Chauncey, a new cat

I ended up restarting my academic blog on, so no more academic complaints in this one. This will be the personal blog with cats!

Part of the reason for my lack of posts has been a recent state of cat crisis. I lost two beloved cats in the past two years. Both were senior cats with cancer who had lived with me for over a decade. I was heartbroken, but looked forward to enjoying life with no litter box and no vet bills.

But as the months went by, I found missed not just my cats but cat presence! So in late February, I adopted Chauncey from Street Cat Alumni Rescue. She is about 7. She had lived on the streets for years until someone or something cut her tail off and she needed tending. You can read her rescue story at Meow AF.  She is healed up now (at least physically) and is smart and funny, although also bitey and scratchy when displeased. She is afraid of the sound the USS Enterprise-D makes in Star Trek: TNG when it swoops through space with a galactic SWISHHHH that I guess sounds like a hiss. She has just sauntered out to demand dinner, so I will leave you with a cat picture since it’s Caturday.



7 thoughts on “Chauncey, a new cat

  1. Donna Hegarty Orth June 22, 2019 / 12:09 pm

    Blessed thing to do, Emily. I, too, lost 3 cats last year. Two of my own and one we adopted that was left behing when people moved. They were all old about 12-14 and died of old age. But heartbreaking none-the-less. Cats are amazing, spritual animals that bring joy and luck to a household. Chauncy has suffered enough and now its time get loved and pampered. Have a great summer with Chauncy.


    • Emily September 16, 2019 / 6:10 pm

      I am sorry to be so late in replying to this comment, but I love everything you say here. I am so sorry for your lost furbabies. Thank you for all your kind comments. ❤


      • Donna Hegarty Orth September 16, 2019 / 6:39 pm

        This was a nice surprise to hear back from you, Emily. I know you are busy being an astronaut and all the interesting things you get yourself involved in, so I wasn’t expecting to hear back at all. I hope Chancy is doing well. I am taking a break from cats but I’ve got a new puppy named Callie and she is keeping me in a tizzy. I’ve kept all my cat furniture and supplies for the next feline that takes my breath away. Have a wonderful fall season.

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          • Donna Hegarty Orth September 16, 2019 / 7:02 pm

            Most likely. My relatives lived in Somerville and Cambridge and Charlestown, too. There was probably a criss-cross some where along the line. Some day I’ll dig into Ancestry when I have more time. My husband thinks his aunt was really his sister, so we did a little digging. We never really got to the bottom of it since it was a closed adoption but we had a lot of other surprises along the way.


            • Emily September 16, 2019 / 7:04 pm

              I’ll get back to work on it when there’s a semester break.


              • Donna Hegarty Orth September 16, 2019 / 7:29 pm

                That’s right. You are an educator, too. I’ll be waiting to hear…

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