Affordable Outdoor Cat Fencing that Works

My brother, Eric, called the other day to relay the sad news that the family’s beloved cat, Nanners, hadn’t made it back home in several days, has not been found with an exhaustive search and posters, and so is presumed to have gone on to the next world.

Nanners, Nan, or Nano (her proper name given because she was so tiny) was a stray kitten the family found on the side of the road 4 years ago. She was matted, sickly, and on the verge of starvation. It took some prolongued TLC, but she recovered from her early rough start to become a healthy happy cat. She lived a great life with a great family who deeply loved her.

They knew the […]

Hidden Pictures

Maine Coon in Rose Bush

I couldn’t help but think of those Hidden Picture puzzles when I discovered Finn in his latest cool spot. I must have walked past him 15 times before it registered. He blends in pretty well, don’t you think? : )

2016-10-24T09:56:28-04:00August 5th, 2012|Finnegan the Coon Cat|2 Comments

Sticky Paws Tape — Cat Clawing Deterent

I love our cat, Finn. But I hate what Mr. Destructo does to our furniture. I could open a cat store with all the cat scratching posts, etc, that have stood idly by while he mangles my furniture.

I thought I’d found the winner when I’d discovered Feliway. And I must say that actually worked for several months. But I’ve had to move on to more serious deterrents. This double-sided tape works great!
Sticky Paws Double-sided Tape

PetFlow Delivers Dog (and Cat) Food to Your Door

You guys know me, I’m all about the sharing — and convenience. So let me share this great website,, where you can order all your pet food needs and have them conveniently delivered to your door for one flat rate of $4.95 per order.  And don’t worry about selection because they carry just about every brand there is.  (I use four different high quality brands that I usually have to traipse to three different stores to buy and PetFlow had them all.)

You can order once, or when you need to replenish, or you can set up a delivery schedule.  I don’t know about you, but with 3 dogs and a cat, I’m tired of schlepping to […]

Birds of a Feather

Yes, time flies — and those of us, ahem, over a certain age know exactly just how fast. Seems every time I turn around another one of my animals has just turned another year older. Just this week Finnegan and Wink have traveled around the sun one more time.

maine coon cat Finnegan is 6 years old now — the longest I’ve had a cat live.  He tells me he’s going to live to be 17. I’m choosing to take him at his word.

Blenheim Cavalier Spaniel

Wink is 3 now. Hard to believe…

I really, really, really didn’t […]

Providing for Your Dogs in Case of Delay or Death

Most of us have wills providing for our significant others and children in the event something happened to us. But what about our animals?

If you were in an accident, or delayed from getting home from a trip, or you suddenly died, what would happen to your animals? Do you have a plan in place? Do you have people lined up and willing to step in and help? Have you set aside the resources to pay for food, vet care, etc.? Do you have a legal document outlining your wishes?

Never a happy subject, but also never a good time to think about it. So let’s think about it here and talk about it now. Especially if you live alone. Because if […]

2016-10-24T09:56:35-04:00January 16th, 2011|Dogs in General, Finnegan the Coon Cat|9 Comments
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