Will You Pulleeease Get Off the Computer


I’m working late on a deadline. It’s way past this crew’s bedtime. They’ve been patiently waiting, curled around my feet. And then not so patiently waiting, moving toward the stairs.

When that didn’t get me to follow, they parked themselves halfway between me and the stairs as a hint, alternating between loud sighs and glares.

Finnegan finally decided to take matters into his own hands. Previously lying snuggled up next to Graidy (they’re inseparable), he determined that walking on the keyboard was a surefire way to get me to quit.

He was right.

Sometimes, I think I liked the days before home computers better…

G’nite folks.

2016-10-24T09:56:48-04:00December 29th, 2007|.My Dogs and Me, Finnegan the Coon Cat|15 Comments

Feliway Review — A Cat Product That Really Works!

Maine Coon Cat

This is Finnegan, our Maine Coon clown. As you can see, he lurvs my laptop. And he lurvs to scratch and claw my furniture. In fact he lurvs clawing so much that he’s been systematically ruining each piece of upholstered furniture I have.

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A while back, I asked for advice about Finn’s clawing the furniture. Jen, from Fuzzy Logic, recommended Feliway (Comfort Zone) spray and diffusers . Feliway is a cat pheromone that duplicates the smell of a cat’s natural scent glands. The pheromone helps cats feel calm. which significantly lessens the […]

2016-10-24T09:56:50-04:00August 2nd, 2007|Finnegan the Coon Cat|14 Comments

There’s a Whole Big World Out There, Kid


Back when Finn was just a little thing (now he’s almost as big as Graidy), he followed Kiera everywhere and wanted to do everything she did. Including using the dog door.

He never quite figured it out and got stuck a couple of times half way in and half way out. Kiera would push him back in with her nose.

Now that he’s a big guy, he’d give anything to get to go out. But we have too many wild animals that would quickly make him lunch, so we don’t let him out — on purpose, that is…

These days, he’s taken to hiding right behind our feet and shooting out the door as soon […]

2016-10-24T09:56:53-04:00July 9th, 2007|.My Dogs and Me, Finnegan the Coon Cat|9 Comments

A Confession


I have a confession to make. I’ve never really been a cat person. Don’t get me wrong–there’s not an animal on the planet that I couldn’t find something about to enjoy–but, on my own, I would not choose to have a cat.

So, of course, Finnegan wants to be wherever I am, and preferably on me or my possessions — my laptop being one of his favorite spots. It’s not that I don’t love Finnegan, our Maine Coon mix — I do. He’s a really cool cat. But I find that I don’t have the natural patience for him that I do for my dogs. I’ve thought about this a lot and I believe I’ve figured out […]

2016-10-24T09:56:55-04:00April 27th, 2007|Finnegan the Coon Cat|18 Comments

Does Job and is Quiet

“Dad, Finn really likes you,” Cait says.

“I like Finn,” Andrew says.

“Finally, an animal you have no complaints about,” I say.

“That’s because there’s nothing to complain about. He does his job (Finnegan-now 9, Mice-0) and he’s quiet.”

“Sounds like a dating ad: Does job and is quiet,” I say. “Kiera and Graidy do their jobs too, you know.”

“Yep. We’ve got one dog who herds anything moving on the ground, one dog who herds anything moving up in the air, and one cat who kills anything moving in the house. We’re covered.”

“Life is good.”

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