Our decision to spend a year in Japan for the #100Summits Project depended, in part, on our ability to take our cat, Oobie, along on the journey. My husband and I believe that “pets are for life” and we wouldn’t have dreamed of leaving her behind. However, since Japan is a rabies-free country, entry requirements for pets are strict (see also: “draconian” – but with good reason) and it took us almost a year to ensure that Oobie could enter without undergoing extended quarantine.Read more
O Christmas Tree….
O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, my cat would like to eat thee…. She likes your piney leaves so well, They give her puke a Christmas smell …Read more
The Imago Chronicles, an Interview, and … Cats on the Internet
Today, I’m honored to be interviewed by author and martial artist Lorna Suzuki, whose IMAGO CHRONICLES are currently under contract (and in production) to become a series of major motion pictures. You can find the interview at Lorna’s website (click, and the link will open in a new window). I’m also delighted to announce that Lorna (who has over twenty-five years experience in various forms of martial arts, and is a 5th-dan practitioner and instructor of Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu, a martial arts system incorporating six traditional samurai schools and three schools of ninjutsu, under Japanese Soke, Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi) has also agreed toRead more
In Honor of National Pet Day
April 11 is “National Pet Day” here in the United States, a day to celebrate pets of all shapes, sizes and origins. National Pet Day was the brainchild of Colleen Paige, a pet lifestyle expert and animal welfare advocate. As the National Pet Day website says, “it’s about love” – and about encouraging people to make the choice to spay, neuter, and adopt whenever possible. Almost all of our cats are and have been rescues, adopted from shelters or foster homes. (A couple we received in other ways, but when we have the option we adopt.) We wouldn’t have itRead more