Category Archives: Cats Horses and Other Pets

The Attack of the Turkey People

Okay, no actual attack was involved. It was more of an invasion in my back yard. A momma turkey and her three babies either flew over the 6-ft fence or wriggled under it. A bit of a surprise before my … Continue reading

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Solace in Cats

I’mĀ one of those who’s still dealing emotionally with the election last month. I’ve been reeling from horror story to horror story, my stomach in knots. I can’t say things are looking any brighter close to a month afterwards. I’m finding … Continue reading

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Just Another Day in Paradise

Yesterday we had the kind of weather California is famous for. Gorgeous. So what could be lovelier than a trail ride soaking up all that wonderful sun? Yeah, I know, those of you still shivering in the clutches of winter … Continue reading

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Alpaca, Get Yer Alpaca Here!

Since I live out in the boonies, and countryside even boonier is close at hand, I have the opportunity to see plenty of critters that all you city folk don’t. For instance, I regularly see deer (aka, rodents with hoofs), … Continue reading

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I Have No Idea What to Blog About, So I’m Posting Pictures of Cats

You thought I was kidding, didn’t you? You thought you’d click through on that link and you’d maybe find a cat picture or two, but the rest of this post would be filled with meaty, substantial advice about writing, or … Continue reading

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Horse Trading, and Is Your Writing Really Ready?

Back in July, I blogged about how I was shopping for a new horse. I compared the process to figuring out which of the multitude of writing projects you might want to work on next. Then a few weeks later, … Continue reading

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Taking Responsibility for Your Pets–Or Your Fictional Characters

Almost three-and-a-half years ago, I had to say goodbye to my orange long-haired cat, Charlie. He was a wonderful cat, and sorely missed. But after a few months, I started thinking about how much I like having three cats and … Continue reading

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