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A Simply Truth About Me

If I wake up and do not have coffee in the house, I will go without until I get to work.

If I wake up and do not have creamer, I will take that coffee black thank you.

If I run out of toilet paper, I will use napkins in the meantime.

If I do not have margarita mix in the evening, I will forgo my nightly margarita.

If I only have very small pieces of my soap bar left, although I will seriously consider using my hand soap dispenser, I will eventually make do with my very small pieces of the soap bar.

If there is only a spit of shampoo or conditioner left, I will add water and shake vigorously to get on with my shower.

If I come home and have nothing to make for dinner, I will turn my back up can of black beans on top of rice with cheddar cheese and consider it a feast.

BUT.

If I wake up and do not have the morning can of fancy feast wet cat food for my cats to split, you will find me at the grocery store as early as 5:00 am buying said wet cat food.

True story.

Happens all the time.

Most recently, this morning.

But hey, they are happy and I feel accomplished! hahaha

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Getting a Cat to Be More Affectionate

Why yes, that is what I have spent my morning doing…researching how to help my cat Kennedy enjoy being cuddled and loved on, and how to build a stronger bond with her.

This is new territory for me.

My cat Caesar who passed away last February was all about the tight bond, he even slept right next to me each night all stretched out like a little person.

I still miss him very much.

However, there is hope for Kennedy.

She is semi-affectionate, that is when she wants to be.

She does at least sleep in the same room with me, although we can’t be touching or else she feels the need to leave.

Usually she sleeps somewhere above me, so she can be the queen on the scene.

She has more toys than any cat should, but we get our money’s worth because she does play with them to the point of them becoming all ratty.

Now one article suggested that I scoop her up in a blanket, head covered and all, so she can experience feeling warm and safe and associate good things with being held while I talk to her softly.

Hold on a sec.  I am going to go try that.

Ok, one blanket has been shredded and I do believe I will have a scar over my right eye once this huge gash heals.

Just kidding.  I haven’t tried that technique.  Yet.

There is also the getting her to like me by feeding her small bits of raw 100% organic pasture raised beef.  I found this technique on youtube and saw with my own two eyes the results.

However if I go that route, number one, she’ll be eating better than me and number two, I need to check with my vet on that one first.  I don’t want to accidentally poison her just trying to get her to like me more.  That seems counterproductive.

Now I am going to go out today and buy her a few treats and use those to entice her to come hang a little closer for a little longer.  I see potential in this technique.

I’ll play with her more, and sit down in the floor more often and let her come to me for petting when and if she wants.  I’ve been practicing this morning and it is working. 

And who knows, maybe I’ll master the art of getting a cat, in specific Kennedy, to be more affectionate.

Like I said, she has potential….

Kennedy Chillin

Kennedy Chillin

 

Miss Kennedy

Miss Kennedy


DREAM UNTIL…your dream comes true

I was able to work on my bedroom yesterday.

The duvet cover that my sister bought for me arrived and there was no holding me back!

I traded in my yellow Keurig, it just wasn’t working out between us, and was able to create what follows instead with my refund.

My inspiration….a pin a friend shared on Pinterest:

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My results (not yet completed, but I work too darn hard not to share something):

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I have this Wall Quote Application to add:

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It is 3 feet wide and 7 inched tall.

It will either go in the center where the curtains part, or I will close the curtains and run lights cascading down like in the inspiration photo.

In that case, I will add the quote to the column above the curtains.

Regardless, Miss Kennedy thinks I have built her a play area.

You’ll notice her in each picture, to include the blur of her racing back and forth!

So this might be as good as it gets before it all gets torn down. hahaha

Either way, it takes my breath away when I go in and only turn on the string of star lights.

It is so beautiful and peaceful.

By the way, my bed’s backboard, that’s my twin mattress from the guest room I had in my last place.

When I have company, taa daa, I have a bed for them.

It gets better, I saved my old duvet which is identical to the new one I have, so we will match!

Sleep over party up in my house!

I have to keep things matching and balanced, or else I go bonkers. hahaha

Disclaimer: My pictures are a bit blurred, the string of star lights are a little off, and the curtains were a bit skewed all due to Kennedy’s supervision.  Without her help, it would have been picture perfect.  But then again, it wouldn’t have been real life (quick take a photo while it is still standing!! Aw crap, here she comes again!!).


Must Love Cats, Riding Motorcycles, Dancing and Wanna Race Porsches!

Bonus Points for being open to trying…Surfing. Rock Climbing. Mountain Hiking. Aerial and/or Acrobatics Yoga.

I joined an online dating site!

Just kidding.

I have known several people who have tried it.

I have known several people who have tried to convince me to do it.

But I have known NONE that it has ever worked out for.

The people I know have found someone by going about their daily lives and taa daa, which is so more my speed.

But I did decide to step outside of my comfort zone a little, I placed a newspaper classified ad (please see above).

Again, just kidding.

But I figured it couldn’t hurt to throw it out there to life what it is I am looking for, as I go about my daily life, which will one day surprise me with a Taa Daa!

And people wonder why I am still single.

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Tune for the post ~ Wild Ones by Flo Rida, ft. Sia


Kennedy Meets Oscar

My mom gave me the *BEST* gift last night!

Oscar…..

Oscar

She got him for my desk at work, um cuz for some reason, I am still extremely busy!

So now when I want to slap people in the head, first I will gaze upon Oscar and get my Ommmmm on.

And then I will slap them in the head with a peaceful heart.

This is Kennedy….

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This is Kennedy meeting Oscar…..

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Oscar 3

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She’s not a big fan, so it is good that he is going with me to work today.

And I learned something new.

It’s official.

I now know how to download pictures from my iPhone.

I am telling you, there is no stopping me.

It only takes me a good six months to learn how to use a new device.


Please Meet, Kennedy (Rose)

I have often wondered how someone was able to adopt a new pet shortly after the passing of their longtime and much-loved pet.

And now I know firsthand.

This past Saturday I decided to go back to the place that I adopted Cicero eleven years ago, and then Caesar ten years ago.

I was only going to look, and to see how I felt.

And all I knew was that when I was ready to adopt, I wanted a male kitten that looked nothing like Cicero or Caesar, because I wanted a new experience and I wanted to create a new bond.

Almost everyone wants kittens because they are teeny, tiny and cute.

I wanted a kitten because I wanted many, many, and hopefully many more years than that, before I had to experience the loss of another furry companion.

I spent three hours there with one little kitty, whom I decided to adopt.

#1 It’s a she.

#2 She’s not a kitten, she’s 2 years old.

#3 She’s teeny, tiny and quite a handful.

#4 If curiosity doesn’t kill the cat, I might.

She has no fear.

I just had to go and get her out of the dishwasher that I left open so the dishes could air dry.

There is no inch of my place that she hasn’t tried to get in and out of.

So far she has been successful.

Every place that I feared Caesar might try to squeeze into, she’s been there, freaked me out, and done that.

And then has gone back to do it again.

I named her Kennedy.

I don’t usually give my pets a middle name, but for her I did.

(Rose).

A tribute to my two little dudes that came before her, whom I still love and miss very much.

Her middle name is in parenthesis because it is just for me and her .

Me, so I will never forget Cicero and Caesar.

Her, for when I am trying to stop her from trying to hop into the oven again by yelling out her full name like a parent who is trying to communicate….do it and you are in BIG trouble!!

Please meet, Kennedy (Rose)….

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Chasing the Red Dot (that has gone out of photo shot range for the moment).

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Chasing the still out of shot Red Dot.

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Red Dot. Red Dot. Come Out, Come Out Wherever You Are.

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This IS My Happy Face.

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Can I Have Some Loving?

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Bath Time. The Only Time She Is Still.


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