Category Archives: Pets

Loving Sora the Cat

Friday Nite Foto.

Moi with Sora the Cat, back in Nov. 2020.

It took months to earn her trust after we “rescued” her from the BCSPCA in 2019.

Here you can see her well down the road to blossoming into the cuddle bug she is today.

paul and sora the cat

Murko the Cat, My BFF

Murko, my BFF. . .
Murko the Cat my best friend ever

Got a Throwback Thursday tonight.

My beloved Murko the Cat, circa early 1970s.

Recently found a few home-developed and enlarged-in-a-bathroom darkroom black & whites in a trunk in the garage. (Most of my early photos were destroyed in a basement flood in the early 1980s . . . .)

Murko and I were bonded.

When I went into hospital for scoliosis surgery in my early teens and was away from home for over a month, my parents said he lost half his body weight in depression.

When I got home, he sat on my body cast 23/24 hours a day.

Never tell me cats show no love, eh?

BTW, “Murko” means “he who purrs” in Ukrainian.

Sniffing the Night Air With Sora the Cat

Oh my, that was fun!

Holding Sora the Cat at the front door for about 10 minutes as the rain began to lightly fall not long before we go to bed in south  Burnaby, BC.

Sniff the air, sweetie. Enjoy the smells, the sounds of the pattering droplets.

Sharing the fresh air with an animal with senses seeking is such a joy. Her body tense in anticipation, eyes panning the darkness. . .

She’s happy being a totally indoor cat — better for her and for the wee beasties out there. . .

But that takes a lot of play and interaction.

Cuddling Cat Turning the Solstice Corner

I think one of the most wonderful sounds is when Sora the Cat comes to bed and cuddles after her 5:00 am breakfast. She waits for me to lift a corner of the comforter, and then she slides in and curls up in the crook of my arm.

sora cat cuddle

After she fidgets for a minute I feel her relax, and she gives a wee, whistling sigh of contentment that melts my heart every time.
We snooze together for about another hour, and then she grumbles when the alarm goes off :-).
Wishing everyone a lovely sleep as we turn the solstice corner. . .