PT, our little parrotlet, passed away today. In the middle of the night, he seemed to be in a bit of distress- Tom was going to rush him up to the emergency vet, but after a few minutes, PT settled back in and fell asleep. We made the incredibly difficult decision to say goodbye this… Read More PT
PT, one of our little pet parrotlets (birds), is very ill. We have two parrotlets- PT and Herbie. We adopted them in 2004. Herbie was about two or three, and PT was about one. They were a bonded pair, and very very shy (not the kind of birds who crawl all over you and want… Read More argh
I know it’s been forever since I last updated this website/journal/blog. I’m not sure why I stopped writing- a lot was going on and a lot HAS gone on in the last nine months, and I think I just got overwhelmed by it all. Experiencing it and then writing about it seemed like just too… Read More catching up on the blog: introducing Parker (our newest kitty)
What’s going on around here: I know I haven’t written one of these in a while. A few things that happened: Ginger and the Surgery: Ginger (one of our kitties) finally had the surgery to remove the glands by her tail about three weeks ago, after being plagued by infections in that area for the… Read More around here (sorta) … mid-October, 2015
[Forgot to post this, too!] A final batch of pages from the winter/spring scrapbook: This is a photo I found on Gracie’s Instagram feed (I monitor all her accounts, but I like her to be able to document her life because I wish *I* had more of my own photos and scraps and accounts of… Read More winter/spring scrapbook for 2015, part two
[TOTALLY forgot to publish this from early May- Woops!] A few weeks ago I finally finished putting all the images/stories from winter/spring into my scrapbook (I just have a bit of journaling left…), and I thought I would share a few pages. For the month of February, I would wake up every morning and check… Read More winter/spring scrapbook for 2015, part one
What’s going on around here: In my head… I can’t believe February is almost over. (!!!) I’m having a weird relationship with time lately. As I focus more on using my free time to do stuff I love (ie painting), time seems to slip away with me. I’m measuring my days in both how much… Read More around here… February, 2015
“So open wide your wounded heart Feel yourself be blown apart Open wide your wounded heart It’s a funny place to start But in the light of the sun We are found we are undone In the light of the sun We are all one All the seeds beneath the snow Start to grow… Read More hello, hello
“Rejoicing in ordinary things is not sentimental or trite. It actually takes guts. Each time we drop our complaints and allow everyday good fortune to inspire us, we enter the warrior’s world.” – Pema Chodron (delilah and me back in 1997)In August 1997, I got a kitten… Rewind a bit: After I graduated Emory, I… Read More Common Miracles : Week 99
On Thursday night I finished my fourth crochet project- a blanket for Delilah. It’s single crochet, made from about five skeins of Premiere Serenity Chunky in “Memphis Blues”. Tom got me this yarn for Christmas. It was wonderful to work with. VERY soft and did not split. Washable, too, which is essential for a kitty… Read More crochet project number four : chunky kitty blanket
I figure from time to time I’ll post photos of my crochet stuff. I just finished this last night: It’s a kitty blanket for Ginger. Originally it was for Delilah, but one day I found Ginger sleeping IN the yarn I was using for it, so I just let Ginger have it. The yarn is… Read More crochet project number three : kitty blanket
“Rejoicing in ordinary things is not sentimental or trite. It actually takes guts. Each time we drop our complaints and allow everyday good fortune to inspire us, we enter the warrior’s world.” – Pema Chodron Welcome to week 28 (!!@!!!) of the Common Miracles project. One thing I keep coming across when I read about gratitude… Read More Common Miracles – week twenty-eight
Here is what I have been engrossed in… For all of November, and a few days in December, I was making the beads above (first I made the base beads from white clay, then I dyed the beads individually, and then I made them into 20 pieces of jewelry for a large personal order.) It… Read More EMBARK
This week, Gracie and I have been trying a few new things in the art studio. It’s been raining a lot, and whenever I’m in here working on something, she wanders in and wants to work, too. I made some “paint misters” (kind of like Maya Mist or Glimmer Mist)- liquid paint in spray bottles… Read More paint misters and art journals and kitty cats, oh my!
Today, my beloved kitty Delilah – my best friend, my little soul mate, my little everything – turns 13 🙂 She came into my life in the summer of 1997 and she has been by my side through graduate school, meeting and marrying Tom, moving to Florida, building and moving into our house, and growing… Read More happy birthday, Delilah!
My little boy, Chester P. Arlington, is five today!* Chester was a rescue- before he came home with us he had been dumped and severely abused. To this day, even when he begs for pets and cuddles, he still will subconsciously duck his head out of fear of being hit or kicked before instantly raising… Read More Happy Birthday, Chester! Happy 4th of July!
From my friend Eliana: The Cat Network, an organization that has sterilized almost 50,000 cats in the last nine years, and has a donor that is willing to match 100% of the donations up to a $1000. They are trying to pass the word around to see if people will lend a hand and donate.… Read More The Cat Network
“For $27 a Washington state woman got a used couch and a mystery. A strange meowing sound coming from inside the sofa. After days of searching for the source, Vickie Mendenhall’s boyfriend discovered a very hungry calico cat living inside the couch Tuesday night.” The owners were THRILLED that their cat was found safe and… Read More Cat Lost For Weeks… in Couch
I work for an animal rescue group and we do a ton of trap/neuter/release on feral cats. Everyday we hear the same nonsense, that feral cats are “harmful and dangerous” to the local environment. We try and educate people on how little damage feral cats actually do, but some people are convinced. Maybe this will… Read More feral cats, environmental warriors!