Schatzi

The Star Patient

The patient in happier times (last week, in the garden) I was just settling down to watch some playoff hockey* and eat dinner when the phone rang. It was Megan, […]

Are there time-released bad omens? If so, I think that Steller’s Jay was one… It’s been another crazy week, and it’s far from over. It seems that no matter how […]

Birthday Boy

My Baby Boy I am pleased to say that Clyde’s birthday yesterday was also (mostly) uneventful. The same day my little guy turned 6 years old, I came home to […]

It's Official

Star & Stella Megan pointed out a shocking oversight in my blog: I never told you that she and Rob officially adopted Stella! You may remember that Stella came into […]

While I was getting ready for work one morning this week, I was abruptly jolted from my makeup routine by the distinctive sound of a cat fight in progress. I […]

In Vein

Poor Change! No-one loves you, including Me. Especially when it includes working eight five days a week. It’s been fifteen years or so since I did that, meaning that I […]

Here & There

We ended up getting 3/4 inch of rain! My lazy side (is there any other?) was happy not to have to water the garden, though the rain did seem to […]

Birthday Girl

Birthday Garden As you can see, my birthday dawned bright and beautiful. All the doors are open, and scent from the honeysuckle bush is wafting in. There seem to be […]

Rain at Last

It’s raining petals We got about six inches of rain since I last checked in with you. It was wonderful to hear the rain pattering against the roof/walls in my […]

Escapism

Who, Me? The other day, I was driving home from the jobette, thinking great thoughts, as I tend to do in the shower and in the car. Or what passes […]

I’m ending the year the same way I started it – in my beloved San Francisco. This was a banner year for trips to the City: 9, an all-time high […]

Oh, it’s been quite the morning so far. The little heater I use in my uninsulated and otherwise unheated bathroom crapped out on me before my shower – hello, 50 […]

Soiree

Sunset over the Pacific You may not have visited our little corner of the world, but you’ve probably seen it. The Village was the setting for the long-running series “Murder […]

The Impatient Patient

The (Im)Patient Little Miss Audrey was at it again… Not closing herself in the dresser drawer all night, or madly clawing at the door to go out, or refusing to […]

Last Things

Megan decided that the time had come to give away Schatzi’s remaining meds. They were very expensive, and some of them were liquid and wouldn’t keep. Dr. Karen gives these […]

Recap

Here’s a quick recap of what happened around here lately besides the Great Schatzi Search. I have to admit that I still drive our part of the Ridge really slowly, […]

Starring

On Saturday, I took Star to the beach. Megan felt that her remaining dog was being neglected during the Great Schatzi Search and was overdue for some fun. Star hopped […]

Gone Girl

Megan and Schatzi at Little River Inn, December 2012 Schatzi disappeared two days before the eighth anniversary of our mother’s death. Is there significance to her leaving on the 8th […]

The Envelope, Please

Schatzi in a field of clover, Spring 2010 Gordie: All right, all right, Mickey’s a mouse, Donald’s a duck, Pluto’s a dog. What’s Goofy? Teddy: Goofy’s a dog. He’s definitely […]

When I got home, it was clear the kitties missed me. Clyde came running up to me meowing, and climbed up my (always) left arm to bury his little head […]