pets

If you have never met Gizmo….

December 8th, 2018|Just Thinking|

2010 This is Gizmo. He actually has probably 60 or more names that we call him, many of them are a touch derogatory and so I won’t use them here. Everyone who meets him thinks he’s an absolute sweetheart, and he can be, when he chooses to be. Gizmo had a bit of an adventure [...]

Loki: Oct 1, 2006 – Oct 3, 2018

October 3rd, 2018|Just Thinking|

You were a shooting star whose fire burned out too soon. You loved every human you ever encountered. You fought a hard battle for over three years, against a mystery ailment that was never fully identified. You had the best medical team, with specialists in three countries trying to solve your puzzle, and that gave [...]

Missing Milo

September 18th, 2018|Just Thinking|

I’ve been thinking a lot lately, and not writing anything. I try to write, and then I give up. I want to write about all the wonderful memories of Milo, but then I just become sad. Pets leave paw prints all over your heart, and you don't realize they are there until your lap is [...]

Milo: Feb 1, 2004 – July 4, 2018

July 4th, 2018|Just Thinking|

“Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.” ― Helen Keller RIP little baby bear, you are already missed so much. You came to us a year and a half old, having lived in a cage your whole life to that point. You were half the weight you should have [...]

Our precious little brown bear

June 30th, 2018|118 Photos in 2018|

Our precious little brown boy. He came to us a mess; he was underweight, only had half the hair he should have had, and was sneezing out bloody goo. It took a while to stabilize him, and his sinuses have always been a mess, though they got better. Our long running fear was always a [...]

Furry Children

June 3rd, 2018|118 Photos in 2018|

Every day with this little guy is a gift. It's coming up on three years since he was diagnosed with "something wrong" that still remains a mystery, but which is being managed....although there are new issues, and a new specialist, who wants to do an MRI, that has the potential to possibly find a brain [...]

Ontogeny Recapitulates Phylogeny

June 2nd, 2018|118 Photos in 2018|

Gizmo lost a feather and I found it. It probably says something about me that I can take a closeup photo of one of Gizmo’s lost feathers and suddenly have a phrase like "Ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny” (Ernst Haeckel) pop into my head. When I brought this image up on my computer screen I was struck [...]

Oh What a Beautiful Morning

March 17th, 2018|118 Photos in 2018|

I love this time of year. The days get longer, the sun finally has some significant warmth, the birds are loud and prominent in the trees around our home. Even though the day was spent marking student papers, I could do it on the upstairs deck and not need a sweater. The cats thought it [...]

International Love Your Pet Day

February 20th, 2018|118 Photos in 2018|

This is Milo. He is a Havana Brown, a very rare breed; basically a chocolate brown siamese. Our little brown bear gets overlooked with all the attention on Loki and his mystery illness. In all fairness, this little guy has had his trials and tribulations too, and we had assumed that his life would be [...]

Burning the Midnight Oil

December 17th, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017|

This entire weekend was spent on a marathon of marking, I barely got off the computer or off the couch. Thirty two term papers to get through, and thirty two final exams. I got through the term papers at last, and thought I had another full day to work on the exams, until I realized [...]