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Giving Thanks for the Blind Cat Who Taught Me What to See

(6) Comments | Posted November 22, 2013 | 10:20 AM

Yesterday marked two significant milestones for me. It was three months to the day since we had to put Homer to sleep. It was also the day when Homer's Facebook page reached 100,000 "likes."

2013-11-22-HomerClaws.jpg I started...

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Remembering Homer on 9/11

(11) Comments | Posted September 11, 2013 | 10:45 AM

Probably no part of Homer's Odyssey has provoked more outraged response (yes, there are readers out there who were outraged -- outraged! -- by Homer's Odyssey) than the chapters dealing with 9/11 and my attempts to rescue my three cats who were trapped in my apartment mere...

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Homer, Heroic Blind 'Wonder Cat' Who Inspired Millions, Dies in New York at 16

(89) Comments | Posted August 28, 2013 | 2:17 PM

Love isn't something you see with your eyes.

I first wrote that sentence almost exactly five years ago. It was part of the cover letter I sent to literary agents, hoping one of them would agree to represent a book I'd written -- a memoir called

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Why Does Slate Hate Cat Lovers (at Least the Female Ones)?

(29) Comments | Posted April 9, 2013 | 11:38 AM

First there was Katie Arnold-Ratliff's remarkably fact-free article in which she argued that no woman could ever successfully publish a memoir about a cat, because women with cats can't overcome (as Mr. Arnold-Ratliff put it) the "sad-sack single cat girl" stigma. This despite the appearance on...

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