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 Eight: Crypts and Caves

Today I commented on how lovely Virtute's cave was and he astutely corrected me stating, "it's a crypt - crypts are cave-like dwellings that are produced by humans." So I had to ask, "but then what are caves?". Virtute was not amused and simply looked off and said, "they are made by the creator and… Continue reading Episode Eight: Crypts and Caves

Episode Five: Virtute gets philosophical about the nature of life

Today, after three tough days in which our pipes were frozen and we were out of water, Virtute sat contemplatively on my bed after lapping a ramekin filled with cool water. He then turned to me and said, "We are all just made of water, aren't we? And yet, without water being replenished into our… Continue reading Episode Five: Virtute gets philosophical about the nature of life