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Ghost Story: Tiger’s Last Tale

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November 10, 2018

I’ve been sharing Tiger’s Tale with you over the past month. I wish there was some huge, dramatic way to end his story. Unfortunately, there isn’t. The “visitations” started a week or two after Tiger’s death, and lasted maybe 4-6 weeks. These were not everyday occurrences, and they certainly were not predictable. They happened just… Read More ›

Ghost Story, Part IV – A Little Night Music

So Prince Harry Pumpkin and Baby Maggie Firsee are careful cats. They don’t push or break things. They delicately walk around objects. Occasionally, Baby Maggie Firsee is clumsy – but if she has an accident, it’s clearly an accident, and she’s embarrassed by it. While Prince Harry Pumpkin – despite his size – is like a… Read More ›

Ghost Story – Part III – Brotherly Love

Our whole little home universe revolved around Tiger. Not that he was ever an alpha cat  – I think Prince Harry is actually the Alpha. But Tiger was just so freakishly loving and sweet, everyone (furry or non furry) let him do or have whatever he desired. Including the sweet spot in bed beside me… Read More ›

Ghost Story, Part 2 – Things That Go BUMP The Night

Back when Tiger was younger, he loved to jump on top of tall things – like the refrigerator and bookshelves. And then knock as much stuff as he could down and watch it fall. Books. Vases. (Yeah, in retrospect he could be a little sh*t as a kitten.) Tiger especially enjoyed jumping on top of… Read More ›

Ghost Story Part 1 – Tiger’s Tale

Previously, in Ghost Story – Prologue –  I mentioned that I have seen my share of death – even inside this house I currently live in. The commonality, though, is that everyone – human, furred, or feathered – were all either really old or really sick. Death was sad, but not a surprise. There’s only… Read More ›

Updates To VegCharlotte Blog

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” – L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables It’s October … yaaaaas! I wanted to alert everyone to a few changes I’ve made to my blog. An intrepid reader alerted me that, although the drop-down arrow was still there, the “Vegan Recipes” label had mysteriously… Read More ›

Ghost Story … Prologue …

  “During the day, I don’t believe in ghosts. At night, I’m a little more open-minded.” Do you believe in ghosts? Not too long ago, I would have answered, “Well, I do believe there are more things in Heaven and Earth that are dreamt of in your philosophy, Horatio.” Skeptical, yet open-minded, that was me…. Read More ›

Vegan MoFo 2018 – Introducing Myself

It’s the first day of September – and the first day of Vegan MoFo 2018! (For readers who aren’t aware, Vegan MoFo stands for Vegan Month of Food.) Once again I am excited to be part of such a huge group blogging experience. Today’s prompt is, “Introduce Yourself” – so here goes! I’m Catherine – a… Read More ›

Amazon Prime Now For Vegans

The Scruff Muffin checks out my latest Amazon Prime Now delivery. So, this has been an …. interesting … summer. It started with a freak accident that had my car unexpectedly becoming best friends with a stranger’s tree. The car would need some bodywork, but miraculously I was unharmed. (Or so I thought. Much later… Read More ›

Make 2018 Great: Shoes, Part II – Letting Go

In Make 2018 Great: Shoes: Part 1 – Examining Our Obsession, we explored why some of us have such a serious shoe obsession. In Part II, we’ll discuss the sometimes difficult process of downsizing our shoes, how to learn from our mistakes, and finally build a shoe wardrobe that works for our lives. Imagine how it… Read More ›

Make 2018 Great: Shoes, Part 1 – Examining Our Obsession

It’s Spring – at least in parts of America! And Spring is a great time to clean, downsize, and declutter! (I have a birthday in May so I’m super-energized to clear out as much old stuff and old energy as possible!) Earlier in the year we cleaned and organized our vegan pantries, fridge, and cabinets…. Read More ›

I’m A Preacher’s Daughter. So What???

I have a confession to make: I am a preacher’s daughter. This is who I am. I had no choice or say in the matter. I was born into things after three miscarriages and one stillbirth, so there was no way I could change my mind and back out. My parents had been praying for me… Read More ›

Make 2018 Great – Organize Your Kitchen, Part IV – Delight In Your Dishes

There is a very veg-friendly Indian restaurant in Charlotte that my partner and I haunt. The food is mostly delightful; the service less so. But every time we go, I can’t help feeling slightly annoyed at drinking water out of a plastic glass.  And using forks and spoons whose sharp edges feel uncomfortable in my… Read More ›

Make 2018 Great – Organize Your Kitchen, Part III – Ovens & Stoves

Today we are going to Make 2018 Great by cleaning all our ovens and stovetops! Yes, I know that sounds like a downer. But now that we’ve got our pantry and refrigerator/freezer organized, the next step is to clean our ovens and stovetops … so we’ll find cooking even more enjoyable! This is especially important… Read More ›

Make 2018 Great – Organize Your Kitchen, Part II – Fridge & Freezer

Welcome back to Make 2018 Great! Last time we organized our dry goods pantry. This time, we’re organizing our refrigerator and freezer. The good news is – this will probably go a little more quickly than organizing our pantry! Hopefully, due to the perishable nature of food in your fridge, you’re already cleaning on a… Read More ›

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