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Bet Ya Don’t Read the Entire Blog Post!

Did you see this photo?  Now before you get all defensive, let’s keep it 100% here. The current president garnered 53% of the white woman vote. That’s despite his comments about grabbing women by the pussy (Saying the word pussy is the reason some women have used to dis the march. If our president can be vulgar, why can’t … Continue reading

Living with Cats

I talked about how Rumpy is such a comfort to me since the election. But there are also cats that live in this home who are keeping me on the straight and narrow. I don’t have time to wallow in anger and hurt; I have two elderly cats with hyperthyroidism who are always hungry and … Continue reading

And So it Begins…

Yesterday protesters in DC were arrested after breaking store windows and at least one car was set on fire. Here in Nashville, protesters were arrested after they formed a human chain, and with the help of some duct tape, prevented anyone from entering or exiting the capitol. I happened to be walking around during my … Continue reading

No, We will NOT be Quiet! We Shall be Heard.

There is much turmoil within our country these days, and it seems lately the solution for those on top, as well as those who fear uncertainty, is to shhhhh!!!! us.  On this weekend where we honor the life and service of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a leader of one of the largest protest movements … Continue reading

Standing with Standing Rock

Friday I went on a hike where I learned about the Trail of Tears. How white people forced the Cherokee to give up their lands and walk from Georgia to Arkansas and eventually to Oklahoma. How whites kept pushing the Cherokee out of their way for years, and how the Cherokee fought for the right … Continue reading

As Within, So Without…

Yesterday I treated myself to the Frist Museum to see their latest installment, Samurai: The Way of the Warrior. I didn’t realize there was a Veteran’s Day parade being held on Broadway at the exact time I chose to visit the museum, but I did get to see a bit of it from the gift shop … Continue reading

The Neverending War on Homeless Cats

I am a fan of Gwen Cooper, the author of the books about Homer the blind wonder cat. Homer has moved on from this realm, but Gwen continues to write about cats and topics of importance to cat lovers. This week Gwen sent out an email to her readers alerting us to a book being hawked … Continue reading

On the Death of Harambe

Harambe was a 17 year old Western Lowland Gorilla kept at the Cincinnati Zoo. OK, he was a prisoner at the zoo. I don’t care how nice the enclosure, I doubt, if given the choice to remain there or be free, he’d choose to stay. So a 4 year old kid decides he wants to … Continue reading

A Tour of Big Cat Rescue

For my upcoming birthday I decided to give myself a tour of Big Cat Rescue. I’ve always wanted to see the sanctuary for myself, and so I did. I have to say, it was not what I expected. Oh, not the rescue itself. The 60 acres are well-maintained and give the resident cats places both … Continue reading

Where’s the Diversity in Animal Welfare Advocacy?

During the economic downturn we stopped spending money on lots of things. But what did we not stop spending money on? Our pets. In fact, spending on pets actually increased during the recession, which is why every bozo with a gimmick is starting a pet-related business. So why does that love for our pets not … Continue reading

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