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Going Vegan

I recently had my cholesterol tested. Though still healthy, the LDL number has creeped up, and it was recommended I start now to make changes to keep those levels from creeping higher. This is a big deal, because there’s a significant history of heart disease on both sides of my family. So I’ve ramped up my exercise … Continue reading

A Letter to My Creepy Neighbor

Dear Neighbor, You weird me out. I’m not sure what it is about you that bothers me the most. Perhaps it’s the way you make a point of standing out in your yard watching me without being obvious about watching me whenever I’m outside. Sometimes it’s when I come home from work. Sometimes It’s when I’m … Continue reading

Vets: Why Don’t They Treat Pets Like Family?

I am LIVID! This morning I took June Buggie to his new vet for a follow-up visit for his thyroid. When I called to make the appointment, I told them what it was for. I explained he had not had this service with their clinic before. I was given no instructions regarding prepping for the … Continue reading

And So It Is These Days

And so it is these days.  When I’m out and about, I usually speak to people. Say hello. Compliment on a nice article of clothing or jewelry. Ask a question. True confession: I don’t do it solely to be nice; I also do it for self-preservation. I want to know what you’re made of. If an … Continue reading

Fireworks, Idiots and Sociopaths

Last night at 12:30 am, some idiot set off powerful fireworks here in the neighborhood. Approximately 5 minutes later they set off a second time. I know what time it was because the explosion woke me from a sound sleep. It also startled the neighbor’s dog who lives his life at the end of a … Continue reading

Idiots and Fireworks: A Love Story

And so it begins.  Sunday afternoon someone in this neighborhood shot off firecrackers. One. At. A. Time. All. After. Noon. Long. It was VERY annoying, but it was hot so I stayed inside and cranked up the radio. July 4th should be interesting this year. There are lots of dogs in this neighborhood living outside … Continue reading

Where Have You Been?

Sorry I’ve been so quiet lately. I’m still settling into the new home and a new routine in a new location, and I haven’t got my schedule down yet. I’m also now grieving for Malachi.     The cats LOVE the new place! There is an upstairs room and in addition to having extra space to run and … Continue reading

Because We Allow It

I am angry with myself. Yesterday I was hurting over yet another senseless shooting. I hurt for the families of the dead, for those who were injured, and for the responders, some of whom will suffer trauma at what they have witnessed. Then they released the numbers and I was floored. I simply could not … Continue reading

Update on June Buggie

It’s been two weeks since June Buggie was hurt. For several days he remained confined to Rumpy’s crate that was converted into a makeshift hospital ward. There was room for a litter box, food, water, and a towel to lie on, but no room to move around, which was good because he didn’t need to be moving … 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

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