The Cat Raised the Dog On My Alaskan Homestead

cartoon image, cat, dog, house

On my Alaskan homestead, the cat raised the dog.  It’s true — the dog was just a puppy when he arrived at my place, known as Banjo Beach, on Spruce Island.  He had no mother or father to teach him about the world, and the only other creatures there besides me were three cats.  He … Read more

Presenting My Ten Favorite Cat Breeds

Birman, 4 white feet, lounging in chair

Since I am old and cantankerous, I believe I am allowed to select my favorite cat breeds from the 200+ different ones that can be found in this world of ours. Here are pictures and information about the ones I like best. If you have a favorite that is not on this list, let me … Read more

Cats That Make You Laugh Can Help Your Health

4 cat friends in window

If you have ever shared a home with a cat or two, you have undoubtedly laughed many times at their crazy cat antics. I have shared lodgings with cats for my entire life, and have been amused every day at their  cat capers. They say that finding humor in our life helps keep us healthy, … Read more

Friends With Fur Have Filled My Life With Joy

Tiger cat, lying down, green eyes

All my life I have gained much pleasure from my friends with fur. If you have shared this experience, ask yourself what it is about a cat’s character that makes him so special? What traits add up to “catness”? What happens in that furry head to make him act as he does? Here is a … Read more

Learn Here How To Have A Happy Cat

Black cat hiding in basket

Here are a couple of cat issues that your cantankerous cat lady regards as important. My views are strong, and may not be to your liking. Whatever your opinion, please tell me in the “comments” section below. How do you feel about declawing? Let’s jump right into this discussion. How do you feel about declawing? … Read more

The Many Ways Cats Show Love to Humans

tabby cat outside in green leaves

When bonding occurs between cat and human, there are many ways cats show love. Think of your own animal — can you recall behavior on the part of the cat that could indicate his love and caring? Your cantankerous cat lady has seen many examples of this inter-species bonding and love. Consider the following examples. … Read more

About Fran

photo of Fran

You know, I like that term, “crazy cat lady.”  It’s so cute, and so apt. We cat women — and men — tend to get a little carried away in matters concerning our favorite cats.  We can’t help it — we love them. However, at my mature age of 80, I believe I’ve earned the … Read more