Saturday, March 8, 2008


This is the story of a kitten that made it all the way from Singapore aboard a ship. In nature, an entire litter of anything rarely survives. That is one of the reasons why we have such a huge dog/cat population now, except that we keep them alive only to discard them later.

I like stories of survival though-this little one clearly had more life force than the others. I hope his/her new life in America is worthy of that effort.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Dodged the Bullet

We missed the snow Thursday-hey, we're due. It was still kind of cold and blustery, so the kiddos spent a lot of time in the house snoozing. No one in my house is a true snow fan, Oliver and Cody aren't bothered by it. Snow hurts Greta's hip and is too cold for the little ones. But, cold does make them all extra snuggly, which is quite nice.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

A Rose by Any other Name

Mom hates the names Calypso and Pele, and she's not fond of Daisy. She has decided the new pup may well be a Lily. Now, Mom could go buy her own dog and name it anything she wants, but lately I've been working with going beyond names and labels so and this is a way to do that. So, the new dogs name is Lily.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Prissy and the Giant Bull Pizzle

Prissy is running with the big dogs today-and I gave them bully sticks. She immediately confiscated Oliver's and showed no sign of relinquishing it. I just gave in and got another. She is very proud of her pizzle, which is as big as she is.

Dottie decided it was too cold for old bones this morning so she's napping on my bed. Bitty is curled up in the bathroom and little Daisy (at least that is her name today) is in her basket in the living room playing with her new dumbell toy. It's a nice morning here at home.