Monday, June 10, 2013




It's very sad, but my kitty passed away recently at the age of sixteen from a kidney ailment. He will be greatly missed. Eventually, I'll get a new kitten and start all over again. I think I'll adopt one from the local shelter this time around. So many little cats need homes.   

Friday, December 2, 2011

Super Dog

Super Dog
Illustrator: Mattias Adoffsson

Take a look at the artist's blog HERE.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Cute Christmas Ornaments

For instructions visit the Disney Family Fun website.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Mark Twain's 176th Birthday

Mark Twain and Kitten

Today is Mark Twain's 176th birthday. Twain had a great fondness and appreciation for cats. In honor of the author's birthday, I'd like to share a few quotes about cats by the famous cat devotee.


A home without a cat -- and a well-fed, well-petted and properly revered cat -- may be a perfect home, perhaps, but how can it prove title?

   - Pudd'nhead Wilson

Of all God's creatures there is only one that cannot be made the slave of the lash. That one is the cat. If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve man, but it would deteriorate the cat.

- Notebook, 1894


By what right has the dog come to be regarded as a "noble" animal? The more brutal and cruel and unjust you are to him the more your fawning and adoring slave he becomes; whereas, if you shamefully misuse a cat once she will always maintain a dignified reserve toward you afterward--you will never get her full confidence again.

- Mark Twain, a Biography


Twain's Cats Fast Asleep
Photo: Elisha M. VanAken 1887

Twain gave his cats many unusual names including Sourmash, Sackcloth, and Straykit. The Mark Twain House and Museum website has a word search puzzle featuring Twain's cats you can find HERE

My Facebook Page

Clipart Source: 

My pet sitting service has a facebook page now. Though I'm not a huge facebook fan, I now have a page. If you'd like to take a look, click HERE. My business is called Paws Pet Sitting Service. Clicking the "like" button, or leaving a comment, will help the place look busy. 

Tell me about YOUR pets, websites, and facebook pages.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

What's Wrong with People?

Castle with Drawbridge
Photo Source: Wikipedia

This is where I want to live from now on. I need a nice strong castle with a drawbridge, so the miserable human beings who live in my neighborhood can't reach me, or my car. About a week ago, I found my car keyed on its driver's side. The anonymous literary genius wrote f*** in lovely deep letters, impressing me with his incredible thoughtfulness and words of wisdom. Who this person is, and why he or she felt compelled to damage my property, I have no idea. The damage occurred at night in the parking lot of my apartment building. I've been living in this building for 10+ years. I mind my own business and bother no one.

It didn't end with the keying.

A few days later, I noticed one of my tires was almost flat. According to my mechanic, someone had SLASHED the tire! What was the point of that? Is this a teenager with nothing better to do? Or even worse, could this be a grown man filled with anger and owning a sharp knife? My neighbor on the second floor, who I sometimes visit and chat with, thinks it's someone in the adjoining building who wants my parking spot. All this over a parking spot!!! How old are these people? Twelve? 

I'm sick of the way people behave. I'm tired of the rudeness of strangers who find it important to treat others like garbage. I'm tired of jerks who cut drivers off in traffic then give them the finger. America has become a nation of self-absorbed, overgrown, adolescents with no empathy. 

Will this vicious attitude ever end? 

I doubt it.          

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving.