Monthly Archives: February 2013

4 got weekday bottomless mimosa brunch

This is what it looks like. Look and weep. Yes, that’s right 4 hours. 6 Mimosas. Each. Thank you Social Living deal and scholar Ligeia  Luigli and my lovely companion Assistance dog Hera for making an otherwise boring Thursday a lovely afternoon. And thank you Nora at M cafe in Berkeley for good service and […]

Pan dulce (NOT pasteles!), where have you been all my life?!

Since my cat’s recent decline, I’ve given up most all pretext of eating healthy. One might say I’ve used Tigre’s failing health as an excuse to ruin my own. Sugar, wheat, dairy- nothing has been off-limits. The past two nights I’ve eaten at buffets, and a few nights ago I even fell so low as […]

Is anybody out there?

Or am I really as alone as I feel? The last few days I’ve spent a great deal of time just watching my cat Tigre.  He is dying.  And I am really sad. Back in May he had heart failure and I was taken by surprise. At the time I had no idea he was […]

Could someone please explain what happened here?!

Oh! How many times I’ve wished I had a live webcam in my place to watch what my pets do while I’m gone. This would’ve been the perfect day for that live feed. What the hell happened here?! Since Tigre’s been feeling bad the past couple days, he’s taken over Hera’s bed, making her lie […]

This is a sad post and a mad post and a tired-of-it-all post.

Today, after posting about Tigre and feline hyperthyroidism,  Tigre took a turn for the worse. I am not sure how much longer he’ll be with me. Though it was a beautiful day, I couldn’t see going out for a really long walk with him doing so poorly. So I didn’t get much exercise. So I […]

An epidemic of hyperthyroidism in cats and what it means for you

Yesterday I received an email from a vet to which I recently took my cat, Tigre. The email was requesting participants for a study being conducted by the state of California’s Department of Toxic Substances- they are looking for the cause of the epidemic of cats being diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. Tigre had heart failure last […]

Disgusting and bizarre: the creatures waiting to take over the planet when we’re gone.

Since the sky is falling and the end of the world is nigh, I thought I’d share a bit of the life forms that are just waiting for us humans to go extinct.   Here’s a great website for those not afraid to look:,0,1994223.photogallery?index=14   It  includes such beauties as this coconut crab: Yes, […]