What You Want

“You can’t always get what you want But if you try sometimes you might find You get what you need” ~The Rolling Stones~ We don’t always get what we want on vacation; however, vacation is something we all need. Wouldn’t you agree? (Crazy workaholics need not answer) For example, one may not get sweaty hot weather… But blue skies and a view is what is needed most. One may not see the perfect, cloudless sunset… But who can argue withRead more

What’s Crazy?

What is crazy when it comes to how humans interact with and treat their pets? Is it crazy when I talk to my cats and kiss their furry little foreheads? Is it crazy when I dance around the room with an unimpressed Gibbs? Or allow darling Ziva to snore in my ear without pushing her aside? Is it crazy to resist getting up off the couch to use the restroom because one of the babies is curled up and sleepingRead more

SoCS: Which is True?

Which is true? That you love me or I love you? This is true… I love the color blue. Which is true? That He created all or it’s a scientific fact? This is true… I don’t own a witch’s black hat. Which is true? Snow is pretty or heat is ugly? This is true… I always try to be friendly. Which is true? Friends are forever or a passing fancy? This is true… I have a dear friend Nancy. WhichRead more

Musings from the Pod II

In a continuation of the hardship story of two hapless felines who suffer the indignity of a too-hard bed, not enough love, and far too little food… Mom? Yes Gibbs. Stop it. I will if you get your gray butt over here and write this post for me. Just a minute, I’m almost done licking my… Gibbs!!! Hey Ziva! Are you awake? Just barely. The last bowl of kibble did me in. I think I could sleep all day. DoRead more

Mea Culpa (but Rectified)

Originally posted on No Facilities:
In other words, the Cherished Blogfest deadline has been extended. Looks like you got some ‘splainin’ to do, buddy. You want to borrow my computer? I promised that I would take the day off, and I will, but I have to fix a mistake. As you know, the Cherished Blogfest happened this weekend. One of my jobs was to send an email to the people who participated last year. I scheduled that email, but due…

#WATWB: Saving the Fur Babies

I hadn’t given much thought to this month’s #WATWB until I looked cat Gibbs squarely into his handsome, gray, furry face. Gibbs and his sister, Ziva, are rescues. A little over seven years ago, I took them home from Orphan Animal Rescue & Sanctuary, a no-kill shelter in Neenah, Wisconsin. From their website: “Orphan Animal Rescue & Sanctuary, Inc. is a no-kill, volunteer-driven, 501(c)(3) nonprofit animal rescue. Our mission is to save the lives of homeless animals, one at a time.Read more

Musings from the Pod

Hey Gibbs, what do you think it’s like to be a dog? Gross. Really? That’s your answer? Yes. Dogs are gross and they live gross lives. Why do you say that? Because they sniff each others’ butts. Gibbs, you smell my butt. Way more than I like. That’s because your butt smells nice, unlike gross dog butt. My butt smells like poo and feline female. How is that not gross? And how do you know what a dog’s butt smellsRead more

The Bare Truth

TRUTH 1: “I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer.” ~Abraham Lincoln~ TRUTH 2: Some doors don’t give away what’s really inside. TRUTH 3: Some doors are just not exciting enough for Norm’s Thursday Doors. TRUTH 4: A sign always tells it like it is. TRUTH 5: Very few can resist beer and aRead more

Busy With The Pooper Scooper

Originally posted on Lottie Nevin – The Red House Diaries:
Just as Irishman and I had finally got some semblance of order back in our lives, there was a knock at the door. Stood on the doorstep was my dear friend Mo with a tiny puppy in her arms. Wilma at 4 weeks The little scrap was crawling in fleas and shivering. Over night some callous person had dumped the pup in her garden, no doubt in the hope that…

The Shiny Small Mammal Syndrome

Have you ever been distracted by… Hang on, my smart phone just beeped. Must be a Facebook update. Hmmm, the neighbor went camping, someone is not fond of the TSA, lots of dog and cat and Its-Monday-morning-and-I-need-coffee posts. Anyhow, Have you ever been… Excuse me, I forgot to look at today’s “Shame Your Pet” calendar page. Just a minute. “Hello, I’m a hole digging Jack-a** Russell!” Too funny! What was I saying? Oh yeah, have you ever been distracted byRead more

The Season of Orange Barrels & Evil Concrete

A friend of mine, who lives near Chicago, posted this on her Facebook page: It’s officially Hell/Summer in Illinois. It’s over 50 degrees and every (#$%^*@$) possible route to work is under construction – even the ‘long way.’ Kill me now. I chuckled to myself. Quite loudly. I’m in the same boat. As soon as the snow melts and the temperatures hit a respectable high in Wisconsin, the proliferation of orange barrels and detours cause drivers to swear over theRead more

Your Pit Bull

Dear River, I want to tell you a story about your dog, Zoe. We found her cowering at the pound. She wasn’t barking like the other dogs. She was simply laying there, looking up at us. The tag said, “lab mix” and she was slated to be killed in a week. We fell for it, thinking we were buying a lab. She is not a lab. She is a pit bull. As Zoe grew, we came to realize the pound had…