January odds and ends

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January is the downside of the holidays but we eat out socially more than in other months. Part of it is celebrations and part is sheer boredom. The grill is hibernating and the slow cooker is waving its lid. It’s … Continue reading

Random 5 for January 13 – Pond, class reunions, malls, sneakers, birthdays

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Visitors – This heron has been visiting my pond lately. I caught him twice swimming like a duck in my tiny pond. We had words and I haven’t seen him since. He is ginormous. Sure hope I still have fish! … Continue reading

Sassy cats – The new normal

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We are all adjusting to changes here with some surprises (for the human). Some have asked me how the cats are doing with the loss of their friend. I don’t know. They are cats. Only Morgan shows outward changes in behavior … Continue reading

Random 5 for January 6 – Thanks, WordPress, gym, sunshine, gifts

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Thank you all for your comments on the loss of Hazel. I forget how painful loss is and how meaningful the most simple of expressions can comfort. You all are a part of the recovery process for this house. Thanks … Continue reading

Hazel 2006 – 2018 RIP

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After boasting that I had no cat losses in 2018, Hazel got ill last weekend. She was hacking with what I thought was a hairball off and on for a few weeks but stopped eating. I took her to the … Continue reading