Priscilla Queen of the Desert

This is my cat, Priscilla, a harlequin calico with, as you can see, a checquered ancestry, who adopted me after a long conversation in which she informed me that she would only stay if I promised not to scare her. She has been so appreciative that she recently made me a present of three adorable kittens. One is all black, one a tortoise tabby and one white with gray ears and gray rings around its tale. In three weeks, they can be yours… Priscilla’s full name is Priscilla-Queen-of-the-Desert.

You thought I was gonna say Presley, didn’t you? This is a different breed of cat.

This is all we've got right now. Zoni doesn't hold still for long even in her ripe old age. Here she is disguised as a witch's assistant about 10 or 12 years ago. Photo credit; S. Denton

This is my #1 dog, Amazonia, or Zoni, as she is known to her many fans. She was named by her mother’s people, after her habit of charging the communal food bowl  and knocking her siblings aside like ten pins when dinner was served. She’s developed better, or at least different habits at her ripe old age of 16.5 years. Now she just goes to her food bowl and barks until it miraculously refills itself. Good trick, yes? We’ve been good pals and traveling companions over the years, despite the fact that she is almost certainly a Republican.


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8 Responses to Compadres

  1. Tess G. says:

    Zoni is one of my very favorite dogs of all times. I remember once sitting in your home reading while other things were happening around the computer… I looked up and Ms. Z was patiently waiting, tummy exposed, for me to realize my true business in the house.

    Priscilla is -gorgeous- and I thoroughly approve of her name (one of my favorite movies). She needs to come visit me and help keep my worthless hounds and lazy tomcats in line – she looks as though she could do it with one paw and The Look. 😉

  2. jen says:

    I’ll take one, if they’re not spoken for yet.
    How interesting I came seeking information and run into the possibility of a new companion.
    My 14 yr. old Shorty died two years ago and I’m just now thinking of a new friend for me and my Tzu, Priscilla.

    I’ve not been drawn out of my beloved woods for a year. But I think this movie is calling me to town. I’ve enjoyed keeping up with the progress from the beginning.

    Good luck to you and enjoy.

  3. margaret underwood says:

    So you are an animal lover too!! GREAT! Zoni and Priscilla. There is nothing like the love of an animal. I lost my three legged 18 year old cat 5 years ago. I now have two kitties, Luke and Lily. I have gotten to the age that it would be hard to have a dog. Tsk.

    Best vibes to you,


  4. margaret underwood says:

    Oh my gosh! Zoni is a Republican? Be sure and have her watch Rachel Maddow and see if that helps.


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  7. Lorenza says:

    Can you tell us more about this? I’d love to find out more details.

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