2021/2022 New Year’s Update

New life. New Adventures. Greetings and warm wishes to our family and friends around the planet! The PashbyMaul's 2021 was yet another year of international transition. Doing so while the world remains firmly in the grip of a pandemic was no easy task. From one extreme to another, our move from Dresden to Bahrain has … Continue reading 2021/2022 New Year’s Update

the Machiavellian Tuscan guest cat begins to take over…

For those of you who were wanting an update on the continued adventures of Ponce, the tyrannical Tuscan farm cat, here is the latest! Stay tuned for the next update from PashbyMaul Adventures as we continue our Italian-Uzbek transition sabbatical.

Derek Maul: Words, Photographs, and Food for the Journey

IMG_1154 Ponce the Tuscan farm cat

One complication when traveling from Italy, to Uzbekistan – via North America – with a cat on board is providing a stable environment for the uprooted animal. Especially of that animal is a Machiavellian Tuscan farm cat with a marked penchant for mayhem.

Consequently, “Ponce the tyrannical Tuscan farm cat” (his official name) is bunking here at Maul-Hall while his “staff,” Andrew and Alicia, are off for an eight-day excursion.

“Hey dad,” Andrew texted yesterday afternoon, “will there be a Ponce blog?”

I hadn’t thought about it. Probably wouldn’t have found a space for it. Then he bit me.

guarding his side of the banisters guarding his side of the banisters

DO I LOOK LIKE AN ITALIAN MOUSE? It was predictable. I’m sure that my forearm, folded around the back end of the Sports Section in today’s News & Observer, reminded the cat exactly of a small mouse running across the floor of a…

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Day 49: Ponce’s New Favorite

For those who missed it, Drew has a cat, Ponce. You can read all about his shenanigans here. Since we left Italy for almost 2 whole weeks, of course we needed to leave Ponce with someone. We are very fortunate to have Renata, a woman who loves animals of all kind, in a neighboring town. … Continue reading Day 49: Ponce’s New Favorite

Day 73: The international stylings of Ponce, the tyrannical Tuscan farm cat

March 26th 2009 - Suspected birth date of today's topic, personality, world traveler, and furry friend - Ponce, the tyrannical Tuscan farm cat. Born near the stereotypically picturesque town of Montopoli, Tuscany, he was one of six in a litter of impossibly adorable kittens. I never met his mother, but he and his sister FiPiLi … Continue reading Day 73: The international stylings of Ponce, the tyrannical Tuscan farm cat