Why Do Cats Purr?

Is there anything more soothing, more relaxing, more all-around wonderful than the sound of a cat’s purr?  It’s interesting that despite all the research, scientists really don’t know how cats actually make the “purr” sound, and have even less of a clue why they do it. For many though, the speculation is half the fun, and boy, there’s a lot of speculation....more

How & Why to Absolutely Love Spiders!

Arachnophobia is the most common creature-based phobia on the planet – though it clearly doesn’t bother me. For some reason I’ve always had a fascination with spiders. I don’t find them creepy, even as I peer into their four sets of eyes, or watch them scurry on their eight, sometimes hairy, legs. I see God’s creativity, and in some cases, sense of humor....more


Today's prompt: Do you think you smile more honestly when you're taking a selfie or when someone else is photographing you? Photo: Focus I probably smile more genuinely when someone else is taking a picture of me, because that means I'm somewhere having a good time. Selfies can be very posed and forced to make them look good--not that my smile isn't genuine, but it's put on for the camera! I love a good candid photograph of someone smiling or laughing. I'm always taken by surprise when I see a picture like that of myself. Wow, I was having so much fun! ...more

To Rest in Peace.

 They aren’t getting any younger....more

My Love Affair

 Yesterday's photo prompt: Your Love!!!   My love belongs to so many.... From family to friends to nature to ...more

How You Can Help Black Cats & Dogs (& why you should)!

I think we can all agree that judging anyone on the color of their skin, rather than the content of their character, is pretty appalling. It looks like this tendency in some humans, extends unfortunately, to our four-foot companions. Yes, “black dog/cat syndrome” is real, and real disgusting (I say this as my jet-black cat peers down at me from her perch). I swear she added the “real disgusting” part, though I agree....more

Why Is Losing a Pet Harder When You're an Adult?

I won't lie -- it's hard for me to find the right words to convey what it's like to lose a beloved pet. Whether you're a child or an adult, it's never easy....more
My condolences on your loss, it is so hard but the 'Rainbow Bridge' is a beautiful place! Yes, ...more

Alert! A Turkey Escaped!

Alert! A Turkey Escaped!I have failed at many things, but I have never been afraid.  ~Nadine Gordimer...more

Doggie Moments: Our Adventures Welcoming a Pup Named Sadie

I love my dogs. I have three. Some days, when they all behave, I love them a lot. And some days, when they cause more trouble than an entire pre-school class combined, well…  alright, they drive me crazy, but I still love them. Because as every dog mommy knows, life with a dog is an adventure. And life with three dogs AND two kids, is one crazy ride!We’ve had so many funny moments with our dogs that I’ve decided to write a “Doggie Moments” series on this blog about our pups’ comical adventures.This is the first in the series....more

Are you a Cat person?

If you are and have cats, love cats, and enjoy a good mystery story, then you would really enjoy this lovely series of books.Patrica certainly loves cats and has written nine books so far.  I'm sure there are more coming.I have read and reviewed a few of the books and will be reading more.Here is the my latest review:...more