Motherhood At 55

I don’t have human kids, but I do have three feline kids, all about 8 months old, and all with different baby daddies.  Growing up as they did in a shelter, they came with their share of issues.  Leo and Maggie both came home with colds, and they are both still blowing snot everywhere; on…
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So You Want To Build A House

When I made the decision to move back to the region full-time from Texas, I was torn.  Should I be practical and buy a townhouse in Fargo or Moorhead where I didn’t have the upkeep to worry about?  Or how about an old farmhouse in the country, where I could admire the architecture of the…
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The Straight Poop On Cat Litter

So you want a cat, or have a cat.  You know that you need litter boxes, but what kind?  How many?  And what’s the best cat litter to use?  From my 25 + years of having cats, I’ve tried them all. Let’s start with the litter box itself.  Should you get a covered or uncovered…
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Fostering Saves Lives

 Meet Meep.  She is the poster child for why animal fostering is so important. Upper Respiratory Infections (URIs) tend to thrive in shelters.  A URI to a healthy adult cat is like a cold; some are worse than others, but rarely fatal.  To a kitten, however, a URI is bad news.  For Meep it meant…
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Puppy Mills? Not Here, Right?

Did you know that 2 of the worst puppy mills in the United States are located just outside of  Detroit Lakes?  Both are licensed and inspected by the USDA, and both have been allowed to operate for years, even though the conditions there have been shown to be unsafe, unclean, and worst of all, cruel.…
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