Nelly And The Six Year Old

Today while volunteering at The Marshmallow Foundation, an animal shelter in Detroit Lakes, I got a phone call from a mother. “I know our application is still being processed, but we’d still like to come see the cats today if we can.  You see, my six year old son lost his cat about a month ago,…
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The Cat’s Meow

Interesting fact – adult cats don’t meow to other cats.  They only meow to humans!  Tiny kittens, with their “mew”, signal to their mother that they want food, but once they leave Mom, they normally won’t ever meow again unless a human enters their life.  Instead, cats communicate with each other through scent, touch, and…
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And Here We Go Again

As I write this, there has been a report of another “mass shooting”, this time in San Bernadino, California.  Here are my thoughts. Why aren’t we calling these incidents terrorism?  If they were, perhaps they’d get more attention and drive a solution.  Yes, terrorism has a political motivation.  But the shooting at the Planned Parenthood…
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#GivingTuesday Is For The Birds (and The Cats, Dogs…)

Today is Giving Tuesday, a new holiday apparently, where we put our money where our mouth is.  Last Thursday, Thanksgiving, we gave thanks for all of our blessings.  Today, we give thanks and pass it forward. I’m thankful for Leo and Maggie this morning, both of whom still fit nicely in my lap together, and…
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Yes, I’m A Crazy Cat Lady (and Proud Of It)

We all know the stereotype – single, middle aged, female with cats.  The title of crazy cat lady is not meant to flatter; the emphasis is usually on the adjective “crazy”. I am single, of a certain age, and I do have two cats that I adopted from The Marshmallow Foundation in Detroit Lakes.  What makes…
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