Bumble & Me

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Eight years ago, Bumble chose me. I'm the lucky one. On December 5, 2003, I welcomed a mostly-grey-colored fur ball into my home. She invited herself, actually. I was looking for a dog. But this little cat picked me. This cat knew I needed something. This cat knew I needed her.   In late July 2003, I moved to Stillwater, Oklahoma to join the faculty in the School of Journalism and … [Read more...]

My final hours with Bama: Part 1

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I woke up around 2 and couldn't go back to sleep, so I got up at 3 a.m. and made coffee. Bama had started to stir a bit. I could tell she was uncomfortable. I sat by her side, talked with her, stroked her head. A few times, she put her head in my lap. Bumble slept nearby. I gave Bama four sedative tablets at 5:30 a.m., August 3. They were hidden in some baked fish, which I made especially for her … [Read more...]

Bama: 1999? – August 3, 2011

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Farewell my precious, sweet Bama. Your spirit will always be with me and your footsteps in my path. I know you're busy romping in the snow now, or paddling in the water, so I'll leave  you to play for a while, where it's cool and pleasant. See you soon over the Rainbow Bridge. Say hello to Sparky dog. Related Posts: Saying Farewell to Bama From Kosoma to Bama: Happy Forever Home … [Read more...]