Sunday, September 30, 2012

Saturday, September 29, 2012

squirrels scampering, scuttling, and scooting (say that fives times fast)

For the last few days, I’ve watched cute little squirrels scurrying in the backyard intent on finding ideal winter storage spaces.  The way they are feverishly searching makes me wonder what this winter may hold.  They are racing and ‘squirreling’ around with nuts held tightly in their cheeks.  Where are they finding pecans?  I think acorns are plentiful from trees around the neighborhood.  I wonder if they can find enough to last thru the winter.  I’ve seen evidence in some of my flower beds that ‘tasty winter food’ is hidden beneath the surface.  I wonder if there’s a problem with some squirrels bullying others or stealing food.  That would be sad.  If food were stolen, I wonder if others would share their stash with less fortunate ones.  If not, that would be sad.  I wonder if the ones that dine from my bird feeders don’t otherwise have enough food.  Maybe I should stop shooing them away.  Yeah, I should.

Friday, September 28, 2012


Reason:  'L5-S1 tear and disc herniation'
'Nuff said

Friday, September 7, 2012


Feral cats are homeless cats, and most are born in the wild.  Others are abandoned or became lost. They are for all intents and purposes wild, frightened, and pitiful.  They get sick, they get injured, they get hit by cars, they kill birds, they suffer, they scrounge for food and water.  Even though I know of one neighbor who daily puts out food and water, it isn’t enough for every cat and kitten.

There is a Feral Cat program that spays/neuters /vaccinates/and return the cats to the neighborhood in which they were trapped.  They call this a ‘feral cat colony’ that depends on a caretaker responsible for providing the necessities.  But they face the same environment all over again.  I do not agree with this program.

There are many feral cats and kittens in my neighborhood.  Only the baby kittens are most likely adoptable, with some love and care and patience.  But, the SPCA has been full and the Humane Society couldn’t help and the many agencies and rescue groups and assistance programs and animal shelters are usually well over their limit.  It just breaks my heart. 

According to the ASPCA, these statistics are sadly tragic. 
Start with one unspayed female cat who produces three litters of 4.5 kittens in one year. Then suppose each of these kittens finds a mate and reproduces at the same rate, and so on for the following generations…all while the original female continues breeding, too. If none of these cats are sterilized, how many cats will you wind up with?
Year 1: 14
Year 2: 203
Year 3: 2,754
Year 4: 37,193
Year 5: 502,119
Year 6: 6,778,620
Year 7: 91,511,383

This needs to be stopped...

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Isaiah 40:30-31

I’ve been praying and praying and praying for something.  Actually, quite a few related, me related, family related, friend related, situation related, world related, and more related.  I desperately need want several prayers answered – now!  I’m tired, very tired.  I’m impatient, I’m frustrated, I’m discouraged, I’m weak.  I want answers now, I need want it now!

(I’m screeching to a full stop here!) I know.  God knows what I truly need.  He knows when and where and how and how much and how soon.  He knows I need strength, He knows I need comforting, He knows I need leading.  He knows, He knows, He knows.

These are two of my favorite verses.  God knows, He knows. 

Though youths grow weary and tired,
And vigorous young men stumble badly,
Yet those who wait for the Lord
Will gain new strength
They will mount up with wings like eagles,
They will run and not get tired,
They will walk and not become weary.
Isaiah 40:30-31 NAS

My prayers should be for His will to be done.  Because, God knows.  Period.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

quick quotes

Blessed are they who can give without remembering and receive without forgetting.

Blessed are those who can laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease to be amused.

Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.