Tag Archives: Experiments Animalcular

On Encouraging Animals

Trained I have successfully trained Jeoffrey to use the bathroom. Through long months of dedication, interrupted by the intrusion of helpless kittens that sent Jeoffrey into a tizzy, my three-year-old cat has been toilet trained.  She now uses the toilet … Continue reading

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On the Fungus Growing in My Brain

Watch this: That’s the Cordyceps fungus, a parasite that takes control of the body of the host and uses that much more mobile body (well, compared to a fungus) to propagate itself into the world. (Fungus have no feet, you … Continue reading

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On Peddling Kittens

It’s a living. You find yourself a kitten farm in dire straits, you pick it up on the cheap, and there you have it: Your New Living. Alternately: Your New Life. Alternately: You Have No Life.  Not Anymore.  Not Ever … Continue reading

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On Being a Halfway-House for Kittens

Most people don’t realize how dangerous kittens are.   For example, look at this: Do you find it hard to look away?  Do you see the intensity in the eyes?  That feral glare?  That killer instinct? If you can’t see it, … Continue reading

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On Herding Cats

I’m teaching Jeoffrey how to use the toilet. Or she’s teaching me how to be hopeful, and preparing me for the inevitable (O cruel world!) dashing of my hopes. This is not Jeoffrey, but it gives you an idea of … Continue reading

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On Disposing of the Bodies

As you know, we have a glare of feral cats living under our house and in the abandoned properties around us.  Since the cats are feral, they often die of causes other than old age.  Because they live in the … Continue reading

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