Unless you have a tortoise, or maybe a long-lived bird, as a pet owner the odds are good you will have to say goodbye to said pet at some point in your journey together. Not to disparage the level of attachment you may feel for the pet of your choice (and given the variety of
I have a reminder set on my computer that alerts me once a month to write a piece for my blog. I enjoy writing and I hope that someone enjoys reading what I write, but like with so many things in our busy world several months can go by with no creative words before I
Prior to getting chickens I did a lot of research. I wanted to understand not just what I could expect from the chickens themselves, but also what the dynamic might look like with respect to the various other pets we have, what the time commitment was, and what major problems we needed to plan for.
Samson the cat is over 15, no spring chicken in cat years. But he is still spry and active. He manages to jump on the counter when we are not looking and likes to follow along when we walk the dogs. He’s not as fat as he once was and in older cats a little
The cats have their spots. When in doubt of their location there are a half dozen of so standard places to check before you need to break out the cookie bag and start shaking it. They have a smaller number of nighttime spots, really only a few but they do a funny thing these cats
I have always had cats and I would say I am neither a cat person nor a dog person. I like both for different reasons and I like having both. In particular I like the esthetic quality of cats around a house, they add something visually to the landscape of a room or garden that
The rain has come to California. It stayed away for a long time and so we forgot what it was like to have water falling from the sky. It is wonderful of course, but it also creates some inconvenience. That’s true of the never-ending sunshine also: lovely days but no showers and dead plants. Every