Sassy cats — Sleepy Christmas wishes

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Everyone wishes you a holiday full of sleep and good treats. (And a touch of ‘nip!)Morgan: Merry Christmas!Mollie: And a good snooze!Hazel: Maybe a bit of catnip….. Author’s note: There is no way that any of these free-spirited cats would wear … Continue reading

Happy Cat-mas to all | For Animal Lovers

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This is a disgusting and graphic post about my last few days of ill cats presented in a lighthearted way that disguises my craziness. Hopefully. Nothing can take the magic out of holidays like illness, especially the messy kind. As … Continue reading

Rabies shots before coffee | For Animal Lovers

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There is nothing as exhausting as taking two cats to the veterinarian except maybe taking three or four. Owners should be given valium for these trips. Shots are due so today was the day. I make an appointment for two … Continue reading

Contrasts and comparisons

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There is nothing more dramatic than opposites — young and old, weak and strong, daring and uncaring. The list goes on and on. Lately this has all been hitting home. With the visit of the 7-year-old granddaughters last week I … Continue reading

Early consciousness | For Animal Lovers

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What is the earliest memory you have? Were you five or six? Or much younger? Were they good memories or bad ones? Or a mix of different experiences? I don’t have a lot of memories prior to starting school. I … Continue reading

There’s a new kid in town! | For Animal Lovers

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The beloved husband has another grand pup. Among four adult children he has at least 10 grand pets. Obviously it’s an animal loving family. The new gal is a rescue puppy that was adopted by the oldest daughter and her … Continue reading

The urine caper | For Animal Lovers

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In my last post I mentioned that my cat Jake was having this little problem. He is doing his “light” business “outside the box.” This only happens at night which is something that stumps even the vet. He has always … Continue reading

Volunteering at animal shelters or not | For animal lovers

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There are some things I am conflicted about. There are some things I want to do but don’t want to do. There are some things that rip my heart apart. I have wanted to volunteer at our local animal shelter … Continue reading

Aging with an aging, occasionally obnoxious pet | For Animal Lovers Only

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Pets age just like people, only faster – much faster. Unlike people we don’t celebrate their birthday nor do we really have the stages that humans do. There is kitty or puppy hood and adult. That’s all. So after you … Continue reading

The bigger the better | For Animal Lovers Only

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Size does count. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. If you have read past posts, you already know that I have one indoor/outdoor cat and two indoor only cats. Jake, Mr. Indoor/Outdoor, wakes me up around 2 to 3 a.m. each … Continue reading