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Small beans (meaning, tiny paws)
Wednesday, October 14, 2020      12 comments

“We are in a pandemic! I just don’t wanna do this right now”, he said as an excuse to wait on adopting a cat months ago. He wanted to wait for things to calm down. Then there were fires on three sides of us not too far away, dictating that we ... Read more
Still, I Am Grateful
Saturday, August 22, 2020      8 comments

I’m in the hospital again for another round of treatment. Not feeling sorry for myself. Just hard to avoid saying that part since it is an integral slice of my life and has been for around 8 years now to keep my hands and feet alive. Come to thi... Read more
Snail Mail HAS come back. Just like vinyl. TOLD YA!
Friday, April 24, 2020      8 comments

Where’s my prize?? Ha. I’ve been sending little cards to my pals these last few weeks to nudge them along. Thought I’d post the guts of one of them below in case someone needed a lighthearted Fortune Cookie Friday. No Chinese food necessary... Read more
The 8:00PM Howl
Saturday, March 28, 2020      9 comments

Get this. It’s amaze-balls. About 45 min away from me a neighborhood has adopted an 8:00Pm howl-fest. Really! We’ve been pretty respectful of the Shelter in Place here in the Bay Area. I mean, even our Mayor posted a video on how to straigh... Read more
Most of you have joined our Shelter in Place party now? : )
Sunday, March 22, 2020      5 comments

Well great! Come on in! No, not really, but you know what I mean. This is the time when it’s finally ok to YELL at your neighbors since we need to keep 6-8 feet distance from each other but still want to talk to our pals. ‘HOW ARE YOU DOI... Read more
The Mystery Bag of Groceries
Wednesday, March 18, 2020      7 comments

Hey remember when the mystery bag of (insert whatever you want here) was a fun thing? Could’ve been cereal. ‘Ooooh! New choco-peanut butter Pooofs!’ Could’ve been a burger meal. ‘Yay! A toy in the bag with my cheeseburger!’ Could’ve been ... Read more
Day 1 of Emergency Shelter in Place from SF Bay Area
Tuesday, March 17, 2020      8 comments

I live in the Bay Area and we are now in a 3 week Emergency Shelter in Place order due to the Coronavirus. I have been at home for (gulp) 5yrs now due to my rare disease and am now joined by my husband who will be working from home. Guys, I’m ... Read more
Free Candy Canes!
Wednesday, December 25, 2019      10 comments

I’ve been able to avoid going into the hospital for treatment on Christmas for years now. It was inevitable. They got me. Like a fluffy kitty. Or a feathery macaw? Whatever appeals to you. I can’t complain. The doctors and nursing staff are... Read more
Wrapping my leg around my head & chewing on my toe nails post-procedure!
Monday, October 07, 2019      9 comments

Well, maybe not. Moving sooooo much better though. Definitely doing a sofa dance, does that count?? YES! I’m almost one week out and feeling much better than I did 6 days ago. Still lying down most of the day with a frozen bum (ice packs, h... Read more
Send in the Monkeys!
Tuesday, October 01, 2019      8 comments

I’d been praying at the shrine of chronic pain for over a decade now. Ignoring the warning signs for several months that my spine was sending me. Blaming them on the other health ailments that seem to have piled up before me like an adventure ro... Read more
Tiny Dough Kneaders
Sunday, June 23, 2019      10 comments

I miss those quarter size paws already and it hasn’t even been a day. The meow of announcement when my cat let me know she was there. Basically hollering, “Hey Lady!” (in a Jerry Lewis style voice. Remember that?). Cats choose you. They tr... Read more
Why does this feel like a confession AND an announcement?
Thursday, February 28, 2019      9 comments

WTHeck?! Maybe because a slice of my gray matter feels a pang of guilt because I still miss Olive so very much. And yet I also think she would approve - truly. I certainly wasn’t planning on this. Not one iota. But here it is: We adopte... Read more
How about a game of keep away? : )
Tuesday, October 09, 2018      7 comments

Have I mentioned how awesome Spark is? Spark is just...SO great. In so many ways. When I was very physically active, the Spark Teams were a great challenge. When my disease(s) woke up and kicked in, I found new Teams to plug in to. Spark still f... Read more
Find the silver lining in this tragic day.
Thursday, October 04, 2018      7 comments

I had to as we drove to the animal hospital. I looked up and saw something brighter than silver a lining: a giant rainbow right over the animal hospital where we were headed. ‘That’s for Olive’, I thought. I tried to think of the good things ... Read more
My Four legged fur babe is home. Whoo!
Tuesday, September 25, 2018      12 comments

Olive is Home! But she’s soooo loopy from her current meds. Oh my. One of my Spark pals has lovingly referred to her over the years as a ‘stuffed Olive’ when she’s full of food (sweet). Currently with her so medicated and spacey, I feel like... Read more

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