The Cat Project
The Cat Project

The Cat Project

One cat each day, along with anything else on my mind


Pay attention

28 May 2020 1 minute read 0 comments acat

Cats like a good power play: their cuteness pitted against your ability to resist. It's a bet they make and win so reliably that it's simply part of what cats and people are to each other. It's all very on brand. Demands for attention might annoy you...

Cat lit

17 May 2020 1 minute read 0 comments acat

Among the great cats of fiction, we have to include the cat in Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. She enters the novel in it's final quarter, after having been nearly burned to death in a trashcan. Almost immediately, Eleanor sees herself in the ca...

Lots of colored pencils

15 May 2020 1 minute read 0 comments acat

There was an affirmation in the bathroom of the house where I worked as a nanny a lifetime ago. In fact, there was a whole calendar of affirmations. The calendar itself was designed in a way I found baffling, with one page for every two weeks and dat...

It begins with an ending

14 May 2020 1 minute read 2 comments acat

My daughter's cat died a couple days ago and it broke her heart. Death is like that, and cats are like that and parenting is like that.  Grief is larger than life, electrified, pulsating with its own energy. It's a kick in the teeth. Watching someone...