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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

On Moving a Multi-Pet Family

We are in middle Tennessee. For the most part, the move went smoothly. There were some issues- there always are- but we survived….. well, I’ll get to that later. If you are planning a move with your multi-pet household, here are a few tips that have worked well for me. Accept that the moving preparations … Continue reading

Letting Go

As you know, we are soon moving to a new place in a new town. And as you know, Malachi died. I chose to bury Malachi in the yard beneath a tree here. It’s a tree where birds sing to us, and one of the homeless kitties often uses the tree to climb onto the … Continue reading

In Memory of Malachi

Sunday night he ate his supper and seemed fine. Monday morning I found him in distress and struggling to breathe. I loaded him up to go to the vet but he died before we got there. Honestly, I’m in shock about it all so I don’t know what to say. Here is a post about how … Continue reading

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