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Happy Birthday – Now, go to the vet!

My nugget, Murphy, turned 4 years old on February 11th. I noticed very tiny behavioral changes on Tuesday, so I decided to weigh her. She is 914 grams. In October, she was 980-990 grams. Hmmph. Murphy’s teeth are still good after her dental. Her heart is not as strong as they would like it to […]

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Drs Foster Smith is heading to Petco

I am affected by this change, because I sing praises to their line of cat furniture all the time. Some people thought it was weird that I would buy such costly pieces when cats are built to destroy things, but that’s the thing: TOMMY COULDN’T Tommy is a large, slender guy, who does parkour. His […]

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It’s like a constant struggle with a 4 year old child

What new thing can Tommy do today? He’s 10 years old this year, but he is a cat, so these things happen – I understand. What I don’t understand is how he comes up with these new scenarios in his imagination and athleticism months or even years after we have moved into a new rental […]

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When your guinea pig herd shrinks to 1

I never thought all our interactions would be snack-based. Murphy has been my single piggy for over 3 months. She hates to be handled. She’s always asking for snacks. She’s usually really active. I wish she’d stop biting me. I had to clip her nails last week, and you’d think she was as mad as […]

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I’m sure you’ve noticed it

Things have felt a little different around here since December. I was due for my mental health appointment, and they have been cancelling it and rescheduling me ever since. That month was when things really began to hit me, and I was due for a medication adjustment… it’s sort of a seasonal problem from November-March. […]

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Friskies Lil’ Soups Lickable Cat Treats #chewyinfluencer

Chewy sent us the Friskies Lil’ Soups to try out this month at no charge. It’s a cat snack – supplemental feeding/topper, what-have-you, but it’s not meant as a complete meal. The girls don’t usually like fish, so we chose the Shrimp in Velvety Chicken Broth, because sometimes shrimp and crabs are still okay with […]

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Google is not a Veterinarian

It’s very useful, though. Amalie is my stray that I took in years ago, and she ends up at the vet about every two years for her dental disease. Now, she’s at the concerning point in her longevity that she is a senior of unknown distinction. My girl might be about 13 or so, and […]

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Would you play with giants?

I have this thought that will usually repeat every month, as to why they want to play with giants? My rats were social and brilliant in their interactions with the humans. They play with giants! Giants that they can’t even “see”. We’re these large, blurry entities. They mark us with their urine so we’re easier […]

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Natural Balance Delectable Delights cat food #chewyinfluencer

Chewy gave us Natural Balance to review this month at no charge, and it turned out Princess Yue Pajama Pants was a bit too enthusiastic. Delectable Delights available on Chewy for cats and dogs My girls are the fussy ones, more specifically Amalie, but neither of them like fish. Weird for kitties, right? But, it […]

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Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and no animals were harmed – only mom

View this post on Instagram #guineapigs #adoptdontshop #abyssinian #crazyhair #notagain #chickennuggets #petsofinstagram #happyholidays #christmas #xmas A post shared by Lala (@deadcherries) on Dec 24, 2018 at 8:55am PST View this post on Instagram @petco gave us antlers this morning Princess Yue Pajama Pants was our best model #petstagram #catcostume #getitoff #mirrormirror #gotitfree #adoptdontshop #Repost @dismalmoron […]

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