• Books

    Happy #Caturday! We’re Reading About Trees.

    The Hidden Life of Trees, https://karenhugg.com/2018/09/08/trees/, Happy #Caturday! We're Reading About Trees, Karen Hugg, #Caturday #trees #peterwohlleben #books #gardening #environment

    My cat Maddie snuggled up to a book I left behind this morning. She’s apparently interested in reading Peter Wohlleben’s The Hidden Life of Trees. It’s a wonderful little book that posits stands of trees are like human families. They protect each other, communicate through roots, send nutrients to the ill, and a bunch of other amazing things. If you read this, you’ll be seeing beeches and birches and all trees in a whole different light. Have a great Saturday!…

  • Writing

    My Cat May Have Had an Out-of-Kitty Experience

    Maddie, my cat, a medium-hair mosaic cat

    Last November, my cat Madeleine had a heart attack and died, but she was revived by the emergency hospital vet. It was, to say the least, a traumatic experience for me, no doubt for her too. I couldn’t get over it. I wondered if she had had an out-of-body, or as my husband and I joked, an out-of-kitty experience. So I did what a writer does. I wrote about it. Maddie had had a urinary tract infection for awhile that…