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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

Adventures Await Us!

When Rumpy and I walk, there are places he likes to go to check the latest pee-mails. But he also likes to check on his peeps of all species. He has to walk up the alley behind our house to make sure all the surveyors came to work. They stand around outside before heading out for … Continue reading

Laryngeal Paralysis: Does My Dog Have It?

Does my dog have laryngeal paralysis?  Rumpy breathes heavily, especially when he sleeps. He also becomes tired more quickly when he walks. Sometimes when he’s excited he gags. And a few times while walking he’s seemingly tripped over something but nothing was there. The vet first mentioned it last year but passed it off as a normal part … Continue reading

Yes, My Dog is Stubborn

OK, Rumpy time for a walk! He’s so excited! So on goes the harness and leash. Poop bags? Check. Cookies in my pocket? Check. Keys, phone, glasses? Check. Check. And Check. We’re out the door, door checked that it’s locked. Down the steps. Rumpy pees and…… He wants to go back inside. I beg. I … 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

An Ordinary Walk With my Dog

Now that the days are longer- and warmer- Rumpy and I take later evening walks. I notice as we are out, so are the homeless cats, moving either to or from the neighborhood feeding station.   Last night Old Sam was walking down the sidewalk in front of our house. He stopped and sat as … Continue reading

Taking My Dog to a Job Interview

I have always been fool enough to believe a job should be offered the person who is the most qualified. Yet you can be the biggest fuck-up the world has ever seen and bullshit your way through an interview to get hired. Having resigned myself to the reality that I need to brush up on my BS, I started … Continue reading

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