To The Manor Retired (Almost There)

  Wow, has it really been six months since I have posted?     How time flies when life keeps throwing you curve balls.   Odd numbered years have traditionally been pretty good ones for myself and my family.   This year, 2013, this "annus horribilis"  as Queen Elizabeth would say,  has brought my family to it's knees.   When New Years Day dawned,   I thought I could see the light at...more

The last time I cried

NaBloPoMo November 2012 Prompt Thursday, November 22, 2012: Unfortunately, this one is all too easy to answer. Instead of going over it all again, though, I'll direct you to the details I already wrote (in case you missed the post): Dear Spidercat ...more

The Angel Disguised as a Veterinarian.

Rewind to 14 years ago. I am at a raging house party…well, of course I am. Where else would I be? I bend down to wipe up a drink that I’ve spilled and looking through the sliding glass door is the cutest face with the longest whiskers that I’ve ever seen. The face is attached to a fat little body wearing what looks to be a fur tuxedo....more

A Pet Isn't Just For Life

Occasionally, the girls like to go out to spend some time at Leo's grave.  He's buried out beside the garage under a tree next to our other cat.  Today, we noticed a major dip in the dirt around the grave.  My first thought was that some animal had tried to get to him.  The grave is fairly fresh...three weeks.  Also, we've had a lot of hard rain for two days.  Bottom line, you could see the box he's inside.  Macabre, to say the very least.  I simply cannot deal with a dug up cat corpse....more