R.I.P: Conrad the Kat (Our Beast)

It is with profound sadness that I tell you our dear Kat, Conrad, who we affectionately called “Beast” is no longer with us. He lived a long and happy life: 17 years and 4 months. We absolutely adored him. Well, everyone who met him adored him. Conrad was the friendliest cat I’ve ever known. He knew no strangers. He would… 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 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