Now that it is summer time, we are spending more time outside after dinner. Having the extended daylight certainly encourages more playtime outside when it cools down a little bit. Although down here it can still be 80+ degrees at 8pm.
After dinner Charlie, Ruby and I head out into the backyard to work off some excess energy. Well, the two of them do. I sit on the deck with my camera, Diet Dr. Pepper, and occasionally a book. Charlie throws the Frisbee, Ruby chases it, and then Charlie chases her. The two of them can run around like this for an hour!...more
Hey, it is me, Alex the Cat! I got to tell you what happened this morning… it was great!
After two unsuccessful hours of trying to get my lazy parents out of bed, finally at 5:30 AM they got their sorry butts out of bed. My dad was holding me and looking at the lump on my tail as my mom headed downstairs to get me my breakfast. She grabbed a paper plate out of the pantry closet and then walked over to the dining room table where my medicine sat.
“Do you want this?” she called up to my dad holding the tube.
“Nah, I’ll do it later,” he replied. ...more
I am always amazed at the power of music. How you can hear a song, and immediately be transported back to a different time and place in your life. How a melody and lyrics can flood you with memories and emotions.
Sting’s “Fields of Gold” does that to me. Whenever I hear it, I can’t help but think of my dog. Sting released this song the year we got her. We used to leave the radio on whenever we left the house. For whatever reason, it seemed, whenever we returned, this song was playing on the radio. As soon as I hear him sing “on the fields of...more
In honor of the 11th annual World Turtle Day, sponsored by American Tortoise Rescue, I'm sharing a guest post from my personal blog written by my childhood friend, Kathleen Teager, back in 2008. Her story of Stanley the Tortoise not only tells the tale of an extraordinary creature but - thanks to Google - it resulted saving the life of another beloved tortoise. Enjoy!:...more
Just for a second, look away from your computer. What is your pet doing? Odds are, they're taking a nap. So what can we learn from our furry friends?1. They eat when they're hungry. How often do you skip a meal because you're busy or stuff your face when you're stressed? Look at your dog or cat. They eat when they are hungry and stop when they're full. They don't worry if the job is done first....more
Tonight at dinner we had a perfect example of what they call concrete thinking. Fetal alcohol children think in concrete terms. Things are black and white, never grey. I always tell their teachers, you have to teach them the first time exactly how you want them to do it everytime. They will never change. One of our rules is no table food for the dog. She has never been allowed any, I see no reason to start a bad habit. But, tonight at dinner one of my peas rolled off my plate and onto the floor (no, it wasn't on purpose, I love peas!)....more
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