The Death of a Rat helps a Cat – Other Pets in my Life

I wonder what the poor cats are doing?

I wonder what the poor cats are doing?

As I sit here beginning the writing of this  tale I am in our Phoenix house.  It was my turn to visit and oversee a project.  This time it was the replacement of kitchen counters.  2016 should prove to be a big year of change for us as we plan to sell our CA house on our own, transport a POD to Ohio and pull a trailer to Phoenix.  We hope by the end of the year we are set up for a snowbird lifestyle in our retirement.

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Sasha – A Pet Owner’s Love Story

Beautiful inside and out

Beautiful inside and out

Our beloved pet has developed serious issues with her bile ducts and as such, is not getting all she needs from her liver.  We know we’re not going to have her company for as long as we’d like.  I have always planned on writing a ‘celebrate Sasha’ story and so I decided to write it before she passes….just in case she sneaks onto the Internet to read my blog – this one’s for you Sasha, we love you!  Continue reading

The Cats in my Life – (more great memories of my dad)

See Puff pee?  Run, Puff, Run!

See Puff pee? Run, Puff, Run!

Being the firstborn amongst your siblings I guess has some advantages.  We typically don’t have to wear hand-me-downs, we get the most baby pictures taken of us, we can steal our siblings’ Halloween candy and we tend to be ‘grandma’s boy’ (or girl).  There are a few disadvantages documented in the parenting textbooks, but there can be some other lesser-known disadvantages.  In my case, I have a much different set of memories of my birth father than my siblings have.  Their relationship with my dad was, (I am sure), better than mine was (which I’m glad for). Continue reading