Iā€™m baaaack

I really thought I had posted something a bit more recent. Not since February? I refreshed a few times just in case because it seemed too long.

Focus, Lisa.

I’m writing now to share some awesome pics of a new transport vehicle of the Humane Society of Greater Dayton. HSGD is a no-kill local shelter and it’s where I adopted my kitties three years ago.

I was able to make a sponsorship contribution towards the purchase. Check out that peace sign, heart and cat silhouette. That’s my website!!

These folks do so much for animals and for people too, because these precious beings improve the lives of those that adopt them.

HSGD staff and volunteers do all the good stuff you’d expect in a shelter, but they also do the extra stuff. Hard, dirty stuff that many won’t do. They save animals from cruelty and neglect. Love them for it.

I was also able to be a Furry Skurry sponsor back in May. Loved it and looking forward to doing it again in 2020.


Are we a reality show for beings on another planet?

Could we be the “Idiots of Planet Earth” show in some galaxy far far away? (amazon)

Probably not. In a way though, my life is on display to superior beings. I live with 2 cats that observe my every move. They like to be near me, so they follow me around and watch what I do. When I settle in on the computer, the sofa, reading chair, etc., they settle into a nap. If I get up and move around, they get up and see what the fuss is about. I like to think it’s because of their intense interest in me, though it could be food related.

They are the perfect audience for me. They love me unconditionally. They don’t care how I look naked. They are happy when I come home. No matter how soundly they are sleeping when they hear the door open, they are there. Sometimes slowly waking up. Sometimes one will be waking even more slowly, and walking up to join the first one as I enter. I love coming home to them.

Recently I placed a blanket on the back of the sofa. The sofa has comfy cushions along the back, and the back is slightly tilted, so a gap widens as it hangs down the back. This has created a tunnel for patrolling, a hide and seek spot, and a place to hang out. Clearly I need to leave the blanket there now. This is also how the piece of canvas ended up remaining in a random spot on the floor. I have multiple cat trees and elevated cat beds, as well as several other lounging spots by windows and elsewhere for them. My house has been decorated by my cats.

I think one of the reasons I love animals so much is that there is no malice in them. They wouldn’t do the kinds of cruel and destructive stuff I see people do.
They have emotions and my kitties have very expressive eyes. They are mostly about love and I love them more every day.

Who do you love?



Once Zara & Safari began living with me, I started posting pics of them every day on Instagram. Lots of pics. That’s when I fully embraced #caturday.

Of course I had previously seen the hashtag all over social media and understood it was about posting cat pics. It’s just that before I started living with cats, I didn’t fully get how much I loved them. I thought it would be cool to have one when I was a kid and I loved other people’s cats. Then I met my two and bam! I fell so hard. I love them with all my heart.

Caturday is now a way of life for me. They are the center of my universe. I want them to have a great day, every day. My heart swells when I see them playing together, grooming each other and snuggling. If they are cuddled together with me, I’m in a state of bliss. The joy helps to compensate for the discomfort and pain in the body part(s) that are falling sleep or getting stiff because I don’t dare move.

I offer this pic as evidence. I’m cat-trapped. The struggle is real and so is the love.

T-shirt and long sleeve at Amazon.

Have a beautiful day!


These are not fidget spinners

I’m cat-trapped. I have a cat snuggled up against me, so I can’t move. I’m stuck and I love it. Good time to phone blog.

I’ve never considered myself a highly driven person. I enjoy doing nothing. Still, my cats have a way of pulling my attention at times when I probably need it. It’s not good for my knees to sit at my desk too long. If I’m into what I’m doing though, I can sit there for hours. Zara doesn’t really let me do that anymore. She’ll pull me away to feed her or play with her. Sometimes she’ll just sit next to me or on my feet and her presence makes me want to stop what I’m doing and pet her. Safari pulls me away as well. Often it involves squirming on his back and showing me his most magical belly. He knows I cannot resist it. He’s the one snuggling me now.

I’m not fidgety, so my kitties can keep me curled up for long stretches of time. Usually it ends because someone is hungry or my bladder is full. I know a lot of people have trouble with stillness. No surprise fidget spinners are big now. I’m guessing they are especially helpful if you don’t have cats or are away from home and can’t pet them. I’ve seen all sorts of them and I’m sure someone will be fiddling with one at trivia tonight.

Anyway, I’m not an expert on what makes a good fidget spinner, but I did have an idea one day and made this t-shirt. šŸ˜ŠšŸ˜†šŸ˜‡šŸ˜œšŸ™„


These are not fidget spinners t-shirt (amazon)