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Cat Stuff

We have a new vet! I’m happy to have found a vet clinic that meets the needs of my family. They’re friendly, caring folks and knowledgeable. I am relieved. This past Saturday June Buggie gave them a try. He had an annual exam and vaccinations to include blood work to test his thyroid level. He … Continue reading

To Live a Simple Life

And be a simple kind of man Oh, be something you love and understand Baby be a simple kind of man Oh, won’t you do this for me, son, if you can -Simple Man, Lynrd Skynrd (written by Ronnie Van Zant and Gary Rossington) . I heard this song today and it took me back to that … Continue reading

June Buggie and Me: #PurrfectTogether

(This post is sponsored by Meow Mix Bistros)   June Buggie is not an easy cat to love. In that respect, we are perfect for each other. We are both rather crotchety as we age together. Junior (that’s his given name) and Bubba came to live with me around 15 years ago after a co-worker … Continue reading

The Impact of 9-11 15 Years Later

Fifteen years ago today three co-workers and I were travelling to tour a correctional facility and meet with administrative staff. We didn’t have the radio on during the drive, so we had no idea what had happened until we arrived at the complex. On the way home we silently listened to the radio to learn all … Continue reading

On Being a Worker in America

Happy Labor Day! Today we celebrate the American Worker. Or mourn the end of summer. Or shop for great deals. One of the podcasts I subscribe to is Backstory with the American History Guys. If you’re interested in American History, I highly recommend signing up. This week’s show talks about the work ethic in America. … 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

Women Shaming Other Women? Shame on You!

This morning on Facebook a local news outlet had posted a heartwarming story of police officers giving out ice cream to community kids on a hot day. But many of the comments in the thread were about one young woman in one of the photos who wasn’t wearing a bra. “You should have bought her a bra.” “No … Continue reading

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

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