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The Lady Picks Her Favorite Top Ten Postings

The Lady asked if she could take over today and pick her favorite postings from our previous blog and now our website. Who am I to say no??? In fact, I’m flattered that she cares… and so, without further delay… heeeerrrreee’s The Lady…

As many of you know, Spaulding Gray was a stray who started begging at the back door while we still lived in Beautiful, Downtown Burbank. At the time, he was still a “real” Tom Cat, with all his body parts in tact… he was also not so friendly… our first physical contact in February 2005, resulted in me going to the doctor for a tetanus shot. For several months after that, I continued to feed him, but I kept my distance.

During the late summer I noticed he had taken to sleeping up next to our garage door. I made him a bed with old linens and towels in a cardboard box and placed it where he had been sleeping. The next morning he was curled up, sleeping soundly in “his bed”. The second morning, he was there again…

At the time, I had a home office with sliding-glass doors that opened onto our patio. I worked at my computer and usually had the doors open to let in the fresh air. That afternoon, this ferocious tom walked into my office, jumped up in the chair by my desk, curled up and went to sleep.

And that began the love affair between The Lady and Spaulding Gray. Not long after, we learned he had feline leukemia and our vet predicted he would only live a few months or at the most, three years… here we are seven years later and Spaulding shows a little age, but he’s still vital and showing few signs of slowing down or heading home to the Mother Ship.

While in Italy this past September, I met Allison Hooper’s husband, Don, who made the observation that having a cat who communicates as well as Spaulding is a blessing. Often he can express thoughts that I, as myself, might be reluctant to say outloud…

And that got me to thinking… what were my favorite postings from Spaulding Gray, Portland’s favorite Feline Foodie… snarky and otherwise… I share them here with you:

10. Zoomorphic Delusions… the blog writer for the Bedford Cheese Shop took a shot at my favorite Feline Foodie… or perhaps the shot was directed at me… who knows… who cares… and now the shot they took has been removed from their website… interesting…

9. Spaulding Gray Lays Down the Gauntlet… and other cheese news… another Tom Cat is lurking on the deck and Spaulding is annoyed…

8. Hemingway Returns to The MotherShip… Spaulding loses his friend.

7. Spaulding Gray Sits Down with Beer Enthusiast, Mike Wright… SG interviews one of Southern California’s foremost beer experts… and the beers that make his top list are nothing short of shocking…

6. The Day Phyllis Closed the Niagara Street Bar… even the birds of Burbank like to get stoned…

5. Yikes… The Cat is Out of the Bag... we learn one of SG’s secrets…

4. DPI, Spaulding Gray is Calling You Out… SG learns that DPI blocked his blog from their employees and he’s pissed…

3. Spaulding’s Review of Hard Goat Cheddar... I’m pretty sure he doesn’t like it…

2. SG’s Review of Caerphilly… the cryovac one with no natural rind…

1. The Smoking Incident… SG reacts to being “grounded”

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