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Are you wondering whether making your own dog or cat food is worth it? Just look at the length of this list! Please note the premium brands that are on it and read more about the class action suit here.

This is serious and it makes me wonder what is still lurking in commercial foods. Remember, this industry is unregulated.

What our pets eat is something that we can manage in a world where so many other things seem beyond our control.

Information like this makes me renew my commitment to providing wholesome food for all our pets.

Anyone have any good cat food recipes?

Jun/2009 at 12:14 am Leave a comment



I will continue to add to this list. I won’t tell you where I heard anything because it just wouldn’t be polite. Y’all come back now, ya hear?

“Bless her heart, she can’t help being ugly, but she could’ve stayed home.”

“That boy ain’t right.”

“Her eyes look like two holes burned in a blanket.”

“Just because their kids were born here don’t make them Southern. My dog sleeps in the garage. It don’t make him a truck.”

“You’re not really married ’till you send out that last thank you note.”

“Are you trying to grow potatoes behind those ears?”

“I’ve gotta see a man about a dog.” ( have to use the restroom)

“Are you catching flies?” (Don’t walk around with your mouth open.)

“When God handed out brains, he was standing behind the door.”

“Were you raised in a barn?” (referring to manners)

“If you swallow those seeds, watermelons will grow out your ears.”

“You could serve TEA off that butt!”

“He’s old as dirt.”

“Don’t bite your tongue. You’ll poison yourself.”

“No hill for a stepper.”

“You are working my last nerve.”

“I don’t have a dog in that hunt.”

“I have a bone to pick with you.”

“Gooder than grits.”

“Fuller than two ticks on a hound dog.”

“I feel like I’ve been shot at and missed and pooped on and and hit.”

“All hat, no cattle.”

“She told him how the cow ate the cabbage.”

“Everything he’s got is on the showroom floor.”

“You don’t put your money in the front window.”

“She’s a pistol!”

“He’s a hoot!”

May/2009 at 1:57 am 5 comments


They will drag you down to their level and then beat you with their vast experience there.

May/2009 at 5:39 am Leave a comment





This was the pair I went to see.


Don’t laugh! This was the most comfortable. Swiveled and rocked!


Better in the photo than in person. Did not look antique but good colors.


Guy chair. And a little Goth. ‘Nuff said.


This hide was very subtle and the piping gave it a crisp look. I think a pair of these would look great in a modern setting though I might paint the legs a glossy black.

The velvet pillow with Milagros was $190.00! Yikes!


Liked the look but uncomfortable and shop worn. (The dogs would have fun with the fringe.)

Himself was having none of it. He looked around in abject horror (That took about 30 seconds.), told me what he thought about their half-price sale and parked himself on a comfy couch. He was done. Frankly, I didn’t think he’d last that long!


Bebe and Little-Bit’s favorite chair and mine too! (Note the protective quilt covering.) I just had to get the puppies into this post. They have chair opinions, too! Little-Bit is actually a renown expert in this area.

May/2009 at 2:52 am 1 comment


is not hate.

It is utter indifference.

Healthier and less corrosive.

May/2009 at 12:42 am Leave a comment


This is going to be an on-going project. What is your “pet” peeve? That is, peeves concerning pets.

I think we all know that I am the peeve princess! Sometimes, it seems like I don’t like anyone’s animals but my own. But, I don’t let it concern me. I used to feel the same way about children. 🙂

My friend who doesn’t “do computers” wanted to be first. She hates it when people kiss their dogs on the mouth. I agree! People! Have you seen where those mouths have been?

Mine is the most obvious. I hate when people let their dogs run loose. Don’t they care what happens to them? Which leads me to my next peeve.

Dogs who go in my yard. If I see them coming, I tell the owner that I have just applied a chemical to my yard.

I watch these people through my window let their dogs (always huge) go through my grass into the garden, trampling the flowers and then scorching them with urine. Thanks guys and what is your address?  Let me just slip on my handy hazmat suit when I want to garden.

And don’t even get me started on cats in my garden!

Leave your pet peeves in the comments.

May/2009 at 11:54 pm 5 comments


I chose our veterinary clinic because it was AAHA certified. I wasn’t impressed with the facilities but the owner/vet seemed competent enough and he was supposed to be available at all times for emergencies. Not only was he not available when we needed him this weekend (See UPDATE), he NEVER RETURNED OUR CALL!

I don’t think that there is anything left to say. He promised a standard of care that was not there. I will not take that risk again. He’s history.

ADDENDUM I think Little-Bit is O.K., but I will be following up with our new vet.

ADDENDUM AGAIN- The vet and his staff called me numerous times on Monday and Tuesday.  Awkward. The excuse given was that the answering service had taken down my number incorrectly. Don’t most answering services have caller ID? I am not changing my mind. Choosing a new vet is never easy, though…

HAPPY ENDINGWell, the answering service sent a transcript of their recording and they had written my number incorrectly as well as my name. I also received an written apology from the operator who had made the error. So I have rescheduled Black Cat’s check-up for this week and we will continue with this practice. Let you know how that goes.

WELL, NOT SO MUCH- Black Cat got carsick in every possible way on the short drive over and then almost escaped. They made me sign something agreeing to pay $25.00 if I cancel an appointment. Then we spent over $300 for a yearly checkup for a healthy cat. We were there almost two hours but part of that was B.C.’s fault as they had to clean her up. I’m sure, if I look closely at my itemized bill, that I was charged for that.

Himself met the vet and didn’t like him either. We really can’t put our finger on why that is. Something about his demeanor.

I don’t see this relationship working out long term, do you?

May/2009 at 3:23 am Leave a comment

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