{January 27, 2014}   Welcome Home Harley!


This is Harley. I rescued him from a shelter this morning. He’s such a sweet, loving dog… unless he’s never met you before. He’s a Boxer/Greyhound. In his former home poor Harley was abused and neglected, he’s still very underweight. He does not like men or loud people. I think we’re a match made in Heaven 🙂
I’m looking forward to our life together from today forward. There’s nothing as rewarding as rescuing an animal 🙂

{June 13, 2013}   Lessons Learned

Recently I have first-handedly learned some new lessons. I’m not talking about the Portuguese that I’m learning, either.

coffee smileyI’ve always thought that there’s no such thing as too much coffee. I LOVE coffee. Coffee is in my blood, part of what makes up my DNA. But then I realized once you’ve had a lot of coffee and you go to make another pot of coffee but have trouble measuring the scoops because your hands are shaking too badly and you dump most of the water on the counter… it’s entirely possible to have too much coffee.


Chipmunks are cute. They fill their little cheeks up until it looks like they’re hiding balloons in there and they’ve got cute little stripes on their back and adorable, fluffy little tails. Aww! But they will climb your leg just as quickly and easily as they climb a tree. They have vicious little claws, like needles, attached to those cute little feet. They’re fast. They’re agile. They’re completely inconsiderate of anyone’s fears but their own. They’re ninjas.


gayBeing around gay people is still somewhat new to me. This one is like several lessons all rolled into one. 1.Lesbians seem to be possessive of their partners and it seems to me more so than heterosexual couples. When you’re staying in a house full of lesbians, be careful what you say or how you touch. 2.People have a way of knowing when you’re into their significant other. They won’t exactly be friendly to you, either. 3.Wearing nothing but a towel, fresh out of the shower, still sopping wet, will get you the attention you want 😉  Guaranteed. Just be careful (see 1. and 2. above). 4.When you sleep in the nude in a house full of people either, A.make sure the door is closed and locked, or B.make sure the person you’re bunking with isn’t a blanket hog.



If you do get attacked by a chipmunk and are not in a mood to be laughed at, think up a different story. Everyone will laugh. The receptionists, the nurses, the doctors, the lab technicians and anyone else who finds out. And when they finally pull themselves together and stop laughing, they will look at you again and burst out in another fit of laughter.





{October 4, 2012}   Rain, Illness & Snuggles

I awoke to a cold, rainy day and a pounding headache. To top it off, I have a sick six-year-old home from school today. She’s been sleeping on the couch off and on all day, so I’ve been eating up the snuggles that my cat, Babe, has to offer. There’s something so calming and peaceful about Babe cradled in the nook of my arm like a baby actively dreaming. I’ve been watching her whiskers twitch and feeling her paws open and close on the back of my hand. I can just imagine what she’s dreaming about… hunting a mouse, playing with the kids or chasing one of her toys.

Babe was three years old when I adopted her from a Humane Society four years ago. I remember the day I brought her home to live with me. She was very skid-dish and the first this she did when I set her on the floor was find a place to hide. She hid for hours before she would come out to eat a few bites of food and use her litter box, only to quickly go back into hiding. She behaved this way for weeks and then all of a sudden one night, she climbed into my bed, burrowed under the blankets and slept curled up against my thighs. That was the end of her shy days. From then on she was jumping in anyone’s lap who was sitting, she followed me from room to room, even sitting on the edge of the bathtub while I showered. When I think back on the amazing, over-night transformation that Babe accomplished I am in awe. I love her like a child.

Anyway, my point is: The perfect cure for feeling under the weather on a depressing, rainy day is snuggling with your best friend.  Yes folks, I will be a crazy cat lady. I’m almost there, just need a few more cats 😉


{March 4, 2012}   Let’s Have Some Laughs :)

“I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose.”  ~Woody Allen

I stumbled across a page on FaceBook called “The Kids Your Parents Wouldn’t Let You Play With”. I found these and many more funny pictures in their albums. Sometimes, you just need to have a good laugh. I know I laughed- that’s why there is now coffee on my keyboard. Haha! Let’s have some laughs!


I love animals. Hope you found some laughter!

et cetera