Last Thoughts

A 50 year old nurse aboard the US Airways flight that landed in the Hudson River said that as she faced imminent death her thoughts turned to her messy garage. ...more

Toy Store

The Secret Life of Cats Tiny keeps getting new toys. I'm not actually buying any of these toys but they keep showing up. The other day I came in a found him batting around a furry mousie, a nice big furry mousie. And not one of those cheap little ones they sell at the register at the pet store or in bags of six at the grocery . I haven't brought a furry mousie into this house in years! ...more


Yay! Wednesday! I think Dogger wishes she could sit on my shoulder, I see her watching Tiny perched on my shoulder and she just looks wistful and big very, very big. She has never looked so large. She's a big dog, I can forget that sometimes, especially as I am not walking her as much I see fewer, other, smaller dogs. On her own she could maybe pass for a golden, until you see a real golden and Dogger looks more like a Rot, until you see a real Rot and Dogger looks more like a pony. A short pony. My little baby puppy pony. ...more


Sick-O There is no page in the baby book for Baby's second visit to the doctors office.  At the first vet appointment she pointed out that about 95 percent of animals from shelters have  some sort of upper-respiratory issues. Wow!I thought. It rawks to be part of the five percent! Tiny is so awesome. ...more

It's a better world already

Priorities I was going to write an entry but then the animals forced me to stretch out on the futon with the kitten on my chest and Doggers head on my lap. It's a hard life. So instead! ...dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria! ... ...more

Starting Over

The Newby With all the excitement and  the snow I forgot that I had an announcement! On Saturday, I went out to check out shelters. I was going to breeze in and breeze out because my heart wasn't completely into it and I understood that kittens are out of season right now. I went as part of my continuing Keep Busy! campaign and the fact that my grief counselor was going home the next day and  Dogger was way behind on her purring coursework There was a Tex shaped hole in my chest and it hurt. ...more

In with the new out with the old!

Oh What Beautiful Morning! Oh What a Beautiful Day! Everything's Coming Up Roses Everything's Going My Way! I imagine that I'll have the best nights sleep I've had in the last eight years. You never knew what that jackass was going to do when no one was watching. I woke up every morning for eight years with a feeling of foreboding. But tonight! ...more

Darkness Falls

Hello Darkness, Now go away. You know what I'm tired of? Darkness. I am tired of it being dark all the damn time. I get up and its dark, I got to work and its dark. I go to lunch and for an hour a day its light then I go home and its dark again. I'm tired of it being dark all the time. ...more

Beep, Beep, Ding!

Worker Monday, I over slept, Tuesday I underslept. The best way to not over sleep is to not be asleep in the first place. There's nothing I find more fun than watching 3: 35 AM turn into 4:18 AM. I have to check the time when I wake up at odd times because it could very well be 6:39 AM and we wouldn't want that to happen again. ...more


Staying Busy is the best defence. Tex passed a week ago. I spent the weekend on fast forward. I went to Gov. Perdues' Inauguration and parade  downtown Saturday morning. I should have gone earlier than I did but I didn't think I would get anywhere to sit so why bother going early and standing around? So I went late and sat... Behind a tree. She who went early had an unobstructed view. Oh well. ...more