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My Cat is Trying to Kill Me

Love means bleeding sometimes

Orange cat stretches her front legs
Photo by Timo Volz on Unsplash

My cat Munchie has long, sharp talons of steel and she will not allow me to trim them under any circumstances. When she walks on the wood floor she clicks with each step.

At one point I was able to trim one foot by wrapping her in a towel and squeezing her horribly while she turned upside-down and yowled in what she probably thought was a…

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Jackie Olsen

Jackie Olsen

Come for the insights on aging, leave with a doggie bag full of frogs and exoplanets. Now more poems about vacuuming! she/her/hers