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Monthly Archive for January, 2012

Lots of ups and downs since our new, certified pre-owned kitty went to her reward on January 20th.  It was a hard passing.  Unexpected, unfair, unhappy.  Unbelievable.  came to our house and thoroughly mothered all three of us for 16 days, even though she didn’t feel good.  Then she was gone. Yesterday I went for […]

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Well, we ended up with 10-year-old Skittles.  As soon as we returned from our holiday travels we determined that she was still available so we brought her home on Tuesday, January 3.  17 days ago. She had a few medical issues, including a lower red blood cell count.  She needed her teeth cleaned.  She was […]

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We stood in a kennel that held maybe 15 separate cages.  There were cats in each of them.  On one end of the room, an orange and white striped kitten shrieked at us without stopping.  Cute, but I wanted an older cat.  That kitten would be gone before we made it to the front door. […]

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Dogs are Psychic, Aren’t They?

Long ago, my family dog-sat him.  He was chubby, curly, compact and agreeable; he was a pleasure to mind.   His family lived across the street and they’d be gone a week.  He was used to us and so he settled in with our family. The day before their return he pulled away.  He went to […]

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Well, he’d been euthanized but it hadn’t gone well for his person and she was in distress.   She thought it happened too fast; the dog reacted snappishly to the first needle and his person worried he hadn’t been ready to die.  She was wracked with guilt and a mutual friend asked me, what did I […]

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Maggie’d been gone a month when I came upon my husband and daughter peering at cats online.  Next thing I knew, I had my eye on an orange-and-white 16-year-old.  Fluffy looked a little tired but I figured, what was another furry senior?  I’d helped many pets transition in 2011, including my two cats.  I had […]

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