Cat: an appreciation

We lived with a wild animal in the house for 11 years. Here are some observations following that experience.

The Archdruid

I finally got around to reading John McPhee’s Encounters with the Archdruid. If you have not read it yet, proceed…

And still counting

Another Great Backyard Bird Count has come and gone. It was the GBBC of 2013¬†that got me into the birding…

Now. Where were we?

This has been my longest Mellowcat hiatus since I started up about eight years ago. So what the hell happened?…

Exiting the Drought

Well, that was interesting. We’ve had just a tiny bit of rain in recent weeks, but that qualifies as a…

Public Enemy Number One

Take a good look at the cat pictured here. What do you think? Oh sure, he looks nice. Handsome white…

Sgraggly House Finch

Turning Point

Did you feel it? I did, earlier today. I was outside, tidying up the yard, and noticed that that the…