Tag Archives: Cats

     I volunteer at our local animal shelter, the LA-SPCA, a few days a month (read: month).     I clean cages, change liter, feed, groom, sweep, exercise, snuggle, and sometimes adopt an animal.     For my own.      Never to be returned.     Ben is begging me to give up this altruistic bent as […]

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  • House Crazy Sarah - oh you’re one of THOSE (those who shouldn’t step foot in an animal shelter because you want to take every one home with you!)
    My latest doggie was adopted from a shelter and all four of his legs are weird and gimpy. We figure he was a puppy mill dog all in-bred and stuff. The vet said 2 needed to be amputated and that the other two were bad so we may as well put him down because he would have a poor quality of life. Well, 8 years later he is a spunky as a puppy and loves his walks on his 4 gimpy legs!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - Yes. I am ONE OF THOSE! So glad to know that your puppy has a great outcome, alas, Peggy’s leg is, as I type this, removed. But, after reading your story I know there is hope! Thanks for sharing this. I feel better.xxxoooReplyCancel

  • Michelle Liew - Hi Cheryl! Glad to meet a fellow animal lover too! All the best to Peggy, though. Thanks for sharing! http://petsawarenews.com/?p=204ReplyCancel

  • Sue - Canoodles and hugs to you and Peggy during this time. It is so hard to care for a pet going through a trauma as they can’t tell us where it hurts!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - I just love canoodles don’t you? She comes home on Thursday and the nursing will begin. I hope I’m up for the task! Thanks for your good wishes! XXXOOOReplyCancel

  • Vashti Q-Vega - Hello Cheryl! Don’t worry I’m just like you. As a matter of fact I think you show an immense amount of restraint given that you’re at the shelter often. I would have a zoo at my house in no time. Haha! <3ReplyCancel

  • Katia - So you collect cats, I knew I loved you! I grew up with cats and an auntie who rescued them off the streets. I will always have a soft spot for cats. My fingers are crossed for Peggy (no pun intended, really), please update on how she’s doing!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - I love your pun! And I will be updating on Mondays for the next few weeks- I think, well, that’s my plan, but you know how THOSE go….ReplyCancel

  • Jacqueline@ Deeprootsathome.com - I rescued cats as a child, but it has not lasted into my adult years…I am glad you saved this little sweetie! I’m so sorry about its little leg, and I’m relieved that they are so adaptable. Thanks for your visit!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - Thanks for your good wishes Jacqueline and visiting here. I love your blog and will be checking in often!ReplyCancel

  • Roshni - oh dear! Crossing my fingers that the surgery goes smoothly and she does okay!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - Surgery went really well! She’s still in the animal hospital but will be coming home later this week. Yippie!ReplyCancel

  • William Kendall - Peggy does look like a sweetie.ReplyCancel

     Tomorrow is the big night!     The pumpkins have been carved, the candy bought, and I will dress in age-old orange and black vertical striped stockings with witchy heels, all in black, with my spiderweb hat and a cackle that could crack glass!     My husband will say he’s staying inside, but will […]

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        Ben and I have three kid’s.     Two are biological. One came to us in a storm (not in a basket, but a basket-case, so to speak).     Chase (our first, but not the oldest) is a musician/web designer/ entrepreneur in New York City. He has a fabulous flat, a beautiful girlfriend, […]

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     A Pleasant House had a bit of a water issue (after Hurricane Isaac churned over us for 30 hours)- a roof leak there, a gutter unhinged here…     Long story/short: we had to evacuate post storm. We’ve been gone four days and have finally returned to schedule putting it all back together again, but not […]

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