Tag: cat

  • Decade


    Ten years ago, my then-boyfriend Alex and I visited a local animal shelter where I fell in love with a kitten named Dixon. I had been going kitten-crazy and really wanted to adopt a cat. (The previous year, my family’s 16-year-old cat passed away.) So Alex and I took a trip to the Staten Island […]

  • Welcome, Lucifer!

    Alex and I were in Oxford for a week so I could attend and present at a conference. While away, my sister watched our cat and made sure he didn’t get too lonely. It worked well because Dixon didn’t hate us when we returned late on Sunday night and he hasn’t been angrily ignoring us […]

  • Many names

    These are the names I call my cat: Dixon Dixie Dix Cat Kitty Kitty Face Kitty Butt Dixie Face Dixie Butt Butter Bean Butt Bean Butt Face Kiska (from the Russian киска, meaning “kitty”) Kiska Face Kiska Butt Butt Bunny Bunny Butt Zayats (from the Russian заяц, meaning “hare” or “rabbit”) Zai This list has been seven […]