The Feline Solution: A Blog by Marcy Mary

Mom is back—and just in the nick of time. Although there was a flurry of cleaning and the washer and dryer were going overtime before her arrival, there is something … missing when she is not here. You could say Mom is the heart of our family. After Mom settled back in, she came into […]

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Sequestered: A Blog by Marcy Mary

Hi! It’s me, Marcy Mary. Did you miss me? Well, I missed you. Every time I thought about writing a blog, I was needed by one of my family. Mom is staying with Aunt Bertha for a few days as she recuperates from successful emergency gall-bladder surgery. Before she left, Mom said to me, “Marcy […]

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Looking for the Pot of Gold …

March 17 is Saint Patrick’s Day, and I’ve decided to let you in on a little secret. My mother wanted to name me “Kathleen Mavourneen” after the old Irish ballad, but my older sisters prevailed and I ended up with “Kathleen Helen.” (I think I prefer “Mavourneen.”) My heritage is not all Irish, but I […]

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The Bedtime Story

Brooke, my human cousin, was spending the night, and she asked me if I would like to hear a bedtime story. When Joey was younger, he insisted on a bedtime story. While I rested at the foot of the bed, Dad or Mom (or sometimes Hattie) would read a boring story to him, and soon […]

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Desert Dreams: a blog by Marcy Mary

I’m trying to find a sunny spot to have my morning nap. But the sun is being capricious. I admit I did like basking in the sun in the desert—first, warming my back, then turning on my sides, and lastly, my belly. Heaven! When I was indoors, it seemed that at almost any time of […]

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Wondering and Wandering in the Desert, Part I

We are in the last week of our month in the desert, and we have had so many experiences that they are swirling in my head like the images in the fancy kaleidoscopes sold at the art shows that dot the Coachella Valley most weekends … … Like the gentleman dressed in the navy cotton […]

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When the Creative Urge Strikes: A Blog by Marcy Mary

I want you to know that I am really adjusting to the desert life. I now have the horrid local Canada geese whipped into shape—no squawking before 8:00 a.m. How did I do this? See the description of my teeth below. Besides my new friend Hank, I have met and interviewed several local creatures, including […]

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