Tag Archives: cats

Sunday Pause (Paws): Time

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and remember.

Time, it certainly does fly by.

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Yesterday was already the one year anniversary of my sister’s death. My mom & I were sitting on the bench at the cemetery talking about how fast the year went. Sometimes we still think her death was just a dream.

The best way for me to get out my emotions is through writing poetry. So here is one I wrote remembering my sister Lisa.

Prioritize, the list can wait
Because it will soon be too late

We say “tomorrow” in our exhaust
Not realizing the time will soon be lost

Time it seems to quickly pass
Slow down, you’re going way too fast

One day I go to pick up the phone
But then I remember you’re never coming home Continue reading

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Sunday Pause (Paws): For the Word “Just”

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and today I would like to take a pause and look at the phrase “just.”

A coworker was telling me a story at work the other day and at one point she said how she talks to her dog to let her know she is leaving. Then came the words “I know it’s stupid, it’s just a dog.” I don’t know about you but I am so tired of hearing people refer to animals as “just” anything. So I came up with a list of what I think they are just

Just a creation of God
Just a loyal friend
Just a family member
Just a living being
Just a comforter
Just a stress reliever
Just a joy to watch
Just a joy to play with
Just someone to come home to

Just a snuggler
Just created BEFORE humans
Just improve their “owners” health
Just teachers of responsibility

Just LOVE!
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Just a joy to watch

Here is what a Facebook follower friend of mine in her own words shared with me about her beloved cat Jasmine pictured above.

Jasmine chilling on the bed with me. I wonder if other people take pleasure in watching their pets enjoy themselves? From jumping on the bed and just enjoying each other’s company to watching her sniff the air whilst sat in the garden or getting her toys out the bowl I store them in and playing with them. I’m sure they do, but it often an unspoken pleasure of pet ownership when in comes to cats. But I enjoy watching my cat just enjoy herself around the house from sunbathing to cackling at birds out the window or sniffing the breeze.

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It’s How You React That Matters

Today was Cino’s annual vet appointment. Not something I enjoy and certainly not something Cino enjoys.

You’ve heard these sayings:

“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it”
“The glass is half empty or the glass is half full”
“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade”

Well how I have always dealt with her annual appointment is with anxiety and protective mama instincts. I was more or less seeing the vet as a “bad place.” I just want to get in and out as fast as possible.

It is true that God brings good out of every bad situation. If you recall last year I had to take Cino in for an ultrasound and I was worried sick. I did a lot of praying and God was certainly there. I don’t usually talk to anybody when I am at the clinic with Cino. I am too busy being nervous and “protecting” her. But at this appointment while in the waiting room waiting to be called in for the ultrasound there was a couple of other worried pet parents there and we talked. We kept each other company and helped calm each other’s nerves. And all of the staff was very kind, gentle, and understanding. So even though that appointment was a very scary one, it taught me something…that my vet isn’t a “bad place.”

So this time for her annual check up I did things differently. Continue reading

Sunday Pause (Paws): Gratitude & Joy

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and for me today I want to express my gratitude & joy.

I was thrilled to see that we just hit 500 blog followers.

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I said we just hit 500 followers!

Although the number of followers isn’t as important as the impact hopefully being made for animals…I am so, so grateful!

I think Cino wanted to thank you too! Continue reading

Honoring Anders

A pet is not just a pet. A pet is a family member. That is exactly what Anders has been to a co-worker of mine.

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Anders was added to their family when he was just a kitten. Sadly he passed away this past weekend. My coworker is devastated by this loss and was somewhat embarrassed that she was crying about it.  Continue reading

Father’s Day

I don’t usually write two posts in one day but I wrote a poem that reflects some things I have been feeling lately and wanted to share it. I also thought since today is Father’s Day that anyone who has lost their father, doesn’t have one around, or doesn’t have a good relationship with theirs might be encouraged. We all have a Father available if we just look up.

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image from pixabay

When you hear about another shooting
And your emotions are starting to buildup
It’s easy to start feeling scared
But I am going to choose to look up

When you hear about another abused animal
And you’re crying for that pup
It’s easy to start feeling hopeless
But I am going to choose to look up Continue reading

Sunday Pause (Paws): Simply For Rest

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and get some rest.

I am going to keep this post short & sweet. I have been so tired lately and I’m pretty sure it’s because of allergies. I haven’t been feeling very motivated and I’m finding it harder to focus. So personally I really do plan to get rest today.

I‘m going to take it easy and hope I am more energetic next weekend. I have a graduation, two birthdays, and Father’s Day to celebrate!

But for now this is what I am going to do…

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I LOVE the picture of Cino above. I used my cell phone so the quality isn’t that great, but it still turned out pretty good considering the camera on my cheap phone. I think the most precious times are watching pets sleep and soaking in the love you have for them. Don’t you? 🙂

Happy Sunday! Here’s to resting!

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image taken from pixabay.com