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Monthly Archives: January 2016

The Best of Cats

January 30, 2016 |

Meet Doyle. Doyle is a 5-year-old rescue kitty. In the fall of 2010, when he was about 4 months old, Doyle and his littermates were found in a garbage bag on the side of the road and brought to a … Read More

Dogmeat is (Wo)Man’s Best Fallout Friend

January 30, 2016 |

Spoilers: There are spoilers for “Fallout 4” and “Dragon Age: Origins” ahead.


At the urging of my husband and Amelia and my podcast cohost and meatspace bro Eris, I finally decided to pick up “Fallout 4.”

I’ll admit I … Read More

On Knowing When It’s Time

January 29, 2016 | | 9 Comments

Warning: This piece takes you through the last weeks of a cat with cancer, and contains pictures from those weeks. If animal suffering, cancer, death or grief are triggering for you, you should avoid reading this. If you have a … Read More


January 29, 2016 |

I am not particularly twee about my pets. I don’t see them as furry people or as anything but what they are: (mostly) mammals who would probably eat me if I died and left my corpse lying around. They’re not … Read More

Rescue Me

January 28, 2016 |

Please welcome new guest writer Sarah M. Coleman with an article about her rescue pet for Pets Week.

There is a fairly common perception that shelter animals are damaged goods in some way, that they must have done something wrong … Read More

My Cats Hate Batwoman

January 28, 2016 |

I love my cats. They’re a comfort when I need it—though it’s mostly me doing the hugging and them trying to escape—they give my little apartment some life. They’re part of the the family I’ve made as an adult; a … Read More

A Story About Otis

January 27, 2016 |

Let me tell you a story about Otis.

Last year, we got hit with a fairly big snowstorm for where I live. Before it got too bad, I bundled up in my puffy coat and took Otis for a walk. … Read More

Love Letter to My Little Man

January 27, 2016 |

For our Pets Theme Week, Rosie wrote us a piece about her dog. He has a lot of names.

When my big sister was born, our parents already had a dog. I was born 21 months later, and the dog … Read More

Missing My Pets

January 26, 2016 |

I’ve never really been a pet owner; allergies saw to that, and not just mine but my sister’s so my parents prevented most pet ownership in my youth. Later, my career choices prevented me from owning a pet as an … Read More

The Crafting System Episode 5: Shut Up, You Love Mary Sue

January 26, 2016 |

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In Episode 5 achieve varying levels of excitement over fanfiction and have varying levels of success with their holiday crafting projects. They also mention: