Category Archives: pets in cohousing

From my catio to yours!

Happy Holidays! Here is the Christmas Catio from the Cohousing!

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Live and Lose even in cohousing

As you can tell, I write a lot. I’ve kept a diary since I was 13 and enjoyed writing before then. But this post is difficult for me to write. I thought our cat, Garfield, would go to the vet, … Continue reading

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Cat nap

I”m up late.  It’s half past midnight. My usual bedtime is around 9 but I stayed up late last night. I learned a tip – it costs twice as much if you bring an animal into the 24 hour vet … Continue reading

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Where the truth lies – in the comment section

It is so hard to find those who have left cohousing or intentional communities. I found some interesting comments to the NYT opinion about how cohousing would cure loneliness (again – that’s always the tag line. This time for motheres) … Continue reading

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End of Dog Days of Summer

End of dog days of summer Summer is not for dogs at the beach. They are not allowed until after Labor Day and then banned again after Memorial Day. Okay, they can appear after 6pm. But, now is the time … Continue reading

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Want community, get a dog!

Dogs always bring people together. Okay, in cohousing they can cause problems with barking and bites, but besides that, they are a great way to meet people. My dog jumped on someone once outside of a video store (Dating myself … Continue reading

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Kindness at the End of Life at cohousing

One way I saw my neighbors act in a compassionate way was toward a woman at her last stage of life. Her family was taking care of her but everyone welcomed her to the cohousing community. One family let them … Continue reading

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Watch where you step in cohousing

There are things I learned while living in cohousing. One is my fear of conflict. Like most people, I was a little conflict averse but I went in knowing we would have to deal with it to build a strong … Continue reading

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The lies of Cohousing

Cohousing is marketed as a utopia. You won’t have to hire a babysitter because your neighbors will do it.  Not true. I know a family who just moved out so they could get a bigger home for their mom to … Continue reading

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Dog Days of Summer

Summer is here – not officially, but the life guards are back so that’s summer to me. Dogs always cause problems in cohousing. Okay, pets, not just dogs. But dogs have teeth.  I heard on TV some celebrity say that … Continue reading

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