Wednesday, November 23, 2011


This has been a big year for transitions, I've lost two of my pets and am currently preparing to move for the first time in 7 years!  With all the upheaval and change, I still have much to be grateful for...such as family, friends, health and of course Mugsy.  Here's wishing everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving Holiday!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Found Cat!

This just cracked me up!   Seems like this is a nationwide prank!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

New Cat!

Mugsy is a stray that came into my life when I was feeling very low.  He has helped me tremendously in getting over Sammy's death.  The house had been so empty without a pet in it, and now I have a furry friend to keep me company.  He's very shy and stiffens up when I pick him up, but he's starting to get used to me and my antics.  He's even becoming very playful, rolling around with the catnip mouse.   It's so cute, he's happy when I come home from work, but still a little scared of me.  Sadly, when I was trying to find his owner, a neighbor informed me that she thought he belonged to someone down the street who had passed away and was put out on the street.  Breaks my heart to hear stories like that!  How sad that this poor baby was evicted from his home!  Anyway, he's got a new home and I hope that when I move in with Ed, that Mugsy and Mooby will get along.  Mooby is definitely an Alpha cat, and Mugs is definitely more of a scaredy cat, so I think it will work out.

 Mugsy laying on a floor pillow

Action shot of him playing with the catnip mouse

So freakin' cute!  He's got a fat belly and short stubby legs!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Sick Rant!

This week I've been battling a horrible cold.  Normally I would take Nyquil to help with my congestion and help me sleep, but now the formula has changed and it no longer helps with congestion.  They even changed their slogan to reflect that:

It used to be the Nighttime, Sniffling, Sneezing, Coughing, Aching, Stuffy Head, Fever, So you can rest medicine.  But now its referred to as the Nighttime, Sniffling, Sneezing, Coughing, Aching, Fever, Best sleep you ever got with a cold medicine.  No more Stuffy Head relief!  It's so irritating that I, a law abiding consumer, is being punished for what a criminal "might" do. My irritation is increased over the fact that  I used to always rely on Nyquil when I got sick, but now, it helps less with my symptoms. Paying the same amount for less relief just pisses me off!
At the drugstore, I was in the cold aisle..and they don't even have the OLD formula Nyquil available nor do they have the drugstore brand equivalent.  I went to the pharmacy counter to ask for recommendations with Pseudoephedrine and they basically gave me some snotty looks and treated me like a terrorist/criminal/addict.  I had to provide a drivers license and sign some digitized form before I could even purchase the medication.  It was worth the humiliation to get some relief though.