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I live on 6 deeply wooded acres in the boonies of Middleville, MI. I'm married to an amazing man, Brian. He's pretty much the best thing that has ever happened to me. I'm a big animal lover. I have 5 cats; Bella (6), Cognac (3), Georgia (3), Maggie (2), & Auggie (8-9mos.) We recently lost our kittens, Aesop & Amelia, to a battle with Feline Leukemia. I feel the need to mention them. They were amazing beings that showed unconditional love like no other cats I've had. I also have Cheech (9) that I'm fostering. We have two puppies; Charlie & Henry. Having a blast! I'm a dabbler in photography, photo shop, & crafts. I'm kind of a bookworm/nerd/geek. Yes, I have read the Twilight Series. No, I'm not obsessed. I love Shakespeare, Nathaniel Hawthorne, C.S. Lewis, and L. Frank Baum - among others, obviously.

Monday, November 21, 2011


A lot has happened since my last post. I apologize.
We've had a lot going on. Sadly, I haven't been able to really use my camera much, so all of the pictures on today's post will be from my phone.

Charlie and Henry turned a year old on November 9th! I didn't get any pictures of them. I had my wisdom teeth out that day and was a little out of it for a few days. This upcoming Saturday is my birthday and I figured we'd get pictures of them eating their puppy ice cream. So, I'll post those pictures.

A few weeks ago Henry got really sick. Like, really sick. He started laying on the floor and covering his ears and his eyes. We called our vet and, thankfully, they made time for Henry to come in. I stayed with Charlie since he has separation anxiety so bad when Henry isn't around him. The vet told Brian that Henry was in a lot of pain. Brian, myself, and the groomers weren't really plucking Henry's ears very thoroughly. Honestly, though, you need medical tools to get all the way down into their ears, so I don't think it's something that we can really do.

This is Henry just after he had gotten home. He was still pretty groggy.

Charlie and Auggie really missed him. And didn't really wander too far from Henry's kennel. (Auggie is actually laying in Henry's bed.)

Auggie in Henry's Kennel again.

The day after I had my wisdom teeth out we had our first snow! It was beautiful! Though, I'm sad that summer and fall are over.

We've noticed a slight change in Charlie's personality, too. He used to never want to cuddle or be a people pleaser. But now he wants to cuddle all the time.
Especially with Brian. :)

Charlie and Henry. Charlie's looking pretty happy, too. :)

I haven't really announced it, though, I've mentioned it a little bit on facebook. Brian and I have a cougar that lives on the state land behind our property. We've seen it on several occasions. We haven't been able to get any pictures of it from our gaming camera, though. But if you want to know what we hear at night, then click here. (WARNING: It might autoplay the sound clip.) It is quite creepy at night when you hear a cougar screaming in the dark woods, too. We've been researching cougars quite a bit and have learned that they will kill pretty much any animal that they can get a hold of. So, Charlie and Henry are never outside unattended. Ever. We try to stay on high alert when Brian and I have to run outside after dark. Do I fear it? Not really. Cougars naturally try to stay away from humans. Do I want it to die? Not at all. It's only "guilty" of being what it is. But, Brian and I are trying to prevent an attack from happening. Hunting season has started and I've found myself a little worried that someone might shoot it, actually.

But we're staying safe.

Lastly, just a couple of cute pictures of Georgia and Cogs...