Four Sweet Attributes of Strut The Cat

Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.  – James Herriot Judging from the amount of time I manage to spend watching animal videos on social media, there is no doubt we are enamored with our pets.  At Maison Steinbuchel, we have cats. For the moment four, two upstairs and two for the back stairs.  Each of the […]

Where’s Maggie? Hide And Seek With An Adorable Silly Cat

Where’s Maggie – The Movie: When my cats aren’t happy, I’m not happy. Not because I care about their mood but because I know they’re just sitting there thinking up ways to get even. – Percy Bysshe Shelley Maggie came to us nine years ago come September.  She sported a green flea collar so when […]

What Screams, Snores And Thumps? Buck The Cat!

At Maison Steinbuchel, we have cats.  Over the years, the number has varied from two to seven at a time.  I know the latter puts us dangerously close to the crazy cat people category and to be frank, seven was a lot.  We have a big house, so we have had upstairs cats, downstairs cats […]

Kansas Cullens – Three Wonderful Themes From 2018

Each year starting around Thanksgiving I begin reflecting on the past year.  This continues until the last week when we finalize our goals and plans for the coming year.  The process has several stages and aspects that include: Mundane stuff like end of the year financial activities resulting in updated financial budget tools for the […]

Fresh Starts Can Happen Whenever!

“Every moment is a fresh beginning.”  -T.S. Eliot “And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten…” – Joel 2:25 KJVA Last year closed out with a sense of satisfaction.  Of eleven goals, I managed to reach nine of them with progress made on the remaining two .  Eleven was a big number, […]

Maggie – Another Cullen Cat At Maison Steinbuchel

When my cats aren’t happy, I’m not happy. Not because I care about their mood but because I know they’re just sitting there thinking up ways to get even. – Percy Bysshe Shelley Maggie came to us seven years ago in September.  She wore a green flea collar so when I saw her “Halloween Cat” a […]

Flaps – A Cullen Cat at Maison Steinbuchel

A man is like a cat; chase him and he will run – sit still and ignore him and he’ll come purring at your feet. – Helen Rowland We are cat people.  This was not always the case with me.  Oh, I had pets growing up but they were always outside pets, mostly dogs.  The […]

Flaps – A Cullen Cat

We are cat people. I was not always a cat person. Oh, I had pets growing up but they were always outside pets, mostly dogs, and the attachment fell far short of what I know today. I suspect that had to do with several things:  We were a farming community and my mother was raised […]