Remembering Ghost

Today we had to put Ghost to sleep. We were lucky enough to have him as part of the family for the last 4 years. Before then, he was just a stray that was starting to hang around the house. We thought, “What is a pretty boy like you doing out on the streets?”. He was always kind of dirty when he showed up but we could see how beautiful he was. Over the course of the next 6 months or so, we slowly gained his trust. It was wonderful when he decided to trust us. We were doing yard work and he kept following us around, shortly thereafter we got him neutered and he became part of the inside family. At first he didn’t seem to know what to do with being inside. He didn’t know how to play with toys and was leery of being too close to the other cats. After a couple of weeks, he adjust to this new way of life and started to relax. He was almost always a sweet boy and he got along well with every cat except one. When we would come home, he’d love to greet us at the door and do stallion rears so we would pet him, he was always affectionate with us. He gave us almost 4 years of wonderful memories and for that we are grateful. We’ll never know how old he was but we hope that these last 4 years were the best years of his life. Here are some of our favorite pictures of him:

Oh The Joys Of Having A Cat

Last night poor mommy was asleep on the couch and got woke up by a cat using her scalp like a springboard to get off the couch. It took a little while for the bleeding to stop. I was in the kitchen washing dishes when it happened so unfortunately I couldn’t tell her who did it. At that point though, every cat felt like an asshole ! This is one of those things that no one talks about when you go to adopt a cat !

The picture we took was after she had applied compression for about 15 minutes and had changed the paper towels several times. This is not what she had in mind for highlights ! lol

Take care everybody !

A Fork In The Road

We’re at a fork in the road with what to do with our lives and this blog. We started this blog because the job opportunities are few to zero in our town and we thought, “Why not do something we enjoy and could make other people happy too?”. We needed to find a way to make money because we have a bad situation at home. My dad makes my mom and I miserable. He thrives on negativity, he’s very self-centered, he can suck the joy out of a situation faster than a dementor can, and he’s happiest when we’re doing everything for him. He never does yard work. He leaves that to my mom because he never wants to get hot and sweaty. He acts one way at home but puts on this good face, acting like Mr. Super Nice Guy with people outside the house. He likes to criticize things we do than ever possibly complimenting us when we do something right. You may ask yourself, “Why haven’t we left him already?”. We live in a small town with few to zero jobs that would allow us to support ourselves without his income. Plus our pets make it impossible to find another place to live without buying the property. We don’t think a bank would give us a house loan if all we had was minimum wage jobs. We can’t abandon our fur babies just to get away from my dad. They are family to us. We never talked about this before because we wanted to keep negativity out of the blog. We wanted this to be a place where you guys would enjoy coming to, but right before my dad went to work today, he dropped a bombshell on us ! We’ve known for a while that he hates his factory job and as he was heading out the door, he said he was going to quit in 2 years. We’re not even sure if he can last that long ! What he wants to do is live off his Army retirement  pay only. He’s tired of going to work. We know that there is no way we can stay in the same house with him if he’s home all the time. He stresses us out way to much. So our situation is this, do we try to put every bit of money that we can spare into making this blog successful or save the money up in case we have to leave sooner than expected ? If we choose to save up the money, it means we’ll be cutting back on some nicer choices for meals and most likely you won’t be seeing very many posts from us again. We don’t want to put mediocre or sucky recipes on here.As it is, we’ve really wanted to do more with the blog but our food budget hasn’t allowed us to make everything we like or to make the pictures as pretty as we want them to be. We try to do the best with what we have. So please, we would really appreciate your thoughts on our situation.

Thank you for taking the time to respond. Take care everybody !