Continue reading

Happy Birthday Conrad the Kat

Conrad the iBeast Conrad the Kat, our animaux sauvage, was born on November 1, 1999. Today is his birthday. He is 15 years old! He actually has a really good life. He spends it demanding his fresh kill at 5:30am and again at 5:00pm. He suddenly, and for no apparent reason, runs around the house in unexpected fits of uncontrolled… Continue reading

Vacuuming Our Cat

Conrad the Kat, also known as “Beast” and “Animaux Sauvage,” is a total fur factory. He generates more fur than any critter alive. He sheds everywhere. Enormous fur bunnies lie in his wake as he saunters around his lair. I’ve given up the idea of having fur-free dark clothes. A colleague told me she vacuums here cat and that her… Continue reading

Conrad Update

Conrad, the Animaux Sauvage So, this morning Conrad seemed to be in a bad mood at the hospital . The doctor said she thought it was a reaction to the pain medication. He is urinating fine, and his urine is less bloody. This afternoon the vet called and said that Conrad was doing well.  “He’s urinating up a storm and… Continue reading

Conrad Is Sick

Conrad, the Animaux Sauvage (Click to enlarge.) This morning, around 10am, I realized that Conrad, the animaux sauvage, had not been accosting me demanding his fresh kill. This is completely out of the ordinary. He normally begins his “hunting” rituals around 4am. To have heard nothing from him by 10am is unprecedented. In my search for him, as he was… Continue reading