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January 21, 2019

For those of you who do not know me, please understand that animals in my stories came to us with no where to go. We hope to send them to places bigger and better than what we have.  During the summer, non-snake reptiles are outside, but in winter are indoors where the...

November 7, 2018

A week later, Rachel was ready to set out to Dixon, Iowa, hometown of Randy and Trevor.  Her house sitter/pet sitter Jen had her work cut out for her, yet was always happy to take care of all of Rachel's critters.  Rachel did pay her well, which helped compensate shoul...

August 5, 2018

In disbelief, Rachel read the short article again.  "This is insane!"  she said to herself, yet out loud. Taking a look at the date of the veterinary journal, she realized it was 6 months old.  She quickly sorted out all the journals of the same type and scanned the "n...

August 5, 2018

Rachel never found time to kill herself. 

Not that she didn't want to.  It wasn't that the thought bothered her, nor was she worried about how she would do it.  The problem was she had too many chores to do, and problems to manage.  A veterinarian with a heart bigg...

August 3, 2018

     Today at our clinic, among the many spay/neuter surgeries I had on my docket I had three large, obese, adult female dogs.   It is not uncommon for us to see overweight and obese dogs and cats.  Problem in animals runs parallel to that in humans.  Everyone is just...

June 5, 2018

If you are the handful of people who read the Witty Kitties Inc. newsletter (an OUTSTANDING publication, seriously) you will know I jinxed myself by actually writing about how we are cutting down on cats, and will eventually phase out the shelter over a matter of God-k...

March 31, 2018

The many errors in the text of Raccoons Stole My Baby Jesus were actually quite handy during book readings.  When I needed to get a laugh out of the crowd I just read the damned book out loud, and had 'em going.  But the discovery that the publisher's page (the one I d...

March 31, 2018

I have been ridiculously busy lately, even more than usual.  My husband is gone for 14 days, I am working a bit extra at Iowa Humane Alliance, have some sick snakes I am trying to diagnose, trying to clean the house for my husband's folks in two weeks, during which I w...