Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Treating Your Cat

Please keep this list in mind when treating your cats year round:

A Quick and Handy Guide of KItty Treats vs Poisons
 For more information go to: www.vet-medic.com

Treating Your Dog

Please keep these facts in mind when you are 
treating your dogs, not only at the holidays, 
but every day.

For more information, go to: vet-medic

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Chloe Jo's Bedtime

Chloe Jo is ready for bed.

She is just waiting for Stella and Joey Joe.

Update: Chloe Jo continues to get better.
She is eating her new food, the veterinary diet for stones. 
Her sisters, Maggie & Grizelda are eating the same food. 
This is not only easier, but it is also a good preventative.
The stones can be genetic, and Grizelda is a sister by blood. 
(Please don't tell Chloe Jo...she thinks we are all blood related.) 

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Orange Cats

Every week, Brenda of BYG Adventutres invites us to "Ponder" with her. She gives us a word prompt and invites us to share what it inspires in us, or means to us. This week, the word is "Orange". 

I really pondered this word. While I couldn't seem to come up with anything profound, I did think of some entertaining orange cats. 

First we have the Helmet Cats.

The helmets can be customized.

Perhaps this one is an officer.

 Next we have the Zen Cats who have studied 
the art of concentration and meditation.

Then there is the traditional orange tabby. Or not.

And finally, there is this orange, orange cat.

*Please know that no cats were harmed
for the making of these pictures or film.
Orange you glad? I am!

(They may be a bit embarrassed, though.)

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Word Prompt: Orange

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


Through aged eyes we see
life and love, both differently.
In youth we defend our precious own;
in age we seek a comfort zone.
With wisdom we see through eyes in-kind;
respect then follows close behind.

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Two Shoes Tuesday
Word prompt: Observe  

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


Today I am joining Rory Bore for her Coffee Chat.  This week we are discussing bravery, "What is bravery to us, and are we brave?".

Not having a good childhood, I learned to be brave very early in life. In fact, it really was never an issue. As early as I can remember I just did what I needed to do. Never tolerating weakness in myself, I saw myself as strong. I was never impetuous or foolish. I just looked at situations and did what I felt was appropriate, being careful in the execution of my plans.

As a child, I was always fearless, simply because I had to be. Some situations did put me in danger not of my choosing, but rather merely life situations. I walked alone to and from school both in the city and country, without a thought regarding the dangers that could involve. I was a latchkey kid from a very early age. I didn’t consider myself brave, but rather responsible. There were scary situations, but I learned that what didn’t kill me made me stronger.

For fun, I climbed trees, waded in bayous with snakes and unknown creatures. I rode bicycles through all kinds of wild terrain, both urban and rural. I trapped and handled all kinds of critters, domestic and wild. I did whatever I could to experience everything that I could. I sought the good things in life and embraced them. I figured,  “what didn’t kill me make me stronger”. I was fearless, but never considered it bravery.

As I got older, I continued this approach to life. I joined ROTC, being one of the first girls allowed in the Unit. First as Public Relations Officer I represented our (now co-ed) Unit, speaking to a variety of large groups of people (of various ages). I joined Color Guard and Flag Detail, leading both and performing publicly. I joined Drill Team, learning to handle an M16 rifle. Later I was the second highest in command of our Unit, leading over one hundred cadets. I wanted to make a difference. Again, I was fearless but never considered myself brave. I just did what I felt was right.

Leaving school, I knew I needed to do certain things to live a decent life. Sometimes choices were appropriate for me, but unpopular with some people. I guess it takes a certain amount of bravery to achieve what is right for oneself, but I never looked at it that way. I followed my conscience. I never thought about bravery; I did what I felt was the right thing.

At this point in my life, I still face life situations that challenge me. I am often alone, day and night. Needless to say, night can be unsettling when alone. It can present situations that test bravery. I must do things that need to be done regardless of fear, so I do not think about that. I do my best. 

I do not think about my own personal bravery. I never have. I think about doing the right thing. I think about doing my best. I guess that takes a certain level of bravery, but for me it is business as usual.

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