Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Small Talk With Cuz

My cousin Pam and I just got off the phone this morning from talking about two hours. Pam and I have this special connection... we can go a year without talking and then one day call and it's like we talk every week.  We talk about everything from World Peace to our pets.

But, today.  Because my cheeks are still sore from the laughter that ended our conversation. I'd thought I'd share our funny observation.

But first I need to tell you what we were talking about. 

We had already conquered World peace and then started talking about pets. I went on about how in California, some people carry around their little dogs like they were a purse. I always look at the dog and I swear they're telling me to take them. Dog Nap them. They are not happy... they don't get walked, they're forced to wear bows in their hair and to hold their bladders for unreasonable amounts of time. These dogs are not happy. But the freaky thing is that the owner is happy treating the dog this way.

Then I had just experienced recently when I went to the Vet with our dog... that the Vet (city vet) thought I didn't maybe take care of my dog the way I should because he was a bit overweight. Then he went on to disapprove about a few other details. Now for the record... my animals are very well taken care of. You've seen them here on this blog... they are happy, healthy animals that get all there shots. They get to run and play and follow us around this farm. They get scratched, bathed and doctored if need be. But they are just animals. Period. Animals. But you see, I have a country Veterinarian that comes to my farm and he treats animals like animals, but my city Veterinarian thinks that your animal is your next of kin or something. So there you have it.

So then Pam starts telling me about her rejected kitten adoption application. And I lost it. I couldn't believe what I was hearing, so she repeated it back to me and then I couldn't stop laughing. She had tried to adopt a kitten and the organization wouldn't let her have the kitten because she answered on the adoption form that she was going to let the kitten outside. What?! I said. They wouldn't let you have the kitten because you were going to let it outside?

 She said "I can have two children and take care of them just fine, but I can't adopt a kitten!"

I started laughing so hard and still as I write this, my cheeks are sore and I am giggling. When did the world get so out of wack! 

Pam then went on to tell me that the Humane Society was happy to give them a kitten.

I'm convinced that somewhere something went wrong, that we've made our animals fulfill needs in us that we can't meet on our own. It's weird and backwards isn't it? 

So today I dedicate this blog to all the dogs and cats that are never going to live out their lives as a animal. To use the skills the Good Lord gave them. And to say it simply.. to be fulfilled. 

Java Girl


Friday, September 7, 2012

What Do The Dog And I Have In Common

I recently noticed that Snoop was not himself... he'd been laying around and when I looked at him, he just didn't look like he felt good at all. He's had a limp for awhile and then he stopped going down to the barn with us. And with all that's going on around this house with Tick Borne illnesses. I thought I better take him to the Vet.

Well I did.

And I wasn't surprised when the Vet said he had the same tick illness that I have. 

And as I sat and thought about it later in the day, I realized that Snoop and I have a few things in common:
1. We both have Ehrlichiosis a tick borne illness, but his strain is a little different than mine.
2. We both got it this summer.
3. We both hate ticks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
4. Did I mention that I hate ticks!!!!!!!!!!!!
5. We both are having stiffness from the disease.
6. We both are taking the same antibiotic and same dosage. 
7. Weird!
8. A few times Snoop and I just stopped during the day to look at each other. I can feel his pain.
Scratch your dog behind his ears for me,
Java Girl

Saturday, September 1, 2012

The Story of Sunny

Never has a cat came into our lives and effected us more profoundly than Sunny. We found him on Craigslist and I can still remember the day when we went to check him out.

The lady giving him away said he was 7 weeks... but it was more around 5 weeks. It was definitely a little too early for him to leave his mama.

He came to our house, stinky, flea infested, he had worms and a usual possessiveness over food.
So after a good dose of Kitty Paste (wormer) and three baths. He started to became a little more attractive to us. 

And then the saying Sunny needs me..took on a whole meaning. 

We all wanted to hold him.

All the time.

 But he still had this potty problem and I became the official hiney cleaner.

So then I gave him some more Kitty Paste.
And then this weird strange relationship started between Dutch and Sunny. 

In other words, Dutch wanted to clean Sunny and it wasn't usual to see Sunny walking around completely wet from being bathed by Dutch.

Dutch is weird that way. It's like he can read minds or something.
 And for awhile Sunny had to be rocked to sleep in the camouflage blanket that became his.
He also became fast friends with Chance who showed up at our house about the same time he did.
Then the cuteness was too much.

He broke in and stole our hearts.

And then the wrestling started.
 But the cuteness never ended.

 He belonged to a gang of felines that he would regularly wrestle with except Purry our gray and white cat who is old. He was off limits and he let Sunny known by bopping him on the head.
 He's adventurous.
And is an amazing hunter.... he can catch flies like Mr. Miyagi in the Karate Kid movie.
 And he has this confidence that has manifested itself in so many ways.
But he still likes to be held and coddled.

Happy 1st Birthday Sunny!
Java Girl