Episode Fourteen: The Art of War

Last week Virtute got into his first real fight.  We had been feeding the clowder of stray cats around our house and inch by inch they started to become territorial.  While Gumption was pretty curious, Virtute was very anxious.  Eventually one of them, the one called "Lunchbox", charged at the window and attacked Virtute through… Continue reading Episode Fourteen: The Art of War

Episode Twelve: Collective Care

It's been a busy few months here. There's been new kittens, art projects, conferences, house warmings, and generally still adjusting to our new neighbourhood. I've been feeling overtired and overworked and so I asked Virtute what he does for self-care.  He stared blankly for a minute. So I asked again. He finally looked my way,… Continue reading Episode Twelve: Collective Care

Episode Eleven: Sharing Space

Recently we welcomed a new kitten named Gumption into our house. It's been about a month so I checked in with Virtute to see how he's handled the transition. He responded, "When Gumption first arrived I really felt as though my world got immensely smaller. It's such an intimate process to share space and it… Continue reading Episode Eleven: Sharing Space

Episode Three: Virtute cheats at anarchist scrabble

Last night, during our wholesome Wednesday evening, we made maple caramel popcorn and played scrabble. Virtute tried to play "ljxtqvs" on a double-word score. We told him that would be cheating, and he just kept saying, "You can't cheat at anarchist scrabble". He refused to play the rest of the game and instead just stared… Continue reading Episode Three: Virtute cheats at anarchist scrabble