Category Archives: Pets

A Rough Couple of Days

This morning, we said goodbye to our second oldest cat, Sophie. Three in a single year. You might remember Jasper, the youngest, was hit by a car last July. Three months later, thirteen year old Sam died in October. Then … Continue reading

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Hard Choices

You might recall last December that my family added two new members when we adopted Dagwood and Blondie. Adorable and energetic, I expected them to fit in with the rest of my zoo with no problem. But I was wrong. … Continue reading

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I’ll Miss You, Sam…

My dad was diagnosed with cancer in July of 2002. There was no cure and he had six to twelve months. A month later, I heard a mouse in my kitchen. The kitchen of my apartment. The apartment owned by … Continue reading

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A Sad Day at My House

When Jasper first showed up on our doorstep, his ears were far too large for his head – and that never really changed. His legs were pretty short, too, and that never changed either. It looked like someone whacked off … Continue reading

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Puppy Alarms

Between telemarketing calls, an appointment reminder call at 9:57 a.m. (even though I keep telling them not to call before 2:00 p.m.), and a couple of puppies who have decided that they don’t like it when I sleep anymore than … Continue reading

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Puppies, Puppies Everywhere

Okay. They’re not everywhere, but it sure feels like it. We’d been wanting a companion for Jack, who still seems to miss Shadow after more than a year, so I was kind of on the lookout for just the right … Continue reading

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My Feline ‘Breakfast Club’

It’s hard to believe that next year, The Breakfast Club (1985) will be thirty years old. I’m not sure how old it was when my youngest daughter found it on a movie channel, but she fell in love with it … Continue reading

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Breed-Specific Laws

You all know by now that I love Jack, the giant pit bull. If you haven’t read my post, The Day Thor Came To Visit, you won’t understand that reference. ~~~ It’s because of him that I try so hard to … Continue reading

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Sometimes People Annoy Me…

I’m going to put most of it down to the fact that I haven’t felt good this week, including a 3-day headache. All I want to do is nap. In fact, I’ve taken more naps, and slept more than I … Continue reading

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When Jack Doesn’t Sleep…

…neither do I. Or at least not much. Part of the problem would be the dogs down the road. Sometimes I think I hate those mutts, but I realize that when their humans leave them outside in a small fenced … Continue reading

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