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It’s Cino’s Birthday

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Eight years ago this little angel came into my life. She was so confused at the Humane Society when I was visiting her in the adoption room. Both of us unsure of one another. But then there was a look and a “meow” and that was all it took for me to make up my mind.

She spent many days hiding behind the toilet in her new home. Then one night I woke up to a cold wet nose. It was then that we became buddies, it was then that we became family.

It is my honor & pleasure to celebrate her today.

Happy 11th Birthday Cino!

Sunday Pause (Paws): Photography

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and capture life’s great moments.

One of my friends is a photographer. I’ve seen what great work she does and have seen many of her photos of people with their pets. So I thought maybe she could take some pictures of Cino & I. I had it pictured in my head how great it would look. She found the perfect basket for Cino to sit in and a blanket to put under it that would look good with her coloring. We were set.

We decided to get together last Sunday and do the photo shoot along with just hanging out and visiting since it had been a while for us. A great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

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Do Pets Know?

Today when I was walking down the hallway toward the apartment I could hear Cino’s collar tags jingling around, her pawing at the door, and her meowing. It made me smile! I felt like she knew it was me and I was coming home. In fact it gave me such a happy feeling I started walking faster and I started talking to her at the other side of the door as I was working the key in the lock. I was as excited to see her as she was to see me! After all, I get to see this cute face. πŸ™‚

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Sunday Pause (Paws): For The Season

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and enjoy the season.

This time of year, the Christmas season, I spend most of my time shopping, decorating, and wrapping presents. All of it is preparation, then it comes and goes in what seems like a minute.

This year, I am trying to really enjoy the season by spending more time with loved ones. Last weekend I spent an entire day making Christmas cookies with a few long time friends. Yesterday I spent the day with my niece. We went to a craft show and out to eat. Today our family is going to see “The Nutcracker.” Great memories in the making. This is what it is all about.

It is good to remember that although there are many fun activities this time of year, the season is not about what we can get or can get out of it, but actually should be more-so what we can give. Maybe give an offering at church, volunteer at a homeless shelter, or donate money to an animal organization. There are many people and animals out there in need.

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We’re Here, We’re Just Thinking

Hello all!

I wanted to let you know that we are still around. πŸ™‚ Things have been a bit busy. This is a busy time of year at my job, there are things I am trying to resolve at the place I live, I am working on a logo for my friends photography business, and I have been photographing, editing, and enlarging some of my own photos to frame.

Besides those things, I have been doing a lot of thinking. My sister’s death has really made me take a look at my life and I am at a bit of a crossroads right now.

Life Happens

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Tuesday Tales: No Longer Weekly

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Hello all. As Cino is reading about above, I will be taking a break from weekly Tuesday Tales. In case, you do not know what my Tuesday Tales are, they are stories I share about animals on…well Tuesdays. These stories are from people I know, stories from the internet, my own stories, and stories from you out there. I will still do Tuesday Tales from time to time, just not weekly.

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This Tuesday’s Tale: Jack

Today we take a look back at Jack. Jack is a little dog that was found in a dumpster by a little boy. Sadly, this happens more than you think. Honestly, how can people be so cruel?

I wrote a tale about Jack back in October. Kathy, Jack’s pet parent, recently shared some new photos of Jack. I decided to share them with you and give you a link to Jack’s tale.

Below is Jack happy to have tummy time. πŸ™‚

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Walk Away Or Fight Back?

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Dakota

The cat in the photo above is my cousin’s cat, Dakota. She captioned this particular photo “The Mighty Hunter.” This seemed perfect for this unplanned post.

Dakota is watching a bird in a bush but wasn’t putting a lot of effort into trying to go after it. When my cat, Cino, sees a bird her posture immediately changes to what looks like “attack” mode. There is a choice they have to make, attack or sit back and let it go.

Which choice do you make when you encounter a rude person? Do you attack and fight back or do you calmly sit back and let it go? Continue reading

This Tuesday’s Tale: A Look Back

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Today I am looking back at an older Tuesday Tale of mine with some new thoughts and questions. If you have been following me for a while you may have read this post called “A Tender Moment Between A Man And His Dog.” It is about a beautiful relationship between a man (John) and his dog (Schoep). As Schoep got older and his arthritis kept him from sleeping, John would bring him to Lake Superior and hold him until he fell asleep in his arms in the water. That is John & Schoep pictured above. The picture alone speaks volumes!

This is such a beautiful story it is worth repeating. Check out the story on the Huffington PostΒ here.

There are a few points we can take away from this story. Continue reading