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Officially The Crazy Cat Lady – Name The Kittens Contest!

We have just expanded our home by eight feet.  As in little cat feet.  A trip to the Animal Orphanage in Voorhees, NJ showed us what we have heard over and over – it is kitten season.  There were so many kittens looking for homes, and once you go in there, you truly want to cry to walk out with just one.

Jim told me to choose between the two that we had been playing with.  I couldn’t.  I went back to the car and sent in backup.  Eilis took her turn.  They were in there a really long time, and I knew that meant she couldn’t decide either.     I honestly figured they would come out and we would go home and talk it over.

We didn’t.

They came out with two.  And in the blink of an eye, we went from a one cat, two dog home to giving the cats a definite advantage over the dogs.

Meet our kittens.  Nameless and No-name.


Baby Boy

Baby Girl


I am running a contest on the blog.  Make a comment and leave suggestions for names (one boy, one girl). I’ll send you a prize!


30 Days of Thanks – Day 7 – Medical Insurance

I have raised delusional children. Alright, let’s not call them delusional. Let’s go with stubborn.

I’m allergic to cats. Granuaile is allergic to cats. Brighid is allergic to cats.

Welcome to the family, Brighid’s new pet:

Okay, maybe it’s me that’s delusional, but does that look like a cat to you? Yeah, me too.

So, as my family anticipates becoming a three kids/two dogs/one cat family, I’m thinking of the bills I’m about to incur to cover the Allegra I’m going to need. Or Benadryl. Or Claritin.

And then I’m grateful for the fact that any time I’ve needed medication, I’ve either had awesome insurance to cover it, or I’ve had a doctor that was kind enough to offer me medication from their supply of samples.

We have new insurance lately, and the coverage isn’t as good as what we used to have. It’s a new beast for me to have to be aware of how much my medical care might cost. Gone are the days of zero deductible, zero copayment, 100% coverage. When you have it, you take it for granted.

Tramadol pills should be swallowed whole with a https://www.doondoc.com/doc/tramadol-100mg/ large amount of water, regardless of the meals.

I took what we had for granted, but I am so grateful to be able to pay medical bills. I know that even with our new plan’s out of pocket component, we are lucky to have coverage that will protect us in an emergency.

We are so very lucky, and I am so incredibly thankful.