Here are my last couple weeks in a nutshell - trips, novel, and kittens edition!
Just over two weeks ago, we had to say goodbye to my angel, Carmen. It happened so quickly, and it's all still raw for me. Carmen got a clean bill of health at her check up in July. Mid-September I found a lump on her, two actually, around nipples. That was a Sunday. Monday I was… Continue reading Goodbye, Carmen
It's hard out here for a cat, especially my babies. In the last month we've moved, DH2U went on a two-week-long business trip, and then I left to attend the wedding. Even before I left, Lemon was really missing her staff member. She was attention starved and sad. While I had an opportunity to have… Continue reading A Cat’s Life
Years ago, when I first moved into my condo, Carmen did not readily transition to the new place. She was a bit anxious. Occasionally at night she would sing the song of her people. After having been suckered out of my bed by my previous cat, I learned not to give in. The last thing… Continue reading 29 Times
A couple of weeks ago I was feeling a bit stuck, and so I asked DH2U for a blog idea. His response involved a cage match between Justin Trudeau and Donald Trump. Not at all what I was looking for, but it did evolve into my O Canada post. The other night as we were… Continue reading Staff Modification
With as much time as I now spend on Facebook, it is amazing how my impression of the social media giant has changed over the years. I started on Facebook back in the good old days when an invitation was required to join. (Thank you, Rebecca, for getting me through the door.) I must admit… Continue reading Facebook Impressions
Having grown up in suburban Southern California, nature to me has always been something you drove to go see … a lot like snow. I remember how excited I would get when I was young and we would pass a deer warning sign as we drove up to the mountains. Not once during those trips… Continue reading False Advertising
My favorite types of brain candy posts for this blog are based on random stuff I've seen/remembered that fits into one of two categories: advertisements or pets. This week post contains both! Somehow I fell into a rabbit hole on the internet and ended up on this. Has the inventor this cat grooming bag ever… Continue reading Pet Product Insanity
I have been so fortunate in my life to be surrounded by animal lovers. Recently, I talked about Tom's support of animal charities. Now I'm going to tell you about Barb's love of animals. The very first time I remember petting a cat was when my Dad and Barb were dating and we went over… Continue reading Kittens!
This weekend is Tom's birthday. My gift to him is as it has been for the last few years at his request: a donation to an animal charity. I chose to donate to my local animal control because that is where I got Carmen. So long as it goes to help these wonderful creatures we call… Continue reading Tom’s Birthday Request