A Tiny Package Of Sweetness

A Tiny Package Of Sweetness

My biological cat clock is ticking people!! I don’t Oooh and Aaah over every single animal I come into contact with, but every once in a while I will see a cat or a kitten and want to take it home. A few more months and hopefully I will be ready. In the meantime, I am definitely still mourning my little Lady Bug.

5 Surprising Drug-Free Ways To Fight Chronic Pain

5 Surprising Drug-Free Ways To Fight Chronic Pain

http://www.everydayhealth.com/pain-management-pictures/surprising-drug-free-ways-to-fight-pain.aspx?xid=aol_rss#/slide-1

*I do not buy into 9/4’s of this, but decided to share it anyway. The last time I checked, the only real help was having a pet. I’ve got a few months of rough terrain to go before I can bring a couple of balls of fluff home. In the meantime, I simply refuse to age like most of the people in these photos. Why do they always make it seem like the only people that suffer from chronic pain are over 45?! I hate that kind of “advertising”. It’s completely bogus.* 

Summer’s Effect On Pets

Summer’s Effect On Pets

http://www.pawnation.com/2013/07/02/vet-sits-in-hot-car-for-30-minutes-to-show-effect-on-pets/

*I have gotten into some pretty heated discussions about this particular topic with people. It absolutely enrages me when someone will leave a newborn baby, or their toddler, and their dog/cat in a car with just one or two “cracked windows” so they can run into a store for 30+ minutes, and then come out and say they were only gone for 5 minutes. Why people think this is a good idea on a triple digit day is beyond me! Whenever I see this happen, or I come out of a store and see a dog going insane in the confines of a vehicle, I wait to see exactly how long it will take before I have to call the cops and animal control. Strictly speaking I’m the kind of person who minds her own business, but when I see this, I become dangerously enraged and can’t just sit back and do nothing. It’s far too dangerous to do this, period. How many times had a child died in a hot car over the last few years?! It’s far more common than it used to be. Hopefully people will become a little more aware and knock this off because it’s one of the most dangerous things I’ve witnessed and it is not beneath me to stand up and say “This is wrong.”*

5 Things Your Vet Should Never Say To You

5 Things Your Vet Should Never Say To You

http://www.pawnation.com/2013/06/26/5-things-your-vet-should-never-say-to-you/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl11%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D336435#photo=1

*Also, if your pet has ever bitten or attacked your vet and is normally a very laid back, easy going, affectionate animal, pay close attention to that. I once had a vet that primarily treated dogs. My cats hated her, and these were not hateful animals. As soon as I found out she was a “dog vet” and only saw cats “here and there”, I never made another appointment to see her. My current vet cares for pretty much any animal you bring to her and she’s got all of the qualities one would want in a vet. Plus, she’s educated in alternative healing methods and is a graduate of not one, but two of the top veterinary schools in this country.*

Bad Day…

Bad Day

Today I was told to get a cat for each one of my bad days, thus inevitably reducing the number of bad days due to “cat company”. If I did that, I’d have to move out. How many cats do people think I can handle at once?! I’m probably over-reaching with the three I want!!  

Getting Health Insurance For My Pet Was A Bad Deal. Here’s Why…

This is definitely making me question this plan, which I had already decided on for the kittens I am going to adopt, as well as a hybrid I am looking into. The plan states that they will pay up to $14,000 per year, per animal. My little girl that I lost a few months ago went through an expensive procedure that cost me about two months of my mortgage, yet it added years to her life and I didn’t even question whether I was going to do it or not, I just wrote the damn check. She too had a cardiologist, and extremely expensive vet bills for the last two years of her life. I figure the insurance might still be worth it, but this leaves me concerned.

As They Should!…

As They Should!

“Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods.” ―Christopher Hitchens

I found an adorable Bombay kitten today. I’m heartbroken that I won’t be able to adopt it. Memo to shelters: If an animal is already in the adoption process or has already been adopted, let people know before someone fills out the application. Looking forward to late summer, early Fall when kittens will be in abundance. I’m bringing home two, mostly because the shelter I am dealing with won’t permit anyone to adopt more than two animals at a time. That’s fair, but if I find one locally, I’m bringing the little fluff ball home and they will all just have to learn how to cope and coexist.