Category Archives: Isla

Paw collection

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A rare moment of unity

Despite the fact that Isla is pretty much the bane of Charlie’s life (often bullying and on occasion biting her), Charlie will come running to defend Isla from any dog that comes near. Isla, in return, will chase off any … Continue reading

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My cat sits on a chair next to the tub, contemplating my naked body in the suds. Penny for her thoughts.

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  September is sitting in a lounge chair outside on the terrace, a cup of tea at hand, captivated, of all things, by a 1968 East German novel about a teacher. Isla jumps on my lap and curls up there, … Continue reading

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Coming home

The Husband and I took a long time choosing the door for our house. I wanted something with glass in it — perhaps thinking a few decades ahead, imagining myself old and wanting to know who’s out there before opening … Continue reading

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Things that happen at night

The other night, I heard cat screaming in the garden and rushed outside to make sure Charlie was ok. (She tends to draw the short stick in fights — she’s just too nice.) In my rush to get down two … Continue reading

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It’s not easy being Isla

I’ve been cleaning up around here and come across a container of bird seed we didn’t use up. Since I don’t want to keep it until next winter, I’ve decided to use it up by putting some out on the … Continue reading

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