Spring’s New Arrival

March 26, 2019 § Leave a comment

Officially, it was Spring a week ago. Except there is no green grass, sprouting daffodils or budding tulips ’cause we’re still calf deep in frozen snow. The weather (*ahem) “professionals” have been telling us double digits for two weeks. The snow we got yesterday proves that the “science” of weather prediction has a long way to go.

However, what the season did bring us is this…

Dean Mooncrow

It’s been more than two years since we lost Darth and over four since Herc passed. Both of them were rescue cats, well into their third years when they came to us. While both lived well into their teens, they left behind their sisters Rosie and Sarah Jane, sixteen and seven respectfully. While I was okay with this new “all girl, half the fur and vet bills” arrangement, Hubby has wanted a male kitten for the better part of a year.

For the record, I had nothing to do with naming him. That’s totally on Daughter and Hubby. Dean is for the Supernatural t.v. show character and Mooncrow for a beloved (and looks “eerily similar” to) cat that Hubby had years ago.

Me, I just call him Lil’ Poop.


R.I.P. Again

January 17, 2017 § 2 Comments

darfDarth (aka Mr. Fuzzy Pants)
(1998/99? – Jan. 11, 2017)

Yep, at almost 20 years old, Darth finally headed to the Rainbow Bridge.  We’re not exactly sure, like most of our rescued friends, how old Darth was when he came to us in August 2001 needing a home. He was however, the longest surviving pet we’ve ever had at 15 1/2 years.

He was deeply loved and will be dearly missed.

An Ode to Joy Anne

November 29, 2016 § Leave a comment


Joy Anne Tomkinson
(1952 – 2016)

This is my step-mother Joy and her service dog Joel. They were companions and best friends for four years. Joy had lost her legs to complications from Diabetes yet was determined to live her life as independently as possible. Joel was able to help Joy meet that goal.

Joy had a heart attack two weeks ago and never regained consciousness. Surrounded by her loved ones, she passed away peacefully on November 15, 2016.  She will be truly and deeply missed, no doubt by Joel as much as her family and friends.

Holy Crap! Even for us…

February 13, 2016 § 2 Comments


Right now it is -25 C with a windchill of -39 C  (-13 F and -38.6 F respectively).

I actually didn’t know that C and F equalized at -40 degrees.  I don’t understand it of course but I guess in any language, even a mathematical one, fuckin’ cold is just fuckin’ cold.  😀

In any case, it’s good cause to have a roaring fire or

…just hide under a wool blanket.


Happy Christmas

December 17, 2015 § Leave a comment


Herc and Daughter enjoying a cat nap on Christmas Eve.
~ 2011 ~

R.I.P. Hercules – Who is Rescuing Who?

December 13, 2015 § 2 Comments


2000ish – Dec. 5, 2015
(Rescued Dec. 2004)

Dearly and Deeply Missed


Where Does the Time Go?

September 15, 2015 § 2 Comments

Is it really the middle of September?

This year has been an interesting one so far.  Very much a three steps forward, two steps back dance with accomplishing goals. One week I would be going like gang busters, starting AND finishing little projects without even blinking.

The next thing I know another two weeks have gone by and I haven’t done a thing.



I feel ya kitty, I really do.

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